“If you are looking for a good holiday read this year, pick this one up!  ”
~ Under the Covers

Surprise, surprise!  Impulse buys can turn out pretty good sometimes.  I was feeling a bit deflated with the holiday books I’ve been reading lately and just kept wanting to find a really good story that would pull me in and give me all the sweet and cozy feels.  While looking through my Instagram feed late one night I saw this cover and… granted it isn’t the best cover ever BUT it was a new author to try and I said to myself… One more.  Try just one more!  Ladies and gentlemen… success!

MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS is the 3rd book in the Colorado Ice series and centers around the Westmore brothers.  They’ve been hockey obsessed since they could put on their hockey boots and this is the story of the youngest brother.  He’s been very competitive with his brother Ben about achieving hockey milestones and his sole focus has been about his career.  Everything else would wait, right?  Especially his best friend, with benefits, Emma.  But Emma has other plans and needs and it’s about time she goes after them and see where things will fall.

Best friends to lovers?  Check.  Sports themed?  Check.  Small town, snowy setting?  Check.  This book had so many things that I love to read about together!  And the writing just kept me turning the pages wanting to know what would happen.  I am definitely going to be reading the previous books in this series and probably be on the lookout for Ms. Snow’s next novel.  Isn’t it wonderful when you stumbled upon a new to you author that you want to read more of?

I think Ms. Snow did a great job bringing that sense of family to this book and it was one of the things about this story that kept me wanting to read more.  I connected with all the characters and came to like each of them.  Emma’s father having an eternal battle with Asher’s mother (who lives next door), the sibling rivalry which made me see Asher’s brothers from his perspective and left me wanting to know what their HEAs were all about.

While this isn’t the most original story, I loved that our heroine isn’t a mousy character waiting for the big hockey player back home.  She used to be an athlete herself and has won Olympic gold.  She’s also gone on to achieve success in her career as a physical therapist and wants to do more with her life.  I thought Emma was a strong heroine that wouldn’t put her life on hold for a man but who would try and work with him if he wanted to try.  Asher on the other hand I can’t say was the most lovable hero.  He’s a bit hard headed and blind to pretty obvious things, he doesn’t take others feelings in consideration until they hit him in the face with the reality.  Whether it was something as simple as his interactions with his mother or brother, or the way he pushed Emma.  His single minded focus in life was hockey and everything else was literally on the periphery.  I still enjoyed his character.  Even if at times I wanted to throttle him.  Which was more of a reason to love Emma because she didn’t let herself get pushed around by him.

If you are looking for a good holiday read this year, pick this one up!




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