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Some things are meant to be; some aren’t.

I never thought this would be my life.

I never believed I could feel this way.


I don’t know where to go from here.

I never want to be anywhere else.


My whole world has changed.

She is my whole world.

I’m not sure how to be me again.

I’ve never felt more like myself.

I’ve never needed anyone, but I need him.

I love her. I’ll always love her.

But is our love enough? Can Levi and I really survive this?

Together, Ivy and I can survive anything.


If you’d like to use this “disclaimer” instead of the blurb in an effort to mix things up, we encourage that as well:

Disclaimer: Max Monroe’s editor recommends readers purchase tissues in bulk prior to reading the deeply emotional and epic finale of the STONE COLD FOX Trilogy. Early readers have complained of the following symptoms: sobbing, happy tears, overwhelming elation, book hangovers, and the urge to re-read the entire STONE COLD FOX Trilogy after finishing FOX.

My Review

After the ending of book two, I seriously had no idea what Max Monroe had in store for Levi and Ivy in the final book of the series. I was hesitant to begin because I already knew that Ivy’s world was going to be rocked just as painfully as Levi’s was all those years ago when he lost someone who meant everything to him, and I just didn’t see Ivy being able to come back from that kind of loss, especially given the reflection that stares back at her every time she looks in the mirror.

Max Monroe illustrates Ivy’s emotional instability in a way that resonates from the pages. Ivy lives and breathes grief and guilt on a daily basis, not knowing how to heal her wounds or how to stop the pain and heartbreak from eating her alive, and even though Levi is ‘well-versed’ in trauma and loss and stands by her side regardless of the hits he keeps taking, Ivy’s still not coping well, even if she has no choice but to survive.

I love how steadfast Levi is throughout FOX. In the first two books, he seemed to be more of a wildcard than Ivy, which makes sense given the nature of why Ivy came to Cold, Montana, in the first place, but in book three, Levi’s strength never waivers…his love for Ivy stands strong. He refuses to let Ivy push him away; in his mind, it’s him and her against everyone and everything else, and it’s his protective nature…his strong shoulders…his knowledge of what it takes to endure that helps Ivy to cope…to heal…to live.

Ivy and Fox have both been through more trauma than most, so the fact that Max Monroe doesn’t create even more devastating circumstances in book three allows the couple’s focus to turn more towards coping and living instead of simply existing, and as long as they keep fighting together, keep moving forward instead of backwards, keep standing as a united front and healing wounds with love and comfort, they’ll get through it all and be the person who holds the other one together regardless of what comes their way.

Max Monroe’s Stone Cold Fox Trilogy is different than what their readers are used to, but the fact that they created such a complex, intriguing, suspenseful, and dramatic series – one that captures readers’ attention and never lets go, speaks to the kind of diversified writer Max Monroe is and proves that their skills are not limited to only sexy and comedic storylines.

4.5 Poison Apples


Other Books in the Series

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