I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow
Series: Colorado Ice #2.5
Published by Forever Yours on July 11th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I’m not one to read series out-of-order, but one thing I really like about contemporary romances is you can sample a new to you author’s writing style with a novella without feeling lost by not reading the previous novels. Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow is a great introduction to her voice. It was a quick, sexy and romantic appetizer that has me wanting to order from the full menu that is the Colorado Ice series.
I love Paige and Owen’s story. They both have a past they are still healing from, both emotionally and physically. I also like the fact that even though the story involves some sports themes it’s not too heavy for someone who knows nothing about hockey. The sports element is just a seasoning on top of the yummy steak that is the sweet romantic story between two people who deserve a HEA.
The romance moves pretty fast, but considering this a novella it is expected and I don’t hold that against the story or characters. Maybe This Summer was a fine sampling of Snow’s work and I will go back and read the whole Colorado Ice series.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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