Book Review: Something Great | M. Clarke/Mary Ting | Teaser | Giveaway

Something Great
Author: M. Clarke aka Mary Ting
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: July 24th 2013
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon | | Smashwords

Summary: She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?

**Something Great is perfectly named since in its pages you are awarded with a saucy romance that comes with heart-shaped Rice Krispies treats that will leave you addicted and needing more!**

When Mary contacted me to let me know she wrote something and its wasn't another book for her fantastic Crossroads series, she piqued my curiosity. Then she tells me it's New Adult and I was sold at that point. Until now I've only ever read her young adult series Crossroads that's about Angels, so knowing that Mary was going to have to go outside the box with Something Great, I couldn't wait to read it. Well Mary did a super job with her first go at writing New Adult. She nail it with her characters,  storyline and setting. I truly enjoyed reading page after page and could not flip the pages fast enough on my iPad. 

In Something Great we are introduced to Jeanella and Maxwell. Jeanella is a recent college grad and ready to tackle the world. Jeanella had everything in place, great job, exciting friends and a fun guy she was dating. Was that guy her "IT" guy, not so much, but she was determine to make it work out. That of course is the plan until she meets Maxwell "Max". Talk about Hot and too good looking to be human. Jeanella knows that she can look but no point in trying to touch. Well Max doesn't see it that way. Max sees Jeanella and he is immediately attracted to her. Max and Jeanella run into each other and you can tell sparks fly. Of course she brushes it off because she doesn't expect to run into this fine specimen of a man again, boy is she wrong. Turns out Max is the son of her boss. So technically he is sort of her boss too. This scares the crap out of Jeanella and she knows Max is off limits if she wants to keep her job. Max though has other plans. Which include a nice "work" trip that only Max and Jeanella go on. Max is determine to win over Jeanella. He starts off charming her at lunch, he calls what they have going as "lunch buddies" and gives her rice krispies treats shape into a hearts. I know right? HOW SWEET IS THAT! Will Jeanella listen to her friends and find out if Max is her "Something Great" or is it the guy she is dating that she has never seen a spark for going to be enough. 

I am so excited to tell everyone about Something Great, this novel can sit comfortably amongst some popular New Adult books and be equally loved. Mary really did "Something Great" with this book and I am lucky to have been one of the first to have read it. So Now I can spread the word and make sure everyone else is reading it too. If you want a great love story with saucy sides, then grab your copy of Something Great today. 


     Suddenly, Max placed his hand under my elbow. With a slight tug, I was somewhat in his hold. With a light gasp and a wave of heat flushing through me again, I was lost in his eyes. He leaned in. “I had a wonderful time,” he whispered. “Thanks for being my lunch buddy.” Then he handed me the brown bag. “Lunch buddies share their feelings, stories, and even goodies.”
     I radiated a huge shy smile and walked away. Needing that Rice Krispies Treat right that moment, I reached inside the bag. What I saw stunned me, and even tugged at my heart. He hadn’t broken it in half as I had expected. Instead, he had molded it into the shape of a heart.
     After that, I knew…unwillingly…I was making a space for him in my heart. Thinking he would be devouring his sandwich, I looked over my shoulder just as I pushed the door to exit. His eyes were set on me intently, and I got a glimpse of his wink that made me want to dive into his arms. I liked the feeling way too much!

M. Clarke aka Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She
enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.

When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one - Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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To celebrate the release of Something Great, Mary is offering a SIGNED copy of Something Great to one of OUaT's readers. Also if you check out Mary's site, she is hosting a pretty awesome giveaway there too that you might not want to miss. CLICK HERE to visit Mary's giveaway.a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Sweetest thing I got was for my husband. It was actually something I wrote. It was a fairytale written about us.

  2. I put together a mixed cd of my favorite love songs once. Cheesy but sweet:) Some were just songs that we listened to a lot together when we first dated. Thanks!

  3. Before we were married, I made my hubby heart shaped cookies with red frosting and "I love you" candies in the middle!


  4. My sweetest gift has been poem folded into a heart-shaped origami <3

  5. probably the sweetest thing I've given someone was a mixed cd of songs that have special meaning between us, i was glad he really liked it.

  6. I gave him a book and a bag of Hershey's Kisses. Never knew what he thought of them :/ Then a carnation flower, and he kind of liked it because it made his spirits rise :) Other than that, no one else xD

  7. this book is amazing. It is the right amount of steamy and romantic without being overbearing. I love Max and cant wait to see what he has up his sleeve next. And the new budding romance at the end of the book. You will love it!! Mary Ting is an amazing writer and a wonderful person. Get the book everyone. I promise you will love it!!!!

  8. This book is amazing! I promise you will love it!!! Max is sweet and romantic and all that we look for in a man. The story is the right combo of steamy and romantic without being overbearing. Mary Ting is an amazing writer. I love all of her books. Not to mention a very sweet person! Get this book I promise you will fall in love with Max and will want one of your own ;)

  9. Mike bought me mothers day flowers befor we were even dating because he knew my kids wouldnt even call

  10. The sweetest thing I have done is before my husband and I were married he worked late nights so every now and then I would leave a single rose in his car while he was working.

  11. I think the sweetest thing that I ever did was before my husband and I were married. He used to work late nights and when I knew that he was having a rough night I would leave a single rose in his car while he was at work.

  12. Mary gave me an idea to do. Make heart shaped cookies for my husband. I surprised him with a candle lit dinner some time back.

  13. The sweetest thing I can think of was for my husband. I secretly got him a new wedding ring because I knew his was getting to tight. Then I went and got him a new recliner because I wanted him to be comfortable when he got home from work. He couldn't believe that I had bought either one, he was so surprised.

  14. I gave my best friend a scrapbook i made from scratch

  15. My boyfriend got my name engraved on a door decoration while he was in Hawaii, and he got my name engraved in Hawaiian. It was the coolest thing anyone ever got me!

  16. A box within a box within a box that was full of my favorite gummi bears. I thought it was really cute... :)

  17. Heart-shaped waffles and fresh strawberries on Valentine's Day.


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