Book Review: Taming Mad Max by Theresa Ragan : 4 stars!
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I laughed. I cried. Two or three times in fact. Yup, this was a great contemporary romance novel. Oddly, I actually like the Cole/Lindsay side-story better than the Max/Kari main story, and that’s what really pulled me through in a few points.
But the tears came 1)
The overall story is a little cliche. It’s a lot of he said/she said and someone was holding back the truth. Yes, I’ve read that exact plot line in many, many, many contemporary romances. And then there was the she wants him, no she doesn’t and he wants her, no she doesn’t. This was in the main characters.
But Cole and Lindsay … THAT’s where the story was unique. Right up until
As for Max and Kari, I had a really hard time with her
There is a bigger cast in this all of which help flesh out Max’s character, but we’re left with far less on Kari’s side. Of course, there’s Molly, who is the epitome of a teenager and a well written one. I will say, Molly’s little diatribe, at the end in the hospital, didn’t seem to fit her character. She went from 13 to 18+ without us really seeing that she was like that.
I’m very curious about Nicole since the story ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger for her. Probably will have to look and see if there is a story with her somewhere in Theresa Ragan’s library. She was the most conflicted of all the characters (over even Breanna — though I LOVE Joey’s fix on their relationship issues!).
While I officially added this to my GR list in August, I didn’t start reading until September 29th and finished it October 1st.
If you love contemporary romance, this is a good, simple read.
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