Title: Maybe This Love
Author: Jennifer Snow
Series: Colorado Ice
Release Date: 05-30-2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance,Romantic Comedy
Page Count: 304
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.
I am charmed by this book – this adorable, sweet & spicy, and jolly good fun story. I flew through reading it the first time, and I have to plans to reread this one ASAP.
Ben Westmore has a problem. Apparently, last New Year’s Eve he got hitched, and he has no idea to whom nor he does he remember saying any vows. It’s the last thing he needs with the Stanley Cup right around the corner. So, he’s at the lawyer’s office for the meeting and parks his huge Hummer only to block in a sports car. The lady stuck inside said car hurdles over her center console to get out right before her hair gets stuck in a tree branch. She’s beautiful. The woman, however, is his faceless wife’s lawyer — one with an impeccable reputation for delivering a good spanking in the courtroom. And? He’s attracted to her like none other.
Oh, screw him.
Olivia despises athletes. She’s done enough divorce cases for their wives. Unfortunately for her, Ben Westmore is her client’s opposition and the man she just can’t get out of her head! She blames her hormone injections. After all, Olivia wants a family of her own and to do that, she goes through insemination. Right before things heat up with Ben and she’s caught in a web of her own making.
Oh, screw her.
I loved, loved, loved this book! The small-town community they live in constantly throws them together into the funniest scenarios. Being a small town girl myself, I could relate and I laughed as I cringed in sympathy. They try so hard to resist.
“Do I make you uncomfortable?”
Damn right. And it should be her making him uncomfortable. There needed to be a power shift between them and fast. “Of course not.”
He pulled her closer. “You make me uncomfortable.”
Also, I want to be Olivia in my next life. She’s a kickass lawyer who goes after the child and family she wants. She’s so proactive even though she fears being a good mother and making the right choices. Through all of this, she’s fighting her unlikely attraction to sweep-her-off-her-feet Ben, the hockey player. Oh, these two! They’re like little kids with their antics, constantly out to best one another only to entangle their emotions all the more. What could be more challenging than resisting?
But Ben. Oh, Ben! He’s fantastic and has a heart of gold. Though he has a player’s reputation, Olivia gets a glimpse of the kind and caring man behind the scenes. His charm, though, hits her like a freight train, and she doesn’t stand a chance. Ben doesn’t want a commitment, though. During most of the book, he states quite emphatically he doesn’t want the added complication of a wife. The irony then is that he ends up getting married anyway right before Olivia enters the picture wanting a family.
And then there are the secondary characters. Ben’s mother is total goals. She throws Ben under the bus on more than one occasion. Then there’s his brothers and sister. Ben has a reputation for choking at the Stanley Cup finals, and the grief his family gives him! I have an idea for the next couple in the series, and I can’t wait.
Though I wish the book had an epilogue, this story was so cute and fresh and the banter…I can’t recommend this story enough. 5 blow me away stars! Keep ‘em coming, Ms. Snow.