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  1. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    4.5 OMG, I m MELTING from all the sunshine A Fool and His Manny is the sweetest story, with the hottest sex scenes I ve read in a while When Dustin and Quinlan come together, it s intense and dirty and all consuming And HAWT, so goddamnfucking hot, I can t even Let s get this out of the way This book cannot be read as a standalone To understand the dynamics of this crazy, wonderful family, you need to start with Channing and Tino in book 1 at the very least, you have to read Sammy and Co 4.5 OMG, I m MELTING from all the sunshine A Fool and His Manny is the sweetest story, with the hottest sex scenes I ve read in a while When Dustin and Quinlan come together, it s intense and dirty and all consuming And HAWT, so goddamnfucking hot, I can t even Let s get this out of the way This book cannot be read as a standalone To understand the dynamics of this crazy, wonderful family, you need to start with Channing and Tino in book 1 at the very least, you have to read Sammy and Cooper s story in book 3 Thus far, The Mannies series spans some twenty years Since Tino and Channing were married in the first book, it must have been at least 2008 the book is set in California, and that s the year same sex marriage became legal in that state , which means this book is set circa 2028 In the hands of a less experienced author, the comingling of decades could have been a disaster, but Amy Lane keeps her stories timeless There are some references to cars and cell phones, but it s all vague enough to be believable Nothing stands out as archaic or, heaven forbid, futuristic It s just the world as we know it After all, family, laughter, love, tears these things are immutable.Quinlan is Sammy s friend from book 3 He s the one who caught Sammy when Sammy collapsed on tour Thanks to Sammy, Quinlan becomes the manny for Nica and Jacob s six children, the oldest being Dustin, who is 14 when Quin takes over childcare duties Dustin is a surly teenager with a chip on his shoulder, but Quin earns his respect, and at age 18, Dusty decides Quin is his one and only Quinlan trembled in Dustin s arms because he was a man to tremble for not a boy who would toy with his heart This book has a few flashbacks, which I actually liked because they showed the beginning of Dustin and Quin s relationship and allowed us to catch up with the other MCs Most of the story, however, is set in the present with Dustin claiming Quin and Quin giving in to the inevitable Quin can t deny that he doesn t see Dusty as a kid any longer Dustin is all man, and he knows what he wants We get a good dose of hurt comfort as Quin falls ill with dysentery and Dustin nurses him back to health Quin s nasty bitch of a biological mother also makes an appearance, wanting Quin to sign some legal paperwork and essentially give up his rights to his deceased father s financial assets But she picked the wrong family to mess with The Robbins Graysons do not suffer fools gladly The scene at the end in the lawyer s office with 30 people, kids and all, squeezed into a conference room had me beaming Because, man, to have all those people in your corner that s what life is all about A Fool and His Manny asks you to believe in a world where all children are loved and wanted, all marriages are happy, all parents have unlimited patience, everyone loves babies, money is never an issue because Uncles Channing and Uncle Tino rule the world, and a HEA is not just a thing It s the ONLY thing.That is not my world, but it is the reason I read romance


  2. ☆ Todd ☆ Todd says:

    Awwwww Well, wasn t that just goddamned adorable As the story began, Quinlan was 27 and Dustin was 21, but Quin had been the manny from the time that Dusty was 14 So yeah, his attraction to the younger man made him feel a bit squeamish.But Dusty actually took the time to court Quin, while he was on the road, touring for two summer months, slowly convincing Quin that Dusty was no longer a boy, but a full grown man Maybe even his man We get to know Quin and Dusty much better over the co Awwwww Well, wasn t that just goddamned adorable As the story began, Quinlan was 27 and Dustin was 21, but Quin had been the manny from the time that Dusty was 14 So yeah, his attraction to the younger man made him feel a bit squeamish.But Dusty actually took the time to court Quin, while he was on the road, touring for two summer months, slowly convincing Quin that Dusty was no longer a boy, but a full grown man Maybe even his man We get to know Quin and Dusty much better over the course of the story through a series of flashbacks, starting when Quin was 20, still had a crush on Sammy, and the kids were still sort of mourning their loss of Taylor as their manny.And Dusty was still a surly, fourteen year old asshole Or so we were told I could ve used a fewextreme, on page examples of his bad attitude to be honest, though, to havefully convinced me One fight and some smoking does not a would be juvenile delinquent make But toward the end of the tour, after Quin had kinda sorta decided to give Dusty a chance, he limped home very ill, and Dusty nursed him back to health That s when major forward movement in their relationship finally took off.Dusty may haveve been a bit of a prickly bitch to everyone else, but he and Quin had a bond, so after a short God, I hate that guy phase at the beginning, Dusty was never anything but kind and attentive to Quin Oh dear God He would die for Quinlan Gregory And the scene where Quin finally won the hard hearted Dusty over was motherfucking EVERYTHING.This story was truly packed with all the feels, but not just feelings between Quin and Dusty This was a story about healing And family And learning to fully accept the love your people are freely trying their best to give you.There was some steam and sex, but not enough to consume the story Mainly just enough to tease and tantalize Amy also managed to slip in a bit of extra angst regarding the abrupt and not so sweet return of Quin s wealthy, conniving, and uncaring mother And sweet baby Jesus, I would have killed to be a fly on the wall during that attorney s meeting Nica took a deep cleansing breath, and Quinlan could hear her whisperingI will not judge, I will not judge, I will not judgeunder her breath Both Nica and Jacob played a larger role in this book than in previous stories, and I loved every minute of their on page presence.I would caution potential readers that THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE BOOK Not if you wish to fully enjoy it and all of the many relationship nuances found here At a very minimum, I believe that you d need to read books 1 and 3 for the majority of those small connections to fall into place.The three previous books all rated 4 stars for me, but this one was a solid 4.5 stars, taking its place as my favorite in the series so far I d still love to see a fewbooks in Amy s Mannies universe, but if this was the last one, I ve been very happy with the series My ARC copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.See All My Latest Reads Review Quick Links


  3. Madison Warner Fairbanks Madison Warner Fairbanks says:

    A Fool and His Manny by Amy LaneThe Mannies, book 4 M M contemporary romance Can be read as a stand alone I didn t read the previous so while I was able to follow the story and characters There were several 4 years ago , 2 years ago passages at the beginning that gave the reader enough background to understand the dynamics of family and the relationship and age closeness of Dustin and Quinlan.A delightful romance that focuses on family On support On being there I was definitely crying A Fool and His Manny by Amy LaneThe Mannies, book 4 M M contemporary romance Can be read as a stand alone I didn t read the previous so while I was able to follow the story and characters There were several 4 years ago , 2 years ago passages at the beginning that gave the reader enough background to understand the dynamics of family and the relationship and age closeness of Dustin and Quinlan.A delightful romance that focuses on family On support On being there I was definitely crying sentimental tears at the end when it was made so clear that family is everything And love makes it that much richer The story includes a love that was growing for years and finally comes to fruition And fair warning, it gets hot, steamy and sexy between Dustin and Quinlan.A deeply satisfying and touching romance


  4. Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers says:

    Kinda done with this author after this book First book I read by her,recent, was a 5 star rounded up But this compares as a muchamateurish book, which was not helped by the cover don t like it and the price tag paid vs KU Even the title is kinda strange for the content Yes there s a manny, but I don t see how Dusty is a fool I really don t like paying for books I will not re read And I won t be re reading this.So it s like this Dustin is the eldest son of this family Kinda done with this author after this book First book I read by her,recent, was a 5 star rounded up But this compares as a muchamateurish book, which was not helped by the cover don t like it and the price tag paid vs KU Even the title is kinda strange for the content Yes there s a manny, but I don t see how Dusty is a fool I really don t like paying for books I will not re read And I won t be re reading this.So it s like this Dustin is the eldest son of this family with like 8 kids Quinlan is the manny who s been taking care of Dusty and the rest since D was 14, so 7 years.Quin is 27 or 28 and Dusty is 21 now Older man manny, and his love interest, younger man rebellious teenager turned alpha male.It was kinda strange and hard to believe That Quin is in SUCH a missish role That Dusty is the take charge alpha, that both are virgins essentially , and finally come together after Quin s illness brought them closer in an accelerated fashion.That s about it And some family drama, most of which I skipped bc honestly didn t care and didn t do all that much to the story between the MCs.Done with the author for now Not terribly happy


  5. Manfred Manfred says:

    This was a perfectly sweet and nice book, with a drama free story, lots of love, a great family, everything I really like in my romance books.Still, I must admit, for me this was rather meh than wow.It s hard to explain and I couldn t exactly name what was missing, but I didn t really feel the connection to those guys.Quinlan works as a manny for a family with 6 kids and when the story begins, he has been doing so for 7 years Dustin, the oldest is already 21 and in love with Quinlan, who still This was a perfectly sweet and nice book, with a drama free story, lots of love, a great family, everything I really like in my romance books.Still, I must admit, for me this was rather meh than wow.It s hard to explain and I couldn t exactly name what was missing, but I didn t really feel the connection to those guys.Quinlan works as a manny for a family with 6 kids and when the story begins, he has been doing so for 7 years Dustin, the oldest is already 21 and in love with Quinlan, who still sees him as a little boy.In the following chapters we learn, how Quinlan was thrown out by his own family and came to live with Dustin and his siblings.The family, with friends, grandparents, cousins, uncles etc is huge and it can sometimes be difficult to remember and understand who is who in this clan.There is a lot to like in this story and reading how Quinlan cared for the kids, or how the family cared for each other was really beautiful, so don t get me wrong, I don t think this was terrible, my complaint is, that for me, it dragged and it didn t suck me in, like Amy Lane books usually do.So, overall this was an okay read and a 3 star book for me


  6. Amanda Amanda says:

    What a sweet and very tame book for Ms Lane I usually go into her books KNOWING I m getting into some shit, but this was sweet and perfect It s about family, and learning that blood does not make the family Love does A great read for the light and loving mood.


  7. Kaje Harper Kaje Harper says:

    This one is sweet, warm, with just that little hook of poignancy that Amy Lane gets into her lighter stories Dusty is young, but confident and he knows what he wants Quinlan is a sweetheart who has no idea of his own worth He s shy and a bit lost and doesn t see when people care about him Watching them find each other is like a warm blanket on a cold day A very good comfort read.


  8. I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns says:

    I ve discovered that this author in quirky mode is not for me More thoughts to come, I just need to organize exactly what I disliked about this book since there was a lot


  9. SuperWendy SuperWendy says:

    My thoughts on this one are all over the place The author avoids the obvious squirky pitfall by having the kid now a grown adult pursuing the family manny, and said manny has obvious reservations about starting a relationship with his former charge even if he s all grown up and there s an attraction There s a sweetness to the romance given the manny s baggage and the family dynamic is pretty awesome to read about M M does not have the greatest history with female characters, but the mot My thoughts on this one are all over the place The author avoids the obvious squirky pitfall by having the kid now a grown adult pursuing the family manny, and said manny has obvious reservations about starting a relationship with his former charge even if he s all grown up and there s an attraction There s a sweetness to the romance given the manny s baggage and the family dynamic is pretty awesome to read about M M does not have the greatest history with female characters, but the mother the manny s boss is downright full blown mama bear awesome sauce.What didn t work This is book four in a series and there s eleventy billion characters on the page This would be OK possibly if the book wasn t a short contemporary as in just over 200 pages Also, the characterizations of the main couple are all over the place They seem to shift to dictate where the story is going Quinlan the Manny especially seems to flit between understanding protector to emotional mess loner depending on which way the wind is blowing Dustin goes from snotty kid to Fierce Alpha Boss around Quinlan mostly because that s what the eventual sex scenes dictate And speaking of the sex scenes they don t fit the tone of this story Look, I get this is what the romance publishing environment seems to be dictating right now but given Quinlan s baggage and both characters relative lack of experience I don t know, I expected Dustin s character especially to exhibit some doubts or second guessing There s some of that on Quinlan s end but Dustin goes charging in like a Harlequin Presents hero and.it didn t gel for me.Things descend a bit too far into melodrama for me at the end, but by that point I was really swept up in the family dynamic and couldn t read fast enough The parts didn t add up to a whole for me, but the parts I did like, I really liked Probably a C B read for me I m waffling


  10. Sara Sara says:

    5 HeartsBack when I read Stand by Your Manny and realized that sweet Quinlan who crushed on Sammy was being paired with the oldest of the Robbins Grayson children and the bratty, Dustin I was ready I had the thought of I can t wait for the next book Dustin and Quin Really Bring it on, Amy Lane Bring it on And that thought actually got a response from Amy Lane herself warning me that Dustin and Quin would break me in the sweetest ways and OMG was she every right This book one hell of a 5 HeartsBack when I read Stand by Your Manny and realized that sweet Quinlan who crushed on Sammy was being paired with the oldest of the Robbins Grayson children and the bratty, Dustin I was ready I had the thought of I can t wait for the next book Dustin and Quin Really Bring it on, Amy Lane Bring it on And that thought actually got a response from Amy Lane herself warning me that Dustin and Quin would break me in the sweetest ways and OMG was she every right This book one hell of a helping of hurt comfort and I am wiping my chin from my meal Good lord This was so good Real quick this is listed 4th in The Mannies series and if you don t want to be confused on who everyone is, you might wanna catch up if you haven t already The Lowell Robbins Robbins Grayson clan is pretty damn big but it s a fantastic read seeing how this family comes together I love the way this is told We get a bit of an awkward situation as Quinlan comes home to his apartment to a Dustin in his bed living out one of Quin s dirtiest fantasies It just sucks that Quin is so sick, having picked up a bug while on his last summer tour and incapable of walking, let alone being productive with Dustin This gives a chance for us to know something has happened between these two which needs to be settled and with a turn of a page, we are seven years into the past where Quinlan and Dustin meet Dustin is the oldest child of Nica and Jacob Robbins Grayson He s always been the kid who was known for getting into trouble He s also the kid who gets carrot cake for his birthday though he hates it and we finally learn why in this book But Dusty, for all his rough edges he presents has a soft side when it comes to his family and those he claims as family In the beginning, when he first meets Quinlan, he s coming from a place of grief having Taylor leaving as their manny to move in with Brandon and this family doesn t like to see the ones they love go Granted, Taylor and Brandon aren t going far But the kids have grown to love Taylor and this is an adjustment So, of course, 14 year old Dustin is a brat to 20 year old Quin, who just wants to be part of a family, but doesn t know how to get one Quinlan we met him in Sammy and Cooper s book and I adored him I thought I would love his story but I had no idea how much or how much it would break my heart Quin is a fantastic, but guarded young man, who never ate dinner with the family he cared for because he didn t think he was wanted And yet, all it took was an invite from a young Dustin who needed the support of the man who now meantto him than any of the mannies before I absolutely love that Quin and Dusty have a discussion about crushes and that they bond over their shared crush of Sammy It was just too stinking cute to not tuck away in my memory but that discussion wasthan just about crushes it gave Dustin the courage to come out to his family and it gave Dustin an insight to how Quinlan needed to be loved It s a damn good thing Dustin stored that insight away in his Quin files preparing to use them when he thought Quin would be ready These two made me smile, made me laugh, they made me ache and they made me so stupidly happy I love every damn thing they went through because it brought them closer together and really allowed Quinlan to see how much he is loved and not just by Dustin You see, there is a running theme with this series and it s one of unconditional love of family The family that Quinlan walked away from doesn t and didn t deserve him and it was fate that he was asked to care for Sammy s family because that is where he belongs I have to say, I would love the have been in that crowded room to hear Conroy s speech Nica and Jacob raised some amazing kids Speaking of Sammy s family, of course they are involved in this, as Quinlan takes care of Jacob and Nica s kids seeing them on pagewas a pure delight Nica is fierce and protective of all her kids and my mother s heart hurt along with hers as she wants nothingthan to take care of Quin and have him feel how much she loved him Of course, there is comedy with this family and I wouldn t expect anything less and it s a full package once you are in these pages laughs, tears, triumphs, setbacks and family pictures where no one is on the edge.I just want to hug this book, so I can hug everyone in it I can t believe the angst bit with Sammy Lane put me through, but I get how it belonged in Quinlan s story arc I can t believe what shitty parents Quinlan had but I love that he was on the take me or watch me go path when he came out and made himself into the amazing man he is today I love that Dustin knew at eighteen that Quinlan was everything to him and that he waited so he wouldn t spook the love of his life with his intense feelings I love the freaking crazy cats, I love that the boys peed in bushes because they didn t want to dry off and go into the house when they were young, I love Nica not judging and I love Channing and Tino going balls to the wall business when it comes to protecting Quinlan But what I love most of all is Quin accepting that Dustin isn t a boy he used to take care of, but a man he s watched grow up and one he has fallen head over heels for Their romance was super swoony from the first kiss to selfies on the road to Quinlan not getting the question being asked They are amazing together and this whole series give me hope and joy in a current world where the day to day can be pretty dark


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A Fool and His Manny ✅ A Fool and His Manny PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Amy Lane – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Seeing the truth and falling in loveDustin Robbins Grayson was a surly adolescent when Quinlan Gregory started the nanny gig After a rocky start, he grew into Quinlan s friend and confidant and a damn Seeing the truth and and His MOBI · falling in loveDustin Robbins Grayson was a surly adolescent when Quinlan Gregory started the nanny gig After a rocky start, he grew into Quinlan s friend and confidant and a damned sexy manAt twenty one, Dusty sees how Quinlan sacrificed his own life and desires to care for Dusty s family He s ready to claim Quinlan he s never met a kinder, capable, lovable man Or a lonelier one Quinlan has spent his life as the stranger on the edge of the photograph, but Dusty wants Quinlan A Fool Kindle - to be the center of his world First he has to convince Quinlan he s an adult, their love is real, and Quinlan can be than a friend and caregiver Can he show Quin that he deserves to be both a man and a lover, and that in Dusty s eyes, he s never been just the manny.

10 thoughts on “A Fool and His Manny

  1. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    4.5 OMG, I m MELTING from all the sunshine A Fool and His Manny is the sweetest story, with the hottest sex scenes I ve read in a while When Dustin and Quinlan come together, it s intense and dirty and all consuming And HAWT, so goddamnfucking hot, I can t even Let s get this out of the way This book cannot be read as a standalone To understand the dynamics of this crazy, wonderful family, you need to start with Channing and Tino in book 1 at the very least, you have to read Sammy and Co 4.5 OMG, I m MELTING from all the sunshine A Fool and His Manny is the sweetest story, with the hottest sex scenes I ve read in a while When Dustin and Quinlan come together, it s intense and dirty and all consuming And HAWT, so goddamnfucking hot, I can t even Let s get this out of the way This book cannot be read as a standalone To understand the dynamics of this crazy, wonderful family, you need to start with Channing and Tino in book 1 at the very least, you have to read Sammy and Cooper s story in book 3 Thus far, The Mannies series spans some twenty years Since Tino and Channing were married in the first book, it must have been at least 2008 the book is set in California, and that s the year same sex marriage became legal in that state , which means this book is set circa 2028 In the hands of a less experienced author, the comingling of decades could have been a disaster, but Amy Lane keeps her stories timeless There are some references to cars and cell phones, but it s all vague enough to be believable Nothing stands out as archaic or, heaven forbid, futuristic It s just the world as we know it After all, family, laughter, love, tears these things are immutable.Quinlan is Sammy s friend from book 3 He s the one who caught Sammy when Sammy collapsed on tour Thanks to Sammy, Quinlan becomes the manny for Nica and Jacob s six children, the oldest being Dustin, who is 14 when Quin takes over childcare duties Dustin is a surly teenager with a chip on his shoulder, but Quin earns his respect, and at age 18, Dusty decides Quin is his one and only Quinlan trembled in Dustin s arms because he was a man to tremble for not a boy who would toy with his heart This book has a few flashbacks, which I actually liked because they showed the beginning of Dustin and Quin s relationship and allowed us to catch up with the other MCs Most of the story, however, is set in the present with Dustin claiming Quin and Quin giving in to the inevitable Quin can t deny that he doesn t see Dusty as a kid any longer Dustin is all man, and he knows what he wants We get a good dose of hurt comfort as Quin falls ill with dysentery and Dustin nurses him back to health Quin s nasty bitch of a biological mother also makes an appearance, wanting Quin to sign some legal paperwork and essentially give up his rights to his deceased father s financial assets But she picked the wrong family to mess with The Robbins Graysons do not suffer fools gladly The scene at the end in the lawyer s office with 30 people, kids and all, squeezed into a conference room had me beaming Because, man, to have all those people in your corner that s what life is all about A Fool and His Manny asks you to believe in a world where all children are loved and wanted, all marriages are happy, all parents have unlimited patience, everyone loves babies, money is never an issue because Uncles Channing and Uncle Tino rule the world, and a HEA is not just a thing It s the ONLY thing.That is not my world, but it is the reason I read romance

  2. ☆ Todd ☆ Todd says:

    Awwwww Well, wasn t that just goddamned adorable As the story began, Quinlan was 27 and Dustin was 21, but Quin had been the manny from the time that Dusty was 14 So yeah, his attraction to the younger man made him feel a bit squeamish.But Dusty actually took the time to court Quin, while he was on the road, touring for two summer months, slowly convincing Quin that Dusty was no longer a boy, but a full grown man Maybe even his man We get to know Quin and Dusty much better over the co Awwwww Well, wasn t that just goddamned adorable As the story began, Quinlan was 27 and Dustin was 21, but Quin had been the manny from the time that Dusty was 14 So yeah, his attraction to the younger man made him feel a bit squeamish.But Dusty actually took the time to court Quin, while he was on the road, touring for two summer months, slowly convincing Quin that Dusty was no longer a boy, but a full grown man Maybe even his man We get to know Quin and Dusty much better over the course of the story through a series of flashbacks, starting when Quin was 20, still had a crush on Sammy, and the kids were still sort of mourning their loss of Taylor as their manny.And Dusty was still a surly, fourteen year old asshole Or so we were told I could ve used a fewextreme, on page examples of his bad attitude to be honest, though, to havefully convinced me One fight and some smoking does not a would be juvenile delinquent make But toward the end of the tour, after Quin had kinda sorta decided to give Dusty a chance, he limped home very ill, and Dusty nursed him back to health That s when major forward movement in their relationship finally took off.Dusty may haveve been a bit of a prickly bitch to everyone else, but he and Quin had a bond, so after a short God, I hate that guy phase at the beginning, Dusty was never anything but kind and attentive to Quin Oh dear God He would die for Quinlan Gregory And the scene where Quin finally won the hard hearted Dusty over was motherfucking EVERYTHING.This story was truly packed with all the feels, but not just feelings between Quin and Dusty This was a story about healing And family And learning to fully accept the love your people are freely trying their best to give you.There was some steam and sex, but not enough to consume the story Mainly just enough to tease and tantalize Amy also managed to slip in a bit of extra angst regarding the abrupt and not so sweet return of Quin s wealthy, conniving, and uncaring mother And sweet baby Jesus, I would have killed to be a fly on the wall during that attorney s meeting Nica took a deep cleansing breath, and Quinlan could hear her whisperingI will not judge, I will not judge, I will not judgeunder her breath Both Nica and Jacob played a larger role in this book than in previous stories, and I loved every minute of their on page presence.I would caution potential readers that THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE BOOK Not if you wish to fully enjoy it and all of the many relationship nuances found here At a very minimum, I believe that you d need to read books 1 and 3 for the majority of those small connections to fall into place.The three previous books all rated 4 stars for me, but this one was a solid 4.5 stars, taking its place as my favorite in the series so far I d still love to see a fewbooks in Amy s Mannies universe, but if this was the last one, I ve been very happy with the series My ARC copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.See All My Latest Reads Review Quick Links

  3. Madison Warner Fairbanks Madison Warner Fairbanks says:

    A Fool and His Manny by Amy LaneThe Mannies, book 4 M M contemporary romance Can be read as a stand alone I didn t read the previous so while I was able to follow the story and characters There were several 4 years ago , 2 years ago passages at the beginning that gave the reader enough background to understand the dynamics of family and the relationship and age closeness of Dustin and Quinlan.A delightful romance that focuses on family On support On being there I was definitely crying A Fool and His Manny by Amy LaneThe Mannies, book 4 M M contemporary romance Can be read as a stand alone I didn t read the previous so while I was able to follow the story and characters There were several 4 years ago , 2 years ago passages at the beginning that gave the reader enough background to understand the dynamics of family and the relationship and age closeness of Dustin and Quinlan.A delightful romance that focuses on family On support On being there I was definitely crying sentimental tears at the end when it was made so clear that family is everything And love makes it that much richer The story includes a love that was growing for years and finally comes to fruition And fair warning, it gets hot, steamy and sexy between Dustin and Quinlan.A deeply satisfying and touching romance

  4. Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers says:

    Kinda done with this author after this book First book I read by her,recent, was a 5 star rounded up But this compares as a muchamateurish book, which was not helped by the cover don t like it and the price tag paid vs KU Even the title is kinda strange for the content Yes there s a manny, but I don t see how Dusty is a fool I really don t like paying for books I will not re read And I won t be re reading this.So it s like this Dustin is the eldest son of this family Kinda done with this author after this book First book I read by her,recent, was a 5 star rounded up But this compares as a muchamateurish book, which was not helped by the cover don t like it and the price tag paid vs KU Even the title is kinda strange for the content Yes there s a manny, but I don t see how Dusty is a fool I really don t like paying for books I will not re read And I won t be re reading this.So it s like this Dustin is the eldest son of this family with like 8 kids Quinlan is the manny who s been taking care of Dusty and the rest since D was 14, so 7 years.Quin is 27 or 28 and Dusty is 21 now Older man manny, and his love interest, younger man rebellious teenager turned alpha male.It was kinda strange and hard to believe That Quin is in SUCH a missish role That Dusty is the take charge alpha, that both are virgins essentially , and finally come together after Quin s illness brought them closer in an accelerated fashion.That s about it And some family drama, most of which I skipped bc honestly didn t care and didn t do all that much to the story between the MCs.Done with the author for now Not terribly happy

  5. Manfred Manfred says:

    This was a perfectly sweet and nice book, with a drama free story, lots of love, a great family, everything I really like in my romance books.Still, I must admit, for me this was rather meh than wow.It s hard to explain and I couldn t exactly name what was missing, but I didn t really feel the connection to those guys.Quinlan works as a manny for a family with 6 kids and when the story begins, he has been doing so for 7 years Dustin, the oldest is already 21 and in love with Quinlan, who still This was a perfectly sweet and nice book, with a drama free story, lots of love, a great family, everything I really like in my romance books.Still, I must admit, for me this was rather meh than wow.It s hard to explain and I couldn t exactly name what was missing, but I didn t really feel the connection to those guys.Quinlan works as a manny for a family with 6 kids and when the story begins, he has been doing so for 7 years Dustin, the oldest is already 21 and in love with Quinlan, who still sees him as a little boy.In the following chapters we learn, how Quinlan was thrown out by his own family and came to live with Dustin and his siblings.The family, with friends, grandparents, cousins, uncles etc is huge and it can sometimes be difficult to remember and understand who is who in this clan.There is a lot to like in this story and reading how Quinlan cared for the kids, or how the family cared for each other was really beautiful, so don t get me wrong, I don t think this was terrible, my complaint is, that for me, it dragged and it didn t suck me in, like Amy Lane books usually do.So, overall this was an okay read and a 3 star book for me

  6. Amanda Amanda says:

    What a sweet and very tame book for Ms Lane I usually go into her books KNOWING I m getting into some shit, but this was sweet and perfect It s about family, and learning that blood does not make the family Love does A great read for the light and loving mood.

  7. Kaje Harper Kaje Harper says:

    This one is sweet, warm, with just that little hook of poignancy that Amy Lane gets into her lighter stories Dusty is young, but confident and he knows what he wants Quinlan is a sweetheart who has no idea of his own worth He s shy and a bit lost and doesn t see when people care about him Watching them find each other is like a warm blanket on a cold day A very good comfort read.

  8. I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns says:

    I ve discovered that this author in quirky mode is not for me More thoughts to come, I just need to organize exactly what I disliked about this book since there was a lot

  9. SuperWendy SuperWendy says:

    My thoughts on this one are all over the place The author avoids the obvious squirky pitfall by having the kid now a grown adult pursuing the family manny, and said manny has obvious reservations about starting a relationship with his former charge even if he s all grown up and there s an attraction There s a sweetness to the romance given the manny s baggage and the family dynamic is pretty awesome to read about M M does not have the greatest history with female characters, but the mot My thoughts on this one are all over the place The author avoids the obvious squirky pitfall by having the kid now a grown adult pursuing the family manny, and said manny has obvious reservations about starting a relationship with his former charge even if he s all grown up and there s an attraction There s a sweetness to the romance given the manny s baggage and the family dynamic is pretty awesome to read about M M does not have the greatest history with female characters, but the mother the manny s boss is downright full blown mama bear awesome sauce.What didn t work This is book four in a series and there s eleventy billion characters on the page This would be OK possibly if the book wasn t a short contemporary as in just over 200 pages Also, the characterizations of the main couple are all over the place They seem to shift to dictate where the story is going Quinlan the Manny especially seems to flit between understanding protector to emotional mess loner depending on which way the wind is blowing Dustin goes from snotty kid to Fierce Alpha Boss around Quinlan mostly because that s what the eventual sex scenes dictate And speaking of the sex scenes they don t fit the tone of this story Look, I get this is what the romance publishing environment seems to be dictating right now but given Quinlan s baggage and both characters relative lack of experience I don t know, I expected Dustin s character especially to exhibit some doubts or second guessing There s some of that on Quinlan s end but Dustin goes charging in like a Harlequin Presents hero and.it didn t gel for me.Things descend a bit too far into melodrama for me at the end, but by that point I was really swept up in the family dynamic and couldn t read fast enough The parts didn t add up to a whole for me, but the parts I did like, I really liked Probably a C B read for me I m waffling

  10. Sara Sara says:

    5 HeartsBack when I read Stand by Your Manny and realized that sweet Quinlan who crushed on Sammy was being paired with the oldest of the Robbins Grayson children and the bratty, Dustin I was ready I had the thought of I can t wait for the next book Dustin and Quin Really Bring it on, Amy Lane Bring it on And that thought actually got a response from Amy Lane herself warning me that Dustin and Quin would break me in the sweetest ways and OMG was she every right This book one hell of a 5 HeartsBack when I read Stand by Your Manny and realized that sweet Quinlan who crushed on Sammy was being paired with the oldest of the Robbins Grayson children and the bratty, Dustin I was ready I had the thought of I can t wait for the next book Dustin and Quin Really Bring it on, Amy Lane Bring it on And that thought actually got a response from Amy Lane herself warning me that Dustin and Quin would break me in the sweetest ways and OMG was she every right This book one hell of a helping of hurt comfort and I am wiping my chin from my meal Good lord This was so good Real quick this is listed 4th in The Mannies series and if you don t want to be confused on who everyone is, you might wanna catch up if you haven t already The Lowell Robbins Robbins Grayson clan is pretty damn big but it s a fantastic read seeing how this family comes together I love the way this is told We get a bit of an awkward situation as Quinlan comes home to his apartment to a Dustin in his bed living out one of Quin s dirtiest fantasies It just sucks that Quin is so sick, having picked up a bug while on his last summer tour and incapable of walking, let alone being productive with Dustin This gives a chance for us to know something has happened between these two which needs to be settled and with a turn of a page, we are seven years into the past where Quinlan and Dustin meet Dustin is the oldest child of Nica and Jacob Robbins Grayson He s always been the kid who was known for getting into trouble He s also the kid who gets carrot cake for his birthday though he hates it and we finally learn why in this book But Dusty, for all his rough edges he presents has a soft side when it comes to his family and those he claims as family In the beginning, when he first meets Quinlan, he s coming from a place of grief having Taylor leaving as their manny to move in with Brandon and this family doesn t like to see the ones they love go Granted, Taylor and Brandon aren t going far But the kids have grown to love Taylor and this is an adjustment So, of course, 14 year old Dustin is a brat to 20 year old Quin, who just wants to be part of a family, but doesn t know how to get one Quinlan we met him in Sammy and Cooper s book and I adored him I thought I would love his story but I had no idea how much or how much it would break my heart Quin is a fantastic, but guarded young man, who never ate dinner with the family he cared for because he didn t think he was wanted And yet, all it took was an invite from a young Dustin who needed the support of the man who now meantto him than any of the mannies before I absolutely love that Quin and Dusty have a discussion about crushes and that they bond over their shared crush of Sammy It was just too stinking cute to not tuck away in my memory but that discussion wasthan just about crushes it gave Dustin the courage to come out to his family and it gave Dustin an insight to how Quinlan needed to be loved It s a damn good thing Dustin stored that insight away in his Quin files preparing to use them when he thought Quin would be ready These two made me smile, made me laugh, they made me ache and they made me so stupidly happy I love every damn thing they went through because it brought them closer together and really allowed Quinlan to see how much he is loved and not just by Dustin You see, there is a running theme with this series and it s one of unconditional love of family The family that Quinlan walked away from doesn t and didn t deserve him and it was fate that he was asked to care for Sammy s family because that is where he belongs I have to say, I would love the have been in that crowded room to hear Conroy s speech Nica and Jacob raised some amazing kids Speaking of Sammy s family, of course they are involved in this, as Quinlan takes care of Jacob and Nica s kids seeing them on pagewas a pure delight Nica is fierce and protective of all her kids and my mother s heart hurt along with hers as she wants nothingthan to take care of Quin and have him feel how much she loved him Of course, there is comedy with this family and I wouldn t expect anything less and it s a full package once you are in these pages laughs, tears, triumphs, setbacks and family pictures where no one is on the edge.I just want to hug this book, so I can hug everyone in it I can t believe the angst bit with Sammy Lane put me through, but I get how it belonged in Quinlan s story arc I can t believe what shitty parents Quinlan had but I love that he was on the take me or watch me go path when he came out and made himself into the amazing man he is today I love that Dustin knew at eighteen that Quinlan was everything to him and that he waited so he wouldn t spook the love of his life with his intense feelings I love the freaking crazy cats, I love that the boys peed in bushes because they didn t want to dry off and go into the house when they were young, I love Nica not judging and I love Channing and Tino going balls to the wall business when it comes to protecting Quinlan But what I love most of all is Quin accepting that Dustin isn t a boy he used to take care of, but a man he s watched grow up and one he has fallen head over heels for Their romance was super swoony from the first kiss to selfies on the road to Quinlan not getting the question being asked They are amazing together and this whole series give me hope and joy in a current world where the day to day can be pretty dark

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