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Mackenzie

(Heritage Bay Series #2)

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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  317 ratings  ·  101 reviews
For every action, there’s a reaction.
Or in my case, a consequence.
One night.
One party.
One girl.
One time.
One unforeseen tragedy.
Two shattered hearts.
Two lives changed forever.

Note: this book contains a lot of characters. Includes character list at the beginning of the book.
*Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to language and sexual situations.
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Kindle Edition, 382 pages
Published April 6th 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 2018)
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Darlene Avery
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie by M. A. Foster is absolute perfection! I seriously did not want to put this book down. Foster has a way of bringing characters to life and giving you a glimpse into the depths of their souls.

Cole Mackenzie has it all. A great family, a future in football, and friends who are loyal. However, his world is about to be flipped upside down.

Harper on the other hand has faced loss no one should have to face at any age. She is a warrior with a vulnerable heart, and finds herself learning
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Anne OK
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
I couldn't resist that cover -- and then the football element sucked me in. A new-to-me author, too. The story started off with a real bang (no pun intended). But then it was quickly overtaken by so many extra characters that added nothing to an otherwise solid storyline. There was so much craziness and high school dramatics going on that I lost interest and skimmed (which I hardly ever do). The main characters got lost in the mix. I really wanted more focus on them without so much interference ...more
Nancy Metsch
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For every action there's a reaction. Or you could say it was fate. But no matter how you word it I would also call it love.
Let me first say I really loved Harper and Cole's story.
Lets see if i can explain. My favorite thing is that this is a story about a teen age boy who is barely 15. He goes to a frat party and meets a pretty young lady. He lies about his age so he can do the deed. Only to have a reality slap 7 months later
Jade Murphy is a nurse who works at the medical center that Cole
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Elsie Caba
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful cover, beautiful story

“We all make mistakes, Cole. Sometimes even our biggest mistakes turn out to be the most beautiful blessings.” Marcus King

Mackenzie tells us Cole and Harper story, we meet them in Jaybird, Jay and Zach's story. This book starts off with a mind blowing revelation. The gorgeous cover give us a hint but trust me you won't see it coming.

Aside from the developing of Cole and Harper's relationship, we get to fall in love again with all the amazing characters that form
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Samantha
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh so good! Start with a nice big surprise! I really enjoyed Jaybird so I was excited to read this and it did not disappoint. I think the only thing I would have liked was them to connect earlier. It was more then 50% into the book before they started really talking. But I did love all the extra time before that When you really got to know both characters. Definitely a few surprises thrown in. It was a really touching and emotional story. Loved that all the characters from the previous book were ...more
Robyn
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie is an absolute must read book! M.A. Foster is an amazing author! This book grabbed me from page one, and kept me glued until the end. I couldn't put it down. I love the characters and their chemistry, loyalty, tenacity, fierceness, and strength. I went through a whirlwind of emotions reading Mackenzie. I hope M.A. Foster keeps writing, because I will definitely keep reading her phenomenal books!
Kristy Odom
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


I loved this book! I loved how Cole stepped up, and took care of his daughter. I loved that Harper got to connect with her family, and made one with Cole. This series captured my heart!
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Missy
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie was an outstanding book that is told in dual POV between Cole Mackenzie and Harper Murphy. This is the second book I have read from MA Foster and she is becoming one of my all-time favorite authors. This storyline will make you feel so many emotions! I felt crazy going from laughing, to crying, to falling in love with all the characters.

What would you do if you felt like you lost all the people who you loved? I felt bad for Harper that she felt she had to keep to herself for so long
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M.A. Foster has a way with words and keeps the storyline fresh. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. I stayed up way too late reading this wonderful story.

This book had it all; including all the normal teenage drama along with some twists, I didn’t see coming! Cole wasn’t the easiest character to love; I wanted to throat punch him a few times but he also made me want to swoon. Harper’s story made my heart hurt for her. I really loved her character. The chemistry they had was off
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Ann Worsley
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 from this amazing Author.
This is told from Mackenzies POV.
I laughed and cried a true page TURNER and I could not put this book down.

Well done M. A. Foster for another amazing book.

This is a MUST read. I need the next book now
Janell Wheeler
Of course I couldn't wait to jump into this book. So this book is the reason I read Jaybird. I mean that cover just drew me in and then I read the synopsis. But that cover I was hooked. Let me first say that yes this is a standalone/companion novel HOWEVER I highly recommend that if you read this first I feel it would be very difficult to read Jaybird second. There are so many reveals in this book that it would ruin Jaybird for you. If you have time I suggest you read Jaybird first. You really ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie was a long, and emotional journey that had all of my feels out on my sleeve. M.A. Foster was brilliant at drawing me in while taking me for a ride that still has me all kinds of jacked up long after I finished. It all starts with Cole making a mistake that became the best thing in his life. But it was something that hurt Harper a great deal, as it intertwined their lives in a big way. And I won't give more than that. I'm not a big fan of Cole to be honest, as I think that he was a ...more
K. Marie
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story! Mackenzie was a pleasant surprise for me. I was hooked from the very beginning, and was almost in tears a couple chapters in. This was a well written story with both relatable and likeable characters. I really liked Cole, he was a typical teen, but also very mature, insightful, and thoughtful. I also liked the dynamic between the characters, you felt their bond, and believed it was real. I loved Willow, and smiled every time she spoke, adorable! I could go on forever (but don't ...more
Darlene Avery
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mackenzie by M. A. Foster is absolute perfection! I seriously did not want to put this book down. Foster has a way of bringing characters to life and giving you a glimpse into the depths of their souls.

Cole Mackenzie has it all. A great family, a future in football, and friends who are loyal. However, his world is about to be flipped upside down.

Harper on the other hand has faced loss no one should have to face at any age. She is a warrior with a vulnerable heart, and finds herself learning
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Irene
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I usually don't leave reviews but I don't know how this book is getting all 4-5 Stars. The story could have been great but there was to many characters that it made me ask who is the story really about. Even tho each chapter had the main character names. For the Heroine Harper you hurt for her and the Struggles she goes thru that I got annoyed/Mad at the guy Cole because he didn't reach out to her. And who knows when they discovered who Harper was to the little girl in the picture. I stopped ...more
Wendy Hodges
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Although this story follows along the same time line as Jaybird and to some degree the events are also the same that it might on the surface be repetitive, in actual fact you are getting more details and understanding of Cole and Harper. The details we don't get in the first book, the events that cover the two of them and their stories and secrets. This is emotional and just as heartbreaking at times as Jaybird is, I really felt for both these characters as everything became clear. It also shows ...more
Ashley
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOOOOOOOOVE everything about this book!! I loved Cole in Jaybird so I especially loved getting his whole story! I fell in love with Jaybird and have been anxiously awaiting for Mackenzie and it did not disappoint in the least! I was thrown for a loop right from the very beginning and couldn’t put it down from that point on! I always enjoy getting to go back to the beginning of the story and getting a big back story on a character that was a bit in the background in previous books and Mackenzie ...more
S.E. Roberts
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again MA Foster did NOT disappoint!!

This is the story of Cole and Harper who we met in Jaybird, MA’s first book.

At the beginning Cole finds out he has a child who he’ll be raising on his own, with the help of his family. Willow is the most adorable child I’ve ever read in a book and she totally added to the story.

Harper is orphaned after losing the only family she had. Her and Cole become friends and later more, but a major secret threatens to pull them apart.

This is unlike any book I’ve
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Carolina alejandra Vega Alvarado
I did not finish it ... the blurb and the cover are incredible, I was eager to read this book.
Chapter one, two or three were great but then all the madness began, there were so many names! So many characters, the uncle who was the husband of the sister of the father, the friend of the friend's mother who was no longer speaking, and the co-wocker of the child's mother who was also the roommate ... I was so confused that I could not continue, so I only went to the epilogue and that was it
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Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
***Arc received for review***

3.75 Stars

Before I start this review, I have to give kudos to the person that designed this cover. OMG, this cover alone made me want to read this novel. I didn't even read the blurb before I requested an arc. This cover is so damn sweet!

Mackenzie is a novel about one single teen father's journey into juggling his personal life and his parental life. Cole Mackenzie never imagined the night he lost his virginity in the back of a car at a college party would result in
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Brianne
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Life has a way of throwing a wrench in your plans and nobody knows that more than Cole Mackenzie. Cole is on the path to greatness, popular at his high school, made the Varsity Football team as a Freshman/Junior and the ladies man. But one night throws that all away when his older brother takes him to a college party and 9 months later .... well you know the rest ... However, it all changes in a blink of an eye and Cole is left being a single, teen father to the worlds most perfect baby Willow. ...more
Michelle Monroe
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it definitely won’t be my last. Especially since I saw that Jaybird has her own story, I need to read it soon.

Mackenzie gripped my heart from the very beginning, being so young and faced with choices and a tragedy that changed his life forever. It was a hard road for him, and to watch him grow and change from his playboy status to someone that can be counted on was an amazing transformation. I love it when characters grow so much in a book,
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Diary Of Book Fiend
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
MA Foster managed to give me all the feels with Mackenzie. I have been in LOVE with Cole since I read Jaybird!!! I am so happy that he got a book!!!

I was blown away from the Prologue with this book! And I did not see what took place coming, AT ALL. Nothing could prepare you for it. But man did it not give me all the feels!!!

MA Foster sucked me in and I was not capable of putting this down until the very last page.

" I've got it bad for this girl and I don't know what to do about it" Cole

Cole
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Amy  Crull
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So this is the book I've been waiting on. Yes we get a lot of Cole from jaybird but we really didn't know his story until now. Cole is cocky, charming, a bit of an asshole at times but he truly cares about the people he loves. The Mackenzie clan is tight and support their own 1000%. Yes Cole messed up but it bought him the biggest blessing. Most people in his position, would either give up or try to wrangle everything. Cole makes it look easy but there's times you just laugh! 3 teenage boys ...more
Bec
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Rebecca Austin
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trsor
Cole Mackenzie is 16 years old and has just discovered that a girl he had sex with at a party when he was drunk is now pregnant with his child. When tragedy strikes he is left picking up the pieces and trying to decide how to be the best man and father he can be for Willow.

Harper Murphy gradually lost her family and has found herself alone, except for one person who does not know she exists. She attends the same school as Cole but knows nothing about him until she becomes close with his cousin,
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Louise Rogers-Thomas
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is MA Foster 2nd book and its a must read. The story is told in dual POV from both Harper and Cole.

Cole Mackenzie is everyone's dream guy (well he's my dream guy anyway!) Poor Harper has had her struggles and done her best. I'm not doing to give anything anyway but this is a MUST READ for 2019.

And oh my.....Willow is amazing.

You get all the feels especially the love between close family and friends too, they are all such a strong group of people. I'm definitely looking forward to more
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Ashley
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
I LOOOOOOOOVE everything about this book!! I loved Cole in Jaybird so I especially loved getting his whole story! I fell in love with Jaybird and have been anxiously awaiting for Mackenzie and it did not disappoint in the least! I was thrown for a loop right from the very beginning and couldn’t put it down from that point on! I always enjoy getting to go back to the beginning of the story and getting a big back story on a character that was a bit in the background in previous books and Mackenzie ...more
Katrina
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MA Foster became my new favorite author the moment I read her first book Jaybird. As soon as I completed Mackenzie, I knew I’d have to help share with the world the fabulous story telling with great characters. You’ll fall in love with him as his story unfolds in detail. Get your copy now!!
Rachel Talavera
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wham bam thank you MA’AM !!
This book was amazing I loved Cole’s story!!
This book is well written and fabulous characters Thank you again for writing another hit !!
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M.A Foster is a wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and best friend. She loves chocolate, lattes and all things sparkly. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in Lutz, Florida with her husband and her crazy dog, Rocky.
When she’s not reading or writing, she’s either catching up with friends and family or chatting with her readers and fellow author friends on Facebook.

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Heritage Bay Series (4 books)
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