Wednesday, 20 August 2014

***Review Blitz - The Man Test by Amanda Aksel - Out Now***

*** The Man Test by Amanda Aksel
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The Man Test by Amanda Aksel

Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancé is having an affair. After nursing her broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions.

In an attempt to convince her friends of her newfound truth, she begins a fictitious relationship with James, a do-gooder from Montana. Marin seeks any means necessary to catch him cheating from hiring a PI to enlisting the help of a fidelity tester. Will her new "boyfriend" beat the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction of being right?

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My Review

The Man test is a standalone novel and the first book I have read by this author, I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

The good bits...
  • James, he is soooo lovely.
  • ·         Telly she’s such a cougar I loved her.
  • ·         Marvin the dog, he knew Marin was a bad egg all along!!

And the not so good bits...
  • Marin, I just hated her!!!!

I’m struggling with this book the premise for the book is good, Marin finds out that her fiancé has cheated on her and then goes a bit mad and tries to prove that genetically all men are cheaters that they simply can’t help themselves.

The problem I have is that I really disliked Marin, It’s sad that she gets cheated on but her reaction is just ridiculous!!!

I mean god she tries to give Rachel a book explaining that all men cheat on her wedding day!!!

Now James he’s actually the perfect man and Marin pretends to be in a relationship and tortures the poor bloke!!

This book has a Bridget Jones feel to it and its funny in a slapstick way.

I Loved Marvin he’s hilarious, he totally knows that Marin is up to something, he is totally man’s best friend.

I thought Telly was great she’s a total cougar and completely unashamed of her lifestyle and choices.

I can really see Andy & Telly getting together they would be hilarious!!

Overall this book was good and I enjoyed it despite Marin being a nutter 3 stars.

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About Amanda Aksel
AMANDA (ah-MAHN-dah)- Latin- Meaning lovable or worthy of love. Fitting. I've always had an affinity for love. Being born in sunny San Diego in the mid 80’s to a young military couple gave me plenty of insight into the dynamics of a romantic relationship. Somewhere between moving coasts every three years, I found myself engrossed in fairytale romances and dressing up like a bride. My first real love was writing. By my sophomore year in a new high school in Virginia, I had a slew of short stories, songs, poems, and articles to my name. Writing was fun. It was a way to get the emotions, dialogue, and pictures out of my head, and create a destiny for my characters. I had no intention of making a career in writing, because it wasn’t what I did, it was who I was. In reality, I wanted to be an actress. Ah, to be the face of someone else’s authored story. The plan was to move in with my aunt in L.A. after graduation, but had a change of heart. Instead, I stayed with my high school sweetheart (now husband) and attended a film school in Norfolk, VA. It was at this school that I discovered my love for writing screenplays and felt compelled to follow that path. But…as the practical girl I was brought up to be, I decided to go to a real university. While working full time, I completed my BA in Psychology in four and a half years. Becoming a couple’s therapist had always been my “backup” career and there I was on my way to solving love's most complicated quandaries one couple at a time. With all my new free time after graduation, I decided to turn my full-length screenplay into a novel in hopes it would help my screenplay sell. I think I was in the middle of writing chapter two when I realized that everything I had ever written was to prepare me for that moment when I knew I was a novelist. Talk about the affirmation of my life. Now my plan is to solve love's most complicated quandaries one novel at a time.