Saturday, 15 August 2015

Review: Max (Summer 2.5) by C.J. Duggan

Melanie Sheehan didn’t set out to be a liar, but her last lie landed her in big trouble. Now Mel must suffer a harsh consequence – she’s not allowed out of her father’s sight.

No friends, no parties, no life.

Since impeccably good behaviour is now all she’s about, her dad, renowned Ballan local ‘Bluey’ Sheehan, is about to finally cut Mel some slack. The catch? While he heads out of town on business, she has to stay at the Onslow Hotel, and he’s entrusting Max Henry, the eldest son of Bluey’s best mate, to look out for her.

He just doesn’t know it yet.

Max, the new head barman at the Onslow Hotel, is the one boy Mel has been crushing on since forever. At a time when Mel plans to go on the straight and narrow, she is about to tell the biggest lie of all. Will Max be able to handle the fiery farm girl or should he be considered the last boy in Onslow to trust?

Published February 15th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
Terri's Thoughts

I continue in my quest to complete this entire series, as previously mentioned going in the order in which they were published.

This brings us the story of Max who is one of the lesser featured Onslow boys.  I really enjoyed the very brief glimpses I had of him prior to this story however I have to admit I feel like I have not spent enough time getting to know him.  He is interesting enough that I feel he could have held together a full length story easily.

This story flew by for me.  Due to its short length I didn't feel that anticipation that I have grown used to in Duggan's work.  Instead it read like a fast rom-com, with even a reference as such in the story.  Even so it did not lose its steamy factor when the time came.

All in all I have to admit this series has been a guilty pleasure for me.  The biggest criticism thus far is that I wish all of the stories were full length instead of only some of them.  Only two more to go until I am finished, I can't wait for the next one!

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1 comment:

  1. I agree that the novellas in this series aren't as good as the regular books. I love the series, overall, though!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction