Maybe This Summer

Maybe This Summer

by Jennifer Snow
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Overview

Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow

Always a wingman . . .

Owen McConnell is used to being ignored. After all, it's only when he appears as the Colorado Avalanche's team mascot that he gets all the attention. When the costume is off, women tend to gravitate toward his famous hockey player friends. But after he meets lovely, damaged Paige Adams, he knows he can be the star player for her. She's raising funds for the hospital burn unit, and Owen's determined to help her out---and sweep her off her feet.

The burn unit has been near and dear to Paige's heart ever since the doctors helped her after a vicious attack. Yet the scars---both emotional and physical---haven't faded as much as she'd hoped. She's closed herself off from relationships, and the thought of opening up is terrifying. But Owen's sexy charm might be just the push Paige needs to start loving again.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455540044
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: Colorado Ice
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 30,154
File size: 5 MB

About 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 Summer 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Liinareads 4 months ago
Owen is an ex-hockey player, who is now the team’s mascot and also the team’s promotion manager. When Owen and his friend Ben go to a local hospital to meet the woman, who is raising funds for the hospital burn unit, it’s the first time Owen and Paige meet. Paige is a victim of a vicious attack and working in a burn unit is something really close to her heart. She’s been avoiding dating since the attack, but ever since she and Owen meet there’s an attraction between them, but it takes time for Paige to open up again. Are Owen and Paige ready to leave the past behind and be happy in the present? I absolutely adore this series, I wish it didn’t come to an end soon. Even though it’s a novella, it didn’t feel rushed to me and the romance between the main characters came quite naturally, it was packed with a great story and characters and worked all together really well. I had a great time with this book and I’d definitely recommend this series to anyone, who likes sports romances.
LoriP123 4 months ago
I love this series by Jennifer Snow! Owen McConnell is used to being his best friend's unnoticed sidekick, but it worse since he is also the the team's mascot and no one knows that it his him in the costume. Having left NHL to serve in the military had been his choice, but getting wounded ended his military career and him ever going back to the NHL as a player so playing the mascot was his only choice. Meeting Paige changes all of that. Paige has wanted to stay unnoticed and under the radar, but Owen is making that more difficult each day since they met. He is drawing her out of herself and making her want new things in her life that she has denied herself for years. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
MaryElizabeth_Hodge 5 months ago
his book was a very cute and short story about two people with scars on the inside as much as on the outside. Paige works as a director in the burn unit. She coordinates fundraisers and camps to bring awareness and some comfort to those receiving treatment. Owen is a NHL team promotion's manager and the mascot. While coordinating a charity golf event to benefit scholarships for the burn unit's summer camp for young patients, Owen and Paige enter into a tolerating relationship. Her physical and emotional scars from her past hold her back from truly being happy with Owen. Paige has to learn to open herself up and allow Owen in. I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for a honest review.
blonde_betty 6 months ago
Jennifer Snow’s fun hockey series continues in Maybe This Summer. We all have masks we hide behind, such as it were. In the case of Owen McConnell it is in the form of the Avalanche mascot Bernie, a large, fluffy St. Bernard. Paige Adams, on the other hand, hides behind turtlenecks and scarves. Together they will see that letting their masks fall is the most healing of all. If anything, this book was too short. I wanted to see more of Paige and Owen’s relationship develop. I’m hopeful we will see more of them in future books to see how things are progressing. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novella.
D-does-reviews 6 months ago
I've always found team mascots to be some of the nicest "people", especially here in Cleveland where at Indian's games we get to watch Ketchup, Mustard, Hotdog and The Bun race each other during the 7th inning stretch. They're fun to watch and they're great for morale, especially for the children who attend, whether it be baseball, or in the case of this novella, the mascot of the Colorado Avalanche hockey team. Owen is the man behind the Bernie the Saint Bernard costume, and he's happy to take part in fund raising for a Charity Golf Outing that will benefit the Burn Treatment Center at the hospital where Paige works. Owen knows what it's like to deal with scars after being wounded as a Marine before taking the job as Promotions Manager with the Avalanche organization. He's very interested in Paige but she has scars of her own that are keeping her from living her life to the fullest. Will Owen be able to convince Paige that she's beautiful and perfect to him? This is a heartwarming story that tackles a very serious subject with grace and dignity while it brings awareness as well. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
JaneN17 6 months ago
This story will pull at your heartstrings! Paige and Owen both have tragedy in their pasts and looking for a way to forge a future. This story is very well written and the characters will speak to you and make you feel what they are going through. At times it broke my heart while also putting a smile on my face! Loved it!!
mamalovestoread22 6 months ago
This sweet and touching read is centered around Owen McConnell and his beautiful counterpart Paige Adams. Owen is often overlooked at team events being alongside all of his good looking and famous hockey player friends, and just once he'd like to catch someone's eye, have them pay attention to him for a change. Then he meets Paige and all bets are off, she is beautiful, smart, and needs help raising funds for her charity... and for once Owen feels like he is the perfect man for the job... with a little convincing of course. Paige tries her best to keep things just business between her and Owen, but before long Owen's quirky and charming personality starts to change her mind... and when it does the sparks start to fly! I thoroughly enjoyed this one, the moment Paige and Owen appeared on the page I was completely taken with them, they charmed their way into my heart almost immediately. Their heartwarming journey gifted me with a few smiles, a few swoons, and many laughs,.. it was really a fun read!! If you are looking for heartwarming read rich with emotion, steamy romance, and a little humor sprinkled in here and there, then I suggest you make a visit to the Colorado Ice Series, I promise you will be happy with what you find!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
KindleKat64 6 months ago
This was a great but short addition to this series by Jennifer Snow. I really and truly liked the story line and the hero/heroine so much!! When Owen & Paige meet, it truly must be fate because they have both gone through some horrible tragedies in their lives that have shaped them into the people they are now and they are both in need of healing. I loved watching the two of them, although one faster than the other, learn to love and trust again and be able to put themselves fully out there with each other. The story had some funny moments but it was mainly a sweet, heartwarming and beautiful love story!
book_junkee 6 months ago
I always enjoy a sports romance-y book and I loved this premise, so I was pretty eager to get to it. I liked Paige and Owen well enough. They both have a backstory that they don't want to talk about. She wants to hide and he wants to be seen and it was intriguing to see if a balance could be made. Plot wise, it was a lot of push and pull. I struggled with Paige because her actions were so frustrating. The pacing was so quick that I didn't really see their instant connection or any sort of chemistry, but there were a few sweet scenes between them. Overall, it was an interesting set up with a lot of promise. I think the story could have been a bit stronger if it would have been a full length instead of a novella. Regardless, I am interested in other books in the series. **Huge thanks to Forever Yours for providing the arc free of charge**
dsubsits 6 months ago
Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow is a heartfelt and wonderful read. After a horrible assault, Paige Adams’ life changed. She began a new life working for the Burn Treatment Center at the Colorado Hospital. Colorado Avalanche's team mascot, Owen McConnell, is used to be ignored when he is with his NHL buddies. However, after meeting Paige, he is determined to get her attention. This contemporary romance is suitable for adult audiences. Jennifer Snow does an admirable job with her character development. Owen is a noble character. He is a former NHL star. Later, he was injured after serving his country in the Marines. He is no longer able to work in either profession. He is currently the PR manager and mascot for the Colorado Avalanche. He is a good guy, with a big heart. I like that he is persistent and hard working. Paige is an amazing character. She was left scared both physically and mentally after a horrible attack. She began a new life helping burn victims. I know someone who had over 80% of his body burned at the Pentagon on 9-11, so this story captured my attention and felt relevant. I love that Paige decided to help others that have suffered like her. I enjoyed the plot. I appreciate that these two come into each other’s lives. They are both strong and have a lot in common. They both know what it is like to have your life altered after an injury. MAYBE THIS SUMMER is genuine and sweet read. The story is well-written and entertaining. The characters face some interesting challenges that enable them to grow throughout the novel. I like how the story ended. It was a fun and well concluded. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
RomanceNovelGiveaways 6 months ago
I love this series! What I love the most about Jennifer's books are the smart, realistic characters. What I also love the most is how the story pulls you in from page 1 and ya can't put it down. This story is no exception! I felt for Owen right from the beginning. Injured while in the Marines, he had to give up his hockey career due to the injury. As you can imagine, that dealt his self-esteem a major blow. It seemed he was pulling the short straw, so to speak, and I was really rooting for him! Similarly, Paige had her own story which left her with issues of her own (won't spoil it for ya). She presented a very tough exterior, and I honestly wasn't sure how to feel about her at first, but as the story went on, I was really rooting for her too! All in all, and true to form, this was a perfect ".5" addition to the series, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series! (I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)
LynnB888 6 months ago
Two hearts find each other just when they need it most! Jennifer Snow brings us a short & sweet novella from her Colorado Ice series. Owen might only be a friend of the main Westmore family of this series, but I think he might just be my favorite guy yet! He’s a truly nice guy who more than deserved this happily ever after! Colorado Avalanche mascot Owen McConnell might be the star of the show when he’s in his over-sized Saint Bernard costume entertaining the NHL crowds, but when he’s just being himself, he feels like he’s the unseen guy around a bunch of hockey stars. He’s lived a lot of life in years and he’s ready to settle into the niche that will finally make him happy … and with one visit to a charity function meeting, he thinks he might have found it … or more like HER! Paige Adams puts her whole life into raising money for the Burn Treatment Center that helped her so much after a life-altering attack she was the victim of. She’s looking to partner up with the Avalanche for some fund-raising … and when she meets Owen, she does her best to hide that she’s affected by him. Little does she know that he has set his sights on her and will do just about anything to get a chance with her!
caroldh4 6 months ago
RATING 4.5 STARS Maybe This Summer is book #2.5 in the Colorado Ice series by Jennifer Snow. I believe this little book has such an important message, one of self worth. That outer beauty is not the most important but the inner beauty, strength and grace one possesses is what is really important. Paige Adams had been a successful model, her picture featured in the most well known magazines. But suddenly, through the hate and jealousy of another, it is all taken away from her. Now, five years later, Paige is in charge of raising funds for the children’s burn center at the hospital. She helps children and their families make the transition into the proper care when they are still floundering while accepting the circumstances of their children’s injuries. Paige, though, is still struggling with her own scars. She constantly wears turtlenecks and blazers to keep her arms and neck covered. Even after all these years, she still struggles with the changes in her outer appearance. She hasn’t allowed herself any romantic entanglements since her attack. But for the first time in a long time, when Owen McConnell walked in to her office, she got butterflies. Owen is both team promotions manager for the Colorado Avalanche hockey team, he is also the team mascot. He dresses up as a Saint Bernard and brings smiles to everyone’s faces. Once upon a time, Owen was part of the team. But then he enlisted and was severely injured by a road side bomb. He can no longer play on the team now but he can still be a part of it. As soon as he laid eyes on Paige, he felt a connection. But she is dressed in a full turtleneck and it’s the middle of summer. Isn’t she miserably hot?! He has to know if this attraction or chemistry is going both ways so he convinces Paige to have a drink with him. Due to some poor judgment calls, though, the date started out spectacularly, but things most definitely did not end well. Paige thought for a minute there that she could open herself up to this man. But then she was rudely reminded why she couldn’t trust a man with her scars that are both on the outside and on the inside. Owen messed up badly. And that was it. She tried and it didn’t work. But Owen does not give up easily. He will show her that he is sincere. He will get her to give him a second chance. Because the more he knows of this woman, the more he sees the real her, the beautiful woman she is, he falls a little bit more in love with her. Owen has plenty of scars of his own. Who better to understand what she is going through than someone that has experienced it himself. I loved this little story. I love that Jennifer Snow chose to put a spotlight on both the hard road children are faced to travel every day who have suffered. Also, how our hero and heroine who are both victims of hate, have had to find themselves all over again, learn all over again their worth, find their inner self-confidence. And most importantly, to learn to trust, to love, to open their hearts to someone knowing that they love them because they are beautiful, both on the outside and on the inside.
heavenlycirce 6 months ago
"Maybe this Summer" is written by Jennifer Snow, and it is part of her Colorado Ice series. It can be read as a stand-alone novella. It features Owen McConnell and Paige Adams. I'm really rating this 3.5 stars, but I'll bump it up to 4 stars since I do like this series. Owen is the Colorado Ice's promotions manager, and he dresses up as the team's mascot, Bernie. He's intrigued by Paige right from the start. She's sophisticated and different from the other ladies. He wants to get to know her better. If only he can get past her walls. Paige heads the Burn Treatment Center at the Colorado Hospital. She was a successful model 6 years ago, but after a horrific incident, she's weary of being in a relationship or of what people think of her. She's always wearing turtlenecks or scarves because of the scars she has. Will Paige give Owen a chance? Will she see him as more than Bernie the team mascot? Will they find their happily ever after? I really wanted to love this book, but Paige honestly frustrated me. She constantly would turn Owen away or reject him because of her insecurities and self-doubt. Owen, meanwhile, was so swoonworthy! He tried to constantly prove to her that he cares and that he loves her. This wasn't my favorite story in the series, but it is fun to catch up on previous characters that we've grown to love! Looking forward to the next installment in this series!
Lashea677 6 months ago
The most prolific of tales can sometimes be overlooked. I pray that doesn't happen to Maybe This Summer. Life is about the challenges we face and the people we become because of them. Ms. Snow seems to get that. It shines through with Owen's insecurities and Paige's closed off heart. Maybe This Summer makes it easy to root for the underdog. Paige and Owen prove outer beauty doesn't make a shining star. True beauty comes from within.