Maybe This Christmas

Maybe This Christmas

by Susannah Nix

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163569540
Publisher: Haver Street Press
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 64,676
File size: 811 KB

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Maybe This Christmas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
kandksmom5912 3 days ago
This was such a cute story that spans over 10 Christmases. Alex and Lucas have been friends forever but when they tried a relationship it didn’t work out due to distance. They spend the next 9 Christmases trying to move on and be friends but something always pulls them back. Loved this sweet second chance romance and I am not a big fan of sweet romances but this one had my heart. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
LeighKramer 7 months ago
This was a fun Christmas novella! It takes place over the course of 10 Christmases. Alex and Lucas are best friends and everything changes when they kiss the Christmas of their senior year of high school. Each Christmas vignette takes us through their relationship and the years apart, as well as how their respective families change. They date other people, which includes Alex coming out as bi. (I’m interested in seeing what bi reviewers have to say about the representation.) They break up with other people. Some years their friendship is on track. Other years they’re barely speaking. But each Christmas they continue to be in each other’s orbit. As cute as this was, it felt like it dragged a little in the middle. Molly O’Keefe did a Christmas Eve story in 5 parts a couple of years ago, spanning from 2001 to 2013, and doing it in 5 parts allowed her to skip a few years as needed. That might have been more effective here, instead of depicting all ten Christmas days. That’s a minor issue on the whole, however. Alex and Lucas were really great together. I loved watching Alex do her best to get out of their small town and see how she fared in college and her career. It was also interesting to see how Lucas stayed in their hometown and what life is like when you decide to stay. It was beyond satisfying when they both got their acts together and finally realized they’d never stopped loving one another. Lucas’s gesture the Christmas they get back together made me swoon! CW: divorce (parent), infidelity (parent) Disclosure: I received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair 7 months ago
This is an absolute gem of a story – a sweet second-chance, friends-to-lovers romance spanning a decade! Alexandra and Lucas were friends FOREVER. Best friends! At the beginning of the story, we meet them over the Christmas holiday of their senior year of high school. Over the course of this heart-warming tale, their relationship evolves into high school sweethearts, to estranged friends, and ultimately to the HEA you just KNEW they could get to if they could just get onto the same page! The format of this novella is just perfect, each chapter shows us the events of a Christmas one year after the last, and focuses on the viewpoint of either Alex or Lucas. I found this just brilliant, as you can see over time the way they evolve and grow as individuals as they slowly find their way back to each other (although it didn’t feel slow at ALL as you’re reading it; I read it all in one sitting as these two just grabbed me and dragged me into their story from the first word). This book is just what you need to jump start your holiday spirit and ALL the good feels! A stand-alone novella that will leave you wanting for nothing and engaged until the final words, we get the perfect natural ending to this couple’s journey with no cliffhangers. Susannah Nix has quickly become one of my FAVORITE authors, and this book definitely lived up to my expectations. **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.**
Amy Moore 7 months ago
I love Susannah Nix’s writing and couldn’t wait to read her Christmas novella. I loved reading about Alex and Lucas’s relationship and how it evolved over the years. I really enjoyed how each chapter changes to the other’s POV. This is a wonderful, heart-warming read full of emotions and a wonderful second chance and getting it right.
ByeFelicia 8 months ago
Nix has quickly become a favorite of mine, an absolute one-click for me. This novella is a sweet, friends to lovers, second chance romance that truly gets you in all the feels. We follow Alex and Lucas over the span of a decade, through some ups, downs, and personal growth, as they navigate their adult world. It’s very well written and Nix touches on relationships with true to form and realistic expectations. I absolutely adored Lucas. He’s sweet, funny, and oh so caring. His tenderness and soft heart will make you swoon. I wish I could keep him! Alex came off a little self absorbed but what young adult from a small town, dying to get out in the real world after graduation isn’t? We all said we’d “keep in touch” but how often does that ring true? It was nice to see their group of friends try and keep their Christmas Day at the beach tradition alive over the years. Even though this is only a novella, it is chock full of emotion. My only wish was that there was more!
GirlWhoLovestoRead1 8 months ago
A sweet romance with all the ups, downs, and angsty feels of a second chance friends to lover story Susannah Nix is so good at writing. Alexandra and Lucas’ love story is told over a decade with each chapter providing the reader with a glimpse of their lives at Christmas each year. I recieved an ARC of Maybe This Christmas for my honest review.
Anonymous 8 months ago
***I obtained an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I love Susannah Nix. I really feel like I can't say that enough. You know how you have that list of authors you anxiously await new releases from? She is near the top of mine. This adorable story didn't disappoint. It follows Alex and Lucas from their last year in high school through college graduation and young adulthood, taking place on Christmas Day each year. You would think that would be a limited scope, but the characters were actually surprisingly deep for a novella of this format, addressing issues such as bisexuality and divorce. If you're a fan of November 9 by Colleen Hoover, you'll definitely love this sweet story. As per usual, I'm left anxiously awaiting the next offering from Susannah!
Bookworm320 8 months ago
Nix’s Maybe This Christmas is a sweet and angsty romance about Alexandra (Alex) Bonner and Lucas O’Hare. It starts on Christmas Day in the year 2010 as they’re seniors in high school and continues every year until 2019. It’s well written, the characters are amazing, the chemistry is there, it’s has all the feels and it’s got a great ending. I just love how the story plays out every year on Christmas Day only. Kudos to Ms Nix! I definitely recommend this book and author. A 5+ for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have voluntarily read and reviewed this advanced readers copy
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon 8 months ago
This book put me in the mood for more of the holiday season. It’s as stressful as any dysfunctional family get-together, and just as sweet and magical as the season. In other words, it’s everything real life is, and also everything you wish it would be. I loved the care and delicacy the author handled one of the major direction changes in Alex’s life. It strikes me as being very accurate and true to life. Lucas is everything I want in the perfect book boyfriend – I just want to pull him out of the book and into my everyday life. He’s sweet and funny and loves with his whole heart. Now I’m kind of hoping we’ll get stories for the rest of their friends too. I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the author.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This is a sweet feel good second chance romance between Alex and Lucas. The story spans ten years , starting in their senior year in high school and centers on Christmas holiday and the paths they take along the ten year span. The author does a great job building the story and describing her characters and scenes in detail. It's told in the dual POV which shows both of their thoughts and emotions along the way. It's a touching story and I enjoyed reading. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
hj_hewett 8 months ago
I love small town romances - I particularly love second-chances - and this has both in one delicious, can’t-put-it-down holiday novella. Nix has such a gift of psychological insight: the jokes that aren’t jokes, why we say Yes when sometimes we mean No, and why we sometimes say No when we really want to say Yes. An absolute gem. I receive an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
AnonymousBookLover 8 months ago
As soon as I saw the adorable cover of Susannah Nix's latest novella, "Maybe This Christmas," I knew I had to read it, and it did not disappoint. This cute, sweet story features a pair of likeable main characters, Lucas and Alex, who were surprisingly well-developed given the novella's short length. I particularly enjoyed the novella's structure, which seemed to me more like a series of vignettes than a traditional novella. I've never read anything like it before, but I found it to be a great way to highlight the main characters' development over time since they were often dealing with pretty big changes in their lives from one Christmas to the next. Overall, "Maybe This Christmas" was a wonderful read, and I highly recommend picking it up today. It's the perfect early Christmas present to yourself! :-) *ARC provided by the author via BookFunnel. All opinions expressed are my own.