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Maybe This Time
     

Maybe This Time

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by Jennifer Snow
 

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Starting over means a second chance . . .

Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn't have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word "hockey"---until her daughter tries out for the

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Starting over means a second chance . . .

Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn't have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word "hockey"---until her daughter tries out for the junior hockey team. Now Abby has to face her fears . . . and coach Jackson Westmore. He's tall, dark, handsome---and happens to hate her.

All through high school, talented hockey player Jackson Westmore had a crush on Abby, but he would never make a move on his best friend's girl. He gave her the cold shoulder out of self-preservation and worked out his frustrations on the ice. So when Abby returns, newly divorced and still sexy as hell, Jackson knows he's in trouble. Now even the best defensive skills might not keep him from losing his heart.

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The Colorado Ice series
Maybe This Kiss
Maybe This Time
Maybe This Love
Maybe This Summer
Maybe This Christmas

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 10/10/2016
Snow’s perfect second hockey-inspired Colorado Ice contemporary (after Maybe This Kiss) is a tender romance about life handing two bruised, vulnerable people an unexpected second chance. Divorced from her high-school sweetheart, who’s now a superstar NHL player, Abigail Jansen hopes that her hometown, Glenwood Falls, Colo., is the right place to restart her life. Then Dani, her nine-year-old daughter, makes the local junior hockey team, and the coach turns out to be her ex’s best friend, Jackson Westmore. Jackson’s snarky attitude hides his true feelings toward Abby; he knows “the only thing more off-limits than your best friend’s girl was your best friend’s ex-girl.” As Abby and Jackson’s lives become more intertwined in that small-town way, their sizzling sexual chemistry leads to frustrated emotions and difficult choices. When Dani’s father comes to town for a father-daughter dance, he shows his true colors, prompting Abby and Jackson to make some serious decisions. The emphasis on romance will make this book appealing even to readers who aren’t into sports. Quietly humorous, profoundly moving, and captivatingly seductive, with supportive secondary characters, this novel is sure to enthrall fans and newcomers to this series. Agent Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
"With the perfect blend of hockey, heart, and heat, Maybe This Time is a winner!"—Debbie Mason, USA Today bestselling author

"Quietly humorous, profoundly moving, and captivatingly seductive, this novel is sure to enthrall fans and newcomers to this series."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The perfect winter read that will warm your heart."—BeccatheBibliophile.com

"Enjoyable characters, low on angst, and high on romance. A recommended read for a cozy afternoon."—ILoveBookLove.com

"Pushing the Limits is a sexy, thrilling comeback story. Ms. Snow brings the drama, heat, and heart along with a great cast of characters."—Harlequin Junkie

"Jennifer Snow does a great job in balancing the believable emotions..."—HeroesandHeartbreakers.com on Breaking Her Rules

"[A] promising MMA Romance series that I think readers are going to embrace whole heartedly. ... It's the perfect kind of book for escaping."—Smut Book Junkie on Breaking Her Rules

"[A]n emotionally inspiring and funny journey..."—RT Book Reviews on Fighting for Keeps

"The Mistletoe Melody is a wonderfully written forgiveness story... Grab some hot cocoa with this one and enjoy Snow's latest."—RT Book Reviews

"[A] warm and fuzzy read."—RT Book Reviews on Falling for Leigh

"Snow has created a hot romance with surprising ups and downs in this friends-to-lovers tale."—RT Book Reviews on What a Girl Wants

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455594863
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/29/2016
Series:
Colorado Ice Series , #2
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
61,351
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and son. She writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance stories set everywhere from small towns to big cities. After stating in her high school yearbook bio that she wanted to be an author, she set off on the winding, twisting road to make her dream a reality. She is a member of RWA, the Writers' Guild of Alberta, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Film and Visual Arts Association in Edmonton. She has published over ten novels and novellas with many more on the way.

You can learn more at:
JenniferSnowAuthor.com
Twitter @jennifersnow18
Facebook.com/JenniferSnowBooks

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Maybe This Time 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
RomanceNovelGiveaways 4 months ago
A steamy second-chance romance! I love Jennifer's writing. The stories all move an a great pace, they are engaging and the characters have depth and a uniqueness that isn't always found with other authors. Jackson. My gosh. He was just absolutely perfect. But can you imagine? Having a crush on someone for all that time, and then bam! She's back in your life, every day... But THEN, he got ANOTHER second chance that I didn't see coming, and I was really rooting for him. Abby was put in a difficult position, what with having to look out for not only herself, but her daughter too. There were a couple of times where I wanted to slap some sense into her, but I enjoyed reading her indecision and vulnerability, and found those qualities made her more relatable. I was introduced to characters from the first book in the series, and while this is absolutely a stand-alone, I am DYING to read the first book so I can read more Becky. She was hilarious and I can't wait to read her story! All in all, huge fan. I can't wait to see where this series goes next!!! (I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)
LoriP123 16 days ago
I really enjoyed this story by Jennifer Snow and will most definitely be looking forward to reading more books in this series. Who doesn't like hot guys in uniforms, playing rough sports and who fall hard for the ladies in their lives? Jennifer makes sure all of these requirements are met with her new series Colorado Ice. Abigail is headed back to her childhood home to start over with the help and support of her family. Finding herself divorced, unemployed and basically homeless going home seems like the best decision for her and and her daughter Dani. Jackson has secretly loved Abigail since they were children, but had stepped aside when his best friend wanted to date and marry her, but now all bets are off. She was back home and Dean had messed up royally. His loss was now hopefully Jackson's gain and he was going to make sure everyone knew it. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Anonymous 26 days ago
I really loved this book! So good!
mamalovestoread22 4 months ago
The mere mention of the word "hockey" and Abigail Jansen cringes, especially after having the sport completely ruin her personal life and then finding out her hockey playing ex-husband was cheating on her with some puck bunnies so, she has decided it is time to rid her life of the sport. That is until her young daughter decides to try-out for the local team, now once again she finds her life gravitating towards the sport, and towards the handsome hockey coach who once held a special place in her life. Now she must decide if her heart can survive another round with the sport... Jackson Westmore has loved Abigail Jansen since they were kids, the problem was he never quite worked up the nerve to tell her, and before long she managed to capture the eye of his best friend, who wound up putting a ring on her finger and promising her forever. But their happily ever after didn't quite pan out, and now she is back in Glenwood Falls to stay, and this time he has no intention of letting anyone else steal away her, no matter how much the guilt of betrayal gets to him. For once in his life he isn't going to be shy about what he wants... now he just has to hope she feels the same way about him! From the moment I started this beautifully executed story I was completely enthralled with it, something about these characters resonated with me, and they drew me into their world, and had me never wanting to leave. This was my first experience with this author's work and I have to say she completely took me by surprise in the best possible way, and quickly turned me into lifelong fan. Her touching story line grabbed me by the heart and had me flying through the pages in anticipation of a well deserved happily ever after for these two endearing souls, and I am happy to report I found that and so much more!! This is by far one of the most intriguing first reads that I have had in a long while, and I can wait to see what she has in store for us next, I am dying to make a return visit to this series!! I HIGHLY recommend you give this one a try, these characters are sure to steal your heart and leave you with a smile! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
SullyGirl 4 months ago
Jackson has loved Abby since they were kids. He stepped aside when his buddy got the girl before he could make his move...stupid, as we'll find out. But now she's back in town...can he put aside his insecurities and go after his best friend's ex? Abigail..no more Abby for her... is coming back to her hometown with her daughter after a devastating betrayal by her husband. And who does she literally bump into but the ex's bff, and the guy who hated her through school. They're thrown together thanks to her daughter and Abigail starts to think maybe Jackson doesn't dislike her so much ch after all. Is she ready for a new and confusing relationship? The only problem I had with this book was that these two funny, caring, loving people didn't have a happier history. I wish Jackson was stronger than he gave himself credit for. At times, I felt Abby was the alpha in the relationship. Don't get me wrong, I love strong women in books. I just wish Jackson wasn't as wishy washy with telling her how he felt. Abby's daughter Dani was a great secondary character who really connected to Jackson. The ex, superstar hockey player Dean, was thankfully not seen or heard from much. All the focus and drama were basically confined between Jackson and Abigail. While book 2 in the Colorado Ice series, this is a standalone story. In fact, I need to go back and read book 1 myself! As long as Jennifer Snow keeps putting out great books like this, I'll keep reading them. It was a treat!
Rhondaz 4 months ago
Maybe This Time by Jennifer Snow.....This is a beautifully written second chance romance, that you will fall in love with. Jennifer Snow gives us hot hockey players, great characters, heartache, romance, love and it hits all the emotion buttons, which in my book makes for a fantastic story. I enjoyed watching Abigail and Jackson's stories be told. This series is turning out to be one of my favorites and I can't wait for what will come next. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
etoile1996 4 months ago
the second colorado ice novel, maybe this time, tells the story of jackson westmore and abigail jansen. she's the girl he's always wanted, his best friend's girl, the girl he's never felt he deserved. she thinks he hates her because for as long as she can remember he's treated her with disdain. these two souls have their communication wires crossed so badly, it's a little bit painful. again this is a second-chance at love story, which aren't my favorite, and i think it's because i do not understand these characters who hold onto grudges and feelings from their pasts as if they happened yesterday. that is so not who i am. and i find it sort of exhausting. so the whole first half of the book abigail is under the impression that jackson hates her and jackson is terrified that she will discover the truth and constantly putting his foot in his mouth. it's not until becky, jackson's sister, spells it out for abigail that any progress is made. and jackson finally gets over some of his hang ups and finally starts trying to go after what he wants. jackson is so sweet and adorable and gruff and clueless. you just want to give him a hug. but he's also kind of a pushover so you want to smack him and say "dude, stand up for yourself, stop being so wishy-washy and go for what you want." in the end these two crazy kids figure it all out, and it's very bittersweet and emotional. i did feel like there were a couple of threads that could have been further developed, but in the end, this was a nice, contemporary sports romance. **maybe this time will publish on november 29, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/forever (grand central publishing) in exchange for my honest review.
dsubsits 4 months ago
After separating from her NHL husband, Dean Underwood, Abigail Jansen returns to her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. She wants nothing to do with hockey; however, her daughter wants to try out for the hockey team. To make matters more uncomfortable her daughter’s coach is Jackson Westmore, her ex’s best friend. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences. Abigail is an admirable heroine. After separating from Dean, she moves from California back to Colorado with her nine-year-old daughter, Dani. She needs to start over and wants to provide a good life for her and Dani. They temporarily move in with her parents until she can get a place of her own. Her parents are supportive, good people. It is a humbling experience. She knows she is being talked about and judged in the small town. Abigail puts her teaching degree to use and gets a job as a substitute teacher. She works hard to prove herself. She is a strong woman and good mother. Understandably, Dani is having a difficult time dealing with the divorce. Abigail doesn’t want to badmouth Dean to Dani. Abigail wants Dani to be happy, even if that includes letting her play hockey. I love that Dani befriends Taylor (Jackson’s niece). I like Jackson’s character. He has secretly been in love with Abigail since they were kids. Of course, she thinks he hates her. Per the bro-code he needs to stay away from her. He is a loyal friend to Dean. Both working at the school and being Dani’s coach, he cannot avoid Abigail. To top things off, his sister is Abigail’s BFF. Needless to say, they are put in some interesting/awkward situations. I like that Jackson is open-minded and discovered that his best friend is not the same guy he was nine years ago. I felt bad that he didn’t make it to the NHL when both of his brothers and best friend did. I had a lot of respect for the decisions he made throughout this story. He is an amazing hockey coach and a good person. He reevaluated his priorities doing what is best for him now. This is the first book that I have read by Jennifer Snow. I really enjoy her writing style and plan on continuing to read this series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
LynnB888 4 months ago
Next up in Jennifer Snow's Colorado Ice series, we get Jackson's story. He was one of Becky's hockey obsessed brothers in the first book, and it's fun to delve into what made him who he is and watch him search for that happy ending! It was also fun getting a glimpse into how Becky & Neil are doing! Overall, a really fun read ... sweet, yet spicy ... with a great family camaraderie among the characters. Looking forward to the next book in the series! Abigail Jansen returns home to Glenwood Falls, Colorado to raise her daughter when her marriage falls apart. After being cheated on and drug through the mud by her NHL husband, she doesn't care if she never hears the word HOCKEY ever again. Jackson Westmore isn't happy to see Abby back in town. He crushed on her for years when they were young, yet couldn't let it show because she was his best friend's girl. Now that she's in front of him again, will he be able to keep his feelings to himself, or will he finally get that chance he always hoped for? When Abby's daughter wants to try out for the junior hockey team, she's anything but happy ... but she hasn't seen a smile on her daughters face in a long time, so she can't bear to say no. Since Jackson is the coach, she's now interacting with him on a regular basis ... and man is he HOT!
caroldh4 4 months ago
Maybe This Time is book two in the brand new Colorado Ice series by Jennifer Snow. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author. I’ve been so excited to get started on this series and this book was everything I hoped it would be. I loved Jackson and Abby. They frustrated me, made me swoon a little bit, sigh a lot, and fall in love with them. Abigail Jansen has been married for ten years to Dean, a famous hockey player. They started dating in high school and she left her home town of Glenwood Falls, Colorado, six months pregnant with him as he pursued his dream of a professional hockey player. The first five years were great. But then, they weren’t. She had enough when she walked in on him with two cheer leaders in bed with him, on their anniversary. Now, she is back in Glenwood Falls, staying with her parents, along with her precious nine year old daughter, Dani. Jackson Westmore comes from a hockey family. Both his brothers are professional hockey players. But he never made it to the pros. Now he is coaching a junior league in Glenwood Falls and flipping houses for a living. He loves coaching the kids and this year the league is allowing girls to try out. So his sister’s daughter Taylor can be on the team. He can’t believe that Abby is back in town. She was married to his best friend, Dean. Jackson has known Abby since the second grade. He has loved her just as long. But he never told her. Actually just the opposite. He always treated her coldly. When his best friend started dating her, it was agonizing to watch them together. But he never let on how he felt. Could this be a second chance for him to finally tell her how he felt? But she was married to his best friend. That’s just wrong, isn’t it? “He didn’t know what it was about her that had him so completely, foolishly head over skates but resisting her was getting harder and harder.” Abby is determined to avoid Jackson. She has no idea why he always has seemed to dislike her so much. But then her daughter, Dani, shows interest in trying out for the hockey team. So it becomes harder and harder to avoid him. The more they are thrown together, the more she is seeing a different side to Jackson. And it is making her heart beat faster and her tummy all fluttery. This is not a good thing. Not at all. “You know, you’re kinda nice when you’re nice.” “I’m always nice.” “Not to me,” she whispered. I just loved this book. Abby and Jackson were wonderful. Did I want to smack them once in awhile? Oh my gosh, yes! Jackson was driving me crazy with wanting him to tell Abby how he felt. And I can’t blame Abby for being cautious about getting involved again. Dean had hurt her badly. She is just getting back on her own two feet. And Dean is probably the world’s most horrible ex-husband. Just wait until you meet him. Okay, I better stop there. You will think I am prone to violence. I am thrilled to have been allowed this opportunity to review this book. I don’t think I’ve read anything of Jennifer Snow’s that I haven’t loved but this series is going to be wonderful. I am so excited to see what comes next. I hope you’ll give this one a try as well. I think you’ll love it. “I’m not going anywhere, Abby. My love is not going anywhere.”
iheartyabooks 4 months ago
Maybe This Time is my first read by author Jennifer Snow, and now I have to ask myself why? Why did I wait so long to read one of her books? Jennifer Snow is a talented writer; her storytelling is absolutely fantastic. Snow has a way with romance that had me rooting and swooning for this handsome good guy, hockey player/coach, Jackson Westmore, to get the girl he has loved since high school, Abigail Jensen. And I loved every page of Jackson and Abigail's second chance romance. Abigail (Abby) left her hometown, Glenwood Falls, Colorado after falling in love and marrying the high school star athlete. Now, nine years later, she crawls back home after a bitter divorce from her two-timing NHL star athlete husband. Abby is ready to put her life back together and turn a new leaf as a single mom with her nine-year-old daughter. But as soon as things are starting to look up for Abby, the two-timing ex returns. Except this time Jackson’s not going to let the best friend code get in his way of the girl he has loved since high school. Jackson is taking his second chance shot and going all the way to win Abby's heart. I was so rooting for Jackson to finally get his pretty girl (Jackson's nickname for Abby). Jackson is that sexy, good guy that just steals your heart and as much I love Jackson, I really despised Abby's two-timing husband; the snake that he is, thinks he can have his cake and eat, too. Yeah, the ex is a real D-bag. Maybe This Time is Jackson's second chance at getting his girl and Abby's getting the right guy. Jennifer Snow is going to have you cheering and swooning for the good guy, Jackson, to get the girl, his pretty girl, Abby the second time around. Definitely a must read romance story.
Lashea677 4 months ago
Break the ice? Maybe this Time liquefied it with this ode to authors like Sara Richardson, Skye Jordan and Samantha Chase. What I find appealing in a writer is the coming together of emotion and thought. Ms. Snow created a character in Abigail that made it easy to empathize with and root for at the same time. Add in a dreamy hunk, an adorable little girl and the odds are that it will be love at first sight. In my case it proved to be. I'm glad I took a chance and came out a winner.