The Battle of the Brains
The Misadventures of Maggie Moore #2
Publication Date: April 29, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Humor
Maggie Moore is leaving small-town south Georgia behind to embrace adulthood on her own in big-city Atlanta.
Finding inspiration in the unique people she’s met covering obscure sporting events, Maggie decides it’s time to fill her life with adventure – just as soon as she figures out how to cut ties with good ol’ Murphy, and his pesky laws, once and for all.
Naturally, the universe has different plans.
Before she even sets out to cover her next big story, Maggie is bombarded with old wounds and new insecurities, forcing her to choose between the reality in front of her and the promise of a dream just out of reach.
Channeling the hard-fought lessons of her Dad, Maggie struggles against the seemingly insurmountable force that is her troublesome partner, learning the hard way that things are never as easy as you think they’ll be.
“Maggie, you’re the reason for all of this,” he waved a hand around the room. “I wouldn’t be talking to anyone if it weren’t for you. When I came home, I was shuffled through a series of debriefings, press meetings, screenings, and on and on, all the while, everyone stared at me as though I was an animal on display at a zoo, never treating me like a person. They talked over me, around me; anywhere but to me directly. The thing is it didn’t bother me, I deserved to be disregarded, to be overlooked. I’d gotten so many men killed. The man I looked up to most in the world was dead because of me.” John paused, the watery shimmer in his eyes betraying the emotions he kept so carefully guarded. Those fathomless brown eyes begged for something, but all I could do was listen. I’d promised to help, to be there and support his road to recovery. It didn’t mean I had to get my heart involved again. “Then I went home and my fiancé treated me like a project, parading me in front of hundreds of people to show off her war hero, the man that had escaped hell and come out alive. At the first sign of reality, she bailed. It was the same with every person I’d ever considered a friend. It seemed no one was willing to take a breath, to try to understand, to really see I wasn’t the same.”
This Book Contains: 1- Novella, 1-Short Story, and 1-Full-length novel!
Maggie Moore has been put on notice: Find a new place to live and a life for that matter.
Spurred on by her mom’s ultimatum, Maggie sets out to fulfill her dream of Life & Style Stardom, a la Martha Stewart. After a colossal failure on her first assignment, which has nothing to do with crafting or curtains by the by, she finds herself fighting to save her career.
Far from home, and struggling with the aftermath of a family death, Maggie’s already hard fought lifelong battle with Murphy, and his pride-stealing Laws, kicks into high gear. Her enigmatic world-renowned photo journalist currently sporting a chip-the-size-of-Mount-Rainier on his shoulder might have something to do with it.
Determined to succeed despite numerous bumps along the way, Maggie throws herself – quite literally – into the heart of her assignments as she travels across the country, unlocking the oddities of various obscure sporting events and surviving the World’s Most Difficult Partnership along the way.