Genres: Romantic Comedy
Also by this author: Us, Bittersweet, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Moonlighter, Heartland, Sure Shot
A good cop can always spot trouble. That’s why my senses started pinging the moment I met the hottie next door. The neighborhood may never be the same. First she confuses me for a male stripper and tries to remove my uniform. (The guys on the force will never let me live that down.) And then there’s the breaking and entering.
I don’t know what to do with her. My libido has a few ideas of its own, though. Bad, bad ideas.
Hey, I it’s not my fault that Hot Cop’s nightstick gets excited every time we see each other. And I can’t help that someone broke into his apartment.
Fine—that last thing was totally my fault. And I intend to make amends. So when he needs a date for his sister’s wedding, I’m there. This is right up my alley. I’m an actor. By the time it’s over, his entire family will believe we’re a couple.
Warning: may cause unrestrained giggling in public. Contains: a bridezilla with a turkey leg, a flash mob, and a growly hero.
Man Cuffed is the hilarious story of one out of work actress and one not-a-stripper cop. Meg and Mac are pretty funny and the story is pretty light throughout, and frankly, I needed that.
Meg was instantly likable! She is struggling with an early midlife crisis-she has returned home after failed attempts at acting and relationships. I really thought she was endearing. There is plenty of sparks between Meg and Mac, despite his amorous activities on the balcony with another girl (before he and Meg hook up). I was a little put off by that, but Meg wasn’t. In fact, she was kind of impressed by her neighbor!
Man Cuffed gives us the fake relationship trope and I am always here for that! Mac needs a date to his sister’s wedding and Meg is willing to oblige! I mean, she is an actress!
In true Rom-Com fashion, there isn’t a LOT of angst in Man Cuffed, but there is a tad. Mac can be a bit of a commit-aphob which was a little annoying at times. Meg was kind of the leader in the relationship; Mac was super hot in bed, but out of it, there were times he was a little skittish. She is the one really bringing her a game in the flirting. However, its nothing that wrecks the story! There are plenty of swoon worthy moments to make up for Mac’s dumb ones!!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: fake relationship
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
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