The Talented Mr. Maxwell
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Dorrie Applegate just stumbled into a career-launching opportunity. The small-town Kentucky girl landed a gem of a position at Omni Publishing in New York City. Her first major assignment—writing a biography of one of the most sought-after male models in the world.
Grant Maxwell is at the apex of his career. Unfortunately the end of his run looms before him. At thirty-four, scores of younger, hungrier models nip at his heels, vying for his spot at the pinnacle of the fashion realm. And he has no earthly idea what to do next.
In the midst of an unlikely and tumultuous love affair with Grant, Dorrie is suddenly forced into making an agonizing decision. It’s a decision that shatters Grant’s heart.
Step onto the volatile runway of fashion modeling packed to the hilt with clashing egos, impossibly gorgeous men, backstabbing, and biting jealousy. And caught in the snare of the dramatic intrigue? Dorrie Applegate and Grant Maxwell.
The Talented Mr. Maxwell
The Talented Mr. Maxwell written by Julia Harlow
The Talented Mr. Maxwell really gives you the insight of looking further than the surface and not judging others. From the outside looking in some people look like they have it all. Once peeling back the layers and getting to know someone you may realize it's just a facade and what they want others to believe. You don't always see someone's authentic self or why they are the way they are without really taking the time to get to know them and what makes them tick. Jealousy, secrets, insecurities and fear can make people do something outside of their normal character. Some things are forgivable and others are inexcusable. Will Dorrie’s mistake be forgivable or the inexcusable?
“I want substance on the inside as well as on the outside of a woman.”
I was disappointed in Dorrie at one point. For being such a strong, independent, moral driven lady she made a decision that was so against what I expected. I could understand her dilemma and what she was trying to protect, but I wish she would have stood her ground and not given into the easy out. We are all faced with decisions when backed in a corner...it's so much easier to look back and see that at a particular moment it appeared that there was no other option...there's always another other option. That one decision changed everything for Dorrie. Not only didn't it protect her...it changed her and everything she was working towards and hoping for.
“Sorry. I wanted to make it longer than that. Give me ten minutes and I promise I’ll do better.” Dorrie giggled. “You sent me to the moon. What more can a girl ask for?”
Will she be able to recover from her mistake? Has she lost respect from others, her career and Grant? Will she ever feel the trust and passion again that they shared? Will she recover from the downward spiral she sent herself into? Will she ever get to fly to the moon with Grant again?