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Summary

It’s just pretend...but nobody wants to stop.

Maxie’s quiet, predictable routine is shattered when she steps outside her flower shop and almost runs into two women. It’s not the near collision that’s startling. It’s the strangers’ faces. It’s like looking in a mirror times two, and it sends her into a dead faint.

Sheriff Zac Ford sees three identical copies of the woman who’s caused him more sleepless nights than he can count, and it stops him in his tracks. Maxie’s buckling knees snap him out of his trance, and he catches her before she hits the cement.

Two sisters she never knew she had? Maxie can’t deal with this turmoil, not on her own. She needs a shield, a rock. For the first time in her life, she takes a wild leap of faith.

When Maxie calls him her boyfriend, Zac has no trouble playing along. It’ll give him time to figure out what these “sisters” want. Soon, though, for-show kisses get hotter and playacting touches grow bold. And Maxie must choose to stay in her safe little world, or grab life by the horns.

©2017 Kimberly Dean (P)2021 Kimberly Dean

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Fun and adorable

This is a sweet small town romance with a delightfully silly and fun premise – a timid young woman discovers that not only is she adopted but she’s one of a set of identical triplets separated in their early childhood. It doesn't stop there, oh no, Maxie and Zac then fake being in a relationship for... reasons... while both secretly pining for each other.

Maxie is a sweet woman who’s frustrated by her own shyness and reluctance to do anything new, even though she secretly craves a bit of adventure. Adventure like the Sherriff Zac…
When fate/the surprise appearance of two clones of herself intervenes, she finds herself being bold and getting closer to him.

Sherriff Zac is equally adorable, he’s too shy to approach her at first and finds it difficult to communicate with her because of the amount of things she leaves unsaid, resulting in some classic miscommunication.

The story is low on conflict and high on sweet, sweet romance which is just what I needed!

I also loved the narrator’s voice in this audiobook, it's distinctive and held my attention. Kurz read the POV of both Maxie and Zac, bringing them both to life with their own distinct voices – I’m definitely going to be adding her to the autobuy list.

I should note – this book is the second in a series, each of the sisters has her own book and it appears that the characters are developed along the way, with their own distinct personalities and very different back stories. I didn’t know this ahead of time but it works seamlessly as a standalone, though it leaves me wanting to read the rest of the series so I don’t miss anything.

*I received a review copy of this title*

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Sweet and Sexy Book2

Book 2 of the Triple X series continues the story from Lexie, where Lexie and Roxie meet. The discovery that the twins are in fact triplets, leads them to find Maxie, the third of the trio (who has no idea she is adopted). This is Maxie’s story.
It begins with her crippling shyness being slowly stripped away by the local sheriff who, after fancying her from a distance for months, finds himself agreeing to pretend to be her boyfriend, and eventually becomes her all-consuming love object. The discovery of her birth sisters, especially Roxie’s influence, also aids Maxie’s self-confidence and she truly blossoms. The character building in this book is quite impressive.
As with book 1 (Lexie) this is an enjoyable, rounded story – another one I would peg for reading on the beach on a lovely sunny afternoon – basically a romance with a bit more depth than normal. The characters of Lexie and Roxie are continually developed throughout this second novel and Sheriff Zac is a much better developed character than Cam in Book 1 (hotter too!). All in all this book is a delight and develops the back story of the triplet’s quest to find their birth parents (albeit slowly).
Obviously to find out if they do, or do not, discover the reasons why they were put up for adoption and eventually split up, I will have to read book 3 and that is exactly what I will be doing next.
As a footnote – I received this book as an audio book arc in return for an honest opinion so I can’t go without mentioning the narrator of this book – her voice acting was good, pronunciation clear and made the listening very easy on my ears. It was a very enjoyable listen. So thanks!

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Sweet and Sexy!!

This is my first book by Kimberly Dean and the second book in the series, though I did not feel like I had to read the first book to understand and enjoy this audiobook. That said, I wish I had read/heard the first book because this book was loads of fun.

There were once a set of identical triplets who were separated at the age of 2. One went into the foster care system, one was adopted by a wealthy family and one was adopted by a loving couple who eventually died leaving her to her grandmother. She had no idea she was adopted but always felt incomplete, timid and insecure. The first two sisters accidentally find each other (in the previous book) which leads them to their third sister. This is her story. And what a story!

This audiobook is sweet and very sexy. It is such a quick and easy listen. The relationship between Maxie and her Sheriff is really delightful too. Obviously with this plot there is an important backstory in play. I really appreciate how KImberly Dean manages to weave the background details into the story without disrupting the flow of what is happening.

The relationship between Maxie and Sheriff Zac achieves its HEA but the reader is left with a little tease of more to come. I cannot wait to read/listen to the next book!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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  • J Pritchard
  • 11-06-21

Sweet Story

While the male character really seemed like a creepy, manipulative tool, the story was listenable. The narrator kind of swept me up into the story with the way she spoke.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 31-05-21

Great Series!

This is the second installment in the Triple X Trilogy. I love this Series of interconnected stories, with an ongoing plot. The Series continues where the first book left off. Maxie and Zac's story is fun, sweet, sexy, and romantic. Josie Kurz did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to listen to Roxie, the last book in this trilogy.

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  • Frank Geimer
  • 16-05-21

Another Great Story!

This second installment of the saga of the now triplets is a great continuation with a lot of heart poured in. I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and the narration. It depics real life situations, emotions and the joys of finding your significant other. I lok forward to the third novel which I will start immediately, I just have to know how the story continues!

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  • Yvonne T. Cruz
  • 11-02-21

A touching story about finding a new family

This audiobook is part of the author’s series titled, Triple X. A series about three sisters, triplets, that were separated as babies. None of them recalling their separation. While two were adopted, one ended up on the foster system.
Roxie and Lexie have found each other and decide they need to meet , Maxie the third of the triplets.
Maxie is shy, unaware of ever being adopted. She owns a flower shop and her daily thrill is watching the new sheriff, Zac Ford park in front of her shop, on his way to get coffee. Neither divulging the attraction they had for the other.
When Roxie and Lexie show up to meet Maxie, it’s Zac that is there for her. But Maxie has issues that Zac might not be able to overcome.
The story was touching and sweet as well as heartbreaking. Especially, knowing that these girls were separated so young, never realizing they had sisters.
I am looking forward to the next story in the series.

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  • TALIA
  • 01-02-21

A really fun book. I highly recommend this book

I did receive this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this story. The idea of triplets is fun. Lexi, Robin, and Maxie are fun characters. I really like how they all move their foot in the same way whenever they are nervous. The addition of Zach and Cam kind of even things out. I am off to read Roxi's story to see what that spunky lady gets herself in to.