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Full Tilt: A Novel (Full #2)

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In Janet Evanovich's Full Tilt, he lives life in the fast lane and she's along for the ride-with no brakes....

Jamie Swift has one priority in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina: running the local newspaper. Romance runs second. But with the arrival of her silent partner, the notoriously mysterious and sexy Maximillian Holt, Jamie's life gets shaken up. Max claims he's here to
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published February 1st 2002)
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Jennifer
Dec 03, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one better than the first one I have to say. I thought Jamie was a stronger female lead and the interaction between them was good enough that I could forgive the male lead for being named Maximillian Holt and I could overlook that she was a struggeling small town newspaper owner and he was a rich sexy batman type. So I guess I am saying that the writing was good enough that you can forgive the cliches.
Marla
Mar 03, 2012 Marla rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Same as the first book. Wasn't really interested in what happened to any of the characters, the mystery seemed weak, and things just meandered on until it stopped.
Tara
This is the second book in this series. The first one is set 20 years earlier and was written at least 10 years earlier. Basically JE wrote the first one under a pen name and then Charlotte Hughes joined the team and they updated and expanded it. From there they started a series which is really just based on Max. When we meet Max in the first book, he is 16, he's a child genius, he has been out of HIgh school for 4 years and has been kicked out of several universities. He is an idealist that jus ...more
Leslie Matey
Nov 03, 2016 Leslie Matey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always love Janet Evanovich's books. I read some and then also get her audiobooks. For this book, I got the audio version. Lorelei King is amazing at telling the stories and holds your attention throughout. I realize that once I get to the place I am going, I usually sit in the parking lot for at least 5-10 minutes longer than needed in order to continue listening to the books.
Lisa
Nov 26, 2015 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Muffin was a bit overdone in terms of personification...a little too sci-fi for me in this scenario. Not that I don't want a car with AI like Muffin; it just seemed a bit over the top.

One takeaway from this book: proper use of trouper versus trooper. I have my normal grammatical pet peeves, as most readers do: your/you're, its/it's, there/their/they're, etc...you know, the mundane ones that elicit groans from even non-editors. However, I also eschew lesser known errors, and trouper/trooper is a
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Jennifer
Feb 28, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Full Tilt was very fun, sort of like Knight Rider for written for women. The main star of the novel is a sweet car with a mega-powerful computer. The computer, named Muffin, comes fully equipped with a sexy Marilyn Monroe voice. The actual main characters, Jamie and Max, share a thick romantic tension felt throughout the book.

While I enjoyed the book a lot, I have some complaints as well. Most importantly, the would be killer said some rather obvious things in the middle of the book that, while
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Julianne
Nov 23, 2010 Julianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is #2 in the new "Full....." series by Janet Evanovich. This one is about Max and Jamie. Lots of quirky characters. Tension. Frankie is running for mayor of a small town in South Carolina, and he suspects someone has been misusing the city's tax funds. He promises to look into possible corruption, and that's when the trouble starts.

Threatening letters, a shooting at the newspaper office, and worse. Max investigates, and brings Jamie along with him. He uses Muffin to help him . "Who's Muffi
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Amanda
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Karen
Jan 21, 2009 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Co-written with another author. Not nearly as good as Evanovich by herself writing about Stephanie Plum.
Just - The romance reader
As with all Janet Evanovich I've read thus far, I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and action filled with a nice little romance thrown in.
Toesnorth's mom
ridiculous and poorly written
Cyndi
Jun 08, 2015 Cyndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love these books! I really want a car like Muffy. So cool!
Jill
Feb 21, 2017 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a "no brainer" book. I had the audio version, which I think made it rather amusing. Max Holt has a highly modified car with a computer called "Muffin". She talks to him, has a personality, shows emotion and a voice like Marilyn Munro. Jamie is the owner of a struggling country town newspaper. She doesn't know that Max is her silent partner. Max can be egotistical and a bit sleazy but you can't help but like him. It's an amusing jaunt!
Katie
Dec 04, 2016 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Jamie Swift runs the local (failing) newspaper. Millionaire and playboy Max Holt comes to town to support his brother-in-law's mayoral race. Corruption and a murder plot ensue but you can call the mastermind the minute you met the character
Sally Andrews
Mar 05, 2017 Sally Andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What's not to love about anything Janet Evanovich writes? She's always fun and her mysteries are interesting.
Thenia
Previous book review:

Full House
Kari Anderson
Jan 28, 2012 Kari Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
The Full Box is a four-book audio set. I previously listened to and reviewed Full House here on KariAnnAlysis. It was one of the first audio books I listened to. I’ll always turn to Janet Evanovich when I need a good, light read. That’s why I was thrilled when I found the rest of this series in a complete box.

Here’s a short synopsis of each book:

Full Tilt: Jamie Swift’s newspaper is running on fumes. If something doesn’t turn around soon, she will have to stop the presses. Her silent partner Max
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Janis
Mar 02, 2017 Janis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: evanovich
Very entertaining!
Lisa E
Dec 14, 2016 Lisa E rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Friends
Recommended to Lisa E by: Library
I enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio version on my way to and from work. Lorelei King does a great job narrating this story. This is not a Stephanie Plum book but it is funny, has suspense and a load of quirky and interesting characters. It was a very enjoyable and fast paced. I like the way the characters have developed from Book 1 "Full House". A great book to listen to while driving or doing other activites.
Jen
Dec 15, 2016 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A huge improvement over the first book in the series. Really pleased to see the rest of the books feature Max, DeeDee and Frankie (the only interesting characters in the first book).
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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Johnsergeant
Jan 28, 2008 Johnsergeant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Downloaded from Audible.com

Narrator: Lorelei King
Publisher: Macmillan Audio, 2003
Length: 7 hours and 22 min.

Publisher's Summary
Dear Listener,

With Full House, my good friend Charlotte Hughes and I teamed up to create an exciting new series. Now we bring you the second audiobook, Full Tilt, which is filled with even more fast-paced action, crazy characters, steamy sex, suspense, and nonstop hilarity. While these audios are not set in the world of Stephanie Plum, we're convinced they will bring you
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Connie N.
#2 in the Full series, narrated by Lorelei King

This is a fun romance, with a bit of a mystery thrown in. Funny that I just listened to a different audiobook read by this narrator, and I wasn't impressed with her voicing. But in this book, her voices are well-done and distinctive. I remember Max from the first book in the series when he was just a 16-year-old genius. Now he's grown up into a wealthy man from his inventions and business acumen. He has a car with a built-in computer that he's creat
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Jen Jenson
I probably wouldn't have read this as part of the continuing Full Series, if it hadn't been for a couple things:
1) If I hadn't already been on a quest to read all of Janet's books
2) If my Aunt hadn't told me how much she loved this series.

That being said, I also think I actually read this one once before about 5 or 6 years ago. As a random book that I found at the library before I really 'discovered' Janet Evanovich.

This book was MUCH better than the first book of the series!! MUCH!! You can t
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Barbara ★
I enjoy these books by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes a whole lot more than the Stephanie Plum series, which I detest. This series is cute and hilarious. Workaholic Jamie Swift is engaged to Phillip Standish (a fine upstanding rich guy) when her silent partner, Maximillian Holt comes to town to visit his sister, DeeDee, Jamie's best friend. DeeDee is married to ex-wrestler Frankie who is running for mayor and has promised to stop the corruption in their small town and find out where all th ...more
Kirsti (Melbourne on my mind)
Look, sometimes your brain just needs funny, mindless fluff. And after reading two books focusing on teen suicide in the space of ten days, and being disappointed by two books in a row in a series that I'd been really enjoying, I needed funny, mindless fluff. This fit the bill very nicely.

We've jumped forward about fifteen years from Full House. Max is all grown up and is super hot and super rich blah blah blah. He's the silent partner in a small town newspaper that just so happens to be run by
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
3.5 STARS

"He lives life in the fast lane and she's along for the ride-with no brakes....

Jamie Swift has one priority in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina: running the local newspaper. Romance runs second. But with the arrival of her silent partner, the notoriously mysterious and sexy Maximillian Holt, Jamie's life gets shaken up. Max claims he's here to give his brother-in-law a vote of confidence. A former wrestler, Frankie Fontana's now taking his shots in the political ring. Beaumont could use a
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Jessi
Jamie Swift has a pretty good life. She's running her newspaper, engaged to a great guy (so his mom's a little nuts and doesn't want Jamie to keep working, she loves Phillip), and is doing okay. Well, now that she's gotten an influx of cash from a mysterious investor. One who's coming into town. Gulp.
Max Holt, the annoying cousin from Full House, turns out to be the answer to the mystery. He rolls into town with his AI car, Muffin, and immediately locks onto Jamie. Even before he knows who she i
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Jaime
Jul 12, 2008 Jaime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great read (and listen). If there’s one thing Janet Evanovich has a knack for, it’s colorful, interesting characters, and there’s no shortage of them here. From Frankie the ex-wrestler to the gun-toting Vera to Deedee’s personal assistant Beenie, they’re all here to entertain you. I recently watched the first two seasons of Eureka, and Muffin could be Sarah’s sister (and I’m sorry that you won’t get this unless you’ve seen the show, but Sarah’s a house). It’s not clear for q ...more
Amanda Walker
Oct 20, 2014 Amanda Walker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
The characters are fun, believable, relatable. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next in the series! Some of the chapters are long, and I started to wonder the purpose of a few of the introduced characters, but everything seemed to come together by the end.

Max is a silent partner to a newspaper in Beaumont, South Carolina. His brother-in-law is running for mayor of the town and has received threats after promising to determine the location of missing tax money. So, Max visits
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.
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“-You're gloating, Max. It's not flattering. Somebody needs to teach you a little humility.-
-A good woman could do that.-
-She'd have to be armed and dangerous.-”
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“We're not going to die. You're with me kiddo and it just happens I know a few survival skills."
"Oh yeah right. Like carrying your Visa Gold in case the restaurant doesn't accept American Express.”
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