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(Kinky Shine #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  51 reviews
They were married but never kissed.
That night years ago never had consequences…until now.

“I wasn’t into the love bullshit and I didn’t really believe in forever between two people.’’

If I had my way, I would have never seen Maxen Walton again, the womanizing drummer of Kinky Shine.

When I met him in college he was already going through girls as if they were disposable. I ha
Published April 10th 2018
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Book-Bosomed  blog
Apr 26, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNFed in the freaking prologue!!!

I debated about signing up for this one. I knew Maxen had been a manwhore and had a drug habit, and I knew the heroine was seeing someone else. The Sweet Home Alabama premise was either going to work or not, and I figured a lot of that depended on the story focusing on the H and the h and not other people. But I had hopes that the author could pull it off. The only reason I considered this title was because Dex, the first book in the series, was so well written a
H did not cheat on h. They were never together romantically before they met again. They HATED each other and there are no chapters of them in college. I’m only adding this review because one reviewer influenced so many by complaining about the Prologue. There were no OW in this book beyond the prologue. The H was a manwhore and a recovering addict (he started taking drugs cuz the h moved in with her BF). He only has eyes for the h from chapter one to end.
Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
Lark should be having the most amazing night of her life, but unfortunately, she just had to turn down her boyfriend’s proposal because she is already married. Maxen is a rock star who doesn’t act like he is married, but still remembers that drunken night in Vegas. What should be a quick divorce turns into a whirlwind of events. Will Lark get the divorce she is wanting, or will she see that things aren’t always what they seem?
Lark is stubborn, outgoing, and outspoken. She says what she is thinki
Lexi Cubbins
Maxen, oh my Maxen!

I really liked the first book in this series and was looking forward to read Maxen's story. The beautiful broken man we were introduced in the first book, back when he was struggling with his drug addiction and going to rehab.

I loved his story, he had self-esteem issues, was a bit broken and struggled with his inner demons. It all just made him that much more loveable. He was also brutally honest and couldn't be deterred when it came to Lark and winning her over. My only prob
Fantasy Land Romance Reader
I LOVED this story. I am not big on second-chance stories but this one is not like that. There is no real history between these two characters other than a small friendship (more like drove each other crazy), so when they get married on a dare and Maxen disappears the next day to get on with his band life. Nobody is the wiser. Until Lark is proposed to and she needs to get a divorce.

When Maxen and Lark get back into each other's sight the chemistry jumps off the pages. I love Maxen. There is not
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Kinky Shine series just keeps getting better. Ms. Witter has given us yet again another rock romance that you can’t put down. There is a fine line between love and hate and that is exactly what Lark has going on with Maxen. They had known each other since Lark’s freshman year at college because Alan, who is a close cousin to Lark, was friends with the guys in the rock band Kinky Shine.

Their very first meeting was one for the books. Lark had been disgusted with Maxen and the way he lived his
Victoria Smiser
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Contrary to the tagline “whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” isn’t necessarily true. Particularly for Maxen Walton, the legendary Rock Star, drummer for the band Kinky Shine. Despite a drunken fight to Las Vegas with the band and friends while in college, there might have been a drunken bet. Shortly after Vegas the band was signed to a recording contract. Now five years later, the memory of a little oops has never left him, and now that oops is demanding to be acknowledged and resolved. M ...more
Lucii Dixon
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Move over Lark Hardin, I want me some Maxen Walton!! Boy is this character Hot, not only is he a pretty face but he’s also the kickass drummer from Kinky Shine. This tattoos, muscles and swoon worthy grin would make any woman weak at the knees.

Lark is nice, but she could be irritating in a stuck-up, snooty Kinda way. She’s the polar opposite of Maxen but they’re oddly suited, in a roundabout kind of way.

I found the ‘steamy scenes’ a little long winded and seemed to go on forever and ever and I
Book Reading Gals
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THOUGHTS: This was my first book by Stephanie Witter, but I can assure you it won't be the last. Even without reading book one in this series, it was easy to connect with the story and the characters. Maxen is an excellent frenemies/rock star type romance, and the author did an excellent job of not just capturing that, but also the emotions between these characters. I loved the angst and the sheer need that Maxen radiated, which me left me eagerly devouring this book. If you have like the Preloa ...more
Danii Hughes
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maxen and larks book was so so brilliant I bloody loved it so much there is so much chemistry between maxen and lark it takes a while for lark to realise it.
Deep down maxen always knew there was something special about lark.
When I was reading their story it’s tugged at my heart and gave me so many feelings.
Well done Stephanie witter on yet another book you never fail to amaze me with the words your write ❤️
Danielle Marlowe
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting on this story. Stephanie Witter did a wonderful job on it. The story was well written and had a great plot. I couldn't put the book down. Maxen and Lark were perfect together. I enjoyed their journey. They were made for each other. Maxen and Lark's connection was strong and the chemistry was sexy. This was a great read. I enjoyed it. I recommend reading. Thank you, Stephanie Witter. Great work :) 5 Stars! ...more
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story.
Lark unfortunately has to turn down her boyfriends proposal of marriage because she foolishly married someone else for a bet. The guy in question was someone from college, and he’s now a famous rock star. He doesn’t act like a married man at all but Maxen still remembers that drunken night and Lark’s sudden disappearance, and her reappearance and seeking a quick divorce, has opened a lot of long forgotten feelings for Maxen. They have a lot to discuss.
The plot was well thought
Heather andrews
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maxen has just impeccable manners, “it’d be easier to talk if you sat on the couch instead of standing up in the middle of the effing room.’’ Maxen is quite the honest man, “I’m hard and too horny not to jump on you.’’ There are times Maxen likes to be fast paced, and other times not so much, “there will never be anything slow between us, unless it’s about *** because going slow can be effing good.’’ I loved this book, Maxen was so lovable and sexy.
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
This is my first in this series and my first by this author and I was totally sucked into the Kinky Shine world. When the past and the future collide it leaves Lark with a bitter taste in her mouth, having buried her head in the sand her moment of madness has returned to haunt her. This is an almost sending chance romance as first time around they got off to a bad start and it quickly became annoyance and frustration. Second time around they are more mature and realise that maybe the attraction ...more
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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I loved the first book in this series. I also enjoyed how Maxen's book was set up with little tidbits in that book as well. However, I can't say I loved this book. Though this was very well written and the pacing is just right the prologue threw me for a loop.

Maxen is an overall nice and outgoing guy. He also enjoys causal hookups and has developed a drug problem. As much as I like guys who are playboys evolving into marriage material throughout a story something felt of
Books Laid Bare
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Totally loved it! From the first to last page, I was devoted.
Maxen is the man! I found him brutally honest, either unable or unwilling to sugar coat anything, he spoke his mind no matter what happened to be on it, his brain to mouth filter was non-existent for the majority of the time and for me that meant that whether I was supposed to or not I found him hilarious, I adored him
Drummer, with the band Kinky Shine, Maxen is well known with the ladies and does nothing to shy away from the reputatio
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it

*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***

This is not a secret, I’ve been expecting Maxen for so long and I had to admit that sometimes you tend to be disappointed once you read the book.

Damn it was definitely not.

I went into this intense and passionate ride, about two people who married years ago but never been together? Insane, right? Well, it’s Maxen and Lark’s story. All started with an uncomfortable encounter and a wedding later, they became strangers.

I wa
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
A behind the scenes look at a rockstar’s life. Maxen is book two in the Kinky Shine series. Book two follows the drummer of the band that we met in book one. Maxen can be read as a standalone, but I suggest you read book one as it reveals information that enhances this book. Maxen has everything you need in a book. You have drama, romance, secrets, and heat.

When reading the blurb, I knew I had to give this book a try. I love enemies to loves and fake marriages, which is kinda what this book is a
I had all kinds of preconceived notions about what this book was going to be about before beginning to read, based on the blurb and the previous book, Dex. I have to admit, I was very hesitant. I have a few things that will break a book for me, two of which are cheating and hard core drug use. I don't like them, and definitely don't want to read about them. They just don't make a good book to me. So, I decided to set those notions aside, and dove in. Boy, am I glad that I did! As much as I loved ...more
Book Fancy
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Holy smokes this book surpassed all my expectations! Dex was a really good read, so I was definitely looking forward to Maxen, but Stephanie Witter hit the nail on the head with this one! This is my third Stephanie Witter book, and with each one we as the reader can see how much she has evolved as an author. Each time her books just keep getting better and better, and I end up with a new favorite.

I seriously love Maxen! I love his dirty talking m
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Title: Maxen ( Kinky Shine #2)
Author: Stephanie Witter
Pages: 252 pages
Reviewed by Courtney Kunz
🎶Blogger for Janise's Jivin' Book Blog🎶

" I wouldn’t have let her go because she made me feel things I didn’t know existed."

Maxen left my heart singing! It was a beautiful story of second chances, burning lust and enemies turned lovers.
Stephanie Witter puts her whole heart into her writing and fills each page with so much passion. The Kinky Shine series is a must read for ever
Brandy Castenada
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maxen By Stephanie Witter. Maxen is the 2nd book in the Kinky Shine Series, and captivated my attention from beginning to end. I was so captivated that it only took my a day and a half to read. Stephanie did an amazing job writing this book, and can not wait to read the next book in this series. Maxen is the drummer for the band Kinky Shine Rock Band, and Lark was Maxen’s good friends cousin. Maxen had a really horrible childhood, and despite how amazing his life with his band is, that childhood ...more
Karen Shortridge
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the first page you are hooked the problem will be putting it down.......
Maxen is the man most women love, he has no filter, uses women, won't commit and brutally honest and to be honest hilarious likeable rogue...... or that's what he wants you to see and believe.
He's now a drummer with the band Kinky Shine, Maxen is well known with the ladies and never one to shy away from any reputation but he hasn't forgotten what happened five years ago in Vegas… he got married but it was also the night
Written In Red Book Blog
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jo
Maxen was everything and more….than I expected!

Imagine having your boyfriend propose only to tell him…your already married!!

This is the position Lark is in, only she didn't just marry anyone, she married Maxen, the lead drummer in the Kinky Shine rock band.

But it gets worse, Lark married Maxon….. as a bet 5 years earlier.

This is the story of Maxon and Lark and how there past, collides with both there futures.

Stephanie Witter has written this story beautifully, as the layers slowly begin to be
Late Night Reviews
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is perfect! The Kinky Shine books (so far) are packed with love/hate relationships, tension (the good kind), humor, and of course the sexy times (hot damn). These books are such fun reads you don't even realize how long you can read them, you know, one of those accidental 3am ends. Whoops!

We all know Maxen is this man whore from reading Dex, but it's also super obvious he does this to keep people at a distance. The moment someone gets too close is the moment things get real. Lark is
Amy  Crull
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
So I've been waiting for this book. I knew Maxen was gonna have one heck of a story and I was right. Thank God he found the guys when he did, I'd hate to know how he would have turned thanks to his parents. Him and Lark go back to college but honestly drove each other nuts. One drunken night changes that. I really liked Maxen. We get to see his high and lows, what drives him to do the things he does and how Lark changes all that for him. She makes him more level, makes the pain go away. This isn ...more
Maria Hunt
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas or at least that's been the case for Maxen Walton. Sometimes it comes back into your life five years later when you least expect it. As drummer of Kinky Shine Maxen is a well known ladiesman and the bad boy of the band. What many don't realize is there is so much more to Maxen then the persona he has created. When Lark comes back into his life Maxen realizes it is his chance to get what he truly wants. I loved Maxen for all his dirty t ...more
Stephanie Witter
Apr 09, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
MAXEN is available!
I know many thought it would never come, but the sexy drummer is here and just waiting for you. ;)

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Happy reading! x

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2OCC Reviews
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ashlee

I really enjoyed Harley and Dex in the last story but this one just didn't do it for me Maxen is just getting out of rehab from the consequences of the last book and he's already all messed up over that and throw in your ex wife you married in Vegas one night who you claim to hate but have crazy off the charts sexual chemistry with, but oh she's her to divorce you because she's marrying the man of her dreams, but wait! Maybe Maxen is my one true only... I've sewn this played out a lot and s
Love N. Books
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
ellie's $0.02:

I have been anxiously anticipating Maxen coming to me. Finally. Finally. Finally. I could have waited only two weeks and it would have been too long. I'm fully invested in these boys of Kinky Shine.

Stephanie brought it on better than I anticipated. Maxen is still a totally douchedick and I wanted to hate him as much as Lark hated him. And just like her, I was sucked in. There is something about this character that just does it for me.

The characters have the perfect mix of reality
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Stephanie Witter, in her twenties, lives in France where she comes up with book ideas on her laptop, notebook or phone. When she's not writing the day away, she likes visiting museums or shopping to add another nail polish to her already huge collection. She's also unable to resist the appeal of new books, even when she knows she can't possibly have the time to read yet another one. She's happy to ...more

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