Sunday, August 5, 2018

Maybe for You (Whiskey and Weddings, #3) by Nicole McLaughlin

Maybe for You
by Nicole McLaughlin

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Whiskey and Weddings - Book 3
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (August 28, 2018)
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 320
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
She’s never had a no-strings fling. He’s never had anything else. But maybe this time will be an exception?

After a year of mourning her fiancé, Alexis Parker has worked hard to rediscover what she wants out of life. Fresh out of the military and back stateside, her brother offers her a marketing job at the Stag Distillery. Ready for a new challenge, Alexis agrees to accompany her new co-worker Jake Cooper on a Stag cross-country promotional tour. He may have an infamous playboy reputation, but Alexis is surprised to find out that there is more to him than meets the eye. And she likes what she sees. . .

Jake promised Alexis’s brother that he’d be an absolute gentleman. Of course, that was before he and Alexis hit the road, and they both agree that what Alexis’s big brother doesn’t know won’t hurt him. The plan: to keep their fling confined to the RV, and everything will go back to normal once they head home. Things progress in ways neither of them could have imagined, and Jake realizes that he and Alexis make a perfect mix. Can he convince her that he’s ready to shake things up and give true love a shot in Maybe for You?

Maybe for You (Whiskey and Weddings, #3) 
by Nicole McLaughlin

Maybe for You (Whiskey and Weddings, #3)Jake was the carefree bachelor of the trio of founders of the Stag Distillery and never had a reason to change. Alexis lost her fiancĂ© mere weeks before their wedding. For a year they had corresponded, for a year Jake had been Alex’s rock, confidant and long distance best friend. Now Alex is home, still nursing her broken heart, lost in the past, the pain and the regrets of all she lost.

When Jake’s footloose approach to women threatens the distillery’s success and reputation, Alex becomes his babysitter as well as his shield against the onslaught of women who want a night with the handsome flirt, but is there more to Jake than meets the eye? Will he be the man who gives Alex a reason to look to the future once again and to let go of her past?

MAYBE FOR YOU by Nicole McLaughlin begins as a solid tale of romance budding when it is least expected and most needed by two people who have gaping holes in their lives. Alex knew what hers was, but Jake never realized he wanted more than the life he was living or maybe never let others know. Yes, he was a player, but isn’t that what people expected from him? Only with Alex was he the caring and warm person he kept hidden.

Their romance blooms slowly and by itself is warm, with Jake truly the hero. While Alex’s pain was so raw and understandable, it became a bit much, particularly as she seemed to use it to avoid living her own life or making a fresh start.

A sometimes overly dramatic love story, it still proves that with love, one can move on for a second chance at happiness with the right person, who just might be the last one others would expect!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from St. Martin's Press!

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