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Show Me Forever

(The Maxwell Brothers #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  2,284 ratings  ·  191 reviews
I moved to Chicago six months ago, determined to finally open my own bakery. My landlady was this sweet woman who treated me like her granddaughter.

Then she sold the house. Now the devil himself is my landlord and neighbor since I live in the guesthouse on his property. Declan Maxwell is moody, unreasonable, and takes himself far too seriously. Unfortunately for me, he’s a
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published April 12th 2022
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The Romantic Rush Blog
Apr 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
Another sweet and swoony Layla Hagen story featuring the delicious Maxwell brothers. Even though his one is more of an enemies to lovers vibe, we still have that trademark low-angst, dreamy story telling approach from Layla. Our eldest Maxwell brother seems stoic and focused, the reliable big brother…until his new neighbor gets under his skin. But turns out she too is focused- pursuing her own dream. We have a bit of the opposites attract trope, the family ensemble dynamic Layla is known for, an ...more
Favourite Book Corner
Mar 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟5* Fierce Love Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Show me Forever is the third book is the Maxwell Brother series and is Declan’s Story. He is the oldest of the brothers and is rather serious as well as grumpy. His persona matches his profession as a lawyer very well.

When Declan inherits the existing tenant Liz on his property, he did not expect his life to be turned upside down. Liz’s dream has been to open her own Bakery but the town where she grew up is far too small and already has one, so she decided to mo
Jun 14, 2022 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. ugh I feel like such a hater but this was kind of boring. I loved to idea of falling for the grumpy neighbor, but it was too insta-love for me and there really wasn't a strong plot. However this is technically the 3rd book in a series so you might enjoy it more having read the first two. I jumped straight into this one because it is considered a standalone but I typically find when its a series revolving around a friend group/family I tend to enjoy them more when I read them in order. ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Liz's new landlord is a grumpy grump. A hot grump, but definitely a grump. Yes, she plays her music after hours, way after hours, but the volume isn't loud at all. She even tested it to make sure. He must have the hearing of a superhero or something. All she knows is she has to make it through these next few months to save enough money to open her own bakery. She can put up with the grumpiest (hottest) landlord, ever, if in the end she gets to
Apr 12, 2022 rated it really liked it

I absolutely loved Declan and Liz's story. The tension and chemistry between Declan and Liz are undeniable though they tried to keep their distance. But then they get to know each other and they can't help but fall for each other. And for someone who's not into marriage, I can feel the change in him. That he wants Liz to be more and he wants to give her everything, take care of her and love on her. I absolutely loved just how sweet he is with her. He's so freaking swoony with the way he wan
Jun 01, 2022 rated it it was ok
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3.5 stars

Show Me Forever by Layla Hagen has some amazing characters with beautiful feels and sizzling hot passion. The enemies/neighbours to lovers romance was an entertaining ride. Declan has that edgy and swoony alpha hero vibe. And I just loved the good vibes and positive energy from Liz.

Declan Maxwell is the eldest Maxwell and he has always been the level headed and serious one. They are this big loving family that is also one of the most well known one in Chicago. When he buys a house for h
Apr 02, 2022 rated it really liked it

Wow! Declan, Declan, Declan, what can say about this man. He was a beautiful, dominant, pulls no punches, grump of a man. He is driven to distraction by Liz. Liz is a brilliant female character that is bold, beautiful and needs no one to take care of her. She has a plan especially after her brush with death, before she meets Declan her new landlord.

This was a beautiful story with very little drama which made its a joy to read. Sometimes you just need a story that flows in the romance depart
Erin Lewis
Apr 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Show Me Forever (The Maxwell Brothers #3) by Layla Hagen
This is the third book in the latest series from Layla Hagen and was a great addition to the series. This is Declan Maxwell’s story and the woman who brought him to his knees, Elizabeth (Liz) Watson.
From the first chapter I was hooked on the story that Ms. Hagen wove. The chemistry between Declan and Liz was intense and the sparks certainly flew between them. This book was everything that I was hoping it would be.
I really
Jackie Wright
Apr 06, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I’m loving this series and for me each book in this series has outdone the one before and I have to say Declan Maxwell’s story is my favourite so far. Show Me Forever is all about a confirmed bachelor being brought to his knees by a very special lady.
Liz is currently living in Declan’s guest house while she saves up to open her own bakery, Sweet Treats but when she is injured at work she needs help and she is surprised that Declan steps in to take care of her while she recovers. What follows is
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Liz has been working her behind off to open her own bakery, so renting a place for cheap helped her out a great deal as she saved up to achieve her dream. However, her sweet landlord sold the house to Declan Maxwell, who isn't exactly nice to her. It seems like he's always grumpy, and lawd knows he's not so nice when she plays her music too loud, so he'll show up & she goes toe to toe with him which was quite entertaining for me to be honest. Things take a turn when she needs help & he totally s ...more
Apr 09, 2022 rated it really liked it
3.5 - This was a cute opposites attract / enemies to lovers. Declan is the grumpy lawyer/landlord with a renter who cannot respect his right to sleep through the night without her loud music. Liz is an aspiring baker with so many jobs that she has to decompress at night by dancing.

Once these two start seeing the human (not annoying) side to each other the sparks fly. And man, do they fly!

For me, the romance between Declan and Liz felt kind of too good to be true. There was very little conflict
Chelsea Hockenberry ~ Author Groupies
Show me Forever by Layla Hagen
Reviewer: Chelsea
Rating: 5 stars!!

This is the third Maxwell brothers book and I loved it!! This story follows Declan Maxwell and how Elizabeth Watson brought him to his knees!

These two had so much chemistry!! I loved the character development of these two so much. The Maxwells are a hilarious family and I loved getting to read more from them!

This one was a great addition to my Layla Hagen library and I would 100% recommend it!!

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Tami czenkus
Apr 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Getting on her new landlords good side, Liz never imagined the pull Declan would have on her and vice versa.
Declan, a divorce attorney never gave love and marriage a second thought, that is until his tenant decides to dance to her loud music in the middle of the night,
Another fantastic read from Layla Hagen that will leave you swooning and yearning for the next story to fall into your lap.
Lyndsay Platz
I really wanted to like this, but I think it just wasn't for me. I thought there would be more tension and angst but it was def. insta love. The blurb kind of gives off the vibe that there would be more enemies to lovers/ grumpy neighbor, but after the first couple of chapters, any tension that would have started is gone.

If you love contemporary romances, you will love this one.
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Once again Layla Hagen grabs the reader's attention with wonderfully written characters and a storyline that at times made me laugh out loud and other times made me sigh with happiness. Tight-laced divorce attorney Declan finds his match in house guest from hell Liz who dances to her own music and follows her own agenda. Watching the mighty fall in love was a joy to read. Cannot wait for more Maxwell Brothers!! ...more
Apr 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Finished last night. Ive been struggling to read lately. But I was drawn right into Declan and Liz’s story. They are a perfect match. Love the whole Maxwell family. Can’t wait for more
Apr 12, 2022 rated it really liked it
Declan & Liz’s Sweet & Steamy Story Is About Family & Following Your Dreams! The Maxwell Family Saga Continues In The Background As Declan Finds Himself Wanting Things He Never Desired Before. He Falls Hard & Fast For Liz, Whose Work Ethic & Determination Impress Him.

This is the third book in a series about the Maxwell family of Chicago.


The legendary Maxwell family is known for the famous bookstores they once owned. Ten years ago, those stores were sold off as the next
Kristin Scearce
Mar 04, 2022 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Nate Brightman
Apr 13, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Show Me Forever the 3rd book in Hagen’s Maxwell Brothers series is billed as an enemies to lovers trope. But to be honest the enemies part of the story concludes so quickly it hardly matters. Declan Maxwell the eldest of the Maxwell siblings and one of Chicago’s top lawyers has purchased a large old Victorian in Chicago’s exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood. But part of the purchase agreement was he allow Liz a young woman who had become close with the property’s previous owner an elderly woman na ...more
Patti Lucas
Apr 01, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Layla Hagen has done it again! I absolutely LOVED Show Me Forever, the third book in her The Maxwell Brothers series! I loved every moment on every page of Show Me Forever and could not put it down. I am not sure how Layla Hagen does it, but each book in the series keeps getting better. Show Me Forever is definitely my favorite book in The Maxwell Brothers series. Layla Hagen definitely did not disappoint her readers with Show Me Forever and has once again delivered an incredible love story fill ...more
Just Love books
Apr 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
When Declan Maxwell bought his new house he definitely did not expected to inherit the sassy loud music loving tenant that came along with the rental property attached to his new home. For strict order loving divorce lawyer Declan the last thing he needs is loud late night dance parties in his back yard or for Liz the total knock out that hosts these solo parties.


Liz has always dreamed of opening her own bakery but to do so she needs a big chunk of cash, which is exactly why she works three jo
Apr 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Liz has made some big decisions in the last 6 months and one of them was to move to Chicago and open up a bakery. She was so lucky to find a beautiful guest house that was for rent that allowed her the ability to work extra hard to make the dream a reality. Now if only she could find a place that would work for the bakery. Well, that and her new landlord would allow her to workout in peace.

Declan was a well-known lawyer. He was ruthless and good at what he did. What he needed the most right now
Deb Hanson
Apr 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
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Show Me Forever
Maxwell Brothers #3
Layla Hagen

Before I start, let’s just take a moment for that cover model and those eyes!! ((Sigh))

Ok now on with it….
What can I say about Declan Maxwell? The man is as sexy and he is broody, as the eldest son and lawyer his life is very uniform, straight to the point, he doesn’t have time for dancing in the middle if the night like his add on neighbour does. You see when he bought his gorgeous home in the perfect neighbourhood, he also got a ring in n
Apr 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Show Me Forever is the third book in The Maxwell Brothers series by Layla Hagen. This is one of my favorite authors because her stories are always well written, straightforward and low angst. Her characters are so lovable and genuine not to mention I enjoy seeing them again in the new books. The Maxwell family has become one of my favorites because the siblings are so charismatic and mischievous. I love all their sibling banter, their humor, and how close-knit they are. This is Decan, the oldest ...more
Sarah Hernandez
Apr 06, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Declan is officially my favorite Maxwell brother. He's the serious one, always getting his siblings and loved ones out of trouble. He's a fierce protector. But what happens when the house he buys comes with a guest house rented to a free spirited, fun, and hardworking beautiful woman who loves to dance, listen to loud music, and works weird hours? Their worlds collide and we get to experience the explosive reaction.

Declan, also known as the landlord from hell goes to knock on Liz's door to tell
Aug 03, 2022 rated it it was ok
Most of the book was super boring to me. I liked the premise of a hot landlord buying the main house and his tenant living in the guest house and them disliking each other but parts of this book made no sense to me. For instance the female owns a bakery and the male is a lawyer and for some reason he’s always awake and leaving before her. Don’t bakers go in at like 3am to bake a bunch of things fresh for the day? He wakes up and kisses her first thing in the morning and the author says “how good ...more
Apr 12, 2022 rated it really liked it
Show Me Forever is the third book in Layla Hagen's The Maxwell Brothers series and is the oldest Maxwell brother Declan and Liz's neighbours to lovers story.
Show Me Forever is a feel good romance with a grumpy lawyer and a sassy baker who brings him to his knees.
Liz has moved to Chicago with the dream of opening her own bakery. She has found a great place to live, a guest house, for a great price, while she works all the hours she can to make her dream a reality. But when the sweet older lady wh
Lisa Broadman
Apr 12, 2022 rated it really liked it
This was a 3.5 for me.

This is the story of Declan and Liz. Declan is the oldest Maxwell and is a fairly stoic and serious lawyer. Liz is his tenant and drives him crazy! While he finds her attractive and sexy, her enthusiasm, love of life and crazy schedule is in direct opposition to his ordered life. He’s the typical older brother, a protector and serious. Liz is extremely hard working and dedicated to achieving her dream.

Declan is a great guy. He’s a great brother, cousin, son and grandson. He
Traveling Bookworm
Mar 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I love this story of Declan and Liz. Declan, the oldest of the Maxwell Brothers, is the most serious one of the boys. He is also the protector, the planner, and the most cynical regarding marriage since he is a divorce attorney. However, even as he picks his clients to represent, he always picks the ones who need protecting the most. He buys a beautiful home from an elderly lady, Helen. The home comes with a guest house which currently has a renter living there under contract. Helen will not sel ...more
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Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.

I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough ;)

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