Real Mann by Aries France is the second book in the series and it picks up shortly after the events in the first book. You could probably read this as a stand alone book but you will definitely benefit from reading the series in order. Bishop is an FBI agent who we first meet in book one of the series, Forever Mann, and Quinn is one of the four Mann brothers who live and work in Bear Valley. (Read my review of Forever Mann here)
From the Blurb:
A real man is one who has seen active duty, who can take the high pressure and high demands of working for the FBI. So, why does it feel that I’m missing something? Why can’t I keep shoving my desires down, when that has always worked before? And why does Bear Valley, Colorado seem to hold all the answers to what could be real in my life? I’ll do anything to protect the place and people who have become important to me, no matter the cost. Maybe a real man can be honest about what he wants, and who he wants. Maybe a real life could be so much better than the lonely one I am living.
The ingredients that can be blended to make flavors of beer. The permanence of brick and steel. That stuff is real. Solid. Dependable. Precise. And I know to be a real man—the kind of man like my brothers are, and not like the one my father was—I need to be those things, too. But I’m not. Not the real me, anyway. No, the real me is the one who needs adrenaline to push out the thoughts and feelings I can’t handle and does whatever it takes to get it. And there is no better adrenaline rush than the one I get from Bishop Frost. He’s the most real man I have ever met; there is no way he could want the real me.
This book is a contemporary MM romance with a HEA, but contains adult content for mature audiences only.
Bear Valley is a series about four brothers living in a small ski-resort town. The series begins with Forever Mann. Real Mann is best enjoyed after reading Forever Mann. Bear Valley is named after a fictional geographical location and contains no shifters, bear or otherwise.
Red's Book Reads Review:
Real Mann has it all. Romance, secrets, mystery and intrigue. I loved how we got to understand more about the Mann family in this book and also how we learnt more about Bishop and his aspirations. These toe are just so amazing together and I absolutely adored this story from start to finish. Really worth a read and you won’t be disappointed
Rating: 5 Stars