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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Maximum Trouble by L.M. Pampuro - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host L.M. Pampuro and her new book, “Maximum Trouble”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win signed copies of BOTH “Maximum Mayhem,” Book One and the featured book, “Maximum Trouble,” Book Two!!  Also, come back daily to interact with L.M. and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Please note that this giveaway is only available to US residents.  Sorry INTL – please check out other giveaways on this blog.

Maximum Trouble
by L.M. Pampuro


GENRE: Suspense



Her relationship with Zack Brady is in undefined territory. The trial of Gert Fountain fades in her rearview mirror.  Needing a break, Maxi Malone tags along with her parents for a well-deserved break on the island of Aruba.

An unmarked war ship sits just off the coast of this tropical paradise. Both tourists and natives are plunged into the deep web of a psychopath’s revenge.

With hostile encounters taking place in U.S. waters, Zack Brady is recruited back into the United States military. As the situation in Aruba becomes more personal, he is dispatched to the island with the sole purpose of saving Maxi and her family.

The only question now is can he get there in time?



“We must help them,” a man’s voice stated. “They have been friends for years.”

“Not friends, customers,” a female voice corrected.

“Okay, customers. But still, we should help.”

“We can’t. They said—”

“The hell with them. These are people in trouble.” Maxi waited as the silence grew.

“Okay. We get them to the house and then they are on their own.” The female again. “And you must not tell them anything,” she cautioned.

Maxi waited a few minutes before flushing the toilet. She walked back to see her group seated in the garden. The host in the middle of an explanation. She quietly joined in the back yet when she and the host made eye contact, he shot daggers back, for a second. One of Maxi’s hands instinctively reached for Ric. The other stroked the back of her neck.

I hope he really is a friend.”



This book was filled with action, adventure, suspense, and a sprinkle of romance!

I did find myself thoroughly invested in the storyline and totally caught up with the character’s outcomes.

I liked the main characters, Maxi and Zach.  I definitely found myself more partial to Zach as he was the strong, sexy, alpha protector.  Maxi played more of the needy, immature, indecisive, annoying girlfriend role at the beginning, but thankfully she did grow in the book and become more of a strong, fierce lady towards the end.  She still has a way to go, but she is on the right track.

Also, apparently Maxi and Zach had previous baggage from book one that carried over into this book.  I had not read the first book, so I felt really out of the loop of why there was so much drama right off the bat.

I loved that this book took place in Aruba!  The only experience I have with Aruba is the books, movies, and articles from when Natalee Holloway was murdered there.  That all went down my year of high school graduation also, so I remember keeping up on the case over the years.  Regardless, that this book is fiction, it was still nice to have a different take on Aruba since I haven’t thought of Aruba without thinking of Natalee.  This book shined a new light on this island, and I enjoyed the beautiful vivid descriptions of the terrain.  At times it felt like I was transported there and could even feel the sand between my toes!

This book has a great storyline that flows, terrific writing style with detailed scenes, well-developed characters, is fast paced, and keeps you completely entertained through the last page.

The author’s writing is strong and eloquently detailed.  She really provided so much detail in her writing that is was easy to picture!  There were a few times I found myself totally captivated in the story!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is the continuation of Maximum Mayhem.  However, it can be read as a standalone.  However, I will point out that there are many references to the previous book and several of the characters seem to overlap.  I had not read the first book before reading this book, however, as much as I’ve enjoyed reading this book, I definitely wish I had.  So, I would definitely encourage readers to check out both books and start with Maximum Mayhem first.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all suspense readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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L.M. Pampuro is the author of six novels: Dancing With Faith, Maximum Mayhem, The Perfect Pitch, Passenger – the only game in town, Uncle Neddy’s Funeral and Maximum Trouble. (All available at your independent bookseller, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com).

She is an avid skier, loves dancing to live music, and possess a warped sense of humor.

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L.M. will be awarding signed copies of both Maximum Mayhem and Maximum Trouble. (US only) to a randomly winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. L.M. ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)