Max Monroe LLC (April 30, 2023)
April 30, 2023
Brooke Baker has been through a lot in her thirty-one years of life. A divorce. A career change. A move to New York City from “small-town” Ohio. Not to mention, she has a bit of a medical condition that involves occasional fainting spells, mild embarrassment, and the companionship of her adorable service dog and canine sidekick, Benji. But none of it has prepared her for this. None of it prepared her for Chase Dawson. Strong jaw, blue eyes, cut muscles, and a perfect swoop of superhero-worthy black hair, Chase’s features are those of a book boyfriend and then some. Obviously, Brooke would know—she literally filled an entire manuscript with it. A manuscript no one was ever supposed to see. Will she survive two months of revising and editing the sizzling romance she imagined with Chase in extremely close quarters with him? Or will the constant white lies and overwhelming attraction make her spontaneously combust?
I love a quick author’s note at the beginning of any book.
When an author starts me with something important they need me to know about their book, it feels special. The note from Max Monroe in Accidentally Attached had the opposite effect. It almost had me stop before I even started the book. It was a little excessive and over hyped. I appreciate a warning about scenes not safe for work, #nsfw. The note from Max Monroe was too specific. It told me that I will laugh so hard I might want to wear a sanitary product, or be on the toilet while reading. It was full of big promises about the story. Then follows a dedication to Henry Cavill’s right testicle, his best testicle apparently. Is there a public joke there that I missed out on?
I don’t want to be a raging Debbie Downer so I’ll be quick about this.
- While it was a good book, and it would be mortifying to send a naughty fanfic to a crush, Brooke’s obsession with Chase felt very juvenile.
- Brooke talks to her dog a lot more than I feel is natural. It could be more common for a person living alone with a service animal to do this often. Perhaps her character could have instead had more internal thoughts in place of doggy conversations? Please note I’m a dog lover and I talk to my dogs. We just talk about who’s a good boy, and where they left their bones.
- Slow burns are good, but this story was glacial.
- The humor promised in this book just didn’t land for me.
Kristin lives in the PNW with her husband, and three kids. She loves to read YA fiction, fantasy, and romance. She’s recently entered the world of “Booktok” on Tiktok, and is having way too much fun following the trends of young folks. The only shows she watches are re-runs, and if she’s not reading a book she’s listening to one.