When it comes to Shanora Williams, I always know what to expect with her books and she never fails to captivate me. With The Man I Can’t Have, she starts The Ward Duet in a very convincing way! This story had me completely hooked from the first few pages. I already knew from the blurb that this novel is a forbidden romance with cheating, but this story is truly so much more than that. Gabby and Marcel’s illicit relationship is an exquisite slow burn that starts with friendship and attraction and grows into something meaningful! This couple is simply mesmerizing!
Marcel Ward is a hero I won’t forget anytime soon. He’s all maleness and southern charm with confidence and a flirty attitude. He’s also sexy, unapologetic and possessive. Events of his past made him realize that each instant counts and life is too short, so he goes for what he truly wants: Gabby. Marcel knows his pull toward the married woman is special and not one-sided, so he doesn’t relent in his pursuit of her affection. All the little things he does for her are just so sweet and adorable! He surely made me melt!
As for Gabby, she’s also an interesting woman. When she’s with Kyle, her husband, she’s so subdued and missing a certain spark! She seems so lonely. With Mr. Ward though, the dynamic is so different and intense. She’s Miss Gabby, a sassy little thing! She’s lively, amusing and cute. There’s no doubt that I’m rooting for the other man in this love story. Let’s just say that her husband is an ass and all read long I was questioning her reasons to marry him.
I enjoyed the fact that Gabby and Marcel’s actions aren’t all impulsive, but well thought. They don’t jump into sex to quench their carnal desire for each other, but they slowly develop a friendship beforehand. This affair is wrong on society’s standard, but for them this magnetic bond is unquestionable. I adored every single instant they shared going from flirty to funny, to provocative to jealous to passionate and poignant! They’re amazingly beautiful together! Their intimate moments are truly powerful and scorching hot. Did I tell you that Marcel is a dirty talker? One more reason to be team Marcel, ladies!
This novel was addictive! Shanora Williams skilfully brought to life charming, alluring protagonists with this exceptional connection I’m always looking for! The feelings The Man I Can’t Have gave me were so powerful and spellbinding! It ends on a cliffhanger that had me so stunned I don’t know how I’ll be able to wait for the sequel! If you love deliciously sexy yet emotional romances, TMICH is really a novel you need in your life!!!
** ARC received in exchange for an honest review **
Just WOW!!!! Marcel and Gabby have the most addicting chemistry EVER and along with it a whole lot of mixed feelings with a whole lot of angst with so many layers to this story everything is not what it seems it goes deep people right into your very soul, you will get mad and frustrated and show a whole lot of feelings but keep an open mind because yep things happen in life and when fate shows up its super hard to resist. I loved every single word it has an amazing mind blowing plot with super intense hot scenes that you will melt into a puddle right there on the spot, its like you are inside their very thoughts its that well written and you will cheer and then say what the hell just happened. I am so excited for the continuation I really love these characters they stick right there in the back of your mind and are not easy to forget.
I've read a lot of books, however this is my FIRST novel review!!
This book was intense from the start. I found myself skipping a over lines because I was so excited to know what's happening next. Now that I've completed the book I find myself going back to reread some chapters...simply because I didn't want it to end.
The style of writing is amazing! Marcel and Gabby are beautiful characters.
I'm happy to know that book 2 is launching on June 13th, 2019...I've pre-ordered my copy...Thanks Amazon.ca!
Sometimes you read a book and it states you're at 90% and all of a sudden the book ends with snaps from the next read, in this case the novel continued to 99% which I f*^kin' loved!
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. Oh man I was not expecting this at all looks can be so deceiving, but damn I'm honestly speechless. I know I definitely can't wait for book two now. I love marcel honestly I don't what is about him but I afore him. He built his business from nothing that brains and time. Love his personality and how he's go getter. Now Kyle idk I didn't like him from the start. He rubbed me the wrong way. Gabby I freaken love her.
I received a copy of this ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review
All I can say is Wow!!!!!!!! Omg this book was amazing. What freaking rollercoaster of emotion but I was not expecting that. I knew I wasn't going to like Kyle ughhh what a total jerk. But Marcel whoa. I feel for Gabby I do, and I hope that she will be able to make the decisions she has to make. THIS IS A MUST READ and I cannot wait to find out how the rest of this story unfolds in the second book. Version one
Shanora Williams just blew me away with her latest release The Man I Can’t have. This forbidden romance captivated me, her powerful story telling grips you and sucks you into Gabby and Marcel’s world. Marcel has know loss his entire life, now running his own successful company he takes on a job for a new homeowner Gabby. Gabby is happily married, or so she believes she is.Gabby lives in a constant state of not knowing if she really loves her husband, and when she hires Marcel to work on her property she finally falls and knows what she really wants is what she can’t have. This story is raw and full of emotion. A must read!