The Man Tamer by Cindi Myers
Harlequin Blaze
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-0-373-79327-3
Reviewed by Talia Ricci



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.


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