Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan

November 21st, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 51 Comments

21st Nov
Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan
Maybe This Christmas
by Sarah Morgan
Series: O'Neil Brothers #3
Published by: Harlequin
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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?

I have loved reading Sarah Morgan’s O’Neil Brothers series. I started the series last year with Sleigh Bells in the Snow during the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon so it was only fitting that I ended it with Maybe This Christmas during this year’s read-a-thon. Some of my favorite romances are small-town, family oriented like Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series and Bella Andre’s Sullivans. Morgan offered up wonderful brothers, a ski resort in Snow Crystal, Vermont and just the right amount of heat for a chilly winter’s night.

Five Caffeinated Reasons to grab a cup of Cocoa and snuggle up with Maybe This Christmas

  • Brenna Daniels and Tyler O’Neil a friend to lover’s romance that I have been rooting for since book one. I love this troupe and you could not ask for characters that are more delightful. Stubborn, a little wounded, caring to their core and so in love with each other but too fearful to take a chance…yep. I was melting over here.
  • The Snow Crystal Resort..ooh the setting for this series made me delicious happy from the slopes to Moose encounters. The lodge, family and community give you a well-rounded tale. I so want to book a chalet for the weekend. While I am not interesting in skiing. Hikes, the food and reading by the fire as I look out at all the snow and mountains. *gasp* Who wants to go with me?
  • Jess is Tyler O’Neil’s thirteen going on thirty daughter. She is quite the character from her matchmaking skills to her own self-esteem issues. Jess’s story tugged at my heartstrings and I rooted for her and her adorable, ornery dogs.
  • Meddling family members and friends helped make the romance even more interesting. Maybe they should close the resort and open a matchmaking business. I laughed over the subtle and not so subtle plans to throw Brenna and Tyler together. Nothing says love like family and friends meddling.
  • The romance was heartfelt, and had moments of laughter as well as heat. I giggled so hard it brought me to tears. Morgan allowed the characters to grow, take chances and try and find their happy without too much angst. The heat was rather mild but ooh-la-la it was delicious and toe tingling. The story felt genuine and for fans of Brenna and Tyler, the wait was worth it.

Maybe This Christmas will work as a standalone, and delivers holiday goodness but I recommend starting a fire and curling up with the entire series. Why leave any of the brothers out?

About Sarah Morgan

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

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51 Responses to “Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, the other titles are listed in book info right here..and of course I loved Sleigh Bells in the Snow and reviewed it last year 🙂

  1. Lark

    I just keep reading one good review after another of this book and this series. I really did not need another series to start! 😉 I’ll have to see if the library has them.
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  2. Nick

    This sounds so lovely, Kim! I want to read this series just for the setting. Also, how adorable is that cover. Plus, it has friends-to-lovers trope which you know I LOVE! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂
    Lovely review!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, these were not sappy, well at least to me…maybe because it is a series.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It totally does, but Sleigh Bells in the Snow book one was my favorite..they are all wonderful

    • kimbacaffeinate

      The series is wonderful and book one was my favorite..it is a holiday setting too!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series begins at Christmas in the first book, the second is summer and the third is at Christmas,..but it is more than just a holiday romance..so you might love them

  3. Siiri

    Oh, I really need a good holiday romance soon for this time of the year 😉 I’m so glad you loved this and ofc I know your love for small-town and family oriented stories and I can’t aargue with that! They’re so wonderful and cozy 🙂 I really can’t wait to feel myself in this setting and the characters and their romance sound so good I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE KIM!! So happy you loved it!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope you enjoy it. Morgan delivered a good time in this series 🙂

  4. Quinn's Book Nook

    I’m so glad to hear that you liked this, and the whole series. I just recently picked up the first book in this series, and I’m really excited to give it a try. I am sooo in the mood for holiday romances this year!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sleigh Bells in the Snow was my personal favorite and I hope it makes you smile!

  5. Katherine

    I really enjoyed this one though my favorite was probably the first book. Great review! I really agree about Jess. Normally I’m not a big kid in a romance fan but her character really worked. I’m hoping some of the cousins show up for another book. I’m not ready to leave the O’Neil family just yet!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Completely agree Katherine I adored book one and told everyone to buy it 🙂