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Made Maleen

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  76 reviews
"Just let me love you..."

When Maleen King's father catches her naked in the hay loft with her high school sweetheart, he sends the eighteen-year-old away to receive a college education and rise above the humble beginnings of a Kansas dairy farm. Now fourteen years later, Mal comes home to run the farm after the death of her father. The stress of a disastrous marriage and
Kindle Edition, 2, 134 pages
Published August 4th 2018
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Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.3 stars? OK, 2.5
Not really what I was expecting. Obviously lots of sex, but with a subtitle promising a fairytale retelling, I rather expected more parallels to be drawn between the chosen tale and the given story. Instead it was pretty much down to the name and the father's objections. Then too, since you're not sticking that close to the fairytale anyway, other issues were made more glaringly apparent; why did they never get in contact and especially for her revisit home? Why not take
Erin Lewis
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 star review of Made Maleen by Jeanne St James

Audio Review

This was a departure from other books I have read or listened to from Jeanne St James but in saying that I really enjoyed it. From start to finish the narrators Jason Clarke & Ava Lucas drew me in and kept my attention in this quick novella.

This is a sweet and romantic story that still manages to have some spice and steam to it. Well written, it will whisk you away and gave me a great break from the realiti
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever wondered how your life could have turned out completely different if you had just made one choice or had one event happen differently? Just one. That is what happened with Mal and Bray. They were high school sweethearts madly in love and destined to be together forever. That is until one person got in the way forcing Mal to leave town. Fast forward fourteen years and they have disasters of a past relationship each in their wake. Seeing each other again brings old feelings to the su ...more
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This review is from: Made Maleen: An Erotic Twist on a Fairy Tale (Kindle Edition)
Made Maleen, based on an erotic twist of the fairy tale "Maid Maleen" , is a second chance romance by Jeanne St. James. Made Maleen is a very good love story!! Maleen King and Braydon Daniels were in love with each other when they were eighteen. They were planning on getting married and living "Happily Ever After" in their small rural dairy farm community in Idaho. But unfortunately , everything changed when
Bette H
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous Story & Narration🎧 Sweet & Enjoyable!

Made Maleen
A Modern Twist on a Fairy Tale
By: Jeanne St. James
Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Ava Lucas

I loved this story and how Jeanne St. James modernized and put her own spin on the classic Grimm fairytale “Maid Maleen”. This is a great second chance romance with interesting storylines and characters that are well developed. Seventeen year old Maleen King was in love with Braydon Daniels, but when her father
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This departure from the motorcycle club series that I am used to listening to by Jeanne St James is a breath of fresh air. Maleen and Braydon are high school sweethearts. Torn apart, Maleen returns years later, but will she and Braydon get their second chance at love? What great characters are in this one. St James once again gives a quality story that is easy to fall into and disappear for a couple of hours. Braydon is sweet and lovable and hearing his story, you just want to hug the man! Malee ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
I have to say I read my fair share of fairy tales when I was little and even though I liked the tales of the Grimm Brothers, somehow I never knew Maid Maleen.
All these years later I still love fairy tales but now I coyly call them romances.
Well, wasn't it somehow fitting to learn about this fairy tale from an author who took this childhood story, dressed it up in modern clothing, threw in some twists and a lot of steam - what, we're adults now! - and it ended up being a lovely romance.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Mal's father sent her away to school when he caught her naked in the hay loft with Braydon. She comes back 14 years later and the lust and love between her and Braydon is still there. But he married her worst enemy and had a child with her before they divorced. Love isn't going to run smoothly for these two. Jeanne St. James has written beautifully the emotions running throughout this book that it is compelli ...more
Quen Barlow
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A love that can stand the test of time.

This is a sweet story it's a quick read but it packs a punch. The characters are well developed and have great chemistry the storyline is interesting and holds your attention. A dairy princess and prince who had there whole life planned out until it was taken away. When Mel pop ripped her away from the love of her life she was divested. After 14 years of making something of herself and a painful past she is home the one place her heart wants to be. Bray
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a delightful tale! I really enjoyed this modern take on an old German fairy tale that was included in the Brothers Grimm Collection. It was a quick read and a wonderful story. Mal and Bray were forced apart by her father. Although he meant well it lead to heartbreak for both of them. Fourteen years later they meet again. What a wonderful love story with a few sad parts. I have never read the original fairy tale but plan to. This modern take was such a wonderful read with a HEA! It's a fairl ...more
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very well written with amazing character chemistry, tender touching moments and steamy sex. Maleen is back home after being gone for 14 years. She was sent away when her father caught her in the hay loft with 17 year old Braydon. The one that she was suppose to marry and live happily ever after with. But fate had something different in store for them. She went on to marry someone else and live in New York. Braydon went on to marry her number one enemy and have a son with her. But b ...more
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, Sweet Quick read.

Great Sunday novel when you want some heat on a rainy day.

I really liked Mal (Maleen) she was incredibly strong yet deceptively broken too.

Braydon was sweet and heartbroken, but the kinda man that works hard at everything.

I loved how they still loved each other from before and picked up right where they left off with more heat and affection.

As a couple they suit beautifully with the past making them stronger people.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really good second chance romance. 💞💓🤠🔥💞

Sometimes you just know when it's right. ❤

Maleen and Braydon had been in love since they were fifteen but her father wanted more for her than a cowboy. After catching them, in the hayloft, he sends Mal off to college and warns both of them to never speak to each other again. Fourteen years later, Mal's dad is gone and she's home for good. But now Bray wonders if he and Mal can sort everything out and finally be happy. 💕💗😢💕

I receiv
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this second chance romance. I will say I am not familiar with the fairytale that this book is supposed to be loosely inspired by; so I can offer no opinion to any comparison to that. I though the story was compelling and emotion. The attraction and chemistry between Mal and Bray. Even after fourteen years apart it is intense and electric. Filled with drama, angst, heartbreak, steam, and true love, this book was really quite captivating. This is my completely honest, voluntary re ...more
Ashley Magruder
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I remember this fairytale from when I was growing up... This modern redoing of it is quite interesting... I didn't know if I was going to like it in the beginning or not because some of the Grimms fairy tales I don't like but the modern versions are better so that's why I decided to give it a try... so it turned out to be a wonderful redoing romantic loving of the book and I think the couple that was in the b ...more
Che Flaviano
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story's plot is surprisingly new for me. Not the usual second chance romance that came out of the angst or misunderstanding of the previous relationship. This one is a result from an unintentional abrupt ending. Even though this is a short story, it satisfies. Though I would prefer that there's more interaction between Mal, Kaitlyn, Bray and Nate - to settle their issues and not just directed to the epilogue.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily l
Brenda Moser
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a well written second chance romance between Maleen and Bray .They were separated when her father caught them together. Fourteen years later and a divorce , she comes back. Meanwhile Bray married and has a son with her enemy but is also divorced. Will they finally be able to have a life together? Will they survive the crazy ex? The author brings drama as well as a hot chemistry and weaves a fast paced story and I enjoyed reading it.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Kathy L.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had actually not heard of the Maid Maleen story but this was pretty cute. It is a second chance romance with fast paced results. Bray is the sweetest 'cow-boy' ever! I would have liked to see what happened with his son, the father-son relationship as well as the relationship with Mal included in the whole thing. But I guess for a short story it was not bad.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Cindy Hughes
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Second Chance Romance!

I love modern takes on fairy tales!
Made Maleen was fantastic!
It is a story of young love torn apart only to come back together years later. It was a sweet, romantic read that I adored! Second Chance romances are my favorite!
The story was great and the characters were wonderful! I couldn’t put it down!
I would love for Jeanne to give us more books like this one!
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this remake of a fairy tale. It was refreshing and way over the top with the erotic romance scenes. I loved the dynamics of the two main characters and how they lives mimicked each other all though they had different spouses they went through the same experiences until they found each other again to live happily ever after. This story will keep you captivated until the last page.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Debra Richardson
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing second chance romance that is emotionally deep and beautifully written. The storyline is very interesting, funny, witty, and intriguing. Loveable characters; the chemistry between them off the charts and undeniable. The ups and downs and family drama make this book an enjoyable read. Strongly recommended. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aleia L
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

Mal and Braydon were young and in love when Mal’s dad forced her away. He didn’t want his daughter to be a dairy farmers wife. His intentions seemed good but it brought Mal and Bray 14 years of just settling and not being with who they were meant to be with. Mal returns home for her fathers funeral and she and Bray picked up right where they left off. They both have baggage as adults but they never stopped loving each other. I enjoyed Mal and Braydon’s story.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, Sexy, Second Chance Romance
Made Maleen: an excellent modern day twist on a Grim fairy tale. A sweet second chance romance its short , sexy ,and hot . Jeanne St. James has this incredible ability to take a simple story and pack full of heat and in depth addictive storylines. This is well done and excellently performed.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Maleen's life didn't turn out the way she anticipated. Her father in his fervent hope to help her improve her life sent her away from the young man she loved. Braydon eventually moved on after his true love was sent away. A disastrous marriage ends in divorce. Read along as Maleen and Braydon find that their love is given a second chance. A sweet, quick, entertaining story.
Karen Galloway
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, it had a great story and it sucked me in and kept me engrossed from start to finish. I loved the chemistry between the characters and also the way they interacted with each other. This is a must have Book and is really worth your time and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book.
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received an arc in exchange for an honest review. Omg. This was such a good book. Read in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. Characters were well written and the plot was exciting. You definitely need to read this book. It was awesome!
L.C. Taylor
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read. Full of romance, with a good story line. The characters worked well and the plot was perfect. Can't wait to read more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a big short story fan, but this one is one of the better ones. It's fast paced but with enough of a back story in it to know what tore them apart. I can totally understand why and how they could go to the point they did so fast. Great scenes and chemistry....very well written.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
this is a very different romance novella. he isn't a jerk or an alpha or a billionaire. he is the love of her life who didn't fight for her but always loved her. this is a sweet guy story.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this twist on a classic fairy tale. Young love can be ever lasting or fleeting and in this story i'm so glad it was everlasting! Maleen and Braydon were truly amazing and i loved the up and downs they took and the sexy scenes were amazingly done as well! Loved it!!!
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JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today bestselling romance author who loves an alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing. Her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine. Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages. Want to read a sample of her wo ...more
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