Austin (Man Up #1)

Title: Austin (Man Up #1)
Author: Felice Stevens
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: April 2, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 40 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


I can make it by myself. The only rules I follow are my own. Love? I learned that lesson the hard and painful way it wasn’t right for me. Sure, sometimes it gets lonely and I wish I had a man to hold. Who’d love me. Want me. Treat me with respect. Yeah, I dance in a club but that doesn’t mean I’m easy. Or a fool. So you, sitting in the back, watching me? I know what you want. You want me. In your bed. Under you. But I say no. It doesn’t matter how many presents you give me.

I’m not falling for you. I know who you are. But you don’t know me. You don’t know Austin.

This is a 14,000 word CLIFFHANGER story. It is a start to a new series, entitled Man Up. The next book in the series is Rhoades—Undeniable

Oh my wow. Talk about leaving a reader hanging. This was an incredible way to start the story of Austin and Rhoades. Felice gave just enough information to capture the reader’s attention but not enough to know what is going to happen next. I was definitely left wanting Rhoades-Undeniable right this minute, that is for sure. I only hope it will not be long before I can read it.

Austin is a man that has something in his past that keeps him in check and reined in emotionally. I am not sure what that is but whatever it is it affects the way he reacts to others. Austin is not only a dancer at “Man Up” but he also teaches children how to dance ballet as well.

Being a dancer at Man Up has given Austin a sort of freedom that he has not felt, or at least that is my take on him. He also has an admirer. This man is the only man that Austin has let affect him while dancing at the club. Austin has a strict code to not get personally involved with anyone other than the occasional kiss and dance but this man that shows up to watch him dance each time he dances affects Austin greatly. So much so that he is making Austin question himself and if he wants more from him or not.

The man that watches Austin is a man named Rhoades. There is not a lot of information given in this first book about Rhoades and I honestly cannot wait to read the next book and get to know him better. He seems to maybe be a good man but that is still to be seen.

I am honestly on pins and needles waiting for book two to be released. I cannot wait to find out more about both of these men and if there will be something between them or not. I also cannot wait to find out more about Austin and his past.

If this book is any indication of just how good the next book is going to be, then I predict that it will be off the charts. Cannot wait!!!!

Man Up Series

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Galley copy of Austin (Man Up #1) provided by Felice Stevens in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.