Rachel Westover is known as The Man
Tamer. To Rachel, having a highly successful weekly column in
a magazine is only the beginning; she wants to go further in
her career by having her own televised show. If only she
could convince her boss that her ideas are worthy of a
chance. Meeting her boss at a party in order to pitch her
idea, Rachel may have bitten off more than she can chew when
she agreed to a bet with her boss, but if she wins, she can
gloat from the set of her own TV show. There is just one
kicker; she has to tame Garret Kelly, otherwise known around
the country as The Wild Man. In trying to tame him, however,
Rachel finds more stubbornness than she ever though possible
and withholding pleasure is not an option. When it is all
said and done, who wins the prize?
I liked the premise of The Man
Tamer very much. You have a highly successful
columnist who gives out advice that people rush to embrace.
Add to the equation a lacrosse player who is stubbornly set in
his ways, yet as sexy as all get out and also a completely
adorable hero. That said, there was one major aspect of this
book that I didnít like; I disliked Rachelís character
immensely. I wanted her to lose the bet from the get go. I
didnít like her attitude and I didnít like her underhandedness
in dealing with Garret, who by the way, I completely adored.
The only thing that saved the story for me was the fact that
Rachel got what was coming to her and I relished in the fact
that she had to make amends.
While most readers will enjoy The
Man Tamer, I was unable to fully embrace its plot and
the characterization of Rachel. More chick lit than romance,
some readers will really enjoy The Man Tamer.
Clearly, I am not that type of gal.