Review: Something Great by M. Clarke

Posted October 28th, 2015 in book review / 18 comments

Review: Something Great by M. ClarkeSomething Great by M. Clarke
Series: Something Great #1
Publisher: Self-Published on August 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 290
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: one-half-stars

She didn't know what she was missing...until he found her. Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn't need in her life. Only Maxwell didn't see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away. Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she'd started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she'd never felt before-dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss's son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?

At A Glance

I think I threw up a little in my mouth.

The Good

The beginning wasn’t too bad. I did like the concept, even if it’s unoriginal. Annnnd, that’s it.

The Bad

I was so excited for this book. I have wanted to read it forever. Boy did it go downhill fast. Why oh why did I finish it? I wanted to DNF but I was too far in by the time I realized this book wasn’t going to get better.

It was like ‘how to write a contemporary romance by numbers.’ The dialogue was corny, cheesy, dramatic, and just plain horrible. I actually cringed quite a few times. The inner monologues were just as bad. This story tried so hard and crash and burned in every way. Everything was so juvenile. I couldn’t see these people as adults.

Jenna was so obnoxious, tripping all the time, giggling, and being shy and blushing over stupid shit. Max was not sexy at all. He was a man-child with nothing better to do than obsess over someone with no personality. Then again, he had no personality either, so they were a good match.

I could go on but I don’t even want to talk about this book anymore.

The Snuggly

The sex was bleh, very corny and clinical. The words used during the sex scenes really put me off. Side note: I at least had fun laughing when my kindle’s text-to-speech feature said penis and vagina. Hilarious!

Final Thoughts

I should of DNF’ed this book so hard. I have so little time to read now-a-days so I was desperate for this book to get better. To no avail though. Not recommended.


“Because there were two types of guys: the ones that would break your heart, and the ones that would treasure it.”  

“Why don’t you sleep with both of them and see who makes you sing hallelujah?”

“I’m your prescription. Let me be your new addiction.”


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18 Responses to “Review: Something Great by M. Clarke”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    You remind me of my kids..anytime someone said poop they would roll over laughing. Dang, I cannot believe you kept reading. If the dialogue is corny and the sex weird I am out. Hopefully your next read rocks

  2. Lekeisha

    Well darn. I sure have this one on my Kindle, o I’ll just delete this one on off. I think it was a freebie because I don’t remember paying for it.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yeah, this is the first time I can say delete it, don’t even try it.

  3. Nathan

    To bad it didn’t live up to the hype. Hope the next one is better, but at least it made you laugh.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      LOL, yes, please skip this one. Unless you want to throw up in your mouth.

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    Well the book may have stunk to high heaven, but this -> “Why don’t you sleep with both of them and see who makes you sing hallelujah?” I love. Great quote selection 😀

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