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Cool Beans: A Maya Davis Novel (Maya Davis Series) Paperback – April 1, 2010
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I have to admit: Before I started reading, I wasn't sure if I'd like Cool Beans or not. The synopsis on the back of the book makes it sound like just another take on an over-used sitcom plot. But to my incredible delight, as soon as I started reading I found that I was immediately hooked! The characters are so real and loveable, they truly became my friends, and I really felt for Maya and the awkward situation she got put in.
Maya in many ways reminded me of myself, at times I couldn't even believe it... she thinks so much like I do that if she were real, I feel like we'd be friends! Her sense of humor is awesome, and that allows her to have some amazingly great banter and dialogue with other characters. Jack is great as well; I couldn't help but be amused by his parrot problem! He is such a nice and fun guy, I loved his pet-names for Maya, and also the way he encourages her to do the right thing even when it's difficult. Of course I have to mention Maya's family: they are amusing and authentic, the dynamics between them all are realistically strange! Oh, and Calvin, Maya's pilates-loving beagle...I loved how she talked to him and he always responded with variations of "Roo?" or "Roo!" So funny!Read more ›
Mangum returns after finishing her LAUREN HOLBROOK series with a new setting, new characters, and more humor and relationship drama. At times, Maya is very similar to Lauren from the previous series, with many of the same quirks and habits, and it was hard to distinguish the two characters from each other. The basic construct of Maya's world felt very similar to Lauren's, with single's group on Wednesday nights, a coffee shop, and church every Sunday. But that's about where the similarities in plot and character end. About a fourth of a way through, Maya begins to emerge as a character of her own.
The writing moves along swiftly. Most of the chapters are made up of dialogue between Maya and her friends, and Mangum uses these conversations to advance the story. A few of the ending "twists" are pretty easy to see coming, but the characters are so enjoyable that they make up for the weaker plot.Read more ›
On a scale of cotton candy to Brussel sprouts, Cool Beans is straight up cotton candy, a sweet and delicious read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love that this book, as well as the other books Erynn Mangum wrote, is ultimately about God's plan for us as His children. Clean romance, realistic conflicts, and God... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ashley S.
Light and easy read. Enjoyable characters A little slow on the plot but it was good for a free kindle book. Probably will read the sequelPublished 9 months ago by R. Fitch
I got this book free over a year ago as part of a promotion, and finally got around to reading it. I am so sorry I waited so long. Maya is amazing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Catherine
Very refreshing to find a clean relationship story today. Most people can probably relate to this tale in one or more ways. I was very pleased with how it turned out in the end. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer