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The Battle of the Brains 

The Misadventures of Maggie Moore #2 

Michelle Graves

Publication Date: April 29, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Humor


Maggie Moore is leaving small-town south Georgia behind to embrace adulthood on her own in big-city Atlanta.

Finding inspiration in the unique people she’s met covering obscure sporting events, Maggie decides it’s time to fill her life with adventure – just as soon as she figures out how to cut ties with good ol’ Murphy, and his pesky laws, once and for all.

Naturally, the universe has different plans.

Before she even sets out to cover her next big story, Maggie is bombarded with old wounds and new insecurities, forcing her to choose between the reality in front of her and the promise of a dream just out of reach.

Channeling the hard-fought lessons of her Dad, Maggie struggles against the seemingly insurmountable force that is her troublesome partner, learning the hard way that things are never as easy as you think they’ll be.


“Maggie.” John’s jaw ticked.

“Fine, I don’t know. That’s what is happening with him. For now, we’re friends. He is the kind of guy I should want to be with. He’s optimistic like me, he fights for a better life, and he sees the good even when there is hardly any there. He’s not hard on the eyes, either.” Admitting feelings for another man to John felt wrong, namely since I still had some unresolved feelings regarding him.

“Should want to be with?” John’s voice dropped a register, curling my toes around the bar at the bottom of the stool.

“Yes, ideally I would like to be with someone that makes me feel good about myself, and helps me see the good in others.” Not someone that constantly makes me question everything I say or do, I added silently.

“As opposed to?” John leaned forward, the stool useless as a prop for him as he crowded into my space.

“As opposed to nothing,” I squeaked, slamming my computer closed and hopping off of the stool like the coward I was. “When I think of my ideal person, it is someone that compliments me. That’s all.”

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This Book Contains: 1- Novella, 1-Short Story, and 1-Full-length novel! Maggie Moore has been put on notice: Find a new place to live and a life for that matter. Spurred on by her mom’s ultimatum, Maggie sets out to fulfill her dream of Life & Style Stardom, a la Martha Stewart. After a colossal failure on her first assignment, which has nothing to do with crafting or curtains by the by, she finds herself fighting to save her career. Far from home, and struggling with the aftermath of a family death, Maggie’s already hard fought lifelong battle with Murphy, and his pride-stealing Laws, kicks into high gear. Her enigmatic world-renowned photo journalist currently sporting a chip-the-size-of-Mount-Rainier on his shoulder might have something to do with it. Determined to succeed despite numerous bumps along the way, Maggie throws herself – quite literally – into the heart of her assignments as she travels across the country, unlocking the oddities of various obscure sporting events and surviving the World’s Most Difficult Partnership along the way.

Michelle Graves

Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri. When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading. She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.


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