Welcome to My stop on the Blog Tour of Misadventures of Maggie Moore – The Fear of Falling Flat by Michelle Graves hosted by the wonderful Indie Sage PR ❤
Check out my thoughts on this hilarious (and really my current favorite!) heroine and a chance to enter to win an amazing giveaway 😀
Enjoy your visit, lovelies ❤
This Book Contains: 1- Novella, 1-Short Story, and 1-Full-length novel!
Maggie Moore has been put on notice: Find a new place to live and a life for that matter.
Spurred on by her mom’s ultimatum, Maggie sets out to fulfill her dream of Life & Style Stardom, a la Martha Stewart. After a colossal failure on her first assignment, which has nothing to do with crafting or curtains by the by, she finds herself fighting to save her career.
Far from home, and struggling with the aftermath of a family death, Maggie’s already hard fought lifelong battle with Murphy, and his pride-stealing Laws, kicks into high gear. Her enigmatic world-renowned photo journalist currently sporting a chip-the-size-of-Mount-Rainier on his shoulder might have something to do with it.
Determined to succeed despite numerous bumps along the way, Maggie throws herself – quite literally – into the heart of her assignments as she travels across the country, unlocking the oddities of various obscure sporting events and surviving the World’s Most Difficult Partnership along the way.
You know those books that seem interesting at first glance, but when you have them, you go “meh” and believe that it won’t be as interesting as it seemed at first.
But then you start reading and you absolutely LOVE the book, and then you have an existential crisis thinking that “If I could be this wrong about a book, do I even deserve to read? AM I even qualified to read? I need to go and wallow in my pitiful existence now!”
The Misadventures of Maggie Moore (Boxed Set) became that book for me!
See when I started with this Volume, I thought it was going to be the typical Chick Lit book about a woman trying to act independent while falling in love with her soul mate, all the while finding trouble 😀
And while this book could be construed as typical, boy was it soo much more!! ❤
“Why is it so hard for you to accept someone’s help?”
Why is it so hard for you to be nice when you are helping someone?”
Maggie Moore is coming out of a stalemate – she lost her father a year back and after mourning with her mother, she now has to join the land of the living – not an easy thing to do, especially when the only prospect in sight of being a sports writer – when she knows crap about sports! Match made in heaven, of course 😀
When she bungles up an article about a football match, her editor gives her a lifeline by making her write about Extreme Sports or better known as Obscure Sports like Dragon Boat Racing and Extreme Ironing – Yup you heard me right 😀
John Cormick, on the other hand, is a world renowned photo-journalist and someone whom Maggie has looked upto for long and who, unbeknown to her, has a connection with her father as well!
This is a hilarious read hands down – because of the antagonistic relationship Maggie has with Murphy (as in the Murphy’s Law) – it is hands down full of mirth to see what can go against her in life. But beyond the humor, is the subtle despondency of human nature that is hard to ignore. On one side, you have Maggie who is trying her best to land on her feet and on the other hand, you have John who is doing his utmost to leave behind a past that he doesn’t realise has already gotten it’s claws in his present.
“You’re my absolute favourite in the entire world.”
“I thought you didn’t like me.”
“I was talking to the coffee. You, I still don’t like.”
I have to say I fell in love with Maggie – it is hard not to, for not only she has a disposition that instantly makes you gravitate towards her, but also because she is the most realistic female protagonist I have had the pleasure of reading in a really long time!
As for John, my feelings are bit ambiguous, but the moment that gruff man starts to immerse himself in the story, I was head over heels for him as well and that feeling really only got deeper once he revealed what his past had entailed off – and the reason why he keeps everybody at arm’s length!
The best part though, was what Happened at the end (Shush, no spoilers, I promise!) – So you all know by now how much I love having Dual POV for my romances (This is just told in Maggie’s POV!) – so this was oscillating between 4-4.5 Stars but then BAM – Michelle goes and gives me John’s POV that has me on the edge of my seat, giving this one 5 Stars and wondering why do I torture myself with still continuing series when I can actually read them when there is no loose threads left!
Nicely Played Michelle, Nicely Played!
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Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri. When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading. She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.