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Mad About Max
     

Mad About Max

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by Lisa Plumley
 

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Lucy, the quirky owner of a charity shop that gives designer clothes to those less fortunate, meets her match in Max Nolan, the owner of a pampered pets boutique, when he tries to buy back his "lucky suit," which had been accidentally donated to her store. Original.

"A cool cast of secondary characters adds much to the story as clever Plumley, who is already

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Lucy, the quirky owner of a charity shop that gives designer clothes to those less fortunate, meets her match in Max Nolan, the owner of a pampered pets boutique, when he tries to buy back his "lucky suit," which had been accidentally donated to her store. Original.

"A cool cast of secondary characters adds much to the story as clever Plumley, who is already known for her entertaining romantic comedies, presents another winner in this humorous and engaging tale about a man who literally loses his shirt, but finds his heart."—Booklist (starred review)

Sushi for pooches. Belly dancing. Men in their underwear.
It's all in a day's work for Lucy Logan...

...and so is getting unemployed folks spruced up with designer duds at the charity shop Successfully Dressed. Anyone who knows Lucy knows her heart is always in the right place. But the guy who shows up wearing nothing but tighty-whities and a frown doesn't know Lucy—or understand why she won't just let him buy back his "lucky suit." Instead, she insists he earn it back through volunteer work. Of course, Max Nolan's killer abs and effortless charm have nothing whatsoever to do with Lucy's good intentions...

From minute one, Max can't keep his eyes off the skimpy-skirted, boho-punk vision that is Lucy Logan. She's a woman of ideals, while he's a man of action—but that doesn't mean they can't collaborate on...any number of things. Beyond getting his suit back, Max figures he can make some great contacts with the shop's rich benefactors, exactly what he needs to get his pampered pets boutique off the ground. And if he gets a little—okay, a lot—closer to Lucy in the process, well, that's a sacrifice he's only too willing to make...

"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" —Rachel Gibson

REVIEWS:
"Mad About Max kept me laughing from beginning to end. What great characters! Very highly recommended, especially for fans of romantic comedy." —Romance Junkies

"Lisa Plumley gifts us with another delight in Mad About Max. Her characters come to life with color, verve and warmth. And her plots are as unique as they are fun to read. Mad About Max is a madcap adventure with a wonderful message. Don’t miss this grand, feel-good story sure to capture your heart!" —Fresh Fiction

"Plumley offers us a plethora of entertaining secondary characters to enjoy at the periphery of the main action, along with a lot of funny one-liners. You’ll enjoy Mad About Max, too!" —Romance Reader at Heart (Four-Rose Read!)

"Mad About Max is another vintage Plumley, a zippy, smart, well-written and often humorous story that’s a joy to read." —Bookloons

"I was really enchanted by this book, the first of this author's that I've ever read. This is a fast-reading book, and one with a bonus—a charming secondary romance. I found myself grinning the entire time I was reading this book, and really rooted for the characters. This is a great beach read—fun, light, and sweet. I will be on the lookout for the author's next book." —All About Romance

"I loved the comedic premise of Lisa Plumley's books! Humor is always on the forefront but just as prevalent is romance! A very fun read as usual from Lisa Plumley!" —Reader to Reader/New and Previously Owned Books

"Author Lisa Plumley is one of the shining stars of romantic comedy, and her new title Mad About Max is sure to bring a chuckle to romance readers everywhere." —A Romance Review

"Instead of one romance, readers are treated to two charming romance stories in one novel. Lisa Plumley's latest is a sure bet!" —Roundtable Romance Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Bookloons
"Mad About Max is another vintage Plumley, a zippy, smart, well-written and often humorous story that's a joy to read."
Romance Junkies
"Mad About Max kept me laughing from beginning to end. What great characters! Very highly recommended, especially for fans of romantic comedy."
Fresh Fiction
"Lisa Plumley gifts us with another delight in Mad About Max. Her characters come to life with color, verve and warmth. And her plots are as unique as they are fun to read. Mad About Max is a madcap adventure with a wonderful message. Don't miss this grand, feel-good story sure to capture your heart!"
Romance Reader at Heart
"Plumley offers us a plethora of entertaining secondary characters to enjoy at the periphery of the main action, along with a lot of funny one-liners. You'll enjoy Mad About Max, too! (Four-Rose Read!)"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045178761
Publisher:
Lisa Plumley
Publication date:
09/02/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
415 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

Rachel Gibson
"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!"

Meet the Author

Lisa Plumley is the USA Today best-selling author of more than three dozen popular novels published by Kensington and Harlequin. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and editions, and includes contemporary romances, western historical romances, paranormal romances, and a variety of stories in romance anthologies. Her fresh, funny style has been likened to such reader favorites as Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Jennifer Crusie, but her unique characterization is all her own.

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Mad about Max 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Loraine More than 1 year ago
This book was super cute. I loved that the author really let you into both the female and male characters head. Usually when i have read romance novels its based on the female characters mind but this gave a different persective and made me Mad about Max.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Phoenix Max Nolan believes not to tempt luck if a suit brings you a break that becomes your lucky suit to wear when you need good luck. However, the superstitious pet boutique owner Max angers his girlfriend of six months Sarabeth over a trip to Aruba with her vs. a pet boutique business venture with his partner Oliver Pickett. In a fit of pique she gives away his clothing including his lucky suit to Successfully Dressed Donations, a charity shop. Desperate to at least get his winning suit back, Max dressed as ¿Mr. Tighty-Whities¿ pleads with manager Lucy Logan to cut him some slack and return his suit to him he even offers to pay. Lucy needing volunteers to work the store blackmails Max into helping out. --- Max and Lucy think the other is gorgeous, but neither wants an involvement with the other sex at this time. Meanwhile Max finds he enjoys working at the store especially meeting and helping people. He makes new friends including pals of Lucy, who believe they are a perfect match and plan to see that the newcomer and the manager come tougher romantically. --- The relationships between the lead couple (opposites do attract) and another between zany support characters make for a fine lighthearted romantic romp. Max and Lucy cannot resist one another though he insists to himself he is using her charity shop to gain clients from her wealthy donors. Their spats and kisses make for a fine tale that contemporary fans will enjoy (and be reminded to donate those items in the closet not being used ¿ at least give away his that is). --- Harriet Klausner