The Battle of the Brains

The Battle of the Brains

by Michelle Graves

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BN ID: 2940158181672
Publisher: Michelle Graves
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Series: The Misadventures of Maggie Moore , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 240 KB

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The Battle of the Brains 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TMichael More than 1 year ago
Maggie Moore, the seemingly graceless, clumsy journalist and John, the scarred, mercurial photographer are working together on another story - Chessboxing. Maggie, still hurt over events that occurred, or rather didn't occur, on their last assignment must put aside her hurt, and desires, for the sake of her job. But John won't make it easy! This mercurial man, as Maggie calls him, can't seem to decide what he wants! This book will have you laughing out loud, particularly at Maggie's retorts, yelling at the characters, and maybe even shedding a few tears as you follow Maggie and John on their quest to discover Chessboxing and where their relationship may or may not lead! This book is well written, and you will feel like you are right there with Maggie and John throughout the entire book! Well done Graves on another outstanding book!
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: “I eyed them warily. So what if they were beautiful. They were probably dipped in poison, or cursed, or dipped in a poisonous curse. There weren’t to be trusted these daisies of doom.” Surely this was just a side effect for not getting any sort of man-action in over a year.” “I cursed my mouth for watering as John pulled on a hoodie, sufficiently hiding his impeccable sculpting while simultaneously putting a lid on my sudden nuclear hormonal meltdown.” “I suddenly felt quite out of place. There was a shocking lack of estrogen in the facility. Mean-looking men spread out as far as the eye could see. They could be the loveliest men on the planet, but the general vibe coming off of the testosterone laden patrons was you mess with me and I will end you.” “She was a vacuum that sucked all the good in the world right out of the room, leaving it void and bereft.” “My rudder had fallen off my ship, the dolphins had eaten my compass, and the seagulls had pooped on my head. Nothing was going according to plan and celibacy was looking more and more appealing.” My Review: Michelle Grave’s writing is clever, uproariously humorous, easy to read, and occasionally heart squeezing. I barked, snorted, and smirked my way through two volumes of her work this week and am already looking forward to reading the next installment. Maggie is a walking Calamity Jane and highly prone to disaster. She is accident prone, inattentive, and clumsy, which is a lethal combination for this karma challenged young woman. Yet despite her misfortunes and challenges, she remains optimistic, spunky, and upbeat. I enjoyed the irreverent and self-effacing humor, which remains a constant, even when Maggie is upset or angry. I loved being her head and found her endlessly amusing and highly entertaining.
ILoveNookBooks More than 1 year ago
This Series has grabbed me from the get go! Michelle Graves has hit a homerun with the Misadventures of Maggie Moore!! I haven't read something I enjoyed so much in a long time!! It's well written and the characters are well developed.. It's witty and laugh out loud funny! You can definitely consider this a Romantic Comedy! Battle of the Brains picks up where The Fear of Falling Flat left off(Seriously pick that one up if you haven't already)... Maggie has finally decided to leave the comfort of her mother's house and get her own place.. She wants to finally stand on her own 2 feet and be an Adult!! No sooner than Maggie moves in to her new place she is forced to spend time with John because of some unfortunate circumstances and the fact that they are partners at work.. Maggie is trying to keep her distance from John because of his actions in book 1(don't want to spoil it if you haven't read it yet) but it eventually becomes very hard for her. Her feelings are all over the place due to the fact of John's back and forth attitude and not to mention the oh so sweet Deacon.. In this book Maggie has chosen Chess Boxing as her next assignment for her article... So off Maggie and John go on their next Humorous Adventure!! I'm so ready to see where the next Adventure takes Maggie and John in book 3!!
3boysdivamom More than 1 year ago
**Disclaimer** - I received a beta copy of The Battle of the Brains for review purposes. I was not paid for this review. Author Michelle Graves does it again... she has a great talent for mixing emotions in this Misadventures of Maggie Moore Series. The Battle of the Brains picks up right where Maggie left of in the previous book. So I'd recommend reading the books in order though each adventure is completely different. We get to know more of Maggie and John and their climactic relationship. In The Battle of the Brains, we see both Maggie and John grow together and apart. Michelle does a great job in keeping the lightness of story going while still getting to the emotional root of both characters. I have to say that Maggie herself is a major player in this fact. She's spunky and compassionate; she's intelligent and a go getter. Yet, she's vulnerable. Throughout her vulnerability, we see Maggie pick herself up and keep going because she has a goal in life. We get to see and learn these things of Maggie through her hilarious inner monologues. Maggie is completely relatable and I really enjoy that in a story. And John... what can I say about John? He's got this knight in tarnishes armor thing going on. He's protective of Maggie yet holds her at length all the while dealing and navigating his own personal emotional demons. He goads Maggie thus making her compassion and go getter attitude come out even stronger. He definitely pushes her to be stronger. One of the things I really enjoyed throughout this story was the many times I chuckled out loud, and it happened when I least expected. I love that! I think those little nuggets of laughter are so important in a story. It's that little twist where you expect one thing to happen but something completely different happens. This series is definitely a great read for when you are needing a story that's not heavy in emotion yet has some good substance to it. Do I recommend The Battle of the Brains? You bet I do! A great series that is fun, light and gives us some insight to a woman trying to find her way in the word through her wonderful and enlightening misadventures.