Review: Man Fast by Krista Sandor (Bergen Brothers #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.

Krista Sandor was a new-to-me author prior to me reading the first book in her new Bergen Brothers series. Man Fast is the story of a woman wanting to reassess her life and start over after the man she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with upped and left, leaving nothing but a letter for her to find, and a man needing to get his own life in order after a decade of wallowing in guilt and self-loathing, having lost the two people who meant the most to him. Twenty-six-year-old Abigail Rose Quinn and thirty-year-old Brennen Carl Bergen look like they don't have a whole lot in common. After all, she spent most of her life in Florida and has moved in with her cousin--who is more like her sister--and is the newest first grade teacher at Whitmore Country Day. On the other hand, Brennen was a world-class athlete before life changed forever, leading him to the rudder-less existence he has now as the president of the Bergen Foundation, the charitable arm of Bergen Enterprises but a position he seems to hold in name only. When Abby and Bren are paired during the Whitmore Community Partnership as teacher and volunteer, respectively, it's a partnership that has a rocky beginning but could it end with a life-changing ending?

I was intrigued by the title and blurb for this novel when I first came across it because I do think that taking a break from things--and yes, even people--is a good thing and may be necessary in order for us to regain our bearings and possibly see where things went wrong and where they went right so that we can proceed what the next chapter of our lives accordingly. I admired Abby's decision to start over, leaving behind everything she knew and choosing to go on her "man fast" for seventy-four days after what her ex-boyfriend did to her. Her experiences have made her wary and distrustful of people, particularly the men who have been in her life--the ones she thought she could rely on the most. So naturally, here comes Brennen, who at the onset, was not exactly the most reliable nor responsible man on the planet. But I loved seeing how this guy evolved from the man-child he was at the beginning to the man he was by the end of the book. There's definitely some angst to the book, but no complaints from this angst addict. I'm also intrigued by Brennen's brothers, older brother, Jasper, and the absent youngest brother, Camden, and I'm excited for the next book in the series featuring the former and Abigail's cousin, Elle Reynolds. Man Fast was both a fun and heartwarming introduction to Krista Sandor's writing and gets 4.5 stars. ♥

Release Date: 10 June 2019

Date Read: 10 June 2019

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