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Magic Man

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Trauma. Two broken souls. And a chance at love they didn’t see coming.

Millie is a single mom who doesn’t have the time – or the trust – to date. After experiencing a violent assault as a teen, she’s determined to move on and stay focused on what’s important. But when she meets the mysterious Maxwell, Millie starts to rethink her priorities.

Maxwell is her enigmatic boss who
Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published September 10th 2018
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants)
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Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book drew me in from the prologue and I found myself completely devouring it!
Millie is one of those heroines that I crave in a book. She’s strong, she’s independent, and she isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She also has the added effect of being the mama bear that we NEED to see in stories with child characters. I was rooting for her from the start and let’s just say her hero didn’t disappoint.
Ah, Maxwell. If you’ve read His Wife, you already know a bit about Maxwell and his selfless way of
Scarlett Ian
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Millie may be young but she has been through things most would never wish on their enemies; she has done what she can to raise her daughter and that means men have been pushed to the back. Add that in to her lack of trust in the male gender anyway and it’s no wonder she’s single. Then she meets Maxwell – and the attraction is instantaneous. That doesn’t mean she’ll let her guard down though! Maxwell can’t deny that he wants Millie, even if she comes with a daughter. The hard part will be earning ...more
Page Turners
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was delightful book that kept me intrigued throughout the entire story. Millie was a mixture of strong and vulnerable. After overcoming a traumatic past she is eager to provide a fresh start for her and her daughter. That fresh start comes in the form of Maxwell. Not only is he her new boss but he also makes her feel like a woman again. The attraction is mutual and soon these two are falling in love but not so fast. There seems to be a little mystery overclouding how perfect Maxwell is and ...more
Cali Gals
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ugh this read brought on some nostalgia, reminding me of the sweet fairytale romances of yesteryear. Umm the only exception is the naughty, holy hotness element woven all throughout this story. Yes I am still fanning myself (wink). Maxwell is our somewhat mystical, mature hero who knows how to bring on the heat. I love Millie our heroine. She represents the true definition of strength. Her desire to find her power as a woman brings on some “WOW” moments. I can’t say anymore without blushing. Thi ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

What a delightful enchanting, sexy, and perfectly sweet romance Magic Man turned out to be! I loved how this book was written. I was immediately captivated and curious about this book right from the blurb and honestly, I fell like I got a lot more than I bargained for with this stupendous story.

Magic Man was not only fun but it was so sweet and sigh worthy with cute little surprises along the way. The characters are wonderful and memorable and the storyline I j
Ashley Stevenson
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes things happens but it’s up to you to make a hard decision for something wasn’t planned and try to get through the tough times.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dilek VT
Sep 11, 2018 marked it as nope
The blurb appeals to me but I am not sure I want to read another book from this author as her other book was so very disappointing... Someone must really really encourage me :)))
Arc copy was given to me by book author through booksprout.

Magic Man by Ashley Hastings. This is also set in Peacock Alley mansion if you read "His Wife" you will have met Maxwell.
This is the story about Maxwell Millicent and her daughter ivy. I love this book, I liked this one better then the first book itself. This is less intense/mystery than Nathan's story, but who knew that Maxwell had all that hotness/ naughty hidden inside of him?!
Millie is a hard-working single mom of a nine-year-old Ivy
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I received and ARC of this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

First, I felt angry, then sad, then hopeful and that was all just in reading the Prologue. The rest of the book did not disappoint, nor did it stop pulling at my emotions. Millie and her daughter have not had an easy time and arrive at Peacock Alley (from "His Wife") hoping to find a new and perhaps permanent home there. Millie has learned that she is good with horses and has applied for a job as a horse traine
Amy Stephens
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's nothing better than finding a story that grabs you from the very first page! Ashley Hastings, where have you been in my reading world?!

Don't let the cover for Magic Man fool you. At first glance, I was intrigued by the cover because who doesn't like a gorgeous man. But let me tell you, there is so much more to this story than this cover lets on. Ashley Hastings, you are a magical story teller and I believed in your story from beginning to end. Seriously, the feels and emotions you stirre
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Usually when I read a book, it takes me a few chapters to really settle in and know it is going to be a good read. This book grabbed my attention from the moment I started reading. This writers style and story flow are very well done. The characters in this book were fantastic. Millie has not had an easy life but instead of being a broken person that needs to be fixed she has gained strength from her trials and continues to build on that strength. She is extremely protective of her daughter Ivy, ...more
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Max truly was “Magic man” as he is the perfect solution to Millicent’s problems whether she is willing to admit it or not.
Being brutally assaulted at her high school resulting in a teen pregnancy, Millie has been on her own to deal with her pain. Not wanting the admit the truth to anyone but her mom, she is emotionally betrayed when her mother does nothing to support her with her emotional and physical trauma.
She ends up with her grandmother who is full of wisdom and acceptance.
I love that de
Jessica Wannamaker
Maxwell has helped his best friend run the estate of Peacock Alley for years. They grew up together and have remained close. In all that time, not once did he fall in love, casual was it...until Millie arrived.

Millie was a single mom of Ivy- 9. She was a survivor of sexual assault and was making a life for her daughter and herself. Coming to Peacock Alley for work would bring so much would bring her family.

I loved seeing Maxwell again- first introduced in the story His Wife, we get t
Onnica (I Love Romantic Fiction blog)
Review is also here:

Main characters: Millie Carter, single mother and horse whisperer. Maxwell – her new boss, and the man determined to make her his.

Why you should read it: This book is super cute. It’s my first Ashley Hastings read and I enjoyed the narrative – the relationship between mother and daughter was sweet, and touching. Millie is a good mum who is desperate to give her daughter the life she deserves. She’s had a rough start in life, but by she
Judy Munoz
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this author’s first story in the series, His Wife, and loved it. I also fell a little bit in love with Maxwell in that first story and I was so glad to see his story told. I absolutely loved this book! The author has once again created emotional and engaging characters. I liked that the heroine, Millie, is strong, resourceful and independent and a great mother, and her precocious daughter, Ivy, totally steals the show. And Maxwell is just completely swoon-worthy! The chemistry between Mil ...more
Thuy Taylor
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Millicent went through some terrible trauma as a teenager. With that, she basically was surviving and taking care of her daughter, Ivy. They need a fresh start, and hoping they can have it with this new job where she meets her boss, Maxwell.

Maxwell is a one of a kind. He knows he wants, needs Millicent and Ivy in his life. He will give them anything and everything they need. He knows that they will complete his life. But he has secrets, he knows things, very weird, odd way of knowing things.

I en
Marilyn Smith
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Millie is a since mother raising her nine year old daughter. She was brutally assaulted in high school resulting in a teen pregnancy. Her mother is the only one to know but didn’t support her emotionally. She goes to live with her grandmother who does everything she can to her. From then on she does all she can for her daughter but keeps men at a distance. She moves to a new town and has a job training horses. Maxwell is in his forty’s and watching his friends estate and has to watch Millie. He’ ...more
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overcoming Heartache

Millicent is a young mother who hasn’t overcome her heartache from over nine years ago but whois determined to make a life for young daughter and herself in new surroundings. Maxwell has managed the estate that his best friend owns as well as managing his own investments. What he wants is what his friend, Nathen has, a wife and children, but is it too late for his chance? When Millicent is hired to train horses on Nathen’s property, Maxwell finds he’s gong to have to manage h
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This steamy romance had me from page one. I love a good older man/younger woman romance and this is a HOT one! Millie is a horse trainer and single mom who finds herself attracted to her new boss, Maxwell. He has the uncanny ability to know what she is thinking and what she desires. Maxwell is older and more experienced but he's never found the right woman until he meets Millie and falls in love with her and her daughter. Millie, nine-year-old Ivy, and Maxwell are very likable and have great che ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Magic Man by Ashley Hastings is the story of Maxwell and Millie. Millie with her daughter has taken a new job as a horse trainer. Maxwell is her boss who also works and is friend of the owner of the property. Millie had a traumatic event when she was in her teens that carries with her but it doesn't stop her from growing and working to make things right for them. But with Maxwell he brings out desire she has never felt before. Although we don't get Maxwell's point of view for their story, his co ...more
Marianela Aybar
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had read His Wife and didn't realize until everything started coming together that it was Maxwell from Darby and Nathan's story. I couldn't be happier with how his story developed and how it was told. If you haven't read His Wife, it's ok, as this story is told without you having to need the details from that first story. But if you are able to read His Wife, you will be able to get some of the references. It was great seeing the other characters and their developments and how they were in rel ...more
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. So, I planned on just reading the prologue and first few chapters before bed. Nope, I ended up until 3 a.m. having to shut down because my eyes betrayed me and would no longer focus. With the first three paragraphs of the prologue, my hand was over my mouth in shock and I was hooked. This book was gripping, intense, and so captivating. You must read this book!

Milly suffers an unimaginable trauma at a tender age of 15,, a truly horrific event that shaped her. It makes her a
Nickie Sale
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wonderfully written, page turner, adored Maxwell & Millicent and as for Ivy I just want to hug her and eat her up. This is pretty fast paced but that does not detract from it being a brilliant read. You instantly feel an empathy with Millie as well as admiration for her becoming who she is after what she has been through. The instinct to protect her is also very strong. When Maxwell enters the picture, you know these two were made for each other and your fears for Millie melt away. Maxw ...more
Caroline Doig
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my 1st read and review for this author and what a fantastic read it is, I loved Millie she is a strong single mum moving on from a horrible past she falls in love with a kind hearted man. Maxwell is Millie’s Boss and the attraction is mutual he also loves Millie’s daughter Ivy and she is such a character. I don’t really want to give too much away but I will say that this is a sweet and sexy romance with a little girl who is so cute I loved it. Now that I have read this story I will looki ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Millie has endued a traumatic past that no one should have to go through. She has built a wall around her heart for protection against men well for a reason. Seeking a new look on life for her and her daughter it comes in the form of her new boss Maxwell. There is an immediate connection between each other but Millie may have feelings that begins to stir however will she take a chance. Maxwell wants the opportunity but will he put forth the work to show Millie that he is what she needs or will M ...more
Debra Richardson
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A really enjoyable fun read. The storyline is amazing, exciting, engaging, and beautifully written. It moves along at a brisk pace, not one boring page to be found, and is easily read in one sitting. Some scenes are heart-wrenching, some are heart-warming and some are really hot and steamy. Loveable characters – their chemistry is instant, intense, and potent. The romance and the amazingly hot sex will make you wish for a romance just like this. I love it and had an enjoyable time reading it. Hi ...more
Kari Hansen
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Millicent has endured a terrible incident in her past that changed the whole course of her life. It has made her stronger but hesitant to let others close let alone trust them. The one bright light in her life is her daughter Ivy and they are hoping that her new job will change their fortunes.

Maxwell is her new boss and from the moment he meets Millicent and Ivy he knows that they are meant to be together as a family however they must both be willing to open up and let the other know their secre
Tonya Sims harper-dixie
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dang woman, you sure can write some very interesting characters and plot lines. I just loved Maxwell had his own story with the HEA, but we still did not find out how he knew so much.

I remember reading His Wife with Nathan and Darby and how they fell in love at first sight, and the mystery of the death of his first wife.
I would have loved the story to be written with dual POV, I enjoy hearing the male point of view.

So far every book that I have read from this author has been a hit.

Bravo on anoth
Tammy M.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
A unique idea for sure! Millie is a strong single mom and Maxwell is an intense guy with something like a sixth sense or ESP maybe. Millie hasn't ever been able to focus on dating, but Maxwell is determined to help her catch up on a lot of... experiences. ;) "Dating Maxwell was like jumping on a Harley when what you really needed was a pink My Little Pony bike with training wheels." I liked this romantic story about finding that person who completes you and heals you in unexpected ways. There ar ...more
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Ashley Hastings latest book is Sweet Talk. She writes new adult, romantic fiction with a dash of suspense and a liberal sprinkling of humor.

A lifelong Southerner, Ashley creates quirky characters in a small-town setting. When she’s not busy plotting her next book, Ashley is collecting cats and planning a future as a crazy cat lady.

Ashley’s favorite quote is "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a
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