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To the Max

(Bowen Boys #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  2,491 ratings  ·  213 reviews
Forensic accountant Annie Griffin has always suspected she's a bit jinxed, so when she finds herself 35, single, temporarily homeless, and pregnant on a technicality by a gigolo, her fears are confirmed.

Adrenaline junkie and professional stuntman Max Bowen needs a house-sitter to watch after his pets while he's out of town. Annie needs a place to stay. Standard quid pro qu
ebook, 366 pages
Published February 10th 2015 by Loose ID (first published February 9th 2015)
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5 Sweet Stars.

Annie, forensic accountant and candy-shop owner, finds herself in a bad moment of her life. They are so many she believes she has to be cursed. She’s got pregnant after a one-night stand with an escort and she’s currently without a house because her condo is in works after a fire. Luckily, her friend Max, the younger Bowen and stuntman extraordinaire, has to go away filming and invites her to stay in her house taking care of his girls (two guinea-pigs named Tango and Cash, because
5 - "I expected good. I got... fabulous." Stars!

Where do I start, I have so many things I want to say about this book, the series, and Elle Aycart. I love them all, I want more, I hate waiting, but equally I don’t mind, because the wait produces books like this, a book that I couldn’t put down, characters (and pets)I fell in love with, again and again and again. A town I want to move to, its residents I want to be neighbors with, and an author I will never, ever not want to read a book by (I kne
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“What are you thinking?”
“How young you look.”
“Were you thinking that yesterday while I was between your legs, eating your pussy after I’d f*cked you hard against the wall?”
“I wasn’t thinking.”
“Good. That’s how we’ll keep it, then.”

A love story penned by Elle Aycart never disappoints, something about her trademark style of romance making me ache in anticipation every single time I am about to start reading one of her books because there’s not a doubt in my mind that she’d overload my
"You telling me you moonlight as a porn stuntman?"
He cocked an eyebrow. "You mean a stunt dick, right?"[...]
"Just for the record. I would never be a stunt dick. I would be the main dick."

4 Stars--Operation Kindle Klean-Up Kommencing! (Another one I had on there for some time.)

The Bowen Boys series is one I've followed for years. James Bowen, from "More Than Meets the Ink" has made an impression in book #1 nearly four years ago with his sexy blonde self. Possessive with a brain an
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆

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4 "pregnant lady-boob enhancer" stars!!

“I’ve spent all my adult life chasing that adrenaline high. Now, for the first time, I don’t have to. I feel totally at peace with you.”

To the Max was one of those reads I’d been dying and dying to get my grabby hands on ever since the closure of Heavy Issues and Inked Ever After. Imagine my surprise, after months since I’d last reached out to the author, Ell
Mindy Lou's Book Review
This was pretty cute! I really liked the MCs and we got real quality time with them. The romance was a bit of a slow burn but these two hung out with each other a lot. We got to see how they were with each other through the whole book.

Max is the ultimate playboy who falls hard for the sweet and kind Annie. I really enjoy this type of scenario when the hero truly gives up his playboy ways when he finds the one woman meant for him. The fact that Annie was pregnant with someone else's baby made me
Tpagirl Loves Romance
To the Max was the third book in the Bowen Boys series by Elle Aycart.

Max Bowen was the youngest Bowen brother. At twenty seven, he was the thrill seeking playboy. He was a Hollywood stuntman that had a bad boy reputation. He was always the respectful gentleman, but would never give a commitment beyond the night. He was legendary in the small town of Alden, Massachusetts.

Annie Griffin was the hysterically funny friend to Tate and Christy (books one and two). She was thirty five, a successful acc
Vee Paige
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. It's been a long wait for Max's story but it was totally worth it. I was a bit apprehensive about the plot—older woman, pregnant with another man's baby, but it was handled beautifully. The natural progression from Max being a caring friend to mutual attraction was well done. Max was a great alpha male. Sure he was younger, but he behaved with maturity. And like the other Bowen brothers he is jealous, possessive and ultra-protective. There was a subtle suspense plot t ...more
Lela Manuela
Of course i LOVE it!

We waited for so long for Max and i adore how good Elle writes

i just love her books and this series, i friggin Love the Bowen brothers!

And Max...and Viking...i just leave this here...this is my Max ;)



Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU, Elle Aycart!!! I just finished saying in my review that Max needed his own book like IMMEDATELY!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Can't wait!!! ...more
Overall rating: 4.5 "Yo, pregnant lady" stars!

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)
Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)
Feb 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked the first two of the series much better...this wasn't bad, I did enjoy the characters, but it seemed go on a little longer than necessary.
Max is definitely a sweetie and I liked Annie, too.
I would read more from this author and would recommend for fans of the series
Due to the fact that there has been a ridiculous amount of spamming of reviews/book promo's (in disguise), I am going to make this review quick and dirty.

Simply put, thus book was fairly good, and it was somewhat captivating, but it wasn't a spectacular 5 star read

What we have here, is a 3 star read at best.

I say that because, initially, it starts out great, but then, it becomes entangled in melodrama and intermittent wooden dialogue.

There were a few times when I noticed that a block or two of

That's just straight up ridiculous. I loved
The first two books. But to be honest?? Waiting four years from book one for book three is totally absurd and I don't even remember what the hero in this book is like and I have no intention of rereading books one and two, after waiting so damn long for the 3rd installment. No thanks. I'll find something else to read that's just as good that I won't have to wait mul
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, hot and funny book.

We all love Bowen brothers and we were waiting for Max a long long time..and it was worth it..

In one or 2 scenes I was loughing so hard that I got tears in my eyes... and some wisecracks will go down in legend.... cliterature..... her mom and their drills....... rats and reruns of old shows... I feel like Annie was one of my girls rock this could be me.... and ofcourse she is 36... and I loved her from the start.... 30s are the best.. lol

Great book in this g
May 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: noone- everyone should keep Max in good memory
I waited this book for so long because of Max. He was the best guy in first two book and I had a huge expectations, but...this book was so predictable and a huge disappointment for me.
The best scene was when (view spoiler). Just because of this scene I´m giving this book a 2 cranky stars.
Elle Aycart
Feb 22, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Here you have the first two chapters. Enjoy!
Kisses, Elle
5 awesome stars for Max and Annie. Age is nothing but a number. Love it as much I love other Bowens :). The Epilogue was perfect!!

“She wasn’t too fond of blond men, but Max was in a league all his own. With model-perfect masculine features, wicked blue-green eyes, and his usual weeklong golden stubble, Max was sexy as hell.”

“Annie was harassing a twenty-seven-year-old in her sleep.”

“I prefer Ace.”
“Me too.”
They were quiet for a second. “So, Ace, who’s Sebastian, and what’s this thing about you s
Annette Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amazon
My last several books have all been five stars. It made me stop and think how I rate my reviews. I rate my books on storyline and story/character development. So, again this book did it all for me.

The story was inspiring regarding woman to man age difference. (I was married to a man eight years my senior, and no one thought anything of it. Many years ago I had a friend at work that was 15 years a senior to her now husband. He fell in love with her at 25 she was 40. It took him eleven years to c
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars. This is not a book I'd usually pick up but the blurb really intrigued me. A 35 year old successful woman (Annie) finds herself pregnant and alone. Cue younger sexy family friend (Max) who offers her a roof over her head. The first two thirds of the book were excellent. Appealing characters, UST leading to very hot sex scenes, and the question of parentage hanging over the MC's heads. But the book just didn't seem to know how to end. I felt like it went on and on and on way past where ...more
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-males
4 1/2 To the Max stars!!

Very nice read. I like how they were friends first and their relationship grew from there. Max is just fantastic. He's going on the favorite males list. I think I would have enjoyed it more had I read the previous books in the series. I want to know more about all the other characters, especially the OGs. So I may have to go back and read the others in the series. Happy reading!
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Swoon Worthy Stars!

Hands down Max is my favorite Bowen brother. He was so sweet, patient and damn Sexy!! I want more of him.
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Elle outdid herself with Annie and Max! Simply amazing, I loved every second of this book. I laughed until I cried a few times....guinea pigs and Angus with his 2 foot dong. 5+ stars
Dr. Bronwyn Ph.D of Smutology
Short and sweet....Loved It!!!
~Steph K~
I enjoyed this story of Max and Annie so much. These two together we're perfection. Max was just what Annie needed, and their personalities just complimented each other just right. I loved watching Max fall for Annie, and her baby - and of course there were many moments that left me laughing at their interactions with each other. I even learned a new word, that I think a lot of us could use to describe these wonderful books we read..."Cliterature".

I do also have to say that even though Nate Bowe
Plenty of five-star moments, but the never-ending ending, the oddly squicky pregnancy sex, and the perfunctory whodunit plot torpedoed this one. By the end, all the pregnancy stuff just made me want to keep my legs crossed. Other readers with stronger stomachs or children of their own might like this more than I did.
French Press Bookworm Blog
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This seriously has everything. A sweet and funny as heck h and a sexy possessive and equally funny H. I was nervous about the baby storyline but it worked so well. This also had some action and great storyline. I loved it. There were a few just get over it moments but it was a fun read! And yet again I read out of order haha
May 12, 2013 marked it as to-read
mmmm im thinking that 'Luigi' might be max. Maybe he dressed up in disguise at the 'studs r us' expo thingy.....???

Or not...maybe I've been reading too many books with twists and turns, and thinking too much in to things:)
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After a colorful array of jobs all over Europe ranging from translator to chocolatier to travel agent to sushi chef to flight dispatcher, Elle Aycart is certain of one thing and one thing only: aside from writing romances, she has abso-frigging-lutely no clue what she wants to do when she grows up. Not that it stops her from trying all sorts of crazy stuff. While she is probably now thinking of a ...more

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Bowen Boys (6 books)
  • More than Meets the Ink (Bowen Boys, #1)
  • Heavy Issues (Bowen Boys, #2)
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