REVIEW – PLAYBOY (Manwhore #5) by Katy Evans


A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose.
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

*This book contains characters from the Manwhore series but can be read as a complete standalone.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He looks like sex dipped in candy and chocolate, sweet as sin and rich and naughty.


PLAYBOY is one decadently steamy read! Katy Evans has yet again created another charismatic Alpha Male Hero, who is sure to get her reader’s pulses racing! This fifth installment of the ”Manwhore” series was pure unadulterated fun! While Malcolm Saint is, by far, the most swoon-worthy of all the Heroes in this series, I can’t deny that Cullen Carmichael comes in a close second. He’s the epitome of the tall, dark and handsome alpha with a bad boy image that made him even more appealing. While I usually tend to love Katy’s Heroes, I always seem to have a tough time liking her Heroines and that was the case with Wynn as well. At times, she seemed to create unnecessary drama which made it hard for me to really like her character.

Wynn and Cullen run into each other at an illegal underground high stakes poker game. She’s there on a date with a man who loses her to Cullen when he’s dealt a bad hand. At first, she doesn’t realize who Cullen is but before the night is over she recognizes him as her best friend Livvy’s brother-in-law. Cullen ends up winning the game and claims that Wynn was his good luck charm. When the two run into each other a few days later, the flirting begins and soon they make a naughty wager that has Wynn flying to Vegas with Cullen to be his companion at a poker championship game.


Cullen has been captivated by Wynn from the moment he saw her, and she has no clue. He’s pulling out all the stops to woo her while they’re together in Vegas, and what starts off as a no strings attached arrangement is quickly turning into something more. The passion that ignites between this couple is off the charts smoking hot! I mean like a FIVE ALARM FIRE.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Once the sexy times start, it’s on! Cullen is one insatiable and truly giving lover.

The two have quite a few obstacles in their way. Wynn is afraid of jumping into a serious relationship. She’s still damaged by her breakup with Emmett, which nearly crushed her and knows that if Cullen breaks her heart, it will destroy her because what she feels for Cullen far surpasses anything she’s ever felt for the previous men in her life. Cullen and Wynn also each have secrets that they fear will put an end to their romance.



I loved the first 95% of this book and had to deduct half a star for the super long epilogue that got too sugary sweet. There was an added surprise that I thought was completely unnecessary, but other than that this was one incredibly fun summer read!

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 3.5
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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