Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player–without getting played?
This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.
Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.
Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.
But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.
What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?
I spy with my little eye… Katy Evan’s NEW BEST-SELLER!
Katy Evans won my heart when she first gave us Real Series! So when opportunity came to get a peek at the new series… I jumped, I hopped … ok just clicked ‘download’…
I’ll admit I was a bit scared and anxious and at the same time was a whole lot of excited to see what this new series was about… ’cause you know #WhoIsMalcolmSaint … AND my sated curiosity purred in happiness… and slightly wailed and threw a tantrum when the book ended!
Book 1 in the Manwhore series is a perfect collaboration of everything we love as romance readers.
- Sexy unattainable millionaire… or is he?
- Sassy and hilarious banter
- Strong heroine who is opinionated and has a heart of gold.
To be honest this book very much reminded me a bit of Fifty Shades of Grey (minus BDSM) and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days… and also a lot of Katy Evans writing style. This may be a new series but you feel Katy’s writing style and her passion for writing the characters.
This was also my first book where the visual aid for Malcolm Saint came to me really quick in the form of Scott Eastwood… you can take my suggestion or imagine your own but I’m just going to leave this right here… you know… do whatever… *drool*
We need to write about the topics that scare us, fascinate us . . . and nobody fascinates this city more than our billionaire bachelors.
I love that the book sometimes toed the line of speaking to the readers and you kind of got the hint of Katy’s passion for being a writer as the story is done from POV of our Heroine who is a writer herself.
I am in love with stories. How they shape our lives. How they mark people who don’t even know us. How they can impact us even when an event didn’t exactly occur in our own lives.
Rachel is a fresh out of college journalist and in order to save the dying magazine publications that owns her heart she is assigned to do an expose on no other than Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. The top 1%, the epitome of The Midas’s touch, playboy, lover of 4… The perfect mystery to unravel for the public!
“Don’t hang up yet, just say something long and important. . . . Say your name! Your ridiculously long name . . .”
“Malcolm.” He indulges me.
Then, slowly, “Kyle,”
This book was equal parts bossy on part of Malcolm and man-cave behavior and at the same time contemporary gentleman. Malcolm is an enigma of a man in control and therefore knows that Rachel is not a woman to be controlled, not even in the way that we all expect the story to go. You know the story… rich man… meek woman… nope… this story is not that. There is so much strength in Rachel that Malcolm does not even begin to oppress. He achieves that balance to make the story unique, enjoyable and refreshing.
My only dislike and announce that SLIGHTLY ruined my read is the interaction with her friends. I hope it is just me or my mood during my read but I could not just connect. Maybe as reader of romance I am conditioned to think that our secondary characters are meant to be supportive and lovable. The way I classify secondary characters and I do not take this lightly is group them into black and white boxes, rarely if ever I use grey area. To me either secondary character is a true evil and horrible person or they are good no matter how bad they have acted towards the heroine or hero in the beginning. Like I said this classification is not done lightly and I do give lots of chances for the character to improve but if on 2nd strike I do not like what I see I grow annoyed and they go on Vika’s Naughty List and I hiss and scratch at the screen/page when they come on. Now as I am writing this I realize there are few surprises int his book that made my classification system of secondary characters a bit obsolete or even not relevant. Katy had a bit of characters twists, which is why I have this long rant on secondary characters. Sorry for that!
In conclusion, it is a must read… Katy has prefect the art of what I call “tease-writing”. On top of torturing her characters she takes us readers not hat ride as well. I love that… and I hope you will too.
Hi Katy! Thank you for taking the time to answer some of the questions for Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe book blog and our followers! Congratulations on the new series and a new hottie Manwhore man that we know many romance readers already want to get their hands on, that is if Vik doesn’t run away with him first.
Hey Vik and Kris, thanks so much for having me over today! I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing Manwhore and can’t wait to hear what the readers think. I definitely hope this means Vik likes Saint just a little bit 🙂
-I simply fell in love with your writing style when Remy from Real Series came into my life. Remy was so different because he was Bipolar and it might sound silly but to me he was REAL and because of that he will always hold special place in my heart. He may be a written character but he was a realistic person in a way. So I was excited for your new series and wonder where did inspiration for Malcolm Saint come from?
Thank you so much, Vik! I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to know that others connect with my characters in the same way I do. To me, they are as real as it gets as well!
Malcolm Saint, oh, where do I start with him? He’s such a package it’s hard to explain him in words…he must be experienced!
My inspiration for him came when I traveled to a book signing in Chicago. It was on this trip where I first got my first glimpse of my ‘Saint.’ He was on a social media page that made the news, and the sight of him really stuck with me. Hot young billionaire, with more than a million online followers. When I returned home a week later, I was still thinking about him and then, just like that glimpse of a playboy appeared in my life one day, Malcolm Saint, my very own “manwhore.”
-Do any of the characters you wrote about came from real life? Do you ever meet a person and go ‘hmmm I must write you in and have Remy beat you in the ring” type of scenario?
Haha. Now why haven’t I thought of that before? 🙂 Up until now, I’ve never converted people I know into characters. I think it’s because my characters seem to come from somewhere else, a more elusive place, and they come to me fully shaped. They might have traits that people I know have as well, but it’s never a deliberate thing. The characters come to me as “real” as it gets; it’s simply up to me to take the time to know them – a process which I adore!
-When you are coming up with a man hunk main character what comes first the idea of him or a hunk? Do you have a Pinterest board of men or ideas for inspiration?
I don’t have a Pinterest board of men and I usually begin with a clean slate, simply allowing the characters to come to me as they are. I always picture them so clearly but can never find the “identical” version in real-life. Still, once I’ve got my characters down, I definitely start saving man eye-candy pictures that I see that remind me of them. I like sharing them on my Facebook and Twitter occasionally too. One can never see too many beautiful men!
-If you weren’t happily married and had an option of any of your written men, which one would you choose and why.
I love all my boys so much! Currently, I do have to say the one I marry would be Saint. He’s the whole package. But I know that this changes; that the boy who most has a hold on my heart is the one who’s book I’m currently writing. That’s my book husband, he’s my true love. Once he and his girl get their HEA, though, then I get to fall in love with my next guy along with the heroine. I love my job so much I can’t even refer to it as a ‘job’ – more like nirvana.
-Do you have any special rituals you go through when start writing a new book?
I think about it for a few days, usually, and when I’m ready to sit down and write, I have to have my headphones, music, a cup of tea or coffee, and my laptop. Also, A LOT OF TIME AVAILABLE. So no parties, no lunch dates, no TV shows, no distractions. When I start I need to be ready to be consumed.
-What does your writing cave look like?
I adore my writing cave; when I’m in my cave, nothing is more important than my stories. I have a huge window overlooking my front yard, with a very big, twisted oak tree a few feet away. I also have a wind chime hanging on a tree branch. I sit with my laptop on a plush chair where I can put my feet up, right next to that window, and that’s my best place to write. In the back is my bookshelf, where all my favorite books surround me. I’m sharing a picture of my view from my window with my favorite tree.
-What is one author you met at the signing or want to meet that you are a fan of? What is your favorite book by them?
I met Sylvia Day at a book signing and was already a big fan, but my admiration grew tenfold when I got to know her. She’s calm, wise, super professional and super giving, not to mention, so incredibly talented! I love her Crossfire series of course, but I love everything she writes just as much.
-Fun Question… you are in a bookstore… where do you head off to first?
Bookstores, lord, I love visiting bookstores. You will find me at the romance section, for sure! I also love the YA section – YA’s have the BEST COVERS out there and have such marketable concepts, they are the books that very easily make me grab for them.
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My Life in 8 Words: “Hectic, wonderful, complete; everything I ever wanted.”
Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…
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