Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our 4 Star Review for Something Great by M. Clarke


* This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.

She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great

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Our 4 Star Review

There was no need for words; I felt his hard stare on my body, as if he was undressing me with his gorgeous eyes. His gaze was powerful, as if his eyes were hands; I felt them all over me, completely unraveling me.

College graduate, Jeanella Meffered has always kept her life plain and simple.  She liked everything to run smooth, her friends, her job and even the guy she is dating Luke. Luke has never made her feel special but mostly he has never made her feel. He doesn’t treat her bad but he doesn’t go out of his way to make her feel special.

One night while out to dinner with her friend, a gorgeous and dangerous looking man captures her attention. Something in his stare shot straight to her nerves which woke up with a vengeance. Jenna has never felt this way about anyone before and she doesn’t even know him. What was it about this stranger that makes her want to take a chance?

There was a strong, undeniable connection, like two lost souls finally finding each other.

Maxwell Knight is handsome, charming and seductive and he always gets what he wants. He is used to women falling at his feet. When he spots Jenna he is taken by her beauty and the fact that she acts like he is just another person. After a few chance meetings, Max wants to get to know her better but getting her to go on a date with him has been much harder than he expected it to be.

“I can tell you’re beautiful on the inside and outside. You’re a diamond in the rough. My once in a lifetime chance, and I’m not letting you go.”

After a few encounters Jenna can no longer stay away from Max. There is something there between them.  He consumes her every thought. Breaking things off with Luke, she cautiously pursues things with Max. Completely out of her safe zone, Jenna dives head first into a fast moving intense relationship. 

When someone from his past shows up and is caught leaving his place, Jenna is devastated. Instead of asking questions, she does what any brokenhearted woman would do. She runs but her decision ends up hurting more people than she planned. Through it all Jenna learns that she needs to follow her heart and sees that Max could possibly be her something great.

“I need you, Jenna. I’ve never needed anyone the way I need you.”

I enjoyed being able to see Jenna grow and struggle. She is very innocent and is reluctant to trust. She is sexually inexperienced and Max is the first man who is able to bring out Jenna’s sensuality. She has a good head on her shoulders and is witty when she needs to be. I also loved how clumsy she is and the situations she seemed to always end up in when it comes to Max.

 Max is so intense, handsome and charming. He ooze sex. He is caring yet demanding but it doesn’t come off as him being a control freak. He comes from money and is still very humble. He is honest yet secretive and his feelings for Jenna are loud and clear.

Becky, Jenna’s best friend is wonderful. She gives the inexperienced Jenna some great advice but seems to struggle with her own love life.

Matthew is Max’s younger brother. He has suffered a tragic loss. He is back home and getting his life back on track. He just as good looking as Max and proves to be a wonderful friend to Jenna.

Max and Jenna’s relationship seems to have a few big bumps in the road before they even really get into a relationship but it was good because I think it makes them stronger. The relationship did move a bit fast but seriously, life is short and when you find someone that makes you happy, you go for it!

Aside from a few grammatical errors this story was funny, sexy with a little angst and heart ache.
Mary Ting did a wonderful job with this story.

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