The Virgin Manny by Amy Lane ~ Book Review by Teresa

Title: The Virgin Manny
Series: The Mannies, 1

Author: Amy Lane

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Bree Archer

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/01/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


Growing up and falling in love…

Sometimes family is a blessing and a curse. When Tino Robbins is roped into helping his sister deliver premade dinners when he should be studying for finals, he’s pretty sure it’s the latter! But one delivery might change everything.

Channing Lowell’s charmed life changes when his sister dies and leaves him her seven-year-old son. He’s committed to doing what’s best for Sammy… but he’s going to need a lot of help. When Tino lands on his porch, Channing is determined to recruit him to Team Sammy.

Tino plans to make his education count—even if that means avoiding a relationship—but as he falls harder and harder for his boss, he starts to wonder: Does he have to leave his newly forged family behind in order live his promising tomorrow?

My View:

I like the Dreamspinner Desires line of books because they always leave me feeling the Happily Ever After. The Virgin Manny was Amy Lane’s contribution using the well-used trope of Employer and Employee.

While I liked the way it left me feeling, there were a few niggles along the way, mostly relating to how the children acted. Sammy acted either too young or too old for his age and the flip flop was disconcerting especially as he is so much a part of this story.

However, I really liked Tino and Channing. Channing is definitely Prince Charming and the story reads like a fairy tale. I loved how the virgin aspect was tackled and it was just the right balance between sweet and sexy.

It was a warm, feel good story (even though there are mentions of dead mother), that I can recommend to lovers of the trope.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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