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“Do you remember what you promised?”Maverick: I haven't been back to Rabbit Island, South Carolina, since my parents died and my grandmother, Mimi, rejected me. I'm only returning now to attend her funeral and sell an estate I never wanted. But the moment I step foot on the island and fall into Beau’s arms, I realize it might not be so easy to say goodbye after all.Beau Talmadge was always the boy next door, but now he’s no longer a kid. The man is hot as hell and pushes all my buttons in the very best way. I'm supposed to leave in a week. Sell everything, close the door on my past, and walk away forever. So why am I letting myself fall for someone who lives thousands of miles away? And how the hell am I going to break it off when it's time to go? “That I’d come back.”Beau: It took one short summer to fall in love with Maverick Mitchell and fifteen long years to forget him when he left. I’d never expected to see him again, but when he shows up at Mimi’s funeral looking lost and lonely I can’t resist doing anything I can to comfort him. Falling into bed with Maverick is easy and the nights we spend together are as hot and steamy as a South Carolina thunderstorm.I know it's not smart. I know it's not what he planned. But dammit, Mav belongs in my arms, in my bed, and in my life. So how the hell do I get him to stay? “Took you long enough.” Fair warning: Moving Maverick is a 73k word gay romance novel featuring sweet tea vodka, fancy salt and pepper shakers, guys catching crabs (not that kind), Aunt Tilly with a knife, and multiple detailed instances of man parts touching. Moving Maverick is the fifth book in the best-selling Made Marian series. It can be read on its own but is much more fun read as part of the series. The series begins with Borrowing Blue and each book follows a Marian brother's se
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Story was not my cuppa.

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The sweet HEA ending tried to make up for a lot, but I just couldn’t overcome the anger I felt for most of the first half, or the rage I felt at learning the “reason” why Maverick’s grandmother Mimi refused to take custody of Mav when his parent’s died.

This just did not work for me.

I usually really enjoy Michael Pauley’s narration, but I didn’t this time around. It was mainly two things:

The first is technical – there were numerous audio quality issues when the sound kept fading in and out, which were pretty annoying throughout.

The second is a personal thing – I would have preferred the character voices Pauley uses for Beau and Maverick be switched. It’s a weird personal thing, but I feel like that would have absolutely made it better. But, like I said, that’s a personal issue and has nothing to do with how Pauley performs. He performs well.

But in the end, I didn’t like the story, and it would have taken platinum level narration to get me over that. There was just so much I hated in this.

However, because I don’t like to ruin everybody’s good time just because I didn’t like something, I’m going to put my rant under spoiler tags. Feel free to dismiss it all and enjoy the story for yourself.

There were some good things about the story, they just couldn’t mitigate the rest for me. But as they say, there’s a hat for every head and I seem to be in the minority with my dislike of the story, perhaps you may find it to your liking. Good luck and bless your hearts!

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Moving Maverick

This is a sweet second chance at love between Maverick Marian and Beau. They were best friends as teens and got separated. Brought back together after 15 years to form a bond stronger than just friends. Once again Lucy did an Amazing job with this book. Not as funny as some of the other but Still a great addition to the series.
Audio was Great, Again Michael Pauley did a great Job..

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Best Made Marian

I have enjoyed the series and I think Moving Maverick was the best. The story is heart warming and characters easy to fall in love with.

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Maverick and Beau

Such a good love story; Love listening to the Made Marion books. Would love to see the movie😊

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My heart has a happy :)

I loved Moving Maverick the e-book and Michael Pauley just has this amazing way of making everything somehow better. Even when it was already awesome, he just has the power to really bring a story and its characters to life and take the whole thing to a new level. He is so much fun to listen to and despite listening to several books now with him as the narrator, I don't feel like I'm listening to the same characters or bored at hearing the same voice. Each book and each character is fresh and distinctive and new and a joy to hear.

My original Amazon review for the e-book:
I like reading. I like reading a lot. I've been reading for a really long time (several decades). But you know what? Unlike when I first started reading many many moons ago with a tender heart and fresh perspective, I've found that it's a lot fewer and far between that I fall in love, that when a book is finished I can't just simply move on to a new one, that the characters and their story make me feel warm and fuzzy and smiley all over and just stay with me for days and days later. That I look forward to right after reading, also listening to their audiobook so I can hear them come alive. That I also want to own them in paperback so I can hug them close and pet those pretty pretty covers. That in a couple of months or even weeks I want to re-read the story, not because I've forgotten, but because I remember. Moving Maverick is the fifth book in Lucy Lennox's Made Marian series and the fifth time that this has happened to me. I fall in love with all of her characters. I smile big cheesy smiles during all of her books. I laugh out loud and have been exiled from reading in bed at night when the SO is asleep. I've wanted to hug the hurt out of several of her men and in this book I needed a hug too. I want to be best friends with everyone in this family. The world needs the Marians'.

Besides lovable characters, stories infused with interesting little details about work, or locations, quirks, and endearing small casual shows of affection (massaging a foot or rubbing a calf while cuddling on the couch), humor and witty banter, intelligence and thoughtful motivations, I have been greatly impressed and extremely appreciative of the consistency in writing. These books have been coming out fast. I love that because of course I'm impatient to read another great story and fall in love again, but if I have to wait longer for a book in order to guarantee quality than of course I'd rather wait. But these books? they have not suffered one bit for how swiftly they've been produced. They are amazing, each one in it's own way, and that is a true testament to the talent of this author. I don't expect this pace to necessarily last, but what it has done, is reassured me that I won't be falling out of love with Lucy Lennox and her stories. I have a few authors I adore and if I couldn't read anything new by anyone else ever again, I would be just fine with only reading their stories because they have proven their talent and love for what they do. They are not writing to just write. They love and care for the subjects of their stories. I don't have to worry when the next book comes out in a series if it's worth the money. If I'm going to enjoy it. I know because of who wrote it. And Lucy Lennox is one of those few authors who fall into that category. Her books are must reads. Re-reads. Go to reads. Going out of my mind waiting to read. No matter how I personally feel, it will be a good time read.

I don't go into specifics of a story in my reviews because that's what a blurb is for. Because I know other reviewers will have that covered. I'm not looking to closely inspect and dissect the story. What I want you to know is:

Did I fall in love? Yes, my heart has been stolen.

Would I re-read? Absolutely! over and over.

Were there moments- sad, funny, sweet, fantasy fueling- that I replay? You betcha.

Was it worth the money? I've received each book as an arc, and I've bought each book anyway. This book is no exception.

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Continuation of the Made Marian Story :-)

Would you listen to Moving Maverick again? Why?

Probably will in the future listening to the entire series from the start. I am sure there were bits and pieces dropped earlier on that i didn't pick up on so definitely will go back and re-listen to the entire set of books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beau was my favorite in the story. He came across as someone who had a big heart and was more fully developed. Maverick had the angst and such but his story was fairly predictable.

What about Michael Pauley’s performance did you like?

Michael Pauley did a competent performance. Sometimes i couldn't distinguish one voices for Beau from Maverick but he kept my interest and his voice acting was overall engaging.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The realization that his grandmother had reasons for putting Maverick up for adoption.

Any additional comments?

As with all previous stories, there were high and low points in the story. I liked the description of the people on Rabbit Island as well as some of the Americana of a life long lost in the majority of the south. Having a parent who grew in a small town, there were parts that were spot on.

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A filler story?

This one just didn’t do it for me. I just couldn’t get pulled into the story. It was just flat all around. At least compared to the other books. I pushed through this book just so I wouldn’t miss anything. But I have to agree with some of the reviews the mirror my own.

I wish the voices would have been reversed. I think I know why he did it this way? He was already doing his voice this way? To change it up a little? I don’t know, but it didn’t work out. Still a great job at reading the story but it didn’t help me get sucked in. It just didn’t fit.

Over all I wish I would have skipped this one. It didn’t add much to the series has a whole. Like I said in the beginning, I think it a filler. To add some characters * for the other series that she is writing* and to give this brother a HEA. Beyond that, there’s not much to it.

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  • kp
  • 11-20-17

A Beautiful Second Chance Romance

I love a second chance romance and Moving Maverick is a wonderful story of returning to your first love. Beau and Maverick have known each other from childhood but have been apart for a number of years.
Lucy Lennox has created a sweet, emotional love story and Michael Pauley has brought it to life. I know this is a story I will revisit.

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Doesn't feel the same

Not sure if it is me but this did not have the feel as the other Made Marion stories, The reader has always done a good job. Don't see how he can keep all of the voices straight. As like all of Marion stories, I like they can be read independently.

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B+ rating...

My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.5
Story: 3.75

Hmm, this story...much like book #4 in the series, it seemed a bit inconsistent. First of all, what happened to Maverick was awful, and I totally can't blame him for being bitter about his grandmother's legacy. To be rejected like that by his grandmother after losing both his parents was horrific. My heart hurt for him...and it just seemed like there should be a bit more to all that...some sort of closure for his broken heart that didn't quite seem to play out.

Overall, I liked the story between Beau and Maverick (although I hated what Beau did early in the story to keep Maverick around). I liked their history, I was sad about their separation, and the salt & pepper shaker thing was kind of cute. It seemed like at the beginning of the story there were lots of jokes that just kind of fell flat.

This book takes place in the low country of S. Carolina and also had a lot of very southern little bits in there that seemed a bit over the top...like they were making fun of Maverick. But I did like the relationship between the guys. I liked Beau's business and how he leaves bunny (?) carvings everywhere. I even liked the appearance of the puppy at the end although that seemed a bit random.

The book has the same Marian characters, although because most of the book takes place in a different part of the country, they weren't quite as prevalent in this story. Something happened with Dante (Maverick's youngest brother) at the end of the story, so I'm thinking his story is next. Something is most definitely going on with him. I'm intrigued...

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  • robyn white
  • 04-13-17

loved it

What did you like most about Moving Maverick?

everything

What was one of the most memorable moments of Moving Maverick?

when general died and maverick tried to save him cause beau loved him so.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

shower scene and trying to make it inside without being seen and got caught by the bookclub ladies

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes I laugh so much I had to put hand over mouth cause I listened to it late at night. I cried when beau was sad.

Any additional comments?

this is the best story out of the marian series. I laugh so much I cried even more and it so sexy.