My Man Michael

My Man Michael

by Lori Foster

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Knocked out in one world, he'll take on another.

On the verge of a title shot match, fighter Michael 'Mallet' Manchester is injured in a car accident. And just as quickly as his career was taking off, it's over. Then Kaylie Raine appears, offering him a second chance at becoming whole. Even though Mallet thinks it's the pain medication talking, he accepts her challenge. And on an extraordinary journey with Kaylie, he'll get a chance to fight again-to save the woman who has saved him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425226292
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 181,395
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lori Foster is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many contemporary romances.

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My Man Michael 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 136 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was alright. I think Lori Foster should have kept it real instead of putting a sci-fi twist on the series expecially with this character.

I was looking forward to "The Mallets" story then to have the sci-fi crap tossed in I was disappointed.

Hopefully the next story about Dean will be a bit more par to course with the series.
Bookwyrm85 More than 1 year ago
I read the first couple of chapters and then threw my book across the room!! I am so upset. I don't think it's fair of an author to take a series that is loved, and a character that people are really looking forward to reading about, and just change it into something entirely different. If she wants to write time travel books, fine!! But she should have wrote a time travel book that wasn't already part of an established series. I hope that she doesn't do this to any future SBC books, if she does then as much as I enjoy her writing, I will not continue to read her books.
live2luv2read More than 1 year ago
Time Travel. Really? Why not alien space invaders or animals that talk to cheese? Maybe because up until now this series has centered around characters who live in the real world!!! They could have at least mentioned the small fact of this book being a futuristic piece of crap on the description before i went ahead and bought it. Very Dissapointed.
boys3boys More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed all of the books in the SBC series but didn't think this one was as good. If it had been a book all it's own without being part of the series it would have been alright. I am a fan of the fantasy genre, but I've never been a big fan of time travel books so my judgement might be a bit colored. That being said, I didn't like the incorporation of time travel into this series. The characters were okay, but I didn't get into them as much as with the other books that she's written. I'm looking forward to the next book and hoping that it's more in keeping with the rest of the books in the series.
bookwormkg More than 1 year ago
Nothing in the pre-views I read about this book prepared me for how bad it would be! Didn't expect time travel and space ships in what I thought would be a romance novel. The time travel background was lame and the characters weren't much better. All around let down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was extremely bummed with Lori Foster's My Man Micheal. I was really excited to read the newest of the SBC series, but this wasn't anything like the other SBC books. It makes zero sense to me why she screwed up the SBC series like this. This would have been a wonderful book if she hadn't used the SBC series to bring in her paranormal world. I'm very disappointed!
mgwmp More than 1 year ago
I love Lori Foster, but this was not one of my favorite books. The whole "I'm from the future" theme was shallow. There was very little explanation or description given about the ship, the planet, anything.
It seems like maybe the author was on a deadline, and writing fast.
Not up to her usual standard, but a pretty good book anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed with this book. Based on the other books in this series I was so excited that the next book was finally out. What a let down! This is the first of any Lori Foster book that I didn't finish. At about halfway thru the 2nd chapter I didn't want to read it anymore. I flipped to the end and was so glad I didn't finish reading it. What a waste of a book. This author is one of my favorites, but I guess even she has off books. I was just disappointed to see this was one of them.
Frita More than 1 year ago
I had been waiting so long to read "Mallet's" story and was so disapointed !! Lori what have you done ?? It was so un-realistic and so far from the other books in the series. I think she could have wrote this book using another character, not one from the SBC . Tho I really tried to enjoy it , I kept thinking on every page , this is so far fetched and tell me he is going to wake up from this dream .
I love Lori Foster's writting and she got me hooked from Jude's Law and I hope she continues this series.... but back on earth !!!!
Sara81 More than 1 year ago
Not at all expected based on the previous 3 books. This is a science fiction novel, not a contemporary romance. If you like the SBC series, I wouldn't waste your time with this book. It doesn't fit in with the series other than Michael being in previous books. I was really hoping that he was just really drugged up while healing from the accident and he'd wake up from this crazy dream, but by Chapter 4 I was so done. The other characters from the SBC make a brief visit probably to justify the claim that it's Book #4 in the series.

Ok, I think I've bagged on this story enough. Read at your own risk.
reesa00 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a sharp u-turn from the normally sexy, fun and enjoyable SBC series. For some reason, Foster decides to introduce time travel into the series. I don't enjoy books which decide to mix genres wihtout some sort of heads up to the reader. Even if this book did have some sort of notice that it was moving out of the contemporary arena, it still would have fallen flat. The heroine's world is not well consturcted and the slew of characters introduced don't have time to be developed.At the back of the book is an excerpt for the next SBC book - here's hoping that this will return to the traditional contemporary world that made this series successful.
deep220 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was really disappointed with this book. Where did the time travel come from? Nothing on the jacket hinted to any paranormal angle. When I purchased the book I was very excited at what I thought would be the storyline but was just blind sided.
other on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was horribly shocked and disappointed to find time travel added to what had been, hitherto, a contemporary romance/romantic suspense series. I do not mind scifi/fantasy but please do not suddenly introduce it into an on-going series with nothing more fantastic about it than all of those gorgeous heroes. I cannot even make myself read the book.
readersentertainment on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Michael "Mallet" Manchester was on his way to being a champion when an accident crushed his leg.As he lay in the hospital a mysterious woman comes in and promises that she can heal his leg, for a price.Michael agrees, though he doesn't believe her. Imagine his surprise when his leg is healed and he is teleported to the future to train a community of women warriors!This is a fun read that combines mixed martial arts, romance and time travel!
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My grin should be near to blinding about now...I just finished reading "My Man Michael" by Lori Foster and LOVED it! Her fourth book in the SBC Fighters series is packed with humor and heart-warming, heavy breathing romance from page one. Foster has managed to combine science fiction, fantasy, humor, and romance in a story that's almost guaranteed to make you say "Awwww" several times, yet still has a spicy, modern edge and blistering sexual tension.Michael or Mallet as he prefers to be called is pretty darned depressed. Not only did he total his lovely little sports car but managed to mangle his leg at the same time. The prognosis for his career as an SBC fighter is in kaput, over, done, finito. He'll be lucky just to keep his functionless leg and even Mallet knows you can't fight with only one good leg. When he's visited by a cute blonde who keeps disappearing when others are around, Mallet is sure he's just on some really good pain-relievers. Then he notices that his body, well specifically one body part, seems to perk right up when she's around, so he's more than happy to listen to her delusional she's from the future, can cure his leg, and wants him to join her 'colony' and fight for their defense! He can even have his choice of virgins! Sound like heaven to he decides to go along with her delusion in exchange for a kiss. Next thing Mallet knows he's really in the future, in Kayli's colony, and expected to spread his genes...holy hotcakes Batman!So funny. Imagine a blue-collar, roughneck guy turned loose in a colony where women fight while the men tend to hearth and home. Foster plays this storyline with the skill of a star stand-up comic. Is it silly? Oh yes, and in the very best way. Is it hot? Oh yes, and in the very best way. Is it a keeper? Oh hell yes, and in the very best way.
jfedolak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Lori Foster and the SBC world she created. I do like this book a lot but the whole time traveling thing does not work with the SBC world. I think I would enjoy this book more if it was separate form those story line.
KitCatJMS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I am not typically a fan of futuristic books, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. As a fan of Lori Foster, I figured if anyone could pull it off it would be her. Michael Manchester, Mallet, is laid up in the hospital after an accident. His fighting career ended, he's desolate and unsure of what to do with his life.Kayli shows up from a time in the future claiming she can heal Michael's wounds, for a price of course. If he goes back to the future with her and trains the warriors of her colony, she will make him whole again.Not able to pass up the opportunity to have full use of his legs again, not to mention that he thinks Kayli is a total hottie, Michael agrees - thinking that she has to be joking and he'll wake up at any moment.Finding himself in an unfamiliar land with technology beyond his wildest dreams, Michael faces the reality that he has indeed travelled to the future. Fighting to change the colony's rules and procedures, Michael ends up falling in love with Kayli.This book is a remarkable journey through self-growth, learning, and compromise. The future may hold all sorts of wonders, but they still have their issues that need to be resolved. If you enjoy stepping out of reality, you'll love this story!
AJRyan6of7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cop out, and a completely wasted opportunity to show how a REAL man would deal with a REAL tragedy. Instead, she sends him off to a magical fairyland where he's miraculously healed! Really, Lori Foster? When the going gets tough, the tough go time-travelling to fantasyland? Is that the lesson I'm supposed to learn? It's almost an insult to all the people who actually do have to deal with handicaps every day and can't just go skipping off to be some futuristic warrior. I'm normally a BIG Lori Foster fan, and a sci-fi/paranormal fan who generally likes time-travel stories, but this was just wrong. In any other context this might have worked. But, within this series, it seemed like a cop-out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually dont write reviews but I saw all of the negative reviews on this book because people were following a story. Ive never read her books before and I do like the woohoo stories. This was an interesting read and had alot to do with how 2 people found each other and fell in love. Love is love no matter what century you are in. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should've read the reviews first as I wasn't aware it was a futuristic, syfy romance. I had enjoyed the rest of the series so I didn't think it would be any different and the synopsis didn't mention it. Once you get past that, it was ok, definitely not up to par with the rest of the series though.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the last book, i expected way better from ms. Foster. This was truly awful. DON'T BUY. This was terrible. It was so off from the rest of the series and i wanted to cry from disappointment. Time travel? Sci-fi? Really? Why would anyone interested in a SBC fighter series want to read about one of the characters time traveling? This was a big effing mistake. This book should have never been written if this is how it turned out. Stick with what works, and time traveling doesn't work with MMA nor does kooky sci-fi crap. Whoever agreed to publish this book was a moron.
wvawelcomesyou More than 1 year ago
i liked the book and i think you will also
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was really good part of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago