Review: Austin by Felice Stevens (Man Up #1)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Vibrant Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Austin is the first release in Felice Stevens's new Man Up series, and it's a quickie read. We're introduced to a cast of characters, most of whom are part of the crowd that make up a club called Man Up. Other than owner of the club, one notable regular, and two men who are already a couple (and had their story told in Second to None, the third book in the author's Breakfast Club series), most are dancers who perform regularly at Man Up. Austin is one of those dancers. He works at a dance studio teaching classes and as one of the performers at Man Up, and it's at the latter where he's snagged the attention of a customer who schedules his visits whenever Austin is around. The man he later learns is called Rhoades sends expensive gifts and is both protective and possessive of Austin, but as drawn as Austin is to Rhoades, he's unsure as to how to react to the man, refusing to be beholden in any manner.

This was a good start to the series, although I admit that I felt as if I were missing a couple of things at the beginning of the book, particularly when it came to supporting characters Marcus and Tyler (the main characters from Second to None, which I have yet to read) and with the whole gift-giving thing between Austin and Rhoades. But even with that giving me pause, there was more than enough about this series starter that has me already adding the next book on my to-be-read list, especially given that this first book ends with a cliffhanger, but it isn't the kind that may tempt you to hurl your tablet or e-reader in frustration. I'm also curious about quite a few of the other supporting characters, particularly Man Up's owner, James, and a couple of Austin's fellow dancers. I'll also be checking out The Breakfast Club. Fingers crossed the wait won't be too long for book two! Four stars for Austin. ♥

Date Read: 05 April 2018

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