January 23, 2014

Review: Something Great by M. Clarke & Giveaway

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

Maxwell Knight was dangerously good-looking, seductively charming, and definitely trouble. He was everything Jeanella Mefferd did NOT need now.

Fresh out of college, life was predictable and comfortable for Jeanella. She had the strength of her friends, the security of her job, and she was dating a reliable man; it was all smooth sailing. That was until one night, when she met someone who made her feel things she'd never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding, breathless heat.

Never imagining she would see him again, Jeanella has no idea what to do when fate steps in and thrusts Maxwell Knight into her life, just as things were beginning to change around her. When she lands her dream job and travels to New York for Fashion Week, can she focus on her career instead of on Maxwell?

Will she ignore all the danger signs and jump straight into his arms; or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?


SOMETHING GREAT available on Amazon & BN

Jeanella, aka, Jenna to her friends, is a recent college graduate, living a boringly predictable life.
She likes it like that, it's comfortable, and safe. Then, gorgeous Max comes along, and makes her
all tingly. She then lands a new job, and Max just so happens to be the big boss's son. A few
problems though, Jenna is seeing someone, and she doesn't date co­workers. Max is determined,
and Jenna starts to wonder if maybe safe and predictable is enough for her.

Alright, first thing first, Jenna is way too nice. I understand not liking confrontation, but she has
almost no backbone. In the beginning of the book, she walks into her shared apartment to hear her
boyfriend of nearly a year, banging her roommate. The problem is that she is having an inner battle
with herself about whether to stay and confront her boyfriend, or to just walk out and pretend
nothing happened. I had a “GIRRLLLL, you better take yourself in there and give those two low
life's a piece of your mind” moment. Luckily the boyfriend realizes she's home, so she kind of had
to take care of it. She's a runner though, throughout the entire book. Max is intense. He develops
strong feelings very quickly. I don't get the “playboy” impression from him at all. Yes, he has a
couple different dates, but he is a grown man, and a single one at that. He actually seemed pretty
genuine to me. Unfortunately, he was a bit of a runner too. I really wish these two could talk about
things instead of running from each other all the time.

The did enjoy the story line though. A college girl making her way in the world by working for a
prestigious fashion magazine. Getting hand picked by her admirer to sit VIP at a fashion show in
New York. Showered luxury and attention by the man she's crushing on, but trying to steer clear
of. Sure, sounds like a good time. A lot of the story did feel “typical romance” to me though,
which is great for some people. I'm a bit critical though, honestly.

All in all Something Great was not a bad read. I just wish the formula had been mixed a bit, but
again, I'm critical. If you enjoy a good love story, with a little drama, and an HEA, you would most
likely enjoy Something Great.

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M. Clarke aka Mary Ting 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. Thank you for the review. I cannot wait to read this books. Thank you for hosting the giveaway, too.


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