Max by April Kelley ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

MaxTitle: Max
Series: Demon Elite #7

Author: April Kelley

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/14/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance


Love and relationships aren’t exactly on Maxwell Shaw’s to-do-list. Give him a few drinks and a one nightstand any day of the week. When his boss assigns him the task of flirting with Sydney Marshall online to gain information, Max knows he’s perfect for the job. The job is one of the easiest he’s ever been given. Max finds out very quickly that nothing about Sydney is easy. That becomes even more apparent when Sydney asks Max to meet him. From that moment on, Max is smitten. Not only is Max in over his head in the love department, but it’s with a man whose either bound for death or prison.

My View:

I can’t lie. I was starting to lose hope for this series. The last book was so disappointing that I almost did not even want to give this one a try. BUUUUTTTT, the author has created characters who are so fun and lovable that I decided to give this one more try.

And I have to say I am glad I did. Max was a much more cohesive book and finally started the ARC moving forward again in a meaningful way that makes me think the author may finally resolve things. In addition, the romance was not as unbelievably instant and forced. Yes it was fast, but these men had a history so it was more understandable. It was also well displayed on the page so that as a reader, I understood the progression from strangers to more. This one worked better for me than the last few.

I am still holding out judgement on the series as a whole, because this author seems very hit or miss, but I will definitely check out the next book.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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