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Throughout the Mayhem series Mike has been a good guy and a true friend. It was as if Jamie Shaw saved the very best for last. Mike's dirty mouth was so unexpected, but he sure knew how to use it! He's a rock and roll good guy that everyone will enjoy getting to know.
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4.5 stars for the fourth and final book in the Mayhem series by Jamie Shaw. This is Mike Madden's story - the drummer for rock band The Last One's To Know. Mike is officially the last unattached member of the band and while he has had ample opportunities to indulge in willing groupies he never did. This new adult romance is set at fictional Mayfield University in Virginia and can be read as a complete stand alone, but with hot rockers you can never go wrong.
Hailey Harper is studying pre-veterinary medicine at Mayfield and living in a deluxe apartment with her cousin Danica. Hailey is from a farm town in rural Indiana and can only attend school due to her uncle's generosity as he is paying for literally every single expense she has. Being indebted to her uncle has left Hailey in a precarious position where she has allowed her cousin - Danica - to do and say things she normally would've called her out on. Hailey doesn't want to "rock the boat" as Danica is the daughter of the man who is being kind enough to pay her way through school, but all bets are off when she falls in love.
Mike Madden fell in love with the most popular girl in school when he was in the third grade and started dating her as soon as he joined a band at fifteen. Mike and Danica dated for years until she broke his heart and never looked back until out of the blue she shows up at one of their performances. Mike always felt she was the one who got away and wanted to give them one more chance so he could move on with no regrets. Almost immediately he realized she was not the one for him, but instead her cousin - Hailey - is the girl that dreams were made of. Now he has to shake Danica loose and convince Hailey that they can and should make a relationship work.
This book was very heavy on the angst, but it was also filled with laughs, love and sexy to balance it all out. Then don't even get me started on the chemistry that Mike and Hailey had, it was so off the charts hot it made for some smoking hot scenes to say the least! I am seriously hoping the author will consider writing a "where are they now" novella about the band ten years or so from the date of the epilogue (a girl can dream)!
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Would you try another book written by Jamie Shaw or narrated by Saskia Maarleveld and Will Damron ?
I enjoyed the earlier books in the series - so yes. But if this was the first in the series I would not rush out to buy the next one. As for the narration, I thought they were both easy to listen to & I have enjoyed other audiobooks narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.
What could Jamie Shaw have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Edited it down ... a lot. Saying the same thing, so many different ways gets kinda boring. Also, a big showdown might have made all my perseverance to finish the book worth it, but for all the angst in the story, I was actually quite surprised at how anticlimactic this book was.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
There really isn't a scene that stands out for me. It was all a bit 'meh'.
Do you think Havoc needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?