Saturday, October 22, 2016

ARC Mini-Review: Maybe This Kiss (Colorado Ice #1)

Maybe This Kiss (Colorado Ice #1)

by Jennifer Snow 

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.
Themes:  Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 stars
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Beginning an all new series from a new author is always fun, especially when you can get in on the ground floor—or in other words get a free preview before the series is even public.  I haven’t read anything by Ms. Snow before but I can see myself enjoying this series immensely so I might check out her other works.  Maybe This Kiss begins the Colorado Ice series with fireworks. Neil and Becky were each other’s first loves, but when life became just a bit too real and complicated they went their separate ways, though neither of them stopped loving.  Now Many years later Neil is back in his hometown and resisting the pull to Becky is becoming harder and harder.  Becky is now a widower with a young daughter and she has no interest in rekindling a romance with her first love, especially since the reason she called off their relationship the first time is still a very real fear for her.  I loved getting to know Becky and Neil and felt connected to them and cried right along with Becky when her fears and hang-ups came close to losing out on love a second time for her.  Neil is a strong hero and his sweetness and determination made him the perfect match for Becky.  I liked Becky a lot, could relate to her very real distress in the military lifestyle, but I knew she would find a way once Neil reminded her just how soul deep their love truly went.  The emotions between these two were sweet and their chemistry was obvious, though I will say I was a little disappointed on the editing of the passionate parts of the story.  Hopefully in future stories, Jennifer will allow her readers to experience the full heat of the passion alongside her characters.  Becky’s brothers, who will be the main stars in coming books I believe, were so sweet and alpha and I am looking forward to seeing them fall in love and find a way to their HEAs.  I can see this series being a great experience and I can’t wait to get started on the next story, Maybe This Time.

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.

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