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“Thoroughly enjoyable.” ―Romance Junkies on Full Speed
“Uproarious, amusing.” ―Midwest Book Review on the Full series
“Fast and furious and totally hilarious.” ―Old Book Barn Gazette on Full Tilt
“A truly delightful madcap mix...fun, funny, and exhilarating.” ―RT Book Reviews (A Top Pick) on Full House
“Bursting with action, adventure, and amusement.” ―The Road to Romance on the Full series--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
There's a whole lot of trouble going on in Beaumont, South Carolina. According to resident psychic-slash-astrologer, Destiny Moultrie, Mercury's in retrograde; Venus is in the seventh house, and the combination has turned Cupid wacko! Chaos rules as tempers flare and lust runs rampant. Newlyweds Max Holt and Jamie Swift-Holt are trying to make a baby, but their recently purchased antebellum mansion is under renovation and filled with feuding contractors. Vera has a crush on her new mailman, and is bent on looking ten years younger. Destiny is marked for marriage by the changing planets, and she's running for her life as the local redneck and bait shop owner is determined to make her his. Meanwhile, local pediatrician Maggie Davenport has considerably bigger problems now that her wild-girl past has caught up in the form of ex-boyfriend and jailbird who just flew the coop--and is determined to track her and her daughter down. If he doesn't expose her secrets, there's a good chance Jamie's editor, intent on getting the Full Scoop, will. Fortunately, FBI agent Zack Madden is on hand for protection; but the new danger is the wild attraction he and Maggie share. Fleas the hound dog is experiencing his first crush on Maggie's adorable and alluring...um...pygmy goat? Add to that an Elvis convention and a local root doctor and hoodoo practitioner who decides it's time she take charge; only to have one of her spells backfire, and you've got a gut-busting, laugh-out-loud story we hope you won't forget!
It's just another wild ride in the town we love to write about, and the character's we can't get enough of. So kick off your shoes, sit back, and enjoy a FULL SCOOP of fun, adventure, and romance.
Janet and Charlotte
"The Jamie Swift and Max Holt series moves to a new level...as always, the dialogue and events are outrageous, wacky, and just plain fun."
-"Romantic Times" on "Full Blast"
--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
A bit zany? Yes. But thoroughly entertaining. What eye candy is for the orbs, this book is brain candy for the mind. Nothing deep, nothing disturbing, just mischief enough to entertain.
Lorelei King delivers the narrative with charm and a voice that makes for mighty pleasant listening.
Many will remember recently married Max Holt and Jamie-Swift Holt. They'd very much like to produce an heir or heiress but there's little privacy in their antebellum mansion which has workmen all but hanging from the ceilings. However, rather than a Max and Jamie story this plot primarily concerns Maggie Davenport, a pediatrician with problems.
A former boyfriend of Maggie's has just escaped from jail and pops back into her life after over a dozen years. There's quite a bit about her past that Maggie doesn't want everyone to know, but what to do?
Help is on the way with the entrance of FBI agent Zack Madden. Of course, there are a few secondary plots adding to the potpourri of goings-on in Beaumont, even the romantic yearnings of a hound dog called Fleas.
Relax and listen - you can't help but smile.
- Gail Cooke
Not Evanovich at her best ... but I'm probably spoiled because I adore Stephanie Plum and nothing would come up to her ... in Evanovich's other series.
However, it's well-written with likable characters and a very enjoyable way to pass a few hours. You can't go wrong with this author.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The characters have very little depth or exploration. The authors give you some basic history, but fail to really explore them. They mention things but then never really tell you about them. An example is Maggie's pregnancy. You know that the antagonist got her pregnant at a young age, and you're told that there was some sort of cover-up to get her out of town so no one would know. But they never give you any details. You have no idea exactly how old she was, and you're not told anything at all about this cover-up. Where did she go? What did she do? How did she handle it all? Why did she make up a husband? It would have been nice to have these details and it would have given another dimension to Maggie's character.
Zack's was in a similar state. You know his FBI step-father was killed by the antagonist but you learn little else, other than that Zack was greatly affected by the slaying. I wanted to know how old Zack was when his mother married his step-father, what their relationship was like, how he dealt with the man's death, etc. Again, knowing all this would have made the character more full-bodied. The authors just failed to give these characters any depth at all.
The romance between them was poorly developed as well. It seemed extremely forced, with very little emotion involved. It was like, hey, let's kiss; hey, let's have sex; hey, I think I might have feelings for you. I wasn't feeling the chemistry between them at all. I had a really hard time believing that these two characters were in love.
There were also some minor areas where issues bothered me. One was that Zack, as an FBI Agent, was allowed to participate in the case at all. He was personally connected (his father being killed by the antagonist 14 years earlier). I had a hard time buying that that would be allowed. Also, Destiny, who had roles in the other books, is done a serious injustice in this book. She's paired off and engaged with hardly a whisper. A little more on that would have been nice.
As for the good points...well, I enjoyed the cameos of Max and Jamie. Fleas the hound dog and Butterbean the goat were great. And the actual plot wasn't too bad. But none of that could overcome the holes in the book. I was rather disappointed overall once I finished.
Rating: 2 / 5
Now, 14 years later, Meggie is a respected pediatrician and single mother. The absolute last thing she wants to hear from her old friend Jamie Swift-Holt, is that Carl Lee Stanton has escaped prison and police suspect he's on his way back to Beaumont, SC, for the hidden money. There's a good chance he'll pay Maggie a little visit as well.
FBI agent Zack Madden has personal reasons for taking on the case of finding Stanton. Zack's step-father was the agent gunned down all those years ago. But Zack does not share this information with Maggie when he moves into her home to protect her and 13-year-old daughter Mel. Zack and Maggie do not count on being so attracted to each other.
I have followed this series from the first book, and although I have enjoyed all the old characters, Max and Jamie who are now married and trying to get pregnant, and Frankie and DeeDee who now have a baby, I really loved these new characters. Even though the book has tense and scary plot situations, the humor keeps it lively and more than entertaining. Zack and Maggie are "magic" together. Maggie's daughter is an average teenager who is embarrassed over everything and she has a lot to be embarrassed about in this hilarious story. Maggie's nurse, a root doctor, is a hoot since she has a habit of putting hexes on people. Destiny is funny as always, but especially now because of astrologicall changes that create romance as well as havoc in Beaumont. Destiny is on the run from a bait shop owner named Freddy. Even Fleas falls in love with a little goat. The prison escape is just as funny when Carl Lee and his prison pal pick up a hostage who dies on them. As if that weren't enough, there is an Elvis impersonator convention in town.
I love the series because I can always count on getting a good laugh, and this book was no different. Some of the scenes brought tears to my eyes because they were so funny! I can't wait for the next one!
Love, danger, and fun are in the air while everyone snarfs down Better than Sex chocolate ice cream and waits for dangerous killer Carl Lee Stanton to arrive in town and wreak havoc. The book is tame by Stephanie Plum standards, but on its own merits, it's a fun, modern romance that deals with mother/daughter issues at the beginning of the teen years, and brings back a cast of characters we've grown fond of. Though the focus has shifted from the original characters to fresh blood to keep the romance angle from going stale, in this story some of the original feeling of off-the-wall fun being had by people leading everyday lives has come back to the forefront. At the same time, a couple of characters who had grown a bit tired fade away or move on. There's an unnecessary, somewhat silly twist at the end, but for the most part, this was an enjoyable read. They shook some things up and went back to basics with others, and it worked. There is life in Beaumont, South Carolina yet.