I was so excited to go back to Hunter Valley, and Silas and Eve gave me all the laughs I was expecting.
Man Splain gives us Silas James’ story. Silas is the last remaining James brother and he doesn’t disappoint. He falls fast just like this brothers. And he is a a workaholic who is so focused on being better than his dad. Eve is the woman who owns the coffee shop, but we find out that she is rich. However, her parents hold the strings to her trust fund.
Eve has a lot of hang-ups and stubborn streak a mile wide. Which as you read, you can understand. There were definitely times in which that stubborn streak was almost too much. But I could understand why she held on to her convictions as well. She tries so many things to get ahead but there is always an obstacle in her way.
Silas is borderline obsessed with Eve from their first moment. He adjusts his life to find time for her. Then he makes a statement that changes the trajectory of their lives in the best ways.
I loved these two together. They are dynamic on the page and while they both are driven they communicate well… until they don’t. But the reasoning behind the communication break down isn’t a miscommunication. It is Silas moving forward and Eve panicking. I really love their story… but the third act break up and the way in which it goes down I wish had went a little differently. But it doesn’t take away from the story at all. Grab these two and enjoy the gloriousness that is Hunter Valley.
POV: Dual 1st Person
Put out percentage: 10%
Tropes: Billionaire; Small Town; One Night Stand; Instant Connection;
Series: On A Manhunt book 4
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate: 4/5 Stars
Release Date: June 20, 2023
Is there a 3rd act break up: Yes