- Book Title: Max
- Book Series: standalone
- Author: Bey Deckard
- Publisher: SelfPub (September 30, 2016)
- Book Length: 200 pages
- Genre: Suspense/Mystery/Thriller Romance, Dark Romance
- Reviewed by: Vicki
- Rating: 5 Anxiety Attack Stars
Oh, Bey. I went through four anxiety pills during the first half of this book. When those didn’t work, I decided to finish it where my anxiety panic would calm down and I could sleep.
So, for readers who have not experienced your mind being – screwed – this bundle of anxiety is perfection because it can push all of your triggers, if you are predisposed to have triggers.
Bey always makes me approach a book and want to sage it before I start reading.
Dr. Crane is a Canadian Psychologist who hadn’t been practicing very long. Most of the story is written in his POV. Even being educated as a psychologist does not make someone emotionally healthy. Maybe he’s less stable than his young client, Max. He struggles with his attraction to
this client. He never saw himself as gay or bisexual, but Max had a way of making him abandon the doctor/client relationship.
Bey has a high level of the writing gift that keeps you chasing the end, or looking for the twist, that he has mastered. As far as I’m concerned, he is one of my top ten authors. The dark places that people hide their insanity is dissected and put on a page. He makes me chain smoke and not put the book down until the very last page
I guess I should wrap this up. Bey also has the art of keeping a reader on the edge of their seat throughout anything I have read by this talented author
Do remember that I read a lot of very dark books and this is on the high end of dark. I dare you to read it and not to at least have your stomach in a twist. I should also say this is an extremely sexual book that drives the story forward. It’s not there to show love. It’s there to propel these two characters forward.
Fresh out of school, Dr. Crane takes on a new patient who both intrigues and unnerves him. Charming, manipulative, and amoral, Max has exactly the sort of mind Crane finds himself drawn to with fictional characters.
As Max weaves himself into Crane’s life, Crane realizes that while fiction might be safe, Max certainly is not.