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Max (The Summer Series) by [Duggan, CJ]
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Max Henry thought he’d left the dusty flats of Ballan behind, but when the past slams into his present, suddenly there is no escaping – even if he wanted to.

Melanie Sheehan didn’t set out to be a liar, but her last lie landed her in big trouble. Now Mel must suffer a harsh consequence – she’s not allowed out of her father’s sight.

No friends, no parties, no life.

Since impeccably good behaviour is now all she’s about, her dad, renowned Ballan local ‘Bluey’ Sheehan, is about to finally cut Mel some slack. The catch? While he heads out of town on business, she has to stay at the Onslow Hotel, and he’s entrusting Max Henry, the eldest son of Bluey’s best mate, to look out for her.

He just doesn’t know it yet.

Max, the new head barman at the Onslow Hotel, is the one boy Mel has been crushing on since forever. At a time when Mel plans to go on the straight and narrow, she is about to tell the biggest lie of all. Will Max be able to handle the fiery farm girl or should he be considered the last boy in Onslow to trust?

Warning: sexual references, and occasional coarse language.

The Summer Series:
Book 1: The Boys of Summer
Book 1.5: Stan (Novella)
Book 2: An Endless Summer
Book 2.5: Max (Novella)
Book 3: That One Summer
Book 3.5: Ringer (Novella)
Book 4: Forever Summer

Authors Note: While each title can be read as a stand-alone story, you will likely enjoy taking the journey with these characters from the beginning.

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  • Print Length: 186 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TM9V52W
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,901 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Wow C.J Duggan Max I loved as much as the rest of my Summer boys well done on another amazing book I can't wait to get my hands on the last summer book a dim dying to get Paradise City waiting is killing me for your books :)
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Of two things I am not ashamed to admit: 1) that CJ Duggan has become one of my favourite go-to authors (and why would I be ashamed of that anyway, she is the bomb diggity!), and 2) I dream of making my way to Onslow in an attempt to hopefully win the heart of one of the boys. So when I hear CJ has a new book coming out, I'm in absolute excitement overload until I get to devour every single morsel, and Max certainly did not disappoint!

Being the newest and least known of all the Onslow Boys, I wasn't sure what to expect of mystery man Max, but reading this felt like he had been there from day one. The comradery between the boys and Max, and even the way Mel was taken in, almost made me want to pack up and move to a small town. Almost!

Like all of CJ's books, I was transported back to the late 90s, when I too was a teenager, with simple mentions of songs or pop culture that left me feeling a little nostalgic. And there is nothing like reading a fantastic slow burn story to remind you of the incredible feeling of butterflies in your stomach, awkward moments and sheer embarrassment at the hands of your friends that go hand in hand with having a crush, no matter what age you are. CJ is my slow burn queen.

What I love so much about this novella, as with Ringer and Stan before it, is that it's on the longer side. There is more than enough time for scenes to be set, characters to be introduced and make us fall in love with them, fun to be had, drama to occur and everything to be wrapped up in a sexy Onslow Boy bow to leave us all feeling more than satisfied yet still craving more...oh look, I can continue with That One Summer ;-)

Now, can anyone give me the directions to Onslow? I have a pub to get to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another fun look at the Onslow Boys 5 July 2015
By ysar - Published on Amazon.com
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Well, I'd been curious about Max for a while now, since we really only got a glimpse or two of him in previous books, so of course I grabbed his book when I got the chance.

Melanie's at that age where she's too old to be a kid and too young to be an adult, that impossible time in our lives where we want so badly to make our own decisions, even though we haven't quite proved we can handle that responsibility. In Melanie's case, she's already done the opposite of that, proving to her father that she's not as grown up as she'd like to be, and he's had her under lock and key since her last mishap. Now he's going out of town for a bit, though, and since he obviously can't leave her to her own devices, he leaves her in the care of his best friend's son — the young man that Melanie's had a crush on since forever.

Max has no idea what he's supposed to do with Melanie, though a lot of things he shouldn't do keep running through his mind. But she says she has a boyfriend, and she's driving him crazy. Plus, her dad trusted him with her, and to cross any lines would just be wrong. Except the more he's around her, the more he realizes she's not being entirely honest with him.

I'm not really a fan of those stories in which characters pile lies on top of lies to make themselves look better or cooler or whatever. Especially when the other party finds out and starts messing with them for it. And that's exactly what happened in Max. However, Duggan's characters are so much fun, and I love the way she spins stories, so as much as I didn't want to fall for it, I liked it quite a bit. Granted, it wasn't the full length novel I've been dying for, but it was a nice taste of the Onslow boys in the interim and a very enjoyable read. I've said it before, but if you haven't read her Summer series, it's an absolute must!
3.0 out of 5 stars A fun novella to tide us over till the next book in the series 29 April 2015
By Nicole Hewitt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This novella was fun and I’m glad I read it, but the story didn’t quite entrance me the way the other books in the Summer series have. I loved the book at first, but the ending didn’t feel quite satisfying enough and I never quite felt a connection between the characters. I chalk this up to being one of those cases where a full-length book was needed to really build a relationship – the story just didn’t quite fit into a novella.

What I loved:

Melanie.
I really enjoyed Melanie’s character, and felt for her – she just wanted to move on with her life after her one big mistake and not feel so sheltered all the time. She also wanted Max to see her as something more than his little sister’s friend, but she found herself going about it in all the wrong ways and then kind of getting stuck, digging herself deeper and deeper in her lies. Her story was fun and I loved how Amy was tied into it so much!!

Max.
It was also nice to have Max’s perspective in this book. The fact that he was onto Melanie and Amy’s lies pretty much the whole time made the story that much more amusing and made me eager to see how it was all going to play out!

The negatives:

Not enough time to connect.
The reason that this book only got three stars from me is because I just never felt a real connection between Melanie and Max, at least on Max’s side of the equation. Melanie had been hung up on Max for years, so her interest made complete sense. But Max just seemed vaguely interested in Melanie (he thought she was hot) and there wasn’t enough interaction between the two of them to make me understand why he liked her (beyond the aforementioned hotness and the fact that he was a bit jealous of a possible boyfriend). I kept waiting for some meaningful moments between them, but I didn’t really see them. When we got to the end of the book, they just kind of jumped into bed together (which actually ended up to be a pretty amusing scene) and then Max was apparently completely hooked and cared about her. I just didn’t quite see it.

So, this book was cute and fun but it didn’t move me or thrill me the way that the rest of the Summer series has. I still recommend it to fans of the series who want to see how Max and Melanie came to be, but I definitely wouldn’t start with this book if you haven’t read others in the series. (But, if you haven’t read this series yet and you’re a fan of NA, you definitely need to get on that right away!!) I give this one 3/5 stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What I Was Expecting! 18 February 2015
By Valeria - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is what I’m talking about! I loved that Max, unlike the other novellas in the series, truly captures the camaraderie between the Onslow boys and their girls, which in my opinion is the essence and heart of the whole series. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the other novellas too (actually I think of all the Onslow boys Ringer is my man!) but they were focused in the couple being formed rather than the group dynamics that is characteristic for the books in the series.

This wasn’t the case with Max. Even if we didn’t see much of the boys, as we do in the books, I loved to finally be back at the Hotel and see a little more of their banter and playfulness. I really loved that Amy took Mel under her wing and that they became fast friends. I think I like Amy even more now. If she were real, I’d love to have her on my side.

I really enjoyed seeing how Max has slowly entered the picture where the Onslow Boys are concerned and I’m dying to see them all together in the final book. Forever Summer can’t get here soon enough!

I loved how you can make the connection between what happens in this book with the other novellas in the series. In Stan you see Max arriving to town, and in Ringer you learn more about Max, his family and we even get to see Bluey and Mel again!

I liked Mel. I truly felt for her. Her dad’s punishment was surely harsh, and I can’t imagine how captive she must’ve felt, so it was awesome to see her finally catch a break in Onslow.

This book has some funny scenes in it and it made me laugh out loud. As all the books in the Summer Series, it was addictive. I was actually planning to read this novella in 2 days, but I simply couldn’t. I had to read until it was done which resulted in very few hours to sleep and a very long day after.

Overall, this was an excellent addition to the series. Pure C.J. quality and I would definitely recommend it to every fan of this series. You can’t miss this one! My only complaint is that I wanted more!
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Onslow Boy to fall in love with 17 February 2015
By Natarsha Smerdon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Of two things I am not ashamed to admit: 1) that CJ Duggan has become one of my favourite go-to authors (and why would I be ashamed of that anyway, she is the bomb diggity!), and 2) I dream of making my way to Onslow in an attempt to hopefully win the heart of one of the boys. So when I hear CJ has a new book coming out, I'm in absolute excitement overload until I get to devour every single morsel, and Max certainly did not disappoint!

Being the newest and least known of all the Onslow Boys, I wasn't sure what to expect of mystery man Max, but reading this felt like he had been there from day one. The comradery between the boys and Max, and even the way Mel was taken in, almost made me want to pack up and move to a small town. Almost!

Like all of CJ's books, I was transported back to the late 90s, when I too was a teenager, with simple mentions of songs or pop culture that left me feeling a little nostalgic. And there is nothing like reading a fantastic slow burn story to remind you of the incredible feeling of butterflies in your stomach, awkward moments and sheer embarrassment at the hands of your friends that go hand in hand with having a crush, no matter what age you are. CJ is my slow burn queen.

What I love so much about this novella, as with Ringer and Stan before it, is that it's on the longer side. There is more than enough time for scenes to be set, characters to be introduced and make us fall in love with them, fun to be had, drama to occur and everything to be wrapped up in a sexy Onslow Boy bow to leave us all feeling more than satisfied yet still craving more...oh look, I can continue with That One Summer ;-)

Now, can anyone give me the directions to Onslow? I have a pub to get to.
5.0 out of 5 stars Max by The Bookmark Blog 18 February 2015
By Adriane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
So, with Max I got to punch my ticket to Onslow. It was sort of bittersweet, cause, well, see, there is only one more book left in the series, so I read this one a little slower than I normally would. But oh, just like all the others, Max was magical.

See the Onslow boys have accepted another member into their group and his name is Max. And Max, he is one good looking young man, just ask Mel, who has been crushing on Max forever! See, Max is the brother of her best friend Miranda (we get to met her/met her in Ringer). But Mel is dumped with Max for the duration of her dad's trip, because she got in a little bit of trouble and he wants someone to keep an eye on her.

Well, things don't go all that smoothly between the two! One is making up stories and the other is realizing that his younger sisters friend is not as young as he remembers her. This hot and sexy romp through Onslow sure did melt some snow inside here for me even if it did nothing to warm up the temperatures outside! Oh, and don't let the term novella fool you! This is just a shorter version of C.J.'s other stories, and a completion of all her characters, and if you have read all the other stories in her series, you feel the urge to know what happens to all of them. Cause, trust me, you get kind of attached to each of them, and you loose your heart to one Onslow boy in particular. I love all the Onslow Boys, but Toby will always be my favorite! However, seeing them all grow up and fall in love to the sounds of 80's/90's soundtrack, wow does it make it fun!

If you haven't fallen in love with an Onslow boy, now is a good time to start!

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