MAD ABOUT THE MAN – Mad about the Trope

Mad About the Man

Mad About the Man coverBook 3 in The Graysons Series
by Tracy Anne Warren
Published by Penguin Random House/Signet
Contemporary Romance | Women’s Fiction
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Mass Market Paperback & E-Book 336 Pages

E-Galley provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.




After a devastating love affair broke her heart––and derailed her fast-track career––it’s taken Brie Grayson a while to recover. Now she’s back at a top New York City law firm, determined to rise above it all. And she’ll have to—especially when a major new client turns out to be the boy who made the seventh grade a living hell.

Luxury hotel magnate Maddox Monroe has clawed his way out of the ruins of his former life to build an empire. He knows what he wants and how to get it. But he couldn’t have anticipated reconnecting with the girl of his boyhood fantasies—all grown up and more alluring than ever.

But once Maddox breaks through Brie’s barriers to find the fiery woman hidden underneath, will lust lead to something lasting? Or will past heartache and fresh betrayals tear their future apart before it even has a chance to begin?



My Take Oblong Shaped

So, this is one of those books that seem like a lot of fun, a lot of sexy fun.  Maddox is a handsome, hot guy who used to tease the Brie when they were kids. They meet up again and he pursues the hell out of her.  We get very steamy hook ups and a great family story — and a lot of drama to.

Here’s what I did not like, and it seems to be happening a lot.  He gets time with her  by putting her in an untenable business position.  She can’t refuse, without jeopardizing her career. Because the proposition is not couched in the language of sexual harassment, but more that she so top-notch that only she’ll do.  But, it is sexual harassment.

When she tries to keep it professional, he keeps pushing. It feels wrong.

As far as the relationship that broke her heart – don’t date married guys!

So, the family situation is interesting, the sex scenes are hot.   He doesn’t actually force her, he makes it hard for her to refuse.

I think I have to classify this as a guilty pleasure, and for sure I feel guilty for enjoying it. 


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