Thursday, May 5, 2016

Review: "Mad About Max" by Holly Jacobs (Paranormal Romance, Chick Lit)

Mad About Max (#1)
by Holly Jacobs (Holly Fuhrmann)

Publisher: Imajinn Books
Series: Fairy Godmothers
Magic for Joy (affil.)
Miracles for Nick (affil.)
Fairly Human (affil.)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Chick Lit
Publication Date: February 1, 2000

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Description from Publisher: Happy endings don’t come easy...

Author Grace Macguire is on her way! Her publisher has just bought more of her bestselling Fairy Godmother series of books, and finally, she’s looking at financial security! Her life is just about perfect...until the three fairy godmothers from her books appear and tell her they intend to find Grace her very own happily-ever-after!

So Grace does what any rational person would do when three fictional fairies show up in her car—she finds psychiatric help for her sudden sanity-impairment.

In his career as a psychiatrist, Dr. Max Aaronson thought he'd seen it all. But none of his previous patients has prepared him for Grace Macguire. The poor woman has a bad case of fairy delusions. but when she smiles, he finds he almost believes in magic. Almost.

It’s a bumpy road to Happily Ever After, but with the fairies’ bumbling help, Grace finally gets there. But first, she has to admit that maybe she is a little insane. After all, she’s...Mad About Max.

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I received a digital ARC from the publisher through for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.

What a fun and lighthearted story. It was exactly what you would hope - a modern fairytale, complete with wicked step-family, a villain, a prince, a makeover, and magical fairy godmothers. The tongue-in-cheek way the rules and fictional characters are talked about is highly amusing.

I enjoyed Grace, and Max, and the easy way they interacted, and Myrtle, Blossom, and Fern are a lot of fun!

This was also a quick read, my having finished in about 3 hours. The pacing was perfect and the writing spot on. There is a whimsy to it all that really works with the style of the story.

And then, when you think it's all going to just wrap up in a "Happily Ever After," you get more of a taste of reality. The type of reality that makes you believe that the Ever After being so Happy is exactly as it should be, magic or no magic.

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