by Sarah Morgan
Series: O'Neil Brothers #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
There was a lot of meddling, wasn’t there? 😀 It was a sweet romance, I’m glad I picked it up.
I loved the daughter…she was too cute.
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!
Completely agree Katherine I adored book one and told everyone to buy it 🙂
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!
Sleigh Bells in the Snow was my personal favorite and I hope it makes you smile!
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!
I hope you enjoy it. Morgan delivered a good time in this series 🙂
Brandi Breathes Books
Like the sound of the romance– The holiday setting isn’t usually something I seek out though, but do love the seasons
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
I haven’t done a lot of holiday reading yet, but think now is the perfect time to start! Good to know this works as a standalone but the series does sound awfully good. Thanks for the rec!
The series is wonderful and book one was my favorite..it is a holiday setting too!
Ope, you answered my question as I was finishing with your review- yay it can standalone. I want this one for sure. All your points were pluses for me too. Nice review, Kimbra!
It totally does, but Sleigh Bells in the Snow book one was my favorite..they are all wonderful
I’ll have to check that one out too. I love holiday reads. I’m down to my last two and its not even Dec.
Melissa (Books and Things)
Hm… I actually rarely read holiday romances because they often seem over the top sappy to me. However, this one does sound like a real feel-good read. You might make me read a holiday book or two.
Hmm, these were not sappy, well at least to me…maybe because it is a series.
Braine Talk Supe
A ski resort, now that’s something I haven’t read much in a long time. It does have its charm, I want extra marshmallows on my hot cocoa with this.
Oooh yes hot cocoa and a nice fire 🙂
Great review Kim, I loved it too!!
I especially love holiday themed books!
I’ve only read one but I really felt the vibe between these two! So glad it was really great!
I think you read book two. You so need to read the other too.
oo i have this to read, i cant wait !!
Enjoy Em, I have enjoyed this series
YAY more Holiday themed books! I’m adding this one to queue as well than!
Enjoy Lily 🙂
Sounds really cute! Sarah Morgan is one of those authors I’ve always been curious about, but still have to give her books a go… One day I will!
I hope you do 🙂
Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…. Love the cover! Sounds like a cute romance. I’ve only read 2 of her novellas…personally I had a hard time connecting…but this sounds promising.
I have not read any of her novellas only her novels.
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! 🙂
Ooo read them all Nick….so delightful!
another brothers series, i’m so reading this one, i really love this kind of series when it is about brothers or sisters or best friends 🙂 my favorites type
I love them too Alreem…enjoy!!
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.
Ooo you must read them all, my favorite was book one )
Sounds good to me. I did read a few holiday reads for the ho-ho-thon, but hey I still have a month to read more 🙂 I’ll put this on my holiday book wishlist– I like your review.
plenty of time for more Rita 🙂
Felicia the Geeky Blogger
I need to get in a Christmas reading mood! DARN IT! 🙂 She did a Sleigh Belles book last year too right? I am off to google. I swear I am getting old and can’t remember a darn thing!
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 🙂
Looks like another great book from this author! I really need to read her!
I adore her Ali 🙂
Jess sounds awesome! I love a romance that makes me melt and laugh. This sounds great.
Me too Jennifer I have had such fun with this series:)
Ah! Another holiday themed book. I should just read at least one this year. This one sounds cute!
The whole series is adorable with just a touch of heat.
I finished it yesterday 🙂
Oh it sounds great and the romance cute too. I didn’t know about this one but it’s so much fun to have a series like that. I’m glad you had a great time again. Great review!
Thanks Melliane I enjoyed my time with them:)