Publication Date: July 16, 2019
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Mabel "Maybe" Willis died a virgin at the very young age of twenty-four.
She leaves behind her parents, Betty and Bruce, her brother, Evan, a laptop filled with one too many Jason Momoa memes, and a Kindle library with more books than one human being could ever finish in a lifetime.
Cause of death: a text message.
Okay. So, I didn't die.
But I may as well have.
One minute, I'm a woman trying to find her way in the world, and the next, I'm the sender of six of the most embarrassing text messages that have ever been sent in the history of time--or the cell phone. Whatever.
We're talking code red, send a flipping mayday, the apocalypse is coming kind of texts.
And I didn't just send them to some random person I'll never see again.
No. That would be too easy.
I sent them to Milo Ives.
The man who played a starring role in all of my teenage fantasies--and my brother's lifelong best friend.
And, boy oh boy, has he grown up.
He's hard-bodied, blue-eyed, jawline-of-stone handsome, crazy successful, and has more money in his bank account than my brain can fathom.
Deflower me, please? I said.
Yeah. Send help.
Max Monroe has written numerous romantic comedies that have been top favorites of mine so whenever I see they have a new book coming out I always purchase it. Now, while I don’t tend to read them right away (I have to wait for the perfect mood- a mood that dictates HUMOR is a must at the time) I do have a special folder for their novels so when I feel like reading it I can. I do so by finding out which trope will be best for me at the moment (i.e. I was in the mood for a brothers best friend romance so I started this one). That being said, Milo and Maybe’s book is a fun, sassy, and hilarious read! This is exactly what I was expecting and the duo satiated my need in spades. Maybe (that’s the name of our HEROINE) is definitely a character one could consider a potential BFF and I connected with her from the start. I mean those text messages and her inexperience in all things sex and dating had me in stitches! Milo- what a guy! Being a billionaire hasn’t gone to his head in the least. He’s charming, level headed, and a total sweetheart! When you put them both together you can only imagine the sparks that fly! It’s beautiful- especially the end!
Now, while it’s clear I really loved the characters and enjoyed the book (4 stars is good) there were a few things that didn’t jive with me. First and foremast, the relationship aspect was slow. The two didn’t really come together as a couple until about 80% so watching and waiting for it to happen was a little tiresome. I mean, I knew they would end up together (hello, this is a romance!) but the pace of it happening was really drawn out. This would have worked if there was angst within their story but there wasn’t.
Another thing that I didn’t quite care for was how EASY it was for Maybe to get a job at one of the biggest publishing houses in the world. The authors stressed how she sent out hundreds of resumes with no response but when Milo the billionaire swooped in she had it in her hands. Ladies and gents, real life isn’t like this. Had she done it all on her own and faced a few hurdles along the way it would have been much more believable (and respectable). I like my books to feel somewhat realistic and I have to say, this aspect wasn’t. Even more, it sort of grinds my gears because “prince charming” once again steps in and wipes away all problems for the damsel in distress… As per usual in romances. For me, it just gets old after a while.
Other than these two minor things (and I truly mean MINOR as they didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the story) I did really love their story. I loved the belly laughs it gave me, the butterflies that swirled around in my stomach when Maybe FINALLY got her wish, and the way the book made me feel all warm and gooey inside. Once again, Max Monroe has written a winner and I couldn’t recommend it more to those who love romcoms.
Release Date: July 16, 2019
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