I love the premise of this book, the characters were interesting, and the sexual tension was so hot that I’m pretty sure New York would suffer a heat wave in winter if these two weren’t fictional. I have no doubt anyone who loves a good sexually charged romance will enjoy this book greatly. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures
Up close and personal—with her bodyguard!It seems mayor’s daughter Miranda Kravitz has scored herself a new and very dreamy bodyguard! Apparently the fireworks between them are scorching, but will this tabloid darling really be willing to give up her newfound taste for freedom—no matter how gorgeous Tyler Brannigan is?
Rumor has it Brannigan hates playing by the rules and has used up all his strikes with the NYPD vice squad. So now this cop’s paying his dues with a temporary assignment as babysitter. If anyone can keep this Manhattan princess in check, surely it’s this tough-guy detective? Hopefully handcuffs won’t be necessary!
I’m enjoyed the expanding Kiss line from Harlequin, they are basically romance with some really great foreplay thrown in that makes them interesting. Her Man In Manhattan by Trish Wylie is the story of Miranda, the mayor’s daughter and her bodyguard, NYPD detective, Tyler. While I have some issues with this book; I love the premise of this book, the characters were interesting, and the sexual tension was so hot that I’m pretty sure New York would suffer a heat wave in winter if these two weren’t fictional. I have no doubt anyone who loves a good sexually charged romance will enjoy this book greatly.
Miranda has lived her life the daughter of a politician. With the exception of her year’s in college, she’s played the dutiful daughter to her fullest. She’s made a few missteps recently so her security detail has been changed. She never expects to see the man who recently pulled her out of a nightclub drug raid to be her newest bodyguard.
Tyler is a third generation New York City cop, he is so not impressed with his latest assignment to “babysit” the mayor’s daughter. He certainly doesn’t need the added complication of finding her attractive, her flirting, and their undeniable sexual chemistry. He needs to keep her safe, keep her out of the papers, and get his head back together after his recent bust gone wrong.
I’ll admit upfront that the heroine, Miranda, drove me a little nuts in this book. She wants to be treated as a serious adult yet she is continually exhibiting bratty behavior. Honestly, I understand her frustrations with living her life in a bubble but instead of flat out coming clean with her parents about her feelings which would have been the mature thing to do she constantly took it out on her security detail getting many of them fired and replaced. She did, however, grow on me mainly because once she explains her life and passions to Tyler we see a whole different side to her. Tyler on the other hand is a fantastic character. Oh he’s by no means perfect, in fact he’s quite flawed, but you can’t help but love him. He’s without a doubt stubborn as hell, at times insensitive, and likes to pretend he doesn’t need anyone but secretly we know he adores his intrusive family, he’s loyal to a fault, and he lives to serve. It really is hard not to adore this guy. I wasn’t too sure about their paring at first despite their amazing chemistry, but it became obvious quite quickly that these two needed each other almost as much as they needed oxygen.
I love how Miranda is determined to seduce Tyler and he is determined to stay far, far away. It was fun watching Tyler lose control (so damn hot) and how easily he falls. While their burgeoning relationship is the main focus of this story, there is a lot going on including the campaign for re-election, an ongoing drug investigation, and some past baggage both personally and professionally for Tyler, and Miranda’s pledge to move on with her life following the campaign.
Now for the big issue I had with this story, I adore British writers. I read a lot of them and enjoy their work, however when a book is set in the United States with American characters I have an issue with the book being written with British spelling of words throughout the book. It’s very distracting because this isn’t taking place in England and none of the characters are British; so we pull away from curb not a kerb, we color not colour, our tires not tyres screech, we have favorite not favourite people and those are just a FEW of the instances throughout the book. Like I said; extremely hard to put aside when you know you are reading a book that takes place in New York City with characters who are no way near British. This really took away from the enjoyment of the book which is sad. Maybe for some people it might not be an issue but for me, it made a big difference in my feelings towards the book.
All in all I liked Her Man In Manhattan and even with my issue with this book, I will look for other works published by this author. If you enjoy a good romance with lots of tension, this is one you don’t want to miss.