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Posted February 25, 2013
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After the violent death of her husband, Maggie Mae Carson, has decided to live the life of a virtual recluse. Her world crumbled the day he died and she is only living a half-life in the home that they built together. Her friends try (often) to set her up with someone new but she shuns forming any attachments because her husband was the love of her life. But a powerful force intervenes to drive Maggie out of her self-imposed seclusion. Maggie's life changes the day her twin brother Marc decides to remove a troublesome tree from near her house. Unfortunately, things do not go as Marc plans when the tree lands in the middle of the house...the only remaining tangible thing from her husband. As he should be, Marc is scared of his sister's reaction. Little Maggie Mae has a supreme temper and he knows that THIS will absolutely set her off. In a preemptive strike, he calls his friend and police chief, Michael Rogers, to "protect" him from his sister. Not quite knowing what to expect, Michael goes to Maggie's house with other emergency personnel in tow. When he arrives, Marc is beyond scared which Michael finds a little funny...especially when he finally spies Maggie's tiny frame. But, as the expression goes, "big things come in small packages". Maggie is beyond a force to be reckoned with. She has a temper and isn't afraid to use it. Michael is immediately attracted to the tiny woman trying to kill her twin and Maggie is similarly attracted to the gorgeous man with the soothing voice. Charged energy vibrates between. Amazingly, through Maggie's loss she finds something that she never expected to find again........love.
My immediate reaction after reading this book was, "Wow, that cover sure didn't do this story justice", hence my initial reaction. Maggie Mae was an excellent story. It has a bit of all the things I like in a story -- a sweet romance, humor, paranormal elements, and a unique angle. I read it in one setting because I was drawn into the story very early on. Sadly, *smacks my own hand*, I expected to be bored with the story because of the cover but was pleasantly surprised to find a witty and captivating story.
Maggie was so loving and caring for her friends and family. Even after loss after loss, she was still able to comfort her brother, be kind to small children, and care for a lame wolf. Maggie's how-to-rid-a-man antics were absolutely hilarious. Michael was protective and loving to Maggie from the first. He sensed an immediate connection between them and made himself a pillar in her life. The love between them happened fast and burned hot. The story was not overly steamy but you could definitely feel the passion between Michael and Maggie.
The stalker angle was also very interesting. Rafferty was as crazy as a loon but I was happy to see that Maggie fought him with all the anger that was in her. I was hoping to see a bit more closure with that situation but glad that Maggie was still able to stay in his daughter Amanda's life and that his mother finally saw the truth about her son.
The paranormal aspect to the story was unique and well placed. The insertion of the "guardian angel" just fit within the story.
Maggie Mae was romantic and sweet and I would definitely recommend it a friend and read it again. Read it. Love it.