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Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow
Series: Colorado Ice #2.5
Published by Forever Yours
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Source: Forever Yours
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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. - via GoodReads
I’ve always been curious about the popularity of hockey romances. After seeing my first hockey game this past November I started to understand. When the opportunity came up to review Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow it seemed like the perfect chance to give hockey romances a whirl.
Maybe This Summer brought together two scarred individuals. One didn’t let their scars define them while the other still tried to keep them hidden. There isn’t much time for plot development in a novella and things tend to progress quickly. I would have loved to have spent more page time with Owen and Paige. In the small page count Snow packs a big punch. I loved watching Owen and Paige circle each other, the parts with Bernie, the burn victim survivors, and the glimpses into the sporting world. The pace kept the story moving.Maybe This Summer was a good way to pass a few summer hours. Click To Tweet
Owen is a former hockey player/vet and publicity/promotions manager for the Colorado Avalanche hockey team. He also is the team’s mascot. I loved Owen’s sense of humor. He’s a bit of a dope where women are concerned. Strangely enough, at times, it only added to his charm. Paige’s story is a sad one but it offered hope too. Paige had mostly healed from her past but still held herself back in hopes of avoiding being hurt again. She just needed an extra push to make it through those last barriers. There were some secondary characters but the only one that stood out was Isabelle, Paige’s mother. Her presence in the novella helped add to Paige’s back story.
Maybe This Summer is a series novella but it read as a stand alone. Now I’m just curious about the rest of the series. This was a good way to pass a few summer hours.