Boy Toy: A Romantic Comedy

· Man Hands Book 3 · Tuxbury Publishing LLC
46 reviews

About this ebook

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.

Ratings and reviews

46 reviews
Lenore Kosinski
August 14, 2018
I received a free copy through the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. 4 stars — OK, this was a totally adorable conclusion to the Man Hands series. Which, don’t get me wrong…you don’t need to read the previous two books to enjoy this one at all. But given the glimpses of Brynn & Tom and Ash & Braht that we got, I have no doubt newbies will want to go read them as well. I seriously loved so much about this story, I was completely sucked in and it made me excited to be reading again! But I will admit there were moments where I felt like something was missing. Like, occasionally it felt a bit slower, and even repetitive at times (though that might just be in the ARC, could be fixed in the final copy). Both Sadie and Liam were characters that I mostly loved and adored, but with a few annoyances or reservations. For example, while I understood Sadie’s reservations on the age difference, I was also annoyed with how long it took her to let that go…not to mention to realize that Liam was nothing like her ex, Decker. It occasionally made me feel like Liam could do better, you know? I think I just only understood her insecurities up to a point. Perhaps I needed a flashback to an actual scene with Decker in the past so I could better feel how much he truly damaged her. Now saying all that, I really did appreciate Sadie’s struggles in this book: with her own insecurity, with accepting that her girls would have to go to daycare, with missing out on parts of their lives, with dealing with her prick of an ex and the realizations she came to about her first marriage (even if it took a while). I appreciated that we got to really feel the struggle of a smart, successful woman juggling her career with being a mom. I rooted for her, I just also lost patience with her. And then there was Liam. Liam was a total sweetie, and I loved who he was now and all the things he was passionate about. On the con side of things, I got strangely tired of the 14 year old Liam references (but that could have been just me…sometimes my humour just doesn’t connect). It just felt…not quite like him. Or maybe it didn’t fit the rest of the picture *I* drew in my head of Liam, if that makes any sense. But on the pro side, as I said, I absolutely ADORED his passion for childhood development, how smart he was, and how much he truly loved and cared about children. He was so good with them, and I loved that his f’d up childhood led to something so wonderful. He was just so comfortable in himself and so it made him really easy to love. I LOVED the chemistry between Sadie and Liam, their first kiss was OMGOMGOMG…but I was also surprised by how many times the steamy scenes were cut short. It just struck me as odd. There’s nothing wrong with it, I just noticed it is all. It’s probably because I was greedy and wanted more. As I said, I loved the glimpses of Brynn/Tom and Ash/Braht, and particularly being reminded of how much I LOVED the women’s friendship. They were hilarious together, and I loved seeing such strong friendships. As I’ve often mentioned in my reviews, I’m not usually a kid person, but Kate and Amy were pretty adorable and definitely added to the story. Occasionally it felt like the twins were older than their <3 years old…but I also don’t have children, just a 3 year old niece to base that off of. So I’m chalking that up to my own inexperience. So that’s my strangely up and down review. As always, my 4 star rating speaks for itself — these two authors know how to give good romance, great characters with depth, and a heaping helping of giggles to go with it.
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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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Laura Fidorowicz
August 21, 2018
I love this series so much!!!! It's the perfect balance of funny and emotional. I can't get enough! Sadie is still picking up the pieces of life after her ex-husband cheating and leaving her for the nanny. When she enrolls her twins in daycare, she sees Liam, the boy she used to babysit for, who's definitely no longer a boy. Liam was 14-years-old when Sadie babysat for his family but he loved her and wanted nothing more than for her to see him as more than a kid. I loved the progression of Sadie and Liam's relationship. Even though she was hesitant to pursue anything with him, Liam was so perfect. He showed her how amazing they could be together and that she's better than anything her ex-husband may have believed about her. I need everyone in this series to get a HEA!! I never want it to end!
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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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