Boy Toy: A Romantic Comedy

· Man Hands Book 3 · Tuxbury Publishing LLC
33 reviews

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A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!


The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I’m still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I’ve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can’t wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.


I’ve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don’t have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He’s everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls. 

I can’t possibly get involved with him. He’s too young for me. Too handsome. But he’s so persuasive...


Other Books Set In the Boy Toy World: Man Hands and Man Card 

For fans of: Julia Kent, Helena Hunting, Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Meghan Quinn, Corinne Michaels, Elle Kennedy, Kendal Ryan, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Jana Aston, Sierra Simone, Melanie Harlow, Corinne Michaels, Meghan March, Lauren Blakely, Julia Kent, Elle Kennedy, Tijan, CD Reiss, Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Jana Aston, K Bromberg, Katy Evans, Jessica Hawkins, Kristen Proby, Penny Reid, Helena Hunting, Sally Thorne, Kristen Ashley, Helen Hoang, Kylie Scott, Christina Lauren, Jana Aston, Sawyer Bennett, Lexi Ryan, Karina Halle, Skye Warren, Kennedy Ryan, Jodi Ellen Mapas, Zoe York, Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Colleen Hoover, Sara Ney, Toni Aleo, Catherine Gayle, Jami Davenport, Cambria Herbert, Tammara Webber, Colleen Hoover, Sabrina Bowen.

Keywords: romcom, romantic comedy, friends to lovers, nanny romance, babysitter romance, single mom, funny romance, laugh out loud, divorced heroine, younger hero, alpha male, alphamale, second chance at love, Michigan, sexy romance, hot, erotic, nice guy, hero, cougar, younger man, older woman, May December romance, rom com, single parents.

33 reviews
Book Angel Emma
August 15, 2018
Readers were holding their breath collectively in anticipation of Sadie’s story after the bombshell Sarina and Tanya dropped at the end of Man Card. I’ve got to be honest and say I have always felt a little skeevy with the whole older woman/younger man scenario, probably because I am a middle-aged woman lol. However, Sarina and Tanya prove that age is just a number and maturity is the real issue where relationships are concerned. Again it isn’t that the woman has to be immature in order to gain the attention of a younger man (no mutton dressed as lamb here) but rather the man has to have a level of maturity that surpasses his years. Liam is that man and oh so much more. I think I felt my ovaries explode with just how wonderful and nurturing Liam was. Having practically raised his younger siblings in an affluent but cold household, Liam has forged his own path studying the complexity of childcare and nurturing. Something that comes naturally to Liam – seriously there should be classes for prospective fathers where Liam shows that what a ‘real’ father should be. The only thing I found a little unsettling was the fact that Sadie used to babysit for Liam when he was fourteen. Anyone else picturing Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole here!!!! Anywho, Sadie has come a long way since realising what a total douche her ex-husband was. The comparisons between Liam and Dex the Douche merely emphasise how wonderful Liam is. I loved the use of psychology within the narrative and embracing not only your inner child but your inner teen lol. Sadie’s character growth and improving confidence are a direct result of her time with Liam. Allowing Sadie to undertake the self-reflection of her disastrous marriage that she has successfully avoided until now. Having taken a direct hit to her self-esteem not only from her ex’s wandering but also the verbal abuse he threw at her before they split; Sadie has to discover the woman she was always meant to be and the man who compliments that woman (LIAM!!!!!) Although there is a hint of angst, it is just a hint. All the rest of Boy Toy is pure swoon-fodder 😍💞💝 It was great to catch up all of the characters in the Man Hands series and witness the progression of their relationships and the bonds of friendship that strengthen with each passing year.
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Book Bruin Kim
August 14, 2018
I absolutely LOVED this hilarious romcom! I'm *still* swooning for Liam! Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby had me laughing out loud so much that I swear I had to stop, wipe the tears from my eyes, and catch my breath a few times! Boy Toy is the 3rd book in the interconnected stand alone Man Hands series, but you don't have to read any of the other books to enjoy this one (though I HIGHLY recommend that you do since they're equally hilarious!) Liam. Sigh. Seriously, he was adorkably amazing. I loved him right from the start and his inner monologue (especially 14 year old Liam) was THE BEST! He was everything you hope a book boyfriend will be and then some. Not only was he kind, loving, intelligent, protective, loyal, and sexy, but he was also amazing with children and could cook! The authors weren't lying when they said readers would be calling dibs on this hero! I've loved Sadie since I met her in Man Hands and couldn't wait to read this book. Her story has been the most realistic of the three, and I found her fears and concerns regarding starting a relationship with Liam to be honest and valid. There was a certain element of taboo since she used to babysit for Liam's family, but it was easily overlooked since the age gap wasn't too big (6 years) and Liam's maturity (unless he was channeling 14 year old Liam) made him seem a lot older. Kate and Amy also added some great comic relief and I really enjoyed Kate's linebacker skills. LOL If you're looking for a fun, low on drama, snort because it's so damn funny rom com, you do not want to miss Boy Toy! *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
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Islander Gidget
August 24, 2018
Fantastic. My heart melted over this story….5+stars! I loved this romantic comedy, it was such a delightful story. Just everything about it tickled my inner romantic girly heart. Liam McAllister and Sadie Matthews have a bit of history. They met when Liam turned fifteen during the time she was hired by his parents to babysit his siblings for the summer. Sadie was twenty then, and going to college. Liam had a crush on Sadie and since then, she’s been his teenage fantasy. Fast forward, 15 years later Sadie is struggling as a divorced single mom raising her twin daughters. I adored Amy and Kate, they had so much personality. The twins attend the same daycare Liam works. Sadie later discovers Liam is working towards his Ph.D. in child development and his time at the center is temporary. There are sparks between them and Liam decides to finally act on his attraction to Sadie. He’s the guy who’s going to break her dry spell. For Sadie, Liam is the “boy toy” she needs in her life to distract her from the daily grind of being mom and supporter. Though Sadie thinks she’s in it for the sex and fun, Liam’s been in love with her since he was 15 and he is determined on winning her trust and love. But can Sadie trust what her heart wants? I adored Liam. He’s both smart and fun, a real man who’s strong, sexy and kind. He’s protective of the girls and Sadie. I want my own Liam McAllister. Liam and Sadie have a great connection. Boy Toy is sassy and witty and filled with humor. It has melt-your-heart moments that reduced me to goo. I cheered for Sadie and Liam and the resolution to their dilemma and adored the romantic ending. Sarina Bowen comes through with a heartfelt romantic, and humorous story that will stay with you long after you finish reading. A definite must read. I received and voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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About the author

Sarina Bowen is the sixteen-time USA Today bestselling author of over thirty romance novels. She writes sports romance, billionaire romance, small town romance, contemporary fiction and YA fiction. She loves Vermont, hockey, and fine stationery. Visit for more.

Work by Sarina Bowen includes: Brooklynaire, the Brooklyn Bruisers, the True North Series, Him, Us, Goodboy and Stay in the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. The Man Hands series with Tanya Eby.

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