Chilling with Max (Ele’s Review)

Author: Bonnie Dee
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 2nd 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 99 pages
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 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.

Although I didn’t love this as much as the first book in the series, Caring for Riggs, it was still cute.

Chilling with Max is an “opposites attract” story. Max is a dog walker, pretty laid back, not very ambitious, and pretty content with his life. Grant, on the other hand, is very driven, and leads a very stressfull life trying to make it big as a real estate broker.

A chance encounter is the trigger for Grant to start reevaluating his life’s choices.

I liked that part of the story a lot. And I loved, loved, LOVED the dogs.

I was very invested during the first part of the story, although it was mostly Grant…chilling with Max! But in the second half, there was a lot going on and due to the short len?th, none of these things were explored in depth. The steam was there but kind of muted.

All in all, I felt a connection between Grant and Max, but I lost it somewhere along the way.

Still, this is an enjoyable, low angst, sweet story. If you ‘re a fan of the author, you should go for it.

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