Review: Revved to the Maxx by Melanie Moreland


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

"I'm listening." 
"I think you're the sexiest man I've ever seen. Especially for an old curmdgeon." 
I chuckled. 
"Your turn." 
"I don't think you're so bad yourself, Red. Aside from this horrid hair color and all the dots all over your face."

Revved to the Maxx is my fourth full-length read from Melanie Moreland, and while I loved my first three reading experiences, this fourth one is my favorite. This book is a standalone--that I'm kinda-sorta-maybe-really hoping could be the beginning of a new series because there were a couple of supporting characters I wouldn't mind getting to know better--and it has an opposites-attract feel to it with a bit of an age gap and a whole lot of small-town vibes as well. It's a lighthearted read with a dash of angst to keep things compelling, plus enough to satisfy even an angst addict like me.

Thirty-seven-year-old Maxx Reynolds is looking for an assistant; twenty-five-year-old Charlynn Hooper is looking for a job and a place to stay. When Charly answers the job ad that Maxx places, he assumes she's a guy; she assumes his a grumpy old man. Their first meeting was unexpected; their second one leaving both of them in shock. They're stuck with each other for a two-week trial period that neither of them is sure will end without a slew of cuss words (from him) or demanding kisses (also from him). But maybe with a few scrumptious pies (from her) and sassy and oddly retro comebacks (also from her), they may turn out to be what the other needs--and wants.

Gah! I adored this book! From the highly entertaining story to the mostly endearing cast of characters (there were a couple I wanted to smack with a rolling pin), there was a whole lot to love about Melanie Moreland's latest novel. Maxx and Charly were so darn easy to become attached to, and they're a prime example of how two people may be mostly opposites yet become that perfect counterbalance to one another. The sexual tension was palpable and there was a bit of back and forth between the two of them that made their coming together all the more satisfying and sweeter. I honestly can't think of anything to quibble about in this book, and while I know I've got more of Moreland's books to read, Revved to the Maxx is my favorite so far. Five-plus stars!

Release Date: 03 September 2020

Date Read: 03 September 2020

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