Malaise Review

Title: Malaise

Author: Max Henry

This is a standalone novel.

A fabulous story of love, life and loss. It’s safe to say that the majority of us have encountered loss in one way or another through our lives but never with such crazy consequences. 

We meet Meg as she learns of her brothers passing and what a spiral we go on! What do you do when the people you love don’t know who you are? When all they see is the facade you’ve built? 

When there is no where to go but up, that’s where you go! 

Brett Carver has been through some stuff in his 24 years that’s for certain. Born on the wrong side of the tracks, he’s lied, cheated, stolen and fought his way through life so far. When he crosses path with Meg his life changes in more than one way, but is it all for the better? 

There are some fabulously steamy moments in this book as well as a great story. This is not the authors usual darker genre story but definitely includes plenty of harrowing moments, will true love conquer all? Or is this just another childhood crush?

I think it’s safe to say our sultry, sexy, bad boy rocks at baking and I love our rocker chick. Completely relate able characters on a whirlwind ride, another fantastic job from Max Henry!


Final exams and end of year parties don’t seem so important at your brother’s funeral. 

Two short weeks, and Meg would have survived her senior year relatively unscathed. But when her best and only friend—her brother—dies in a questionable road accident, being the loner in her year doesn’t fit as well as it used to.

One act of kindness from the man her small town isolated amidst rumors and lies, and her hope for a day where pain won’t overwhelm her doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Brett Carver is trouble with a capital T, but he’s also the only person who can get Meg to let go and smile. 

Some good things are never meant to last.

Arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, the man who finally found a way to bring light back to her dark days is ripped away when she needs him most. Determined not to lose the only good thing to have come out of her year from hell, Meg sets out to prove Brett isn’t guilty. But first, she must accept the ugly truth …

… that the people who can prove his innocence are the same people who will do all it takes to keep them apart.


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