by Juliana Stone

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Maverick Simon lost his mojo somewhere between the last film he scored and a nasty break-up with one of Hollywood's elite. Burnt out, a vacation is just what this California boy needs. His brother's empty house in Maine offers the perfect sanctuary. But plans go awry when he meets a woman who rocks his world in more ways than one. She's not his usual type—she's edgy, opinionated, and downright rude. But something about the prickly Charlie Samuels sparks his interest. Maverick must decide if that something is exactly what he needs, or if the smokin' hot chemistry they share is nothing more than a vacation fling...

Charlie Samuels had always dreamed of leaving her small New England town for something bigger. But that dream disappeared the day her father died, leaving her to raise her younger brother and keep the family business afloat. Now a mechanic, she's knee deep in grease and oil, and with a pile of bills to pay, has no time for someone like Maverick Simon—a guy who's just passing through. She can't deny the tall, brooding, sexy-as-sin, Maverick, causes her pulse to race, but she knows that he's way out of her league. So why is she contemplating an affair? Especially when she knows that Maverick Simon could cost her more than she's willing to give, namely, her heart...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163143498
Publisher: Juliana Stone Publishing
Publication date: 12/27/2019
Series: The Family Simon , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 67,284
File size: 428 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author and2015 RITAwinner JULIANA STONE fell in love with books in the fifth grade when her teacher introduced her to Tom Sawyer. A tomboy at heart, she splits her time between baseball, books, and music. When she’s not singing with her band, she’s thrilled to be writing young adult as well as adult contemporary romance—books that have garnered starred reviews fromPublishers Weekly & Booklist—from somewhere in the wilds of Canada.

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Maverick 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I loved this book through and through. I found it by accident and boy I'm glad I did. This heroine was, capable, caring and playful. I love that Ms. Stone let this couple have such good times together. Their connection was strong and special and their intimate scenes were super sexy. The only thing I didn't like was the hero's friendship with his cousin's wife. I thought it was highly inappropriate but that won't keep me from reading this again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is getting better and better.......
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked the Simon brothers series.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
Emotional and moving: MAVERICK is the third installment in Juliana Stone’s adult, contemporary The Family Simon romance series focusing on the Simon Family. This is music composer and writer Maverick Simon, and mechanic Charlotte (Charlie) Samuels’s storyline. MAVERICK can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty but some of the previous storyline scenarios are beginning to cross between installments. Told from third person perspective, the storyline focuses on Maverick ‘Rick’ Simon as he takes some personal time at his brother’s place in Fisherman’s Landing, Maine. While his best friend and music partner Donovan James-Simon (JACK books 2) and husband Jack Simon await the birth of their first child, Rick finds solace in the winter solitude of Maine. Hoping to find someone to fix his brother’s wayward snowmobile, Rick will be introduced to Charlie Samuels-the town’s only female mechanic-and the woman who would steal Maverick’s heart. MAVERICK is an ensemble storyline with many of the Simon family siblings and cousins front and center in the family business- a family that closely resembles the Kennedys including the political elite, the rich and famous, the superstars and military heroes. Maverick is a song writer whose hit a road block, of sorts, and finding Charlie Samuels has lifted the block and lightened his heart. But like all ‘Kennedy’ style families, tragedy will befall the Simon Clan, and Rick finds himself torn between what he knows he must do and where he wants to remain. Rick’s cousin Teague deserves his happily ever after, but getting there will be even more dramatic and intense than previous storylines. The relationship between Charlie and Maverick is one of immediate attraction but Charlie is a woman whose has responsibilities beyond her business-since the death of her father, Charlie has been raising her younger brother Connor, and in this, his safety and protection are her first concerns. The $ex scenes are intimate, romantic and compelling without the over stimulation of erotic graphic imagery. Charlie believes that Rick is only a temporary fixture in her life, and both her and Connor may not survive the heartbreak when Rick returns to his career in California. MAVERICK is another emotional and moving storyline of family and love. The characters are engaging, colorful and charismatic; the storyline is enjoyable, passionate and encouraging. There are no hidden demons or exes making life miserable but Rick keeps his true identity a secret far longer than he should have.
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Renae_D More than 1 year ago
Maverick is trying to escape the press, as he made not the most wisest choice in dating. Charlie is trying to survive, raising her younger brother and taking over the family business after her father passed, in a small town in Maine. Maverick, or Rick as he decides to go by is looking for someone to fix his brothers sled so he can pass the time. Charlie is the local mechanic with a bit of a chip on her shoulder and no recognition of who Rick is, which gives Rick a challenge. Rick's family keeps having small crisis which cause him to leave Maine and Charlie to question his stability, to stay in a small town and if she is enough for him. I enjoyed their story, the unexpected way her father passed and the glimpse into Teague's story. Rick's mysterious profession and the dynamics of Charlie's personality, has me wondering what is in store for the Simon's. I received a ARC for an honest and fair review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Simon's even more with each book I read! Can't wait to see how Teague handles his situation this summer