Genre: Romance, Epilogue, Light Suspense
My Rating: 5
Publication: January 18th 2018
Read: January 16th 2018 (ARC)
Series: Hansen Brothers: Trouble Maker; Undone; (Kaden & Hailey) Caveman; Mancave (Matt & Octavia)
POV: First-person dual perspectives
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Two years ago, Octavia met her caveman, Matt Hansen, and fell in love. Since then, life has found its rhythm and it’s a good one. Matt and his brother Kaden have opened their own car repair shop—Mancave—and Octavia is expecting her first child.
But not everything is perfect in paradise. Mary, Matt’s young daughter, has started having nightmares, Octavia’s sister Gigi is having boy trouble, and Merc, their brother, trouble with girls.
Then Evan, Matt’s best buddy back in Destiny, asks for help after an accident – and the trip turns complicated when Octavia makes it her mission to locate and save her half-brother Ross from himself.
Octavia wants everyone around her to be happy. Matt is determined to safeguard their family’s happy ending.
One way or another, love will find a way…
Coming Jan 18
Blurb may change
This is the epilogue to CAVEMAN (published May 2017). Not a standalone.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to Mancave by Jo Raven.
First thing you need to know about this book is that it is not a standalone. Mancave is the extended epilogue to Caveman. Also, this book loosely ties into Jo’s Inked Brotherhood series being that the hero here is Matt Hansen who is Zane’s step brother-in-law. Long, sad, and intense story there. You absolutely don’t have to read that series to follow Caveman or Mancave however if you are a junkies for sexy, inked tortured heroes, than Inked Brotherhood is a series you won’t want to miss.
Since this book is the epilogue you already know our couple, Octavia and Matt have had a happy ending. From this point on in this review, if you haven’t yet read Caveman, I suggest you stop reading here as there may be things that spoil that book for you…..
Matt and Octavia have a love that just keeps growing with every moment they are together. Matt is intensely possessive and protective of his family. Since meeting and falling in love with Octavia, Matt’s family dynamic has grown extending to Octavia’s family. In addition, they are expecting a baby of their own. While Matt and Octavia are solid in their relationship, their family and even close friends are going through some issues that are heartbreaking and worrisome. Both Octavia and Matt literally set out to fix everyone’s problems. While doing so, they grow even closer, their love stronger, if that is even possible. Some issues they try to fix can be solved but toners need more time.
As the book continues, we watch how Matt and Octavia handle certain situations with their loved-ones. And at the same time, Jo Raven teases us with what will certainly be more books. There are at least 4 more books coming from this series. In addition, if you want to read about Matt’s brother Kaden and his bumpy road to happily-ever-after, check out his story which is told in Trouble Maker & Undone.
I have read every book from this author. I am a huge fan and have been one since she released her debut book, Asher which is the first book of the Inked Brotherhood. The series that started it all!
Jo Raven is that author that gives us intense and complex characters. Her heroes will break your heart over and over while her great talent for storytelling heals them before your eyes. Her heroines are the perfect match for those tortured boys. In addition, Jo is not afraid to show us that torture, which is why these boys are hurting so badly. You will cry. You will be shocked. You will be relieved and so happy with her HEAs because they are beyond deserved. So if you haven’t yet checked out this author, I highly recommend you do. If you have then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
This is my heartfelt, honest review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I hope you will love Jo’s books as much as I do.
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