Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release: July 29th, 2014
Max Crawford has reached the point in life where he's starting to think about settling down. Unfortunately, he's always been a little awkward when it comes to social interactions, and working from home doesn't help. He spends so much time alone, painting beautiful, historically accurate model trains that half of Whitford has begun to joke that he may be a serial killer. Not exactly prime husband material.
Tori Burns has found happiness in Maine, thanks in large part to her shifts at the Trailside Diner. She likes the work, and she loves the local gossip. When shy, geeky Max Crawford becomes a regular, she's intrigued. When she finds out he's in the market for a wife, she's fascinated…and determined to help.
Molding Max into every woman's dream turns out to be much easier than expected. But has Tori's plan worked a little too well? As she turns his comfortable life all sorts of upside down, she'll have to find a way to show just how she's fallen for him…the real him.
So, just a warning to readers—Falling for Max is book 9 in the Kowalski Family Series. This book will touch on pervious characters, and though you don't necessarily need to read all pervious 8 before this one, I recommend that you do. Why? Because I love the Kowalski family and all their Kowalski Family of Doom weddings/camping trips/volleyball games, etc.!
Though I enjoyed reading Falling for Max (I've been waiting to hear Max's story!) it wasn't one of my favorites. Max is the cute mysterious type who keeps to himself. He's very smart, a bit uncomfortable and to the point about things, but you can't help but love his quirks. Tori was hard to relate to, at least for me she was. She's a spunky chick who seems to bring Max out of his shell, but other than that I didn't feel much towards her or for her. Once they start the whole friends with benefits thing you know it's not going to turn out well. It hardly ever does, right? But when emotions get involved and true feelings come out Tori get a bit dramatic. The ending just didn't do it for me I guess.
The Kowalski Family series is a fun and beyond entertaining read. The series is full of people just like you and I—people who work hard and love and make time for their family. Books 8 and 9 don't have Kowalski family members as the main characters, but they are still there being awesome in the background.
Written Revelry gives Falling for Max a 3.5 out of 5.
I recommend reading the first 8 Kowalski books. You don't be disappointed.