Series: Man Up: Book One
Author: Felice Stevens
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 46 Pages
At a Glance: This novella sets us up for Rhoades and introduces us to our cast of characters. I’m glad Stevens decided to write this and publish it the way she did. It was a new and inventive way to get you interested in her forthcoming full-length novel, and I give her kudos for that.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: I can make it by myself. The only rules I follow are my own. Love? I learned that lesson the hard and painful way it wasn’t right for me. Sure, sometimes it gets lonely and I wish I had a man to hold. Who’d love me. Want me. Treat me with respect. Yeah, I dance in a club but that doesn’t mean I’m easy. Or a fool. So you, sitting in the back, watching me? I know what you want. You want me. In your bed. Under you. But I say no. It doesn’t matter how many presents you give me.
I’m not falling for you. I know who you are. But you don’t know me. You don’t know Austin.
This is a CLIFFHANGER. It is a start to a new series, entitled Man Up. The next book in the series is Rhoades—Undeniable
Review: Well, let me start by saying that I have never seen an author publish the prologue of a story as its own novella. But that is what this is, the prologue to Rhoades. It introduces us to Austin, and I had to ask myself why the author thought it important to do this special thing just to introduce one of her main characters. I think that when all was said and done, Stevens knew that Austin was going to be a somewhat controversial character, not everyone is going to like him, and she thought that by giving us a snippet of him and his viewpoint ahead of Rhoades, she could explain him a little better. Maybe garner some sympathy for him ahead of time, knowing he was going to need it—in spades.
Austin introduces us to himself. The insight we get to him from this short novella is huge. It truly puts his personality out there as well as giving us hints at his past. This is a jaded, hurt, sarcastic, deeply not trusting of anyone or anything individual. He has a softer side, but revealing it is hard for him to do. The club he dances at, his best friend, and, of course, Rhoades are all here for us to meet.
This novella sets us up for Rhoades and introduces us to our cast of characters. I’m glad Stevens decided to write this and publish it the way she did. It was a new and inventive way to get you interested in her forthcoming full-length novel, and I give her kudos for that. I wouldn’t skip this and move on to Rhoades; there is a reason she wrote the books this way. Trust the author, she knows what she’s about.
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