Published by Forever on September 26th 2017
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All wrapped up . . .
One more game. That's all that stands between NHL star Asher Westmore and a major career milestone. But then his brother bashes him against the hockey boards, sidelining him for months. Over Christmas holidays, no less. If staying off the ice doesn't drive him crazy, staying with his family will. The only bright spot amidst the mistletoe and twinkle lights: His best friend, Emma, is a physical therapist. And working out with her improves his body and his spirit.
One last time. Emma Callaway was in trouble the minute she and Asher added benefits to their friendship. How is she supposed to resist a funny, caring guy who makes her toes curl? Her heart was safe while he lived in a different state. Now that he's back home recuperating, though, it's only a matter of time before she blurts out her feelings. Emma's only hope is that with a little holiday magic, she'll get the best Christmas gift of all.
"With the perfect blend of hockey, heart, and heat, Maybe This Time is a winner!" --- USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason
Emma Callaway is in love with her best friend and she’s afraid to tell him. They have been a friends with benefits relationship for years. Asher Westmore is focused on his hockey career about to hit his milestone game until his brother bashes him in the wall rendering him injured. Asher wants to get back on the ice as fast as possible and he knows Emma the physical therapist will be the one to help him. He enjoys their free of complications relationship looking forward to when he’s done with hockey to having a future with Emma. Emma has to decide if she’s going to wait or move on without Asher.
In an Oyster Shell – A steamy romance with a good storyline.
The Pearls – I don’t like sports but I do like a good sports novel every once in a while. Hockey is the only sport I’ve ever gotten into and I love a good hockey story. This book fits that bill!
The characters were well done. I loved Emma in some ways she was subdued but she was fierce in her stances. Subtle at times but profound in the end. She gave Ahser a run for his money and it made for a good read.
The romance was fun starting out as friends and ending up as something more. The romance endured great tensions that made for a great narrative.
The Sand – It was not a clean romance.