Title: Chilling with Max
Author: Bonnie Dee
Publisher: self published
Release Date: October 2, 2017
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.75 stars out of 5
High tension meets laid back in a collision of opposites.
Grant Edgerton hasn’t had free day in years. From overachieving student to workaholic real estate developer in a high-pressure firm, he’s striven for success to the point of developing a stomach ulcer. When he literally crashes into a dog walker and his charges, it’s time to let loose the hounds of change. After failing to land a very important client, Grant takes an afternoon to play.
Max Thompson rolls through life’s curves with easy grace. Dog walking supplements his gigs as a musician, and he’s content with his easy come, easy go existence. He’s fluid to the point of not standing firm for anything, until an eye-opening encounter with an uptight businessman shakes his cool.
As lust stirs, then love grows, Grant begins to reevaluate what it really means to be successful in life. And as Max teaches Grant to chill, he learns some things are worth making an effort to hold on to.
Every cloud has a silver lining, the saying goes and Grant learns this firsthand when thanks to flop at his high powered job he meets Max. Grant is goal oriented and overachiever. Max is happy go lucky, easy going guy. Grant hasn’t dated in over a year. Max is king of short term relationships.
Outwardly they have nothing in common, but they both feel the spark from the first meeting.
One date becomes two and more. They are soon embarking on building a relationship.
It’s a cute, unassuming story, following them as they get to know each other. Both characters grow during the story. They make serious decisions and their uncertainty in face of future is charmingly represented. Experiencing upheaval in his professional life, Grant slowly rediscovers everything he had ignored while trying to climb the corporate ladder. Max is in love for the first time. He is afraid, but ultimately takes the chance on Grant.
It is a sweet story which would be better with more even pacing. As it is, some scenes are wonderfully detailed and some feel a little rushed. It might be nice choice for readers looking for uncomplicated, sweet love story.