Sunday, August 10, 2014

Book Review : The Man Plan (The Graysons, #2) by Tracy Anne Warren

The Man Plan
The Graysons, #2
by Tracy Anne Warren

August 5th, 2014




From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Man on Earth comes a delicious new novel about a young woman’s dreams of finding grand romance and success in the big city—and her schemes to make both come true... 

What’s a girl to do when the man she’s loved her entire life thinks of her as a little sister? Worse, her own big sister was the one who broke his heart years earlier. For Ivy Grayson, the chance to get him to see her in a different light comes when she receives an unexpected invitation to move into his luxury New York apartment building. Manhattan also just happens to be the perfect place to pursue her wish to become a successful artist. But how many dreams can one woman expect to come true? 

Billionaire financier James Jordon has everything a man could want—except love. When Ivy’s family asks him to keep an eye on their “little girl” in the big city, he agrees. But the innocent girl he knew is now a dynamic woman who knows what she wants, and how to get it. He may have promised himself to keep things platonic, but ignoring the game of love isn’t an option. Especially when Ivy is so eager to play.

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The Graysons Series on Goodreads
My review of The Last Man on Earth HERE


I have been waiting for James and Ivy's book since I finished reading The Last Man on Earth a couple of months ago. I connected with them immediately and I was super excited when I found out that the second installment in The Graysons Series was about them! I have to be honest and admit that I had a hard time connecting with James for a good part of this book. I was a bit disappointed of the lack of connection with him since I liked him so much in The Last Man on Earth. It took me a while to understand his character, but I finally ended up cheering for his HEA with Ivy.

The Man Plan is the story of Ivy and James. Ivy has been in love with James since FOREVER. Her feelings have grown over the years and the moment she sees him again she decides that it's time to make her move and make him understand the way she feels about him. When Ivy unexpectedly reappears in his life, James is confused about these new feelings he has for Ivy. He can't stop thinking about her, and he's going to find out soon enough that the little girl he once knew, transformed into a tempting woman.

This second installment of The Graysons Series was a great addition! Once again the book left me wanting to know more about the characters that will be featured in the next book. What I really liked about Tracy Anne Warren's writing style is that even if I had trouble connecting with one of the main characters, I never lost interest in the story. She kept me turning the pages until the very end! I wanted to find out how Ivy was going to seduce James, how he was going to react, and most of all how they would overcome the obstacles in their way.  One of these obstacles was their age difference. They have about a fifteen year difference. For Ivy their age was just a number, but I could see that James was struggling with it. It took him a while to feel comfortable about the way he felt about Ivy. She was like a little sister to him and all of a sudden BAM!!!!! He starts having different kinds of feelings for her. 

I really liked Ivy. I was cheering for her from beginning to end. She knew she loved James and it was not just some crush. She was real, sincere and most of all she took big steps to change her life. She proved to James, and all the member of her family that she's a strong independent woman. Her chemistry with James was intense and she knew exactly how to get under his skin. You go girl!

Overall, this story was very enjoyable and a quick reading escape. Madelyn and Zach from The Last Man on Earth have some scenes in this book, and I was really happy to check-in with them. They were great characters as well. I can't wait to see what's in store for Brie, which is Madelyn and Ivy's sister. She's next!!!! :)


I give, The Man Plan, by Tracy Anne Warren 3.5 sweet and delightful stars!

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tracy Anne Warren is the author of more than a dozen Regency historical romance novels and novellas. She penned her first manuscript at age 17. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from The Ohio State University, she worked for several years in finance before finally achieving her dream of publication. 

Her debut novel, The Husband Trap, was an instant success, landing on the USA Today bestseller’s list and garnering acclaim from both readers and critics alike. A recipient of the romance industry’s prestigious RITA®award, Warren's subsequent novels have continued to earn praise, while delighting and entertaining her growing circle of fans. She is also the winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Golden Quill and several other writing awards and honors. 

Currently, Warren is at work on two new romance series: The Rakes of Cavendish Square, in which the younger Byron family siblings (Leo, Lawrence, and Esme) make their return; and The Graysons, her new contemporary romance series. Warren’s newest historical romance release, The Trouble with Princesses (Princess Brides Book #3) is available now. Also in stores is her debut contemporary romance novel, The Last Man on Earth (Book 1 in The Graysons series) with The Man Plan (Book 2 in the Graysons series) coming in August 2014. 

Warren lives in Maryland with a small but exuberant clowder of Siamese rescue cats. When she's not busy writing or enjoying the antics of her cats, she loves watching movies, expanding her music collection and, of course, reading romance novels.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Ivy sounds wonderful. That's great that even with the hero issues early on that it was still such a nice read and he won you over in the end :)


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