Wednesday, January 17, 2018

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & 4 1/2 STAR REVIEW: Man Flu by Shari J. Ryan

Cover Designer: MadHat Books
Release Date: January 17, 2018


I was trying to live every woman's dream, except my reality has been nothing but a nightmare job and a divorce at the age of thirty-two. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, my ex-husband, Rick, moved in next door with his life-size Barbie doll. So, that's been fun. 

Then, life pitched me a curve-ball in the form of a retired major-league baseball player, Logan Grier. With his panty-dropping smile, he’s like an expertly photoshopped version of David Beckham, and he's single. Could life be perfect after all? Of course not. As always, there had to be a catch. Logan had a secret, and I couldn’t help feeling like the truth was dangling right in front of my face. 

With Rick’s daily agenda of torturing me, Logan has been an enticing distraction, despite the little fact that he’s my temporary employee. Plus, I didn’t exactly care that his flirty behavior may have been a plan to get in good with the boss. In any case, I was willing to toss a few balls with him, seeing as my playing field hadn’t had any action in over a year. 

That’s when it happened…my two worlds collided. Hot temp met the ex, and a full-on bromance was born, but that’s only the beginning. 

The “man flu” has come out of nowhere and hit both Logan and Rick with a virus they’re claiming to be worse than childbirth. In fact, they’re pretty sure their end is near. 

Will the “man flu” be the kiss of death, or will it be my window for an opportunistic change?



My Review

Man flu. Chances are you've heard of it. If you’ve never had to deal with it yourself, you know someone who has. The men in our lives get sick and they think they are dying. Whatever. *insert eye roll*

Hannah is divorced and her ex husband Rick is the worst. He’s extremely obnoxious. His new girlfriend is basically a real life Barbie doll. And when their daughter Cora gets sick, she has to force him to take care of her. AND he lives next door. Yup. Right. Next. Door.

And while her personal life is a bit of a mess, professionally, Hannah is very successful. She has dealt with the typical “boys club” at her job and is well respected. But when a temp is sent to her office, she gets thrown a curveball. Logan is everything she didn’t know she wanted. Smart. Handsome. A self starter. Kind. Caring. And he is an ex professional baseball player. Yup. Ex. Professional. Baseball. Player.

Logan immediately takes a liking to Hannah (on more than just a professional level) and it doesn’t take long for him to get introduced to her crazy life. 
And in the most unfortunate ways. Seriously. Trust me on this. But he just rolls with it and inserts himself into Hannah's life, which was quite funny to watch happen. I loved the relationship between the two of them. When Logan gets involved with her, he basically jumps into the deep end, feet first, and Hannah finds herself trying to catch up. But he was the sweetest and I loved him.

This book was so entertaining. It was funny, witty and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. And the source of that laughter (most of the time) came from Cora. She was a hilarious little kid. Observant doesn't even begin to describe her, but thanks to that, she would come out with the funniest comments. Of course those comments were not only  inappropriate, but the timing was perfect. And by perfect I mean if I was her mother I would totally die from embarrassment!

And as an added bonus: We got shout out to the good ol' Shermanator in this book!  Shermie!


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About the Author

Shari J. Ryan is an International Bestselling Author of heartbreakers and mind-benders. Shari was once told she tends to exaggerate often and sometimes talks too much, which would make a great foundation for fictional books. Four years later, Shari has written eleven novels that often leave readers either in tears from laughing, or crying. With her loud Boston girl attitude, Shari isn't shy about her love for writing or the publishing industry. 

Along with writing several International bestsellers, Shari has split her time between writing and her longstanding passion for graphic design. In 2014, she started an indie-publishing resource company, MadHat Books, to help fellow authors with their book cover designs, as well as assistance in the self-publishing process. 

While Shari may not find many hours to sleep, she still manages to make time for her family. She is a devoted wife to a great guy, and a mother to two little boys who remind her daily why she was put on this earth.

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