Review: Adventures with Max and Louise by Ellyn Oaksmith

September 6, 2013 Uncategorized 2

Review: Adventures with Max and Louise by Ellyn Oaksmith

This novel was originally published as an e-book in 2011 under the titleKnockers.

If you like Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, and Liza Palmer, you'll love Ellyn Oaksmith!

Molly Gallagher does not like to be the center of attention. As the mysterious Diner X, her pseudonym for a restaurant review column, she thrives on blending in. But before you can say "medical malpractice," she wakes up from a routine procedure to find that her chart got switched with someone else's, and now her A cup runneth over.

Suddenly, unassuming Molly is turning heads wherever she goes. The man she's been pining for since high school is sitting up and taking notice, a very handsome stranger has captured her attention, and her lifelong dream of publishing a cookbook is about to come true. But Molly feels like an imposter. Will some advice from a very strange place help her figure out how to navigate her new, full-figured world?

Molly realizes her revamped shape might change her life. She just doesn't anticipate quite how much . . .

Title: Adventures with Max and Louise
Author: Ellen Oaksmith
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: 12 March 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 448
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Stars: four-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

This was such a fun and lighthearted story, full of laugh out loud moments and a couple of interesting romantic twists for the main character Molly.  Successful enough in her career as a food critic, she went for a simple cosmetic procedure to remove some scarring but left the hospital with BREASTS that she soon names Max and Louise. Yes, the doctor gave her enormous implants, which then begin to advise and devise scenarios for Molly: from clothing choices to taking chances Max and Louise never seem to take a moment to just be quiet.

With M & L’s appearance, Molly’s other options start to broaden:  a deal to create a cookbook comes hand in hand with the PR rep from hell, her teenage crush returns and she meets a new man that can see beneath the veneer to the real Molly.  And I did like Molly: she’s funny, she’s clever and she is determined.  Unfortunately, she also is more interested in the ‘image’ that she has held on to for years of her “crush” Chas, and spends more time than is reasonable attempting to entice his attention.  And, from my perspective, he certainly wasn’t worth it, since his interest was sparked only by her new shapelier form, and not for the woman she was inside.

Wolf however, was genuinely interested in her, and wanted to form a relationship with her.  There was a bit of a miss when Molly didn’t see beyond the outward appearances that Wolf exuded or beneath the soon-to-be-green golden halo she put on Chas.   I could have lost some of the more embarrassing for Molly failed attempts to win Chas’ heart that often seemed to prolong the story, but even those had their funny moments.  A comedic story with a budding romance, this book is plain fun and fun afternoons read.

Decadent Publishing

                               

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