Mannies Incorporated by Sean Michael

Mannies Incorporated by Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (230 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal sex
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Cactus

Slayde’s got the best job on earth: he’s a nanny to Army nurse and widow Mindy’s three kids. He’s been with the family since the oldest was born and is Uncle Slayde to all three children. When Mindy’s deployed, things aren’t easy, but he manages just fine. At least he does until Mindy’s big brother Drake shows up unexpectedly, announcing he’s there to help while Mindy is gone.

Drake is almost a stranger to the kids, hot as hell, especially in his motorcycling leathers, and straighter than straight. On top of that, Drake’s not used to dealing with kids, with things like gluten free, recycling and not eating fast food and soon has Slayde’s tight routine in shambles.

Slayde thinks Drake is far more of a hindrance than a help, at least at the start, but he tries to get along for Mindy’s sake and eventually, having Drake around is easier than not. But what’s he supposed to do when the straight, sexy leather wearing ex-cop makes a pass at him one night? Maybe there’s more to Drake than Slayde assumed.

Sometimes it takes the right manny to change your life. Drake quit his job and moved across country to help with the three kids when his sister is deployed overseas. He didn’t expect to encounter Slayde, the sexy nanny who seems to be good at everything. Sparks fly immediately and once the two men get over their territorial issues, they realize just how good they are together.

Mannies Incorporated is a pretty typical Sean Michael story. For those familiar with the author it feels very similar to other books and those new to the author should get a good feel for the writing and tone. Somewhat surprising is that there is no sex in the book until almost the halfway point. 100 pages into a Sean Michael and no sex is somewhat unusual but there’s more than enough sex in the second part to please readers. This makes the story unbalanced as the beginning is all about setting up the scenario of the two men and the three adorable children while the second half is all about Slayde and Drake having sex in between chores.

The plot is pretty predictable but helped by the cute antics of the kids. I enjoyed the first half more as I truly liked the kids and felt their conversations were more interesting than those between Slayde and Drake. The main couple tended to be a bit too cutesy. I just couldn’t see a bad ass cop sticking his tongue out repeatedly. Also the dialogue tends to be repetitive and too one note. I found myself wanting to skim these parts. There’s a resolution, but I never really felt the connection between these two. They felt more like two men overwhelmed with their duties so they’d hook up at night since they had no other options. It’s not a complaint per se but I didn’t feel a true love, happy ending sort of relationship.

That said, Mannies Incorporated, is a fun, easy to read story. It’s a light, popcorn read that’s enjoyable. This is likely to appeal to those fans of the author, as the cadence and writing style, including typical typos, are so familiar that they aren’t likely to distract. Sean Michael is an easy mind-clearing read for me and it accomplished that.

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