Shannon Stacey


It’s release day!

Falling for Max Today’s the big day for Max and Tori! FALLING FOR MAX is the ninth book in the Kowalski series (can you believe it?) and I’ve already been sent photos of the paperback out in the wild. That never, ever gets old.

“A shy, awkward hero with OCD tendencies and a helpful but relationship-wary heroine find friendship and unexpected love in this winning, sweetly sexy romance with a reverse Pygmalion twist.” – Library Journal

Max Crawford has reached the point in life where he’s starting to think about settling down. Unfortunately, he’s always been a little awkward when it comes to social interactions, and working from home doesn’t help. He spends so much time alone, painting beautiful, historically accurate model trains that half of Whitford has begun to joke that he may be a serial killer. Not exactly prime husband material.

Tori Burns has found happiness in Maine, thanks in large part to her shifts at the Trailside Diner. She likes the work, and she loves the local gossip. When shy, geeky Max Crawford becomes a regular, she’s intrigued. When she finds out he’s in the market for a wife, she’s fascinated…and determined to help.

Molding Max into every woman’s dream turns out to be much easier than expected. But has Tori’s plan worked a little too well? As she turns his comfortable life all sorts of upside down, she’ll have to find a way to show just how she’s fallen for him…the real him.

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9 comments to “It’s release day!”

  1. Julie
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      · July 29th, 2014 at 9:20 am · Link

    Went to continue reading the Nora Roberts’ Overdrive title I’m reading while still in bed this morning (wonderful way to start a day off!), but then I saw Max had arrived… and bumped Nora! :)

    Thanks for another Kowalski book, Shannon!



  2. Shannon
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      · July 29th, 2014 at 9:30 am · Link

    And now you’re my favorite person ever! :)

    Thank you!



  3. azteclady
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      · July 29th, 2014 at 8:21 pm · Link

    a) Super congrats on the release and wishing you (and the book) the best.

    b) So happy to hear from you–not being on twitter or elsewhere online, I was getting a tad worried.



  4. Shannon
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      · July 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm · Link

    Thank you!

    And I was thinking about my blog the other day. I miss blogging, and I’m running flat out the rest of this week but, starting next week, I’m going to start around regularly again.



  5. library addict
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      · July 30th, 2014 at 2:32 am · Link

    Loved Max so much! Thanks for writing such a unique hero. His awkwardness and shyness reminded me of many guys I know. What a great high to end the series on!

    I will miss Whitford and the Kowalskis (for now), but looking forward to your new trilogy and more Devlin Group :)



  6. Shannon
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      · July 30th, 2014 at 7:31 am · Link

    Thank you! I’ve been so nervous about Max and I LOVE how many people have liked him. :)

    And only three weeks until the Devlin Group returns!



  7. Julie
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      · July 30th, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Link

    First off, I adored Max. I loved his insecurities, the differences in his personality when he was comfortable around people vs when he felt uncomfortable, and how Tori just accepted his quirkiness, even if she did have issues with a long term relationship with him, well, with anyone.

    My husband modifies Matchbox fire engines so they are replicas of local fire apparatus (HO scale) to go in his ‘town’ that it is our basement. Well, his basement because the only thing I have down there is an old sewing machine gathering dust. I had to chuckle at the description of the magnifying mirror… we’ve got one of those!

    Thanks again, Shannon, for a terrific read!



  8. Meg
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      · August 2nd, 2014 at 12:44 am · Link

    I too truly enjoyed Max and Tori’s story… It was a terrific read. I am curious was this the last book in the series?



  9. Shannon
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      · August 10th, 2014 at 8:34 pm · Link

    Thank you guys SO much!

    Max is the last book in the series…for now. I hope to revisit them in the future, maybe when the kids are a little older, but it’s time to do some new stuff now.



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