REVIEWED BY: Christie
TITLE: Moving Maverick
SERIES: Made Marian, Book 5
AUTHOR: Lucy Lennox
NARRATOR: Michael Pauley
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 7 hours and 47 minutes
RELEASE DATE: April 7, 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.”
It is crazy that book 1 (Borrowing Blue) in Lucy Lennox’s Made Marian series was only released in late 2016, and now here in June 2017 we have the audiobook for book 5 (Moving Maverick). Time and again tho, Lucy brings it with each and every book she releases. Moving Maverick was excellent and I enjoyed every moment of it and Michael Pauley’s narration.
Maverick lived in Rabbit Island, South Carolina until his parents died in a car crash when he was 13 years old. To make matters worse, Mav’s grandma made the conscious decision to reject him, and not take her grandson in. But, one person’s loss is another’s treasure in this case, because Maverick was able to meet and be adopted by the wonderful Marian family.
Then, 15 years after being rejected by his grandmother, she passes away and Maverick finds out that he is the sole heir to her estate and fortune (which is quite vast, in fact). And, when Mav goes back to rabbit Island with the plan to sell off the estate and donate much of her vast fortune to the LGBTQ+ shelter his family is so deeply connected with, things get infinitely more complicated when he runs into his childhood best friend, Beau Talmadge. And, turns out that the insanely gorgeous Beau Talmadge just so happens to be gay as well. Soon, sparks fly and Maverick has a much tougher decision on his hands than he originally anticipated: sell everything, head back to California, and walk away from Beau? Or, leave his family and Veterinary practice, and move to Rabbit Island permanently to be with Beau?
For anyone familiar with Lucy Lennox’s Made Marian series, Moving Maverick is yet another installment that will clutch you by the heartstrings and expertly play a concerto with your emotions. I laughed, I cried, and I even cheered a bit. And, the ever talented Michael Pauley did yet another phenomenally excellent job narrating. As much as I love reading the Made Marian books, Michael Pauley makes them even better with his own brand of storytelling. Well done Lucy and Michael!