Book Review: Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Maybe This Christmas by Sarah MorganTitle: Maybe This Christmas
Series: O’Neil Brothers, Book 3
Author: Sarah Morgan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: review copy provided by author
Published: October 24, 2014 by Harlequin HQN

This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O'Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he's simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he's never ruined, and he's not about to start now.

Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she's been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture…how can she concentrate on being his friend when he's sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she's always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true?

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Reviewed by: Babs

In a Nutshell: This book was my one and only holiday read this year. I enjoyed the story. Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes.

What I Liked: I enjoy stories with large families (families by choice or by blood/marriage) and the O'Neils fit the bill – along with the requisite interference in each others' lives. I see Brenna as an adopted member of the O'Neil family.

Tyler and Brenna's connection was great – I definitely felt it. And oh the angst and internal conflict! Neither wants to ruin their friendship but they can't fight their attraction. Brenna doesn't think Tyler sees her as other than best friend or sister-type and he's worked very hard to keep it that way. Tyler sees himself as a failure in some aspects of his life.

What I Didn't Like: The end was a little cheesy in my opinion. I think Tyler's turn around happened a little too quickly. And Brenna just went right along with it! I think she forgave him awfully fast after he broke her heart.

Overall Impression: Enjoyable read for me. This book had a couple of my fave elements – friends to lovers and big, "helpful" families. I really liked Brenna and Tyler was okay for me although the end did lessen my enjoyment of the story.

I haven't read the other books in the series but didn't feel lost. I'm sure reading them would add more depth to the family ties but I didn't miss those pieces of the story.

Bab’s Rating:
3 1/2 Frogs

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1 comment:

  1. I liked the first in this series, which was my first book by this author. In the first one, the ending also wrapped up a little too quickly and sweet for me, but I really liked the characters and the setting. It was a great winter/holiday read with all the right notes hit. :)


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