Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: Moving Maverick
SERIES: Made Marian
AUTHOR: Lucy Lennox
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 217 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2017
Do you remember what you promised?”
Maverick: I haven’t been back to Rabbit Island, South Carolina, since my parents died and my grandmother, Mimi, rejected me. I’m only returning now to attend her funeral and sell an estate I never wanted. But the moment I step foot on the island and fall into Beau’s arms, I realize it might not be so easy to say goodbye after all.
Beau Talmadge was always the boy next door, but now he’s no longer a kid. The man is hot as hell and pushes all my buttons in the very best way. I’m supposed to leave in a week. Sell everything, close the door on my past, and walk away forever. So why am I letting myself fall for someone who lives thousands of miles away? And how the hell am I going to break it off when it’s time to go?
“That I’d come back.”
Beau: It took one short summer to fall in love with Maverick Mitchell and fifteen long years to forget him when he left. I’d never expected to see him again, but when he shows up at Mimi’s funeral looking lost and lonely I can’t resist doing anything I can to comfort him. Falling into bed with Maverick is easy and the nights we spend together are as hot and steamy as a South Carolina thunderstorm.
I know it’s not smart. I know it’s not what he planned. But dammit, Mav belongs in my arms, in my bed, and in my life. So how the hell do I get him to stay?
”Took you long enough.”
Fair warning: Moving Maverick is a 73k word gay romance novel featuring sweet tea vodka, fancy salt and pepper shakers, guys catching crabs (not that kind), Aunt Tilly with a knife, and multiple detailed instances of man parts touching.
Moving Maverick is the fifth book in the best-selling Made Marian series. It can be read on its own but is much more fun read as part of the series.
This is the 5th installation of this wonderful series about the Marian men. In this book, we get Maverick’s story. Maverick is one of the Marian’s three adopted boys. He’s recently been dumped by his cheating, lying boyfriend and while he’s dealing with this, his biological grandmother passed away. He returns to the small town near the beach in South Carolina to face his past. Part of that is dealing with her refusing custody of him when his parents died and seeing his childhood friend, Beau.
This book, like the others, was great but it’s not my favorite. That slot is reserved for Taming Teddy. I think it’s because the little old ladies didn’t make as much of an appearance in this book as they did the others. I’ve really fallen in love with those ladies! That and I really didn’t connect with these two characters like I did with the others. I just felt that a lot of situations weren’t addressed. For instance, you never really found out what happened between Maverick and his ex. I wanted to know how he confronted him, what was said what was done and all of that. It was touched on but I felt like more elaboration could’ve been produced because I’m nosy like that. I wanted to know a little bit more about Maverick’s experiences when he was in the foster care system. I felt like I didn’t really get to know him as much as I did the other brothers. I didn’t feel as connected to him as I did the others. Also, I felt like we were just thrown into his and Beau’s past childhood relationship. I’m sure that wasn’t the case but for some reason I just felt like it was something that I was missing, like a piece of the puzzle that I couldn’t find to complete it. I thought the book was still wonderful in spite of all of this. I absolutely adore these characters. They are vibrant and well fleshed out. The editing is well done. One thing I would like to point out is the covers. The covers are absolutely gorgeous! The covers are consistent: the font, models and titles; it’s all fantastically beautifully consistent.
I loved this book as well as this series and I’m look forwarded the next one.