Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review ~ ONE REAL MAN by Coleen Kwan

One Real Man (Real Men Series, #3)
by: Coleen Kwan
Series: Real Men
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2015
Source: Publisher ~ Entangled Bliss via NetGalley

She's right where he wants her...

Amidst an ugly divorce and an even uglier scandal, Paige Kerrigan has returned to her parents' estate to hide out until things blow over. While she's enjoying a late-night naked swim, however, she's shocked to find Owen Bellamy— her family's former cute pool boy—standing poolside. Now he's all hot, grown up, and renting the Kerrigan property…and he's definitely not forgiven Paige for how she used to treat him.

Once, the beautiful but spoiled Paige Kerrigan was everything Owen wanted. Now she's broke and Owen finally has his revenge...by offering her a place to stay as his housekeeper. Yet Paige isn't the person he remembers. Instead, she's far more than he imagined, and far more irresistible than is safe. But the last thing Owen can afford is to give his heart to the same woman who once broke it.

I love the Real Men Series by Coleen Kwan.  I was extremely excited to find out there was a new book in the series.  Unfortunately for me, One Real Man didn’t live up to it’s predecessors.  

One Real Man is a very good story in concept.  You have a down-on-her-luck “rich” girl who ends  up being a housekeeper for her former pool boy.  And not just any pool boy, the boy who captured her young heart and attention years before.  

I really really wanted to like this book, but the whole book was about classism. Rich people being downright rude buttholes, thinking they walked on air and belittling those who were not in their same class.  There were plenty of opportunities throughout the book to have Paige really and truly realize that the life she used to lead as a rich snob wasn’t really who she was or wanted to be.  But even with her having no money and no place to go, she constantly had to remind Owen that he was still a pool boy at heart and would always be beneath her.  Owen years later still has a chip on his shoulder.  Hey, I get it, at sixteen Paige embarrassed him and broke his heart.  He wants to get back at her for the way she treated him.  But he’s overcome his days of being a pool boy, to being co-partner of a construction company.  Time for him to get over himself.

Honestly, if I wasn’t a fan of this series and if I hadn’t kept hoping against hope that Paige would be humbled by her current situation, I would have stopped reading the book.

**Received a copy from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**

Rating: 3

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The Real Men Series:

Real Men Don’t Break Hearts ~ Review
Real Men Don’t Quit ~ Review
White Hot Holiday ~ Review

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