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Release Review: Maybe This Love: Jennifer Snow

Maybe This Love (Colorado Ice #2)
Jennifer Snow
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Release Date May 30, 2017



THE GAME OF HIS LIFE

Hockey player Ben Westmore has some serious skills---on and off the ice---and he's not above indulging in the many perks of NHL stardom. When a night in Vegas ends in disaster, he realizes two things: 1) it's time to lie low for a while, and 2) he needs a lawyer---fast. But the smoking-hot woman who walks into his office immediately tests all his good intentions.

Olivia Davis doesn't need anyone derailing her career---or her dreams of starting a family---least of all a skirt-chasing player like Ben. But soon he's unleashing a full-court press to convince her that he's the real deal. She's slowly falling for his sweet, rugged charm, but with so much on the line, Olivia has to decide whether Ben can truly change---or if he's just playing the game.


Ben Westmore has been a confirmed playboy bachelor for years. He is captain of the Colorado Avalanche and they are just about to start play offs for the Stanley Cup. He needs all of his focus to finally achieve this dream. But all of a sudden he is faced with some big distractions. He finds out that a recent trip to Vegas with a bit too much alcohol has left him in a vulnerable position and he needs a lawyer. And turns out the opposing counsel sparks reactions in him that he cannot deny. Big distractions he does not need.

Olivia Davis is a work-a-holic divorce attorney. She is driven, tough, untrusting, but has her own vulnerability and loneliness. She is making plans for her future that does not involve a man. But she cannot deny the fact that Ben Westmore is an attractive one. No matter how much of a player she thinks he is.

Their situation is messy and complicated. They alternate between dynamic banter that is antagonistic, flirty, humorous, and sweet. But for once, Ben is interested in the challenge and chase. And Olivia does her best at avoidance and guarding herself, but Ben can be persuasive when he sets a goal for himself. They have undeniable chemistry, but they are definitely distractions to each other's current goals. Not to mention the unprofessionalism of it all.

Ben is determined not to choke this time in the play offs, and surprisingly he is finding it just as important not to let her down. The longstanding commitment phobe does not seem to be as terrified when it comes to her. For once he can just be himself. But his reputation proceeds him and does not invoke trust. And there is a chance that being with Olivia could be even more commitment than he was ever planning on. She has her dreams. He has his. But could they co-exist?

This is an easy, funny, sweet, passionate love story that mixes up various popular romance tropes and mixes them all together. It has likable characters in  a close knit community. I enjoyed more with his family Jackson and Abby, Becky and Neil, Asher, and his friend, Owen who is now the team mascot. And their mom is a scene stealer for sure.  I love their interactions with each other and how close they all are. I really adored Ben. I loved his sense of humor, and seeing him grow and begin to look at life in a different way. And Olivia was a good match for him.

This one is about finding what you need when you least expect it, and believing in yourself and the other person. They both needed validation, and were afraid of rejection and hurt. But sometimes dreams can grow and change, and some things are worth the fight. But Ben has a big fight on his hands both for the cup and for the girl and the future he never thought he would want.  I am looking forward to more in this series with Owen and Asher.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Love is always worth the risk . . . 

Neil Healy was happy to be promoted to Air Force Lieutenant, but he's less than thrilled that the new job has brought him back to his hometown. The memories alone could kill a man, to say nothing of actually seeing the woman he never got over. Neil knew avoiding Becky Westmore would be impossible, but he didn't expect the chemistry between them to be as strong as ever.

All Becky wants this holiday season is to get through the month of December with her sanity intact. Not helping? Her ex-boyfriend's return to Glenwood Falls. Even after a decade apart, Neil still makes her feel in ways no other man has. But Christmas is a time for miracles, and maybe Becky's will be a second chance at first love.



Maybe This Time (Colorado Ice #1)

Starting over means a second chance . . . 

Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn't have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word "hockey"---until her daughter tries out for the junior hockey team. Now Abby has to face her fears . . . and coach Jackson Westmore. He's tall, dark, handsome---and happens to hate her.

All through high school, talented hockey player Jackson Westmore had a crush on Abby, but he would never make a move on his best friend's girl. He gave her the cold shoulder out of self-preservation and worked out his frustrations on the ice. So when Abby returns, newly divorced and still sexy as hell, Jackson knows he's in trouble. Now even the best defensive skills might not keep him from losing his heart . . .

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Maybe This Summer (Colorado Ice #2.5)
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Release Date July 11, 2017

Always a wingman . . .

Owen McConnell is used to being ignored. After all, it's only when he appears as the Colorado Avalanche's team mascot that he gets all the attention. When the costume is off, women tend to gravitate toward his famous hockey player friends. But after he meets lovely, damaged Paige Adams, he knows he can be the star player for her. She's raising funds for the hospital burn unit, and Owen's determined to help her out---and sweep her off her feet.

The burn unit has been near and dear to Paige's heart ever since the doctors helped her after a vicious attack. Yet the scars---both emotional and physical---haven't faded as much as she'd hoped. She's closed herself off from relationships, and the thought of opening up is terrifying. But Owen's sexy charm might be just the push Paige needs to start loving again.



Maybe This Christmas (Colorado Ice #3)
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Release Date September 26, 2017

All wrapped up . . . 

One more game. That's all that stands between NHL star Asher Westmore and a major career milestone. But then his brother bashes him against the hockey boards, sidelining him for months. Over Christmas holidays, no less. If staying off the ice doesn't drive him crazy, staying with his family will. The only bright spot amidst the mistletoe and twinkle lights: His best friend, Emma, is a physical therapist. And working out with her improves his body and his spirit.

One last time. Emma Callaway was in trouble the minute she and Asher added benefits to their friendship. How is she supposed to resist a funny, caring guy who makes her toes curl? Her heart was safe while he lived in a different state. Now that he's back home recuperating, though, it's only a matter of time before she blurts out her feelings. Emma's only hope is that with a little holiday magic, she'll get the best Christmas gift of all.

Jennifer Snow 
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Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and son. She writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance stories set everywhere from small towns to big cities. After stating in her high school yearbook bio that she wanted to be an author, she set off on the winding, twisting road to make her dream a reality. She is a member of RWA, the Writers' Guild of Alberta, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Film and Visual Arts Association in Edmonton. She has published over ten novels and novellas with many more on the way.

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