Title: Maybe This Love
Author: Jennifer Snow
Publication: May 30th 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.
The Colorado Ice series
Maybe This Kiss
Maybe This Time
Maybe This Love
Maybe This Summer
Maybe This Christmas
MY RATING: 4/5 STARS
An Advanced Reader Copy was provided to me by Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review.
Hello, welcome back to another small town story novel about two opposites that find their lives crossing paths and ultimately falling in love. Let’s begin by first introducing our hunk, Ben Westmore.
Ben’s a big shot hockey player that is about to lead his team into the Stanley Cup finals. He doesn’t need distractions (I know, we’ve read it before but i love this concept) and especially doesn’t need his lawyers telling him that the little drunken mistake has led him to an actual WIFE. Yup, Ben got drunk and now his childhood friend, Kristina Sullivan, claims that she’s his wife and she intends for him to fulfill his role…
Or so we think.
Enter our main heroine, Olivia Davis. She’s a whip-smart lawyer who is representing Kristina in court and is definitely not supposed to be feel the sexual attraction to Ben, also known as her opponent in court. Olivia is a serious character who knows what she wants and like Ben, has no time to mess around. She’s thirty-six years old and her biological clock is ticking. Planning to find a suitable sperm doctor, she plans to have a baby through the non-traditional route via a clinic.
Anyways, I’m just going to jump in by saying that the book was really light and pleased me until we got to the climax of the story. Olivia and Ben share a few too many kisses and now she’s dealing with conflict of interest. With no other choice, Olivia has to withdraw from the case because she’s not going to compromise her job for a man. Kristina is obviously upset about this so I’m thinking this is it. This is where we’re finally going to get some drama.
Don’t expect it to happen. Jennifer snow kind of builds the hype of a big hill that Olivia and Ben will have to get over but it’s more like a speed bump. The biggest hardships they have to overcome is not the main problem that the story set itself up based on but themselves. WHICH IS TOTALLY FINE BUT REALLY DON’T MISLEAD ME INTO THINKING THAT THE MOTHERSHIP OF ANGST DEALT WITH KRISTINA’S EVIL MOTIVES IF IT’S NOT.
Literally Kristina gets over herself and her big upset from one little conversation Ben had with her teenage son who is also aspiring to become a big NHL hockey star like himself.
So now the conflict is that Olivia doesn’t know if she can trust Ben since he had such a playboy past and Ben’s just struggling to prove himself that they’re meant to be together. I mean, I enjoyed this story. It sticks to the typical romance formula. There’s really nothing much deeper than what you can expect. The characters don’t have complex dramatic backgrounds so it’s really perfect for a light reading day.
I suggest to pick this book up for a hot summer day.