Brenda Maxfield is another Teacher/Writer, teaching high school English by day, and writing clean teen reads at night. Her latest releases, which I’ll review here, are the beginning of her new Ocean Mist series.
Once you’ve read her stories, you’ll understand why she gets so many five star reviews. You’ll want to come back for more of her books. I can almost guarantee it. Now, on to the reviews.
Player by Brenda Maxfield
Player, the prequel to Buried Truth, bursts onto the scene with Andrew dealing with his mother’s current preoccupation. The one thing that will take Andrew away from his family troubles is Daniela. Andrew falls for this beautiful girl from a rival high school, and that’s where his real troubles begin. Narrated in Andrew’s voice, this novella immediately hooked me. When I read the next book in this series, Buried Truth, I could understand Andrew and rooted for him all the way. Well-drawn characters and a realistic setting make this an engaging read.
Buried Truth by Brenda Maxfield
As the story goes on, it becomes apparent that Mags has a deep dark secret, one she has never been able to resolve, one which has caused her years of grief. I kept turning the pages, wanting to find out about the secret in her past, why her mom hides behind books, and why a new girl in town seems to carry a huge grudge against Mags. The drama in this story is realistic and emotional. Like Brenda Maxfield’s other books, the characters pop off the page to sit with you on the couch while you read. I would recommend Buried Truth to anyone looking for a sweet teen drama.
Connect with Brenda at her author website to find out more about her books and new releases.