Maxon (Angelbound Offspring Series #1)

Maxon (Angelbound Offspring Series #1)

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by Christina Bauer
     
 
I loved the romance in this novel… Maxon and Lianna were amazing characters, they were both so spunky and sassy. Plus, the action scenes and powers/abilities were truly epic. I loved it! – The Not So Public Library Prince Maxon may be twenty-two years old now, but he’s still haunted by his boyhood abduction and torture in Hell. To deal with

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I loved the romance in this novel… Maxon and Lianna were amazing characters, they were both so spunky and sassy. Plus, the action scenes and powers/abilities were truly epic. I loved it! – The Not So Public Library Prince Maxon may be twenty-two years old now, but he’s still haunted by his boyhood abduction and torture in Hell. To deal with his past, Maxon limits his present-day activities to killing demons and seducing women. No long-term relationships. No combat too dangerous. No problem, right? Wrong. Maxon’s life has stalled out. The old thrills aren't there anymore, either on the battlefield or in the bedroom. While staking out his next fight, Maxon meets what seems like just another girl after a good time. What he gets is a close encounter with Lianna, a lady warrior with ties to the mysterious elemental rulers called the monarkki. It’s love at first fight. Trouble is, Lianna’s running from a dark history of her own, and her elemental enemies are closing in. When Lianna gets taken, Maxon realizes that after years of wrong choices and dead ends, the right woman is worth risking it all. ANGELBOUND ORIGINS 1. Angelbound 2. Scala 3. Acca (Coming December 2016) 4. Thrax (May 2017) 5. Armageddon ANGELBOUND OFFSPRING 1. Maxon 2. Portia BEHOLDER 1. Cursed 2. Concealed (Coming Fall 2016) 3. Cherished (Spring 2017) 4. Concealed (Fall 2017)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780996086455
Publisher:
Monster House Books, LLC
Publication date:
05/12/2015
Series:
Angelbound Offspring Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
12,606
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Maxon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I loved the character's mirrored past that brought them towards each other and allowed them to heal old wounds. Can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read the other books in this series you must read this one! You won't be disappointed ! !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Something hat you wouldn't expect
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Maxon is a high prince and fierce warror, but his nightmares consumed him. He dreams of when he was 3 and abducted by Armageddon, the ruler of Hell. He tries to forget but can't. He uses women and killing demons to forget but that's getting old. The ruler of Water is not doing good. Lianna is chosen, but Lianna has been running all her life with a demon on her tail. She's a water element and wants to stay a warrior. She has a strong sense of duty. The ruler of Air wants Lianna dead and to get her energy. Maxon and Lianna meet and the attraction can't be denied. Maxon is basically just drained from his nightmares. He's very brave and loyal, smart and strong. He's good at killing demons. He's an enjoyable character who grew with the twists and turns of this story. Lianna is very fierce but also loyal and true. She's strong mentally and physically, even with a demon always after her. She can be very determined. She also grows through the story. This was a very good book and plot. I recommend it to anyone that likes this genre.
ilonaF More than 1 year ago
Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley You know that book that you mean to open and just read one chapter before doing something else then find you can't put it down for any reason? No? Well read this one and you will know what I am talking about. I haven't read all of the Angelbound books but luckily for me this one can stand alone and was riveting to boot. The main Characters were well written and had very interesting personalities. The action was strong and believable even though it dealt with fantastical creatures and situations. I cannot say much without spoilering so suffice to say I highly recommend this book if you enjoy fantasy action and a believable romance.
mollymortensen More than 1 year ago
Great world building and fun characters! Rated new adult due to swearing, sex, and torture.  Though it's the Fourth book of the series, Maxon can be read alone. Note: Both main characters have some PTSD. (Personal pet peeve.) The good: We get to find out what happened to all of the characters from the first trilogy. Though they weren't in it much, it was fun to see them again. I love how Bauer manages to add some awesome new world building to each of her books. The world of the elementals was fascinating and I loved Lianna's powers! This is a fast paced book with plenty of action. It's hard to pull off magical battles, but these were well done. I was afraid it would be attraction at first sight, but both Lianna and Maxon had reasons to want to stay apart and this let their relationship progress more slowly. It turned out rather sweet, even if it was quite fast. I liked Lianna right away! Maxon inherited his mother's sass, (the main character of the original trilogy) but it took me a while to warm up to him.  The Bad: At the beginning, Maxon came off like a moody womanizer and he seemed way too overpowered. Luckily, he grew on me after he met Lianna. Lianna did something really stupid towards the end. (The kind of stupid they use a lot in TV, but that didn't stop me from yelling at her.) Verdict: I was a bit hesitant when this one was new adult. I've had some bad experiences with the genre, but I really liked this series so I gave it a shot and I'm glad I did. There was only one sex scene and it didn't feel just thrown in. Point of View: First Present (Maxon, Lianna) Predictability: 4 out of 5 (Where 1 is totally unpredictable and 5 is I knew what was going to happen way ahead of time.) Source: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley, but it didn't effect my review. My Rating: 7/10 Stars My Summary: Lianna is one on the apprentices training to become the next ruler of the water elementals, but she's only a Thrax (half angel) so the odds of her being chosen are slim. Zephyr the leader of the air elementals has been killing off water's apprentices. He attacks Lianna, but she manages to escape and stumbles into Maxon and his friends demon hunting. Maxon is the prince of the Thrax. He's spent his whole life fighting demons, and living in the spotlight of the Thrax world, since his mother is also the one responsible for sending souls to heaven or hell. He can't become her heir until he falls in love, but no one can  see that happening any time soon.
Samantha_Alice More than 1 year ago
Maxon left me charmed and delighted. This fantasy romance centers around Maxon and Lianna. The attraction between the two is instant, even if neither of them wanted it to be. Through the book they come to trust, rely, and care for one another. The bond between them is built upon all the right kinds of stones.  Maxon, I have a lot to say about Maxon. Maxon is witty, clever, snarky, and loyal. He's one hell of a demon slayer and finds himself losing interest in that aspect of his life. His course changes once he meets Lianna. Lianna is daring, passionate, and gutsy. She does what she believes is best and follows her heart. The two make a striking pair and suit one another.  The story weaves the reader into the novel's world effortlessly, even for someone who has not read the prior books in the series. This shows the talent the author possesses as many fail to be able to draw a reader in when such a complicated world exists. The story will captivate you from the very first page as you are presented with a very snarky and annoyed Prince Maxon. I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review and I can happily say Maxon deserves a perfect 5 star rating. 
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Maxon is book four in the Angelbound series by Christina Bauer. We have skipped ahead nineteen years from the end of book three. Maxon is now twenty-two years old. He is a fierce demon hunter and has quite the reputation with the ladies. He has never fully overcome the terror he experienced, though, when he was three years old at the hands of Armageddon. He still has nightmares of his experience while he was abducted. The last year has been tough. The light seems to have gone out of him. He doesn’t take the pleasure he usually gets from either battle or romance. Well, by romance, I mean a long string of one night stands. He feels that he is not relationship material. That he is broken. But all that changed the day he met Lianna. Lianna has been an apprentice to be the next Monarkki of Water, one of four Monarkkis that rule the four elements, since she was fourteen years old. She, too, has a dark past that haunts her still. No one was more shocked than she was when she was chosen to be the successor. When she first met Maxon, she was just looking for a place to hide for a while, to prepare to be crowned as the new Monarkki. When Maxon invited her to his home she readily accepted. Was it because it was a good place to stay under the radar or because Maxon was quite the swoony, oh so handsome host? “It’s like my body was made to be held by him.” The attraction between Lianna and Maxon is pretty immediate but the trust and the bond between them grows slowly. It seems, though, that not all want Lianna to come into power. First, there is the jealous ex-boyfriend, Fisk, to deal with. At the same time, Zephyr, the Monarkki of Air, has been stealing power and using it as a high for himself and killing those he steals from. He wants Lianna’s new power and will do anything to get it. Zephyr needs to be stopped and Maxon and his friends find themselves right in the middle of it. Maxon, though will do whatever it takes to protect Lianna. “What’s important is that she brought you back. You started smiling again, man. Lianna brought our friend and prince back to us. We’ll do anything for her.” I really enjoyed this book and seeing the man Maxon has grown in to. At the same time it was great to revisit Maxon’s parents. The book builds, of course, to the ultimate epic battle which had my adrenaline in overdrive. And I loved the ending. The synopsis of the book says you could enjoy this as a stand alone which I guess you could but why miss how it all started? You would enjoy it so much more if you start at the beginning and enjoy the whole series. I look forward to the next book due out in about six months.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago