Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 22, 2019
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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Two best friends. Ten Christmases. One happy ending.
When best friends Alexandra and Lucas share a first kiss on Christmas night their senior year of high school, it feels like the best years of their lives are ahead of them.
Then Alex goes off to college, and Lucas stays behind to work at his dad’s construction business in the small beach town where they grew up. Life, as they say, happens. And somewhere along the way these two high school sweethearts find they don’t have as much in common as they once did.
Lucas’s life is on Beaufort Island, and Alex is all about getting away and moving on. So he makes one of the hardest decisions of his life and lets her go.
But every year when Alex comes home for the holidays, fate conspires to reunite the two former lovebirds on Christmas Day. Year after year, through good times and bad, Lucas and Alex meet up, catch up, and reconnect on the anniversary of their first kiss.
Is it too much to hope that one year they’ll find their way back to each other permanently?
Maybe even this Christmas.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
Let’s be honest, I don’t usually read Christmas stories until November at the earliest. Generally speaking, I like to set the scene when I dive into holiday stories (aka my Christmas tree and lots of lights), but I was thrilled to make an exception to read Maybe This Christmas. Y’all know second chance romance is catnip for me. When you add to that a small-town setting and holiday theme, I’m all over it.
I love Susannah’s writing style, so I absolutely adored Maybe This Christmas. The premise was unique. I was a little concerned I wouldn’t feel a connection to the characters since we’re seeing them for such a short period of time, once a year. Of course, I had nothing to worry about. Alex and Lucas still found their way into my heart, even though I only really spent ten days with them. (Or like an hour of actual reading time.) I connected with them as friends and then as a couple, so some of the yearly check-ins were tougher than others. I’m not going to get into all that, though. This is another case where the story is just best experienced with little advance knowledge.
Maybe This Christmas was wonderfully sweet and gave me all the feels I wanted. I adored the characters, setting and the slow burn romance of two best friends finally getting it right.
Do you enjoy Christmas romances?
What are some of your favorites?
Is Maybe This Christmas on your TBR?
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