STONE Blurb:
First, hate. Then, want. But in the end? Heartbreak.


My celebrity life was supposed to be easy, and this movie was the biggest break of my career. But from the moment Officer Levi Fox gave me a speeding ticket on my way into town, he’s been nothing but a thorn in my side.


Dominant. Cocky. Callous.

Midnight blue eyes, a bad attitude, and muscles for days, he’s exactly the kind of man I should avoid.


But as the Cold, Montana Police Department’s official movie liaison, he’s taken up a permanent place in my life that I can’t shake.


We fight. A lot.


Then, we kiss—and my carefully crafted hate toward him no longer feels so much like hate.

I’m falling



But how often do alpha-jerks cushion the landing?

Note: Levi and Ivy’s story will continue in Book Two—Cold.



Where to begin with this review? First it’s important to know that this book is not only the first of a trilogy with a cliffhanger, but this book is VERY different from Max Monroe’s previous books, which have all been romantic comedies.

The book’s blurb starts with “First, hate. Then, want. But in the end? Heartbreak.” That pretty much sums it up perfectly. Ivy is an actress, on location in Cold, Montana, to play a detective in a movie based on a true story, where she was one of the victims of a serial killer six years prior.

Levi Stone is a cop with the Cold Police Company and was also the former partner of the now deceased detective (Grace) that Ivy is portraying in the film. Not only does he hate the idea of a film being made about his former partner, he is being forced by his Captain to be the liaison between the Police Department and the the movie crew.

Levi struggles with his feelings about Ivy portraying his former partner Grace, which is manifested by Levi repeatedly being horrible to Ivy. That is when they’re not giving in to the intense chemistry they share. Ivy is also drawn to Stone in a way she can’t explain despite the way he treats her at times.
In fact sometimes he pushes her too far, and Ivy is tempted to quit the movie yet stays because she is determined to portray Grace in a way that honors her life and feels that another actress would not care like she does.

Finally Levi realizes why he has been so mean to Ivy, and when she confronts him he’s honest with her. But his behavior has been too bad for too long and it appears as though the damage he’s done cannot be fixed. Nooooo!!! These two need to get it together!!!

This book is so well written that it snags your attention from the very beginning. In fact I kept reading until 4am because I simply could not put it down. This book is proof of the talent of these two authors as they have successfully ventured into a different genre with plenty of angsty goodness. I definitely give this 5 stars. Also, I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THE NEXT BOOK!!!

I was very generously provided an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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