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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  324 ratings  ·  186 reviews
Tossing a middle finger to Macon, Georgia as I made my way to Nashville was always the dream. Sing country music, go on tour, top the charts—with my popularity growing every day, I was on my way.

But then a gust of wind blew up your skirt, and those white cotton panties had me hooked. I didn’t know your name, and you turned down every attempt I tried to throw your way. But
Published September 14th 2017
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Karen Mc
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
I'm a big fan of this author's writing and was drawn into the story immediately.

Axton felt a pull of more than attraction from the moment he spotted Addi on the side of the road with car trouble. He can't get her off his mind and pursues her. But soon realizes that she is different and she is going to want more than a fling with a playboy rocker.

“Not knowing isn’t working out too well for you. If you want the girl, go get the girl.”

I loved Addi's relationship with her sisters, who were to me
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was brilliant and so well written and evoked so many emotions. This book broke my heart but in all the best ways.

I loved Axton in all his flawed greatness. He had all the elements I hope to see in my leading man. Humor, kindness, the ability to accept his need to change what should be changed, and of course those sexy protective tendencies.

Addi was the kind of girl that makes a guy want to be better. Specifically Axton. And I love that about her. She had a good head on her shoulders
Reflections of a Book Geek

4.5 Stars

I have only ever read Marie James's Cerberus MC series but I was really excited to get my hands on an early copy of Macon. The synopsis sounded like this was a book I would love and I have to admit I was addicted from the very start. I actually stayed up until 6am so I could finish this story.

This story was nothing like I expected it to be if I'm being honest, there was so much push and pull and I never knew what to expect out of these two characters. I think that was one of the
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Axton met the love of his life on a deserted road. One glance under her skirt as the wind blew it up around her shapely legs were all it took. She would change his life forever. Adelaine was the quiet country girl who was desperate to make a difference. She never counted on Axton, his lyrics spoke to her heart, and she was adamant he would live his dream sharing his music with others. He was driven by the need of her love, she was the only one who made him feel complete, without her he was lost. ...more
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Macon by Marie James is one of my top favorite reads so far this year… I’d say top 5 Reads, to be honest. Marie James’ writing paints a story for you in words… it’s vivid and beautiful. James’s stories are unique. Her characters are so unique, so different that you can’t help but feel for them. Check out the playlist for this book! I don’t often do that with this book but I did with this book and it really added to it.

The characters are so perfect! I adore the Addi’s sisters. They have such a
Brandy Roberts
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm such a huge fan of Marie James she has written one of my favorite MC series so when I saw she was going into a different genre I was so excited to read and then the blurb and cover came and I was so hooked . Macon is very unexpected alot of things happen that was so surprising and sometimes the characters really frustrated me when certain things would happen and with the way Addie and Axton would react just know it's a kindle yelling kind of frustration . I really liked Addie but at times ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully told original story..

A small town and two young people with big but very different dreams…the author pulled me into this bittersweet romance right from the start….this is a heartfelt story filled with wonderful and fascinating characters living in a vividly described imagined world…

The main protagonists Axton and Addie are two contrasting individuals …he is an aspiring musician focused on finding success and living the lifestyle and she is a preachers daughter focused on studying
i fall in love book blog
3.5 Stars

I'm a Marie James fan, so there was no doubt in my mind that I would be readingMacon.She has a real talent for creating a beautiful love story and she hasn't disappointed me yet.

Once I started reading,I was quickly drawn intoMaconand the characters inhabiting it. This felt like the first book in a series, so I hope that we'll be seeing more from some of these characters (specifically Carson!). I did get a bit frustrated with the "I like you, but can't be with you because you're going to
Anne OK
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
A musician on the rise to stardom finds his road to stardom a little rocky when he falls for the preacher's daughter. I didn't know what to expect when I downloaded this one, but I liked the cover and the book blurb sounded a little different from what I've been reading. I took a chance. I enjoyed the game of push and pull between Axton and Addie.

A fun quick story by a new-to-me-author.
Danielle Marlowe
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. Marie James did an Amazing job on this story. The book is well written. It has a great story plot. Axton and Adelaine are both strong great characters. This story has so many emotions. One look at Adelaine and Axton fell hard. She becomes his everything. Axton is possessive, protective, talented, sweet, obsessive, and sexy alpha. Adelaine is caring, talented, sweet, beautiful, strong and smart. Axton and Adelaine are perfect together. Their connection is powerful. ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book and this is y voluntary and honest review. This book had me on the edge of my seat from the start to the finish, my anxiety levels were running at an all time high as Axton and Addi had my head spinning. Your emotions run all over as these two struggle with the attraction that they have to each other. Axton a typical bad boy who loves to sin and Addi the pure good girl who is letting her head rule over her heart. This story at times made me want to wish on a ...more
Ana Rita
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It doesn't matter what time it is or what day of the week we are at because when I know that I have a new book from this author on my Kindle I can't start reading it fast enough. But let me give you an advise, do not, and I repeat, do not start a book written by this amazing lady at 10pm because you will not be able to sleep... Been there and done that. But totally worth it...
Marie James has a way with words that can make you blush in a sec or can make you cry. Once you start it you can't stop
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I found out MJ was writing a book with Sam Hunt as a muse, I jumped at the opportunity to read it! Macon her latest standalone that will have you wanting to pack up the pick up and head to the nearest field party.

Axton Lane has one goal, to get the hell out of Macon, Georgia and make it big singing to the masses. He's a playboy, he doesn't take school seriously, he relies on his best friend Carson to make sure all of his crap is in order. Life is good for Axton Lane, until one day he spots
Christina  Fender
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Axton Lane first meets Adelaide Rose Hatfield as she's attempting to change a tire on the side of interstate. He pulls over to be a southern gentleman and offer her help. Addi being Addi blows off his offer for help until he informs her that her skirt is blowing up and everyone can see her white cotton panties.
After a few other chance meetings Axton realizes Addi is different from every other woman he's dealt with and absolutely will not fall at his feet. Meanwhile Addi realized that Axton is
Judy Miracle
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Marie James once again gives you a book that you will not be able to put down. This book gives you more than you anticipate while reading the blurb. Marie delivers just the right amount of angst, but also a couple who are completely opposite from one another. Alli and Ax are completely sweet together but what they must go through is heartbreaking.

The relationship started on the side of the road at least for Ax. Eventually, he broke Alli down and was able to grace her presence as a
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Macon by Marie James
“A push and pull kinda story, 5 stars”

So, to be completely honest when this book came up for review I was riding passenger through Macon, it was like a sign. I didn’t read the blurb I just chose to review. Macon isn’t the typical love story that I go after. It had its hot moments but it also had moments of religion which I usually avoid. With that said though I enjoyed the story James wove for us. The religion was light and there was still heat so I was happy enough.
Axton is
Gwen Shafer
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely amazing very well written book by Marie. I had taken a break from reading her books. So glad that I grabbed this one to read. It was gripping from the beginning all the way to the end. There is just something about her books that bring you into the story and have you holding on to see what is going to happen by the end.I absolutely love the character chemistry between all of the characters.
Axton is an amazing very well written character. He is a singer who ends up falling for the
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marie James has a phenomenal way with words. Her writing style is unique with an individual flare depending the genre. One constant thing in all her books is that they always make you “feel” the words and emotions and Macon is no exception.

Macon is an amazingly heartfelt book with a cast of characters that you want to bop their heads one minute and the next you want to wrap them in your arms and hold them close. Axton is a rising country music star that drinks a lot, parties hard, and has girls
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Macon is an addictive love story that will have you hooked from the very beginning, desperate to find out where the story goes.

Axton is an up-and-coming musician, typical bad boy with a penchant for women. Addi is the good girl from a religious background, whose studies and education are her top priority.

From the moment they meet there is a mutual attraction between them that they both try to fight, determined to let the other live the life they each dream of. There was plenty of
I’m still in the process of figuring out my rating system. I didn’t hate this book but I didn’t like it either.

The two main characters aggravated me to no end. I found the story dragging at times and I skim read just to get the end.

All that being said it wasn’t horrible but just not for me.
Suzy Baba
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ’s
Loved the self value Adelaide had for her self and how she wanted nothing less.
Christa Bohannan
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Marie. I loved Axton and all of his ‘quirks’. Your typical cocky guy who knows he’s good looking ands a singing voice to die for. Getting any women he wants.Except when it comes to Adelaide.

Being the daughter of a preacher sheeted to keep to herself, her studies being the main thing she focuses on. Never did she think she would become the obsession of the man she has stalked all over social media.

A story that shows you when true love is out there you will do anything to
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED MACON! This book had me hooked..
Adelaide Hatfield (Addi) is your everyday sweet, head on her shoulders, knows what she wants from life type of girl.. She is going to college, and goes to church every Sunday, and she has the two best sisters a girl could ask for.
Axton Lane is a gorgeous up and coming musician.. has a voice to die for and can melt the panties off anyone.. Axtons one goal.. GET OUT OF MACON GA! That is till he see’s the white cotton panties (WCP) of the beautiful Addie
Katie Ivy
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marie James has done it to me again. She loves to take her readers on these emotional journeys, leaving us completely torn on where she will go next. Her books can suck you in and make you beg for more. This is probably one of my favorites. Just when you think things are smooth sailing she throws in another twist. This book is a beautiful love story with just enough naughty nature to keep you turning the page. I don't think I'll ever get enough of Marie's books. XOXO
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
I was seriously hooked from the beginning of this book. I mean seriously, I love me a guritar player something fierce. There was just something about Axton from the beginning that made me pull for him. I love, love loved that the cocky bad boy musician got himself so worked up over an innocent and pure good girl. It was obvious he was taken with Addi from the beginning, and I enjoyed reading of his attempts to win her over, despite her stubborness when it came to him. This book seriously brought ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing novel by Marie James.
This is a story about Axton and Addi, A country bay boy singer and good girl pastors daughter.
Marie's character development is amazing she knows how to get you hooked and stay hooked till the very end.
5 star read
** Read an ARC Copy for an honest review**
Tammy  Tracy
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Southern Charm, Country Music boy meets girl, girl pushes boy away, boy keeps trying to win over girl, girl fights off any feelings as much as she can. Great read
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I'll let you guys in on one of my secrets: I LOVE country music! It's my go-to homework/studying/general I'm-so-stressed-out music, because for some reason it always manages to calm me down. Therefore, when I caught wind that Marie James's Macon involved a rising country music signer falling in love, I was SOLD, saying 'gimme gimme!'

The result? Macon was a flirty & romance filled read; however, there were unfortunately some aspects that held me back from completely loving it.

Macon was told
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Talk about a book that will have your emotions running the on high alert. Marie did such an amazing job writing this story that once again while reading her books I got very little sleep. I have yet to learn not to start one of Marie's books at night and once again could NOT go to sleep until I finished this book! This book was so much more than I had anticipated. I expected some angst and all the usual that comes with a romance but this had so much more. These two were complete opposites in ...more
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