Review Tour – THE MAN I CAN’T HAVE by Shanora Williams

We’re celebrating the release of The Man I Can’t Have by NYT best selling author, Shanora Williams! This angsty romance will burn up your kindle! One-click today!

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It started as a simple search for a landscape designer…

I wanted a beautiful backyard for my new home and my neighbors suggested I look into Ward Landscaping & Design.

The owner had no pictures of himself on his website, just a portfolio of nice outdoor sitting areas, pools, and vibrant gardens that I’d always dreamed of having.

Of course I hired him.

I expected to meet an average guy, but Mr. Marcel Ward is far from your average man. He’s handsome, and well-built, and his smile—though a rare trait—is truly infectious.

He’s every woman’s dream—a handsome, older man who doesn’t mind getting down and dirty to create something beautiful all because of his passion for it. Unfortunately, that lucky woman can’t be me.

Although Mr. Ward tests my limits, quickens my breath, and makes my heart skip a beat when he’s around, I’ve promised to devote myself to my husband.

So why am I falling for a man I know I can’t have?

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So I actually slept on this and then came back to write a review because I had conflicted feelings and I wanted to be 100% rational about what I was saying.

The story started off good for me and I was interested in how everything would play out. I actually started really liking it around the middle mark. The pace was great and I was officially in love with Mr. Ward. My heart ached for him because even though he pretends he’s okay, his grief is too deep and solid. I just wanted to hug him and make him happy. It also helps that this man knows his dirty talk. HOLY WOW!!

I liked Gabby, I really did. I didn’t understand her reasons for being with her husband until the very end but I was really rooting for her and Mr. Ward.

The thing that put me off the entire story was the ending. The thing had happened albeit being very serious came out of nowhere and just felt too much of a plot device to me. I tried to ignore what i was feeling but the end just sort of defined the whole story for me. Of course, I know this is just my opinion but I wish that things could have played out a bit differently.

3.5 Stars!


Don’t miss the conclusion of the Ward Duet in June!

The Man I Need (Ward Duet, 2) by Shanora Williams
Release Date: June 13, 2019

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About the Author

Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn’t have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after.

She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive fiancé, and is a sister to eleven.When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.

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