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Something Great (Something Great #1)

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* This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.

She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published July 24th 2013 (first published July 15th 2013)
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Mindy/fangedmom
Aug 12, 2013 Mindy/fangedmom rated it it was amazing
This book is named SOMETHING GREAT for a reason..>IT IS FREAKING AMAZING! I am so in love with this book. NO LIE! Author M Clarke has captured a BEAUTIFUL story and given it life. I am not usually a romance reader. I am more of a paranormal/magic/supernatural type of reader. This book had me hooked from the very beginning. I love the twists and turns, the characters and the storyline. I am looking forward to more books by M Clarke.

This is exactly what I posted once I finished reading Somethi
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J *deep in the heart of Texas*
Jul 17, 2013 J *deep in the heart of Texas* rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-m-a-quitter
Buddy Read with one of my BBBs (best book bitches) Jessica!!

Here we are reading the book....



Oh wait...you thought this was a comedy?!?!



Something Great = NOT so great!

DNF'd at approximately 60%!!!



Mostly--the dialogue! It was bad, horrible, embarassing, cheesy as hell....

I think the following quotes speak for themselves!

"I'm your prescription. Let me be your new addiction."



Really Max? Really? Does that line usually work for you??

"We can cuddle, just like this. And we don't have to be just lun
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
DNF @ 30ish%
Technically I cannot rate this book since I didn't finish it so you can read my review and decide for yourself if you want to read it.

Bookread with JAnne. I was so excited for this book....And then I started reading....I told JAnne that it was sucking...And then JAnne said it wasn't getting any better for her.....

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so I quit reading...

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This book seemed very juvenile....The storyline was where ignorant girl gets job and meets guy and guy winds up owning (in this case being bosses son)
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Michele(mluker) Luker
May 30, 2013 Michele(mluker) Luker rated it it was amazing
Something Great is a fast paced new adult novel that is full of hotness and anticipation that teaches you to never settle, but to hold out for something great!

Jenna’s life is simple and safe. She has her best friends, steady job, a new relationship that is safe and progressing slowly. It’s not in her nature to be spontaneous and reckless. However, life for Jenna is about to change when she interviews for the job of her dreams and runs into a gorgeous guy who is very flirtacious with her.
Jenna li
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Janie
May 30, 2013 Janie rated it it was amazing
Something Great
By M. Clarke
I was given this book from the author for an honest review and from the very start was told that it was an adult book. As I started to read the book I immediately started to like it.
The story is about Jenna, a young girl recently out of collage her life was simple and plain, and she liked it that way. Every part of her life was going at a smooth pace; her friends, her job and even the guy she is dating.
One night having dinner with her best friend she spotted this gor
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Anncleire
Jul 18, 2013 Anncleire rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, blog-tour
Blog Tour on my blog July 20th:
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“We haven’t even gone out, and how you could make me feel this way…I don’t understand. You
have this hold on me that’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. But if I held onto my fears,
then I would never have taken the leap, but I did. I wanted to dive right into your heart and permanently stay there. I fell for you the first time I looked into your eyes. That’s all it took.
Then I knew I’d found the one I’ve been waiting f
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Veronika
Jul 20, 2013 Veronika rated it did not like it
Shelves: new-adult, romance
It's a miracle I managed to finish this book!



I was so excited before I started reading! I liked the blurb, loved the cover and even the first few chapters were great! But then it went quickly downhill. I can't even count how many times I was on the brick of giving up! The one thing I don't understand: How this book got so many 5-star ratings???



First of all, the story is NOTHING ORIGINAL!
Shy and introvert Jeanella Mefferd, a.k.a. Jenna meets the rich, womanizer, Maxwell Knight, they fall in love,
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The BookChick
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤
VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a heart book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend.
This book was provided by the author for an honest review.

My Thoughts:
Something Great was a very sweet contemporary romance that was about Max Knight and Jenna Mumford. Jenna is fresh out of colleg
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SammiesBookBlog
May 30, 2013 SammiesBookBlog rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. Let me tell you, for someone who hasbn't written in this genre before. Well, she nailed it out of the park. This is the best book I have read in 2013 and maybe period. I am so tired of reading the rock stars, bad boys, etc. Max was a gentleman, so sweet, caring and loving. He really loved Jenna and he did everything to show her and make her feel special. Jenna, I loved and adored. She wasn't like most other book heroines. She was strong, amazing and I loved how she was dif ...more
saarah
Jun 20, 2013 saarah rated it it was amazing
I devoured this whole book!
Its an incredibly sweet romance story that we all need from time to time. I just kept thinking aaaawwwwwh♥

The storyline flowed easily, I was never bored and it was quite addictive reading for me. Perfectly lovable main characters, adorable side characters (Matthew♥ and the girls).
Such a pleasure to read...
Maxwell Knight
Jacquie Talento
May 31, 2013 Jacquie Talento rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy from the author for an honest review.

“I’m your prescription. Let me be your new addiction”. I LOVED that!! The pull between the main characters is fantastic. How they are able to hold off is beyond me. Jenna knows what she wants and it could very well be Max but she is at a crossroads when it comes to him being her boss’s son and she’s not sure she really wants to go there. BUT, is the pull he has on her too intense that she isn’t able to say no to him. This is a first in rom
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Brandy Michelle
Jun 01, 2013 Brandy Michelle rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story about the unexpected whirlwind romance between Max and Jeanella. They run into each other and find that there is a chemistry that is undeniable, but trying to stay focused and not cheat on her current boyfriend Jeanella ignores her feelings. Max fights hard to get her attention and does cute and sweet things to impress her. Jeanella finds her feeling are becoming overwhelming and cant deny them any longer. This story has its ups and downs, highs and lows that every great ...more
Holly C
May 31, 2013 Holly C rated it it was amazing
When I read Mary Ting’s YA Crossroads series, it crossed my mind she would be a great Adult Contemporary Romance author, too, if she turned up the heat. Well, my wish came true in her new Adult novel, Something Great, written under her pseudonym, M. Clarke.

The story is both fast-paced and an easy read while it gives you the emotional turmoil and angst Jenna experiences with her feelings for her boyfriend, Luke, and the very hot, Max.
While Jenna explores her feelings and tries to decide whether
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Roy Murry
Aug 06, 2013 Roy Murry rated it it was amazing
Review of Something Great

Written by M. Clarke



Reviewed by R. Murry


Romantic stories are now geared to the young, because they are the only ones who fall in love?! The one difference I see in Contemporary Romance vs. any other Romance novel is gadgets used to upscale the plot. In Mary’s novel Something Great, that gadget is a Smart Phone, with people using texts to convey information. I’m old school and don’t text.

Mary has done an excellent job using this communication media to enhance the story o
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Delphina
Jul 17, 2013 Delphina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book really is Something great. I read it all in one night because I simply could not put it down. It was so worth my book hangover the next day. Jeanella is a likable and determined character and Maxwell is simply swoon-worthiness tied in a bow. When the two cross paths, feelings are ignited on both sides. Little do either of them realize their paths will cross again. I think what I really enjoyed about this book and what sets it apart from so many of the NA stories out there is that is do ...more
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Jun 03, 2013 Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Erotica Lovers
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Mary Ting Author
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book in return for an honest review. I was totally immersed and addicted to this amazing story and the characters in the story!!! I fell in love with this book from the beginning and fell in love with it even more at the end!!! This author is very good at capturing the attention of her audience and can melt even the coldest of hearts with her words and story telling. This is very well written and a very fast paced story!!! This is a RECOMMENDED MUST read for ...more
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this book but I really enjoyed it. It showed two people who had their own trust issues but also fell hard for each other. Jeanella and Max make a good couple but talking was a problem for them.
I'm going to continue with the next book because I want to know Matt's story.
Alexandrea Weis
May 30, 2013 Alexandrea Weis rated it it was amazing
A stellar debut in the up-and-coming New Adult genre, M. Ting has written a heartfelt glimpse at the world of newly discovered adult responsibilities intermixed with hot and steamy romance. Jenna Mefferd is just out of college and looking to make her way when she meets Max. Attractive, confident, and always popping up when she least expects him, Max is everything Jenna does not need in her life. Only Max does not see it that way. His pursuit is relentless and unconventional, making Jenna even mo ...more
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K3
Jun 06, 2013 K3 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

There was no need for words; I felt his hard stare on my body, as if he was undressing me with his gorgeous eyes. His gaze was powerful, as if his eyes were hands; I felt them all over me, completely unraveling me.

College graduate, Jeanella Meffered has always kept her life plain and simple. She liked everything to run smooth, her friends, her job and even the guy she is dating Luke. Luke has never made her feel special but mostly he has never made her feel. He doesn’t treat her bad but h
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Mia
Jul 09, 2013 Mia rated it it was amazing
Something Great is greater than great...

You know,when you read the synopsis, you get your first impression of the book..My first thought about this book was that it's gonna be really good-great...But that was the understatement of the year!..
It is spectacular!

I'm not going to dwell on the characters,as I usually do...The synopsis does that on its own..And btw,this synopsis is actually really great!

However,I am going to dwell on the quality of the book...The current rating here is 3.99..And that'
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Elliot
Jun 04, 2013 Elliot rated it it was amazing
Something Great is a Sweet Simmering Romance that blossoms into Steaming Hot Long Lasting LOVE!

They both have been hurt before and are guarding their hearts. Luckily, he sees something in her she can't see herself. Will she take a chance and put her heart out there again? Can he help her trust what her heart is whispering to her? That she is, as he puts it, "Something Great"!

Something Great = Something Amazing!!
Amber
May 30, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, ebook, review, arc
I was instantly drawn to this book just by the cover however what was in the page was so much better. Something Great was absolutely amazing and left you wanting more. The story was well thought out, characters were awesome. Max was def blush worthy and boy did he know how to make a girl swoon. He was the total package, good looks and loaded to boot, almost too good to be true. Jenna of course knew his type right from the start or so she thought besides that she had a boyfriend who was comfortab ...more
Maxine H.
Jun 03, 2013 Maxine H. rated it it was amazing
Mary Ting, aka M. Clarke in this case, has made the transition to adult romance very successfully. I've been a huge fan of Mary's ever since I first read Crossroads, but as M. Clarke, Mary has crossed the line into more adult themes while maintaining the style that has made her other books so successful. Ladies, you're gonna fall in love with Max Knight...he's gorgeous, he's sexy, and he knows how to make his lady feel sooo loved! Jeanella is torn between solid, safe Luke, who she is currently d ...more
Joann Buchanan
Jul 19, 2013 Joann Buchanan rated it it was amazing
Mary Ting has done it again! She made me laugh and cry at the same time. I became so involved in the characters that I couldn't put it down. In this New Adult book, Mary gives romance without making it sound so mechanical. The twists and turns kept me on edge while all the time I was saying come on be with Max...who cares who his dad is...lol.

As always I can't wait for another book by her!
Lindsay
Aug 02, 2013 Lindsay rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
I really enjoyed the first part of the book. It was a solid 4. Guy and girl see each other across a restaurant, eyes lock…instant attraction for both of them. Unfortunately, she has a boyfriend and he’s there with someone else. But call it fate or serendipity, they keep running into each other. And let the wooing ensue!

I really did like the first half of the book. I love the dance between Max and Jenna…will then end up together? Will Jena give in and start dating him? She was obviously attracted
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Neliey
Jul 13, 2013 Neliey rated it it was amazing
Trust doesn't come easy for Jenna, so she's always playing it safe. When a total stranger puts her pulse into overdrive she expects it to be a one time occurrence. What are the chances of running into him again? She was as wrong as she could be. Little did she know Max was her boss's son.

Max wasn't an option because he wasn't safe, and now he definitely isn't an option. Letting herself get caught up in him would be unprofessional. Max doesn't take rejection, and he pursues Jenna like it's his jo
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Denita Kee
Aug 18, 2013 Denita Kee rated it it was amazing
What a great story. I absolutely loved Jenna and Max so much. I love when a man won't give up and relentlessly persues a woman. Jenna gets a job working for the company Max's dad owns. Only she doesn't know it at the time. She's been running into Max, the hot man she can't get out of her mind, a lot lately. As they grow in their relationship she breaks up with her boyfriend Luke. Her friends convinced her that Max is the one who will give her sparks and make her sing Hallelujah. Lol! And man doe ...more
Jennifer Treviño
If you are a contemporary romance lover you are sure to love this story, & if you're not...well...prepare to be converted!, August 17, 2013
I am in love with this book! Jenna & her friends have been so fun to get to know! Max is hilarious & dreamy all in one! I have said for a long time that I am not a contemporary romance fan per say, but I have found that there are indeed a few authors out there that have me begging for more! M. Clarke is now on that list!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this
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Once Upon a Twilight
Jun 10, 2013 Once Upon a Twilight rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
**Something Great is perfectly named since in its pages you are awarded with a saucy romance that comes with heart-shaped Rice Krispies treats that will leave you addicted and needing more!**

Full review coming very soon!
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M. Clarke aka Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was
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