Thursday, March 31, 2016

*Review* Something Great by M.Clarke

Genre: New Adult/Romance
Published: December 5, 2013
Pages: 317


* This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.

She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?


I was hired to provide post-publication proofreading for this book. The author was not and is not aware that I am writing this review, and it was not part of our agreement. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

If you like your rich guys on the sweet side, then you'll love Maxwell Knight. Although I had misgivings about starting a relationship with the boss, he quickly won me over. Did I mention that this story is told in first person from Jenna's perspective and I was very solidly in her shoes. When she was happy, I was happy; when she was sad, I was sad, and when she wanted to claw that *bleeps* eyes out, well, you get the idea. (Some details may have been embellished beyond the story.)

In spite of my feelings for Max, the romance in this story was a slow burn and I love that in a romance, especially a sweeter romance like this one. I appreciate when a relationship is allowed to develop before the characters say "I love you," even if they knew from the moment they met that they wanted to marry each other.

Overall I give Something Great 4 out of 5 stars because it sucked me in and made me feel everything Jenna felt. - Katie 

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About the Author

International Bestselling, Award Winning, Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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1 comment:

  1. Yah, I like when the relationship blossoms before throwing out the L word myself.