Irreverent, cocky, playful and naughty.
He’s not the guy you date.
He’s the one night stand.
The one your mother warned you about.
The one your body craves.
You’d think the man who called me succulent would want to strip me down and spread me out on his bed—like he’s done with countless others.
But he passed on my offer….
Just like I’d once passed on his.
He’s wary, like I am.
He’s broken, like I am.
And everyone knows two broken parts can’t ever make a whole.
Tahoe and I are strictly friends.
So I distract myself with other men.
He doesn’t think my new man is good enough. This blond blue-eyed beast doesn’t think any man is—himself included.
But the more time we spend together, the more confused I feel.
I'm trying to open myself to love.
Yet I'm quickly realizing that the only man I want is Tahoe Roth.
The one man who will surely break my heart.
Before I get really into my review, please know that I loved the previous books in the series so it is painful for me to just kind of be meh when it comes to Ladies Man. I also need to state from the start I hated Gina in the previous books, hated her so much that if I could skip over something with her and not miss anything important I did. So please keep that in mind when reading this review, I think that is why I was unfortunately was not blown away with Ladies Man.
Gina. I could go on and on about why I hate her character. She hides behind a mask of her own making, she is closed off, bitchy, judgmental, wishy washy when it comes to not only Tahoe but others as well, and she honestly has no real ambition in life. Does she have any good qualities? Yes I will admit that she does. She is a loyal friend, and at times can be thoughtful and caring, but those times at least for me were far and in between. I want to say she’s in a love triangle with Tahoe and her boyfriend Trent but that honestly wouldn’t be accurate. She wants to be mad at Tahoe when he’s with others yet she has a boyfriend. Can we say double standard? She was very good at denial, and by that her own denial about her life. She says she’s an adult but at times her actions and thoughts are like a teenage girl.
I really wish we would have had Tahoe’s POV, even if it was only a couple chapters, to see what was going on in his head. Yes what has caused him to be the way he was is very sad and tragic, but while we only really have a chapter devoted to that reason it really wasn’t explored any further. I wanted to know Tahoe’s thoughts, his feelings, his frustrations and his wants. I guess I am frustrated and left wanting because we didn’t get that.
Overall Ladies Man just didn’t meet that same level that the previous books had. A female character that just had no redeeming qualities to make me like her and the lack of that certain something that has made the previous books great has left me unfulfilled and disappointed.