Full Tilt (Full Series, #2)
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Full Tilt (Full #2)

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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...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published February 28th 2002)
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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.
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
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.
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...more
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...more
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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.
Co-written with another author. Not nearly as good as Evanovich by herself writing about Stephanie Plum.
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
Kari Anderson
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...more
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...more
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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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...more
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...more
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
Joyce McKune
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 mayor with scruples, but what it gets is a crime-and what Jamie gets is a story that's...more
This book was a lot better than the first in the series. When I was reading the first book, I found myself wondering how the series was going to follow the teen aged character Max. Well, I got my answer in the second book - Max is now all grown up and very wealthy and successful. It is as if the first book was written with no sequel intended and then was revived with some adjustments so a series could be created. Perhaps that was what happened - I don't know.

The book was less heavy on the romanc...more
Overall the book was cute. I did not find myself laughing out loud as I did with the early Stephanie Plum books, but the series does include the lovable dysfunctional characters that Evanovich is so wonderful at writing.

The book was cheesy at times, the car is something I am having trouble enjoying but overall, this is a fun catchy read that is light and fun to read by the pool or at the beach.

While I found the book predictable, I found it enjoyable mainly because the lunacy of the characters....more
Crystal  Starr Helton
Love the writing style of these two

These books are filled with humor and suspense that had me not wanting to put it down. The characters are very entertaining and charismatic.
I found myself not all that interested in the main characters the supporting characters were a lot more fun.
A good first book for the start of a new series. I enjoy Jamie and Max, and I'm excited to see what kind of adventures they get into next.
Enjoyed book. Good character development and nice plot twist. Looking forward to next book.
Love Janet! I do enjoy Stephanie Plum series much more however!
Arwen Fowler-jonsson
Cute, fun and easy read after my last read.
John Hanscom
Maybe 3 1/2. Cute, but insubstantial.
Manoja K.
Again this is not the greatest book in the world, but it was fun to read. I was able to whip through it and I fell in love with the characters (Max makes me smile, and Jamie makes me laugh with her "swears" - damn is not a swear! You want foul, you come to me). The only real complaint I had was that the Lenny, Mitzi and Vito (or was it Vinnie?) storyline was kind of out of place. There was a story up until Vinne/Vito does and then the characters were out of place. But other than that it was stil...more
When it comes to Janet Evanovich, I'm always torn. Her work is a blend of ascerbic wit and clumsiness. However, sometimes her dialogue comes across as forced, like she takes her cues from bad TV shows. Her colloquialisms are dated and often out of place. Her true selling point is that she creates characters that a reader can care about. I'm not ambivalent about any of her characters. Also, she paces the plot well so I've never been tempted to skip ahead a few pages while reading any of her novel...more
Kerrie Taber
This is a fun easy read. I love the characters Evanovich creates.
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-A good woman could do that.-
-She'd have to be armed and dangerous.-”
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