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Pure Passion

(Pure #1)

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  317 ratings  ·  42 reviews
As a teen, Max Hancock had it all. He was Captain of the football team, drove a red BMW convertible and was destined to inherit the family business. One fateful night however, he lost his family as well as his soul mate and woke up flat broke with nowhere to go. As Max hit rock bottom, in his mind all he needed was a break.

Little did he know, his break would come in a for
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by Steamy Nights Publishing
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Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have to say this book left me emotional battered. Lara's character (strong/vulnerable/funny/positive)... wow took me from laughing at her comments to worrying about her emotional well being whenever her lengthy obsession (emotional break/heartbreak) with Max was discussed. Max's character was strong yet vulnerable... And still able to mess up then realize what he had before it was to late.
Good/hot/funny sex scenes too.
I really enjoyed the emotional roller coaster.
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
One true love..., June 20, 2013

This review is from: Pure Passion (Pure Series) (Kindle Edition)

I read somewhere each one of us has nine soul mates in a lifetime in this whole universe, we just have to find our way to each other.

Max and Lara are each other's halves and will not be whole without the other, they are each other's soul mate.

Since she was thirteen years old Lara was in love with Max, the kind of love that grew into an obsession that eventually drove her into melancholy. While Max who
Paula Valerio
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What to say about Max and Lara?
They were perfect together!
Lara as such a fun character to read. Always so blunt and forward about everything and everyone, such a sweet girl, waiting for the love of her life to love her back.
Max... i felt bad for him.
In love with his high school girlfriend. How could she do that to him? I really disliked her and her pov´s made me confused and furious. What she did to him was just sooo wrong! She was a total bitch with a cold heart!
Derek and Hadley were such a fu
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Hmmmm,..... this book really didn't leave an impression on me at all. :(
It had sex, yet it was boring. There were really no traumatic, dramatic, angsty, or exciting moments. The ONE event that should have been a dramatic turning point was b o r i n g. The H didn't even grovel well. Not a great read. It certainly doesn't live up to it's title. :(
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read!! I TRULY ENJOYED THIS BOOK!! I wish it was a little longer and I would have love to get to know Lara and Max more! Really a great read
Michelle Rivas
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Romance

I love the characters in this story. The passionate​ Lara who never gave up. Max who was stuck in unhappiness for so long. This story is great at showing both sides of a person as they go through life with many obstacles. When love is found everything works out.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal book!!!

I love this authors books.

I loved this book from start to finish.

I love the characters and the story.
Jeanette montgomery
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal book!!!!

I love this authors books.

I loved this book from start to finish .

I love the characters and the story.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You will love Max and Lara

I love the story of Max and Lara. How what could be the worst day of your life can turn into a blessing. And how knowing when the right time is to love the person you have been loving from a distance for years.
Rachel Swords
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
**2 out of 5 Stars**

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I don't know, this book was good but it wasn't great. There were parts that just rubbed me the wrong way. It was easy enough to follow but I had a hard time connecting with the characters at times. I liked the plot and it went in a direction i wasn't expecting. There were 2 major things that ruined it for me. First, it had way too many ! points. I mean I felt like they spent half the time screaming at each other. Sec
Beth Evant
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
I liked this book okay. I really liked Max and I felt so bad about what happened to him. I mostly had a ton of concern while reading this story. Lara scared me!

This is a story about a young man who wants to follow his heart and follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, but his pushy father wants him to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. Well, Max did not want to be anything like his sleazy dad. So he quit law school and decided to resurrect his grandfather's guitar business. His girl
Stephanie Campbell
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The cover is what sucked me in. It is extremely sensual and full of passion. After reading the synopsis, becoming intrigued rather quickly; I couldn't seem to not dive in. This book was something you read in one sitting. It just sucks you in on the first page and keeps you hooked until the last page. The character are well developed and you fall in love with them. I utterly loved Max (new book boyfriend!! Yummy) and! How can you not love that little spit fire. The secondary character ...more
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for a great love story and that is exactly what this book gave me. It was so refreshing to read a book without constant turmoil between the main characters. While I do enjoy reading those books, sometimes its good to just read one where the characters are allowed to fall in love sans the drama! There was no breaking up and getting back together over and over again. It was a great story about a developing love and had me hooked from the first sentence. I can't wait to see what's next ...more
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
The cover got me to purchase this Book. I should have looked closer to see that this book is aimed more at the younger market. However. I really did enjoy this Book. Lara had me worried , a Bunny Boiler in the making?! Max had me worried also, out for all he could get? I am glad to say it all worked out in the end........I also read the Epilogue on the Authors website, which for me personally, completed the Book.
Maria and Anthony Teresi
Needs development.

Good effort. New adult style sex scenes. Wished the h had experiences beyond her obsession with H. Wished H had better experiences and appreciation with h. Their relationship appeared to relate to the h's difficulty individuating and a stunted emotional growth. H appears to be also emotionally stunted which may explain why his eventual connection to h appears to be more about guilt than love.
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this book and I hope she does something for Marin and JT. I bought this book back in 2013 and I just reread it for the first time. I love the additional epilogue, though I still wish there was more to the story. My only real criticism is the inner dialogue, I thought Max's thoughts and statements weren't believable for a grown man. They were a bit all over the place and came across like someone who is still in highschool rather then someone who is trying to run a business. ...more
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
I felt like Max was an ass and ungrateful. He was immature and did not deserve her at all. He totally would have cheated on her with that girl he kissed I she didn't get into the accident. How do you tell someone you love them and then tell another girl your not serious and kiss her in front of a room full of people? Ass ...more
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
This story was really disturbing in so many ways. Lara is obviously a mentally unstable young lady who seriously needs professional help. Her thoughts and actions show just how unhealthy she really is. I didn't like how she constantly chased Max and was willing to completely change herself to be with him. Not my cuppa tea. 1.5 stars. ...more
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Uhh... so everything's just swept under the rug at the end? Her teenage craziness and his douchebag move? (view spoiler) Max and Lara never really address it or her teenage obsession with him and have a hea, I guess? ...more
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great summer/beach/vacation read. I will definitely read future books in this series. Max and Lara were a sweet couple, but I didn't feel as invested in them as I did with Jack and Kate in MT Stone's My Nights with Kate. Hope the next book in the series is about JT and Marin ...more
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Too bad that Lara should be almost to die so Max can understand that him love her. I didn't like Max very much, superficial and self-centered and Lara just a bit maniac obsessive for him. I would have expected more fights, arguments. Too plain and Lara isn't the type of woman that I like. ...more
Christine Mameli
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story line. M.T.Stone is a good author. I loved My nights with Kate and is looking forward to reading more from Stone. I also is hoping for a part 2 of My Nights with Kate. Please keep them coming.
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 average- 3 stars first 70% - 4 stars for the last 30%. First half was really slow and redundant. I did not connect with the characters until the near end when we had some real angst. Ending was good, but everything most of the time was just too sweet and felt unrealistic..
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mmm-Mmm-Mmm! Oh my goodness! Just can't get enough. This author has it together. If you haven't read her works then you don't know what you're missing. Give it a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. ...more
Jun 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Really loved the story though I felt like it wrapped up too quickly. There was something else I couldn't put my finger on, like the characters weren't fully fleshed out. It would have gotten 4 stars otherwise. Still I really liked it and am truly digging this author!!! ...more
Margie   'CSR' Fite
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a good book, I wish it was a little longer
Had more about Max and Lara ... She loved
Max for so long and boy he had rough things
Happen to him, but he also saw people
(Ex - girlfriend ) who she really was!
Fun and easy read! Great job! As always!
Beth Frank
Nov 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
Characters were not well-developed. Writing was awful. I can't get over the 5 star ratings for this book. I almost DNF this book. I'm glad I read it for free. I suggest the author read other POV stories and learn how to develop characters. ...more
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book made me roll my eyes so much it gave me a headache.Didn't feel the connection between the H/H there is quite something missing and it just didn't affect me the way it should. ...more
Mick C
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Loved the characters and the storyline is really original. Can't wait to see what happens next. ...more
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