Sexy, confident, college playboy, Kelton Maxwell has his future right in the palm of his hands. Women want him. Guys want to be him. And he’s got one foot in the door at Harvard Law. All he needs now is just one prestigious internship at a highfalutin law firm to seal the deal. Nothing can stand in his way.
A blast from the past smacks him right in the face, bringing back memories he tried to forget. Kelton swore he’d never go back–never put himself through that again. He’d rather pledge his allegiance to the devil himself before he drops to his knees to worship a woman—especially her.
He won’t dare to get close
Won’t dare to let her in.
Can’t dare to love.
I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Oh Kelton my Kelton.
When I first started reading this series last year I knew that Kelton was my favorite. Something about lovable assholes… hehe. In my previous reviews I remember asking Ms. Alexander to write a book for him and like the awesome author she is, she granted me my wish… (she probably had it down the pipeline already, but I’m just going to pretended she did it solely for me.)
What I didn’t expect was a book woven so beautifully and rich with the series history.
Before I keep going, I suggest you read books 1 and 2 before you start Kelton’s story. Yes they are separate from book 3 by way of POV but I feel that you wouldn’t get the full effect of this books significance without knowing the full backstory. My reviews for Dare to Kiss (Maxwell #1) and Dare to Dream (Maxwell #2) can be found here and here.
Kelton Maxwell doesn’t do love. He see’s his other brothers struggle with their relationships and has decided that it is not worth the drama. He’s completely fine with the stream of women vying for his attention. Then one day, completely naked save for a cowboy hat.. all of that changed.
Lizzie Reardon is pissed. SUPER PISSED. She has some major issues that law enforcement isn’t helping with, and now she has no choice but to take it into her own hands. She never thought that in the process her paths would cross with a significant person from her past.
I did not expect this book to be intense, then again with Maxwell 1 and 2 it was stupid of me to think Alexander would go mellow on Kelton of all characters. This story tackles some deep issues. It describes a different perspective from the main storyline that runs through the entire series. It pushes emotions to the edge for all characters (yes, even the secondary ones). It was a rush to read this book. I tried to read it slowly, to milk it for all its worth, but I couldn’t put it down.
Kelton is the biggest goof of the Maxwell brothers. He’s the fun loving, sometimes crude one, but also fierce when it comes to defending his family. Alexander taps into why he acts the way he does. You will see there is so much more to him than the secondary character he was in Maxwell 1 and 2. I didn’t think I could love him more than I already do.
Lizzie is a breath of fresh air. She’s going through some shit yes, but her unwavering determination is refreshing. She needs to do what she needs to do and she isn’t thinking a whole lot about the consequences. She has gone to great lengths so far to get what she needs. She is sassy, sarcastic and temperamental. All things I love in a lead female because they are also usually the most vulnerable.
The writing was fantastic. Their “voices” were very unique. I hate when I read a book and I can’t tell which character is which because they all sound the same. Alexander has a very strong grasp of each of her characters and has them laid out individually.
As usual I’m trying to stay vague because I want your journey with the Maxwells to be your own. You will enjoy them!!!
Sidenote: I am really hoping the books venture outside of just the Maxwells and into some of the secondary characters. I am quite intrigued by one Dillon Hart and his little posse.
This is a top book to read for 2016 for me. You will not be disappointed. Pick it up now!!
“You’re still a douche. Age hasn’t changed you one bit.”
Fuck, I hope not. ” Why would I change? What you see is what you get. Unlike you. What are you hiding from?”
S. B. Alexander’s passion for writing began when she read her first Stephen King novel, The Shining. Over the years she kept telling family and friends she was going to write a book. Fifteen years later, on the advice of a friend, she sat down and wrote her first novel. Her books are targeted toward the young adult and new adult markets. Her young adult series, Vampire SEALS, includes three books, On the Edge of Humanity, On the Edge of Eternity, and On the Edge of Destiny, which have garnered high praise from readers.
Dare to Kiss, the first book in the Maxwell Series claimed the #1 bestseller spot in Amazon UK’s sports fiction category. The follow up, Dare to Dream, will be released on July 17, 2015.
Alexander’s career has been colorful—a former navy veteran, high school math teacher and college professor, sales consultant, coach, and manager. She loves baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox, white powdered donuts, and handbags. Her husband calls her the bag lady. She enjoys playing golf, is moved by music and great stories, and will go out of her way to help people.
She believes words are the key to opening the door to extraordinary places with amazing characters that tell a great story.
(Author biography pulled from GoodReads)