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Made Maleen

A Modern Twist on a Fairy Tale
Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Ava Lucas
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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"Just let me love you...."

When Maleen King's father catches her naked in the hay loft with her high school sweetheart, he sends the 18-year-old away to receive a college education and rise above the humble beginnings of a Kansas dairy farm. Now, 14 years later, Mal comes home to run the farm after the death of her father. The stress of a disastrous marriage and being a NYC stockbroker made her long to return to a simple life.

Braydon Daniels, devastated when Mal's father sent her thousands of miles away, has thought about her every day since. Now, over a decade later, he finds himself alone, divorced, and beaten down by the trauma of his broken marriage. When Mal comes back to town for her father's funeral, he realizes the feelings he once had for her are just as strong. There's one little snag, though. His ex-wife is the woman Mal has hated her whole life. And they have a child together.

Despite the struggle to recover from their past relationships, the undeniable attraction between them still exists. Can they rekindle the passion they once had?

Please note: This is a 28,000-word second chance love story loosely based on the Grimm fairytale "Maid Maleen". No cliff-hanger and has an happily ever after ending. Bray is a non-alpha, sweet country boy. So if you like alpha-holes, this novella is not for you!

©2017 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James

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  • Debrasad
  • Bullhead City, Arizona
  • 10-28-19

Sweet, Sexy, Second Chance Romance

Made Maleen: an excellent modern day twist on a Grim fairy tale. A sweet second chance romance its short , sexy ,and hot . Jeanne St. James has this incredible ability to take a simple story and pack full of heat and in depth addictive storylines. This is well done and excellently performed.

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Braydon is swoon worthy!

I really enjoyed this story. I hadn't read it yet but the audio was fantastic. As always, Ava Lucas and Jason Clarke did a fabulous job with the narration. Maleen and Braydon get a second chance at romance after 14 years apart but their connection and love is still just as strong as it was when they were younger. Their story is well written, as always, with Jeanne St James usual awesomeness.

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Awesome book!!

At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to listen to this book but the first chapter grabs you and you can’t wait for more! This is a true love story of Maleen and Braydon and after years of separation can they come back together and find the love they once had.
The narrators Jason Clarke and Ava Lucas are amazing!
And once again Jeanne St James does it again!

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Sweet second chance romance

This was a quick and sweet listen. Mal and Bray were high school sweethearts and have a second chance at love when she moves back home. After both having failed marriages they find that they still have that same love and chemistry for each other. The narrators did amazing with these characters.

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Sweet, with a little spice

This was a departure from other books I have read or listened to from Jeanne St James but in saying that I really enjoyed it. From start to finish the narrators Jason Clarke & Ava Lucas drew me in and kept my attention in this quick novella.

This is a sweet and romantic story that still manages to have some spice and steam to it. Well written, it will whisk you away and gave me a great break from the realities of life for a couple of hours.

I really liked both Maleen King and Braydon Daniels and found them easy to relate too. This is a second chance at love story that will have you cheering.
Will Maleen and Bray take a chance on love and in doing so put the past behind them? One click and find out.

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Delish❤️❤️

Such a perfect lovers reunited story!! I loved it a short sexy listen!
Very hot and sweet:)
Of course Ava and Jason are perfect narrators as usual

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Great story!

Loved the story and the narrators! The narrators added emotion and great pacing. Narrators can make or break a good story, these narrators definitely made the story totally enjoyable.

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Charming!💜

This was absolutely charming second chance romance. Although a short story, it was full of steam, romance and small town drama.
The narration was absolutely perfect!!

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  • Shaka
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 09-29-19

Remember when I was young and so were you...

This is a super sweet and romantic story of high school sweethearts that exemplify love never dies and can conquer all. The character development and chemistry between Maleen and Braydon is off the charts!!! Second chances and fairy tales do come true!! Narrators Jason Clarke & Ava Lucas put a lot of heart and steamy sexiness into their performance. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Perfect Fairy Tale Short

I loved this story and my only complain was not enough Jason Clarke, this short was just the cleanse of palet I needed, packed with a fairy tale that was new to me, author Jeanne St James brought a steamy second chance of perfection.

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  • Ginger
  • 09-30-19

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Made Maleen
A endearing , sweet, romantic twist on a Grimm fairy tale, but with Jeanne St. James writing this version, Eva Lucas and Jason Clarke narrating would expect no less. Loved it!

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 09-10-19

Great retelling of this fairytale

This modern day twist on a classic fairytale is endearing. Great characters and lots of chemistry. Written very well, and fantastic performance from both Ava and Jason.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 09-04-19

Short and Steamy with great narrators

I really enjoyed the story enough that I'm curious about how this story was adapted from the the original Grimm’s tale (there is a short description in the beginning but that just made me more curious). Mal and Bray were young lovers but her father separated them. 14 years later, they are back together but can they overcome the obstacles that come with time and their pasts? There’s an HEA so there’s your answer! But the journey there was fun, with a good amount of levity and lots of steam. Some angst but given the shortness of the book, any issues were very quickly resolved. I liked that there was an epilogue that tied everything up at the end.

Ava Lucas was good- her male voice was a bit gravelly but I really liked her normal voice because it was easy to listen to with great pacing. Jason Clarke- his voice is perfect and I’m a huge fan of his narration in general; he did a great job with both the male and female characters.

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  • Bette
  • 09-03-19

Fabulous Story & Narration🎧 Sweet & Enjoyable!

I loved this story and how Jeanne St. James modernized and put her own spin on the classic Grimm fairytale “Maid Maleen”. This is a great second chance romance with interesting storylines and characters that are well developed. Seventeen year old Maleen King was in love with Braydon Daniels, but when her father caught them rolling in the hay he gives her an ultimatum and no choice but to leave the farm only to return after her father passes away. Braydon shows up at the wake and then her Dad’s home so they could talk. They’ve been apart for 14 years but their love for each other never died. Maleen had a successful career in NY but failed at marriage, Braydon became a veterinarian, he too had a failed marriage. Can the two make up for lost time and get it right this time? I loved how their story played out. Jeanne St. James fit a lot of story into her novella sized book, it is enjoyable and will put a smile on your face. Thank you for this sweet story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Jason Clarke and Ava Lucas are wonderful narrators and voice performers. They bring these characters to life, give each their own voice and personality. They put a lot of heart into their performance, you hear the characters emotions and the drama of story story. Each are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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  • PATRICIA
  • 08-26-19

Love adult fairy tales!

This departure from the motorcycle club series that I am used to listening to by Jeanne St James is a breath of fresh air. Maleen and Braydon are high school sweethearts. Torn apart, Maleen returns years later, but will she and Braydon get their second chance at love? What great characters are in this one. St James once again gives a quality story that is easy to fall into and disappear for a couple of hours. Braydon is sweet and lovable and hearing his story, you just want to hug the man! Maleen is a tough woman, but she does have a soft spot when it comes to Braydon. With spicy scenes, and an ex-wife that spews venom out one side of her mouth and saccharin sweet nothings on the other, it's fun, hot and complete and total entertainment. Love this small town chance at love.

As always, St James carefully casts her characters,and Her choices are spot on. Jason Clarke warms your heart as Braydon and Ava Lucas is perfect as Maleen. These two are magic, pulling the story out and making it come to life. It's a great, novella and I loved it!