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Maybe This Time

(Maybe #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  11,825 ratings  ·  687 reviews
Moving in with my half-brother Xander, I had no idea what to expect.
But nothing could have prepared me for this.
My brother’s friends are wild, protective, secretive, always around.
And drop dead gorgeous.
Out of all of them, there's something about Reid Knox.
Brooding, temperamental, guarded…
And I want him more than anything I have ever wanted in my life.
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published October 14th 2013
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I've had this book on my TBR for a long time. The Audible version was on sale recently, so I thought, "why not?". It's been a few days now and I'm still trying to decide how I feel about this one. I loved parts of this story and hated others. I'm left feeling torn over how to rate this one. Finally, I settled on 3 stars.

The story begins with a 19 year-old Summer, our heroine, moving in with her 18 year-old brother, Xander, after picki
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, freebie

3.5 Adorable Stars

A few reasons why I picked up Maybe This Time are: the blurb, the author and I wanted to lick the cover. Yup! If I want to lick the cover, you can bet, I will want to read the book.

I think the author is cute, sweet and adorable. I wanted this to be a home-run for me, because I can smell the alpha-male coming from the pages, BUT there were a few things that I had a problem with. Mostly it’s a personal issue, but I will explain more in deta
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Akanksha❤ Søren♰ by: Diane
Didn't enjoy this book, liked the last 30% but overall it was pretty Meh..

They talked tooo much about how beautiful the chick was... I'm like just fuck off people, I'm going to slap someone if they go on about her beauty once more..
It was like they all wanted to hump her [father included] and her beauty

Dialogue writing needs work...
I liked the characters.. but the story had no plot to support it as such..

After reading Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland the whatever base this book had, it felt like su
Alpha Possessive Heroes

Alpha-caveman heroes, they are my weakness. Jerk? Temperamental? As long as it has some possessiveness on them, I'm a happy woman.

“I fucked up. I’m gonna fuck up. But I wanna try,” he whispers


Reid... Scarred, sexy, tall, blonde, blue eyed but he also comes with a lot of baggage. This might put you off but he's temperamental, confusing and frustrating to the point that you just want to strangle him! He goes hot/cold and gives mixed sign
Angie **loves angst**
DNF at 58%
Nothing happened in this story. Absolutely nothing. The hero kept gushing about how "beautiful" the heroine is. One minute he hates her, then the next they're in "love." Ughhh
I can't take this anymore...


Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
2,5 Stars, Maybe NOT this time!!

I 've read Chase too by the same author and i'm starting to think that she has favorite traits that she uses all the time..
I didn't like the lame storyline then and i feel the same way for this book too..

The problems are too many and vary from 'meh' to 'i can't take it anymore'.
The main picture is that Summer is boring and Reid is an ass..

If one more person says she is soooooo beautiful i swear i 'm going to kill something.. She is sooo innocent, cute, naive ugh
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Reread August 2017.

I had originally rated this 4 stars but upon reading it again I have to wonder what the fuck I was thinking. While it was a quick and easy read it was also fucking annoying.

First, the writing. It was immature. Like something I would have written when I was a teenager. Ideally I'd be beautiful - big boobs, slim waist, glossy hair, sweet but strong with a bit of attitude. All the men would want to protect me but lust after me. I'd have a small flaw of course to make me more re
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Audio re-read 10/20/18
I forgot how angsty this book was but I loved it. I did think it was a little weird that there was only one narrator that did both POV's but it wasn't a problem while listening and I thought she did a great job.
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Scrummy Hot alpha males, MMA Fighters, *Gasps* Twins (Reid & Ryan)

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A sassy mouthed, brown eyed bombshell with pouting lips, huge tits and a tiny waist and hips that flare out..Who Reid would conveniently call Beauty..


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Blond haired gorgeous bright blue eyes and a killer body with a scar down the right side of his cheek, which kind of added to his appeal..His hair is shaved on both sides, with
Uh, Maybe not.

Don’t get me wrong. I love a badass alpha male. But there’s a difference between ‘alpha’ and plain ‘asshole’. For me, Reid was the latter. I firmly believe that Katy Perry’s song “Hot N Cold” was solely inspired by him.

Besides that fact that I didn’t care for Reid, the overall story seemed all over the place. There were several inconsistencies and contradictions that at the end of it all, my head started to hurt. (view spoiler)
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
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That's right...meh!

Maybe This Time was frustratingly difficult to read.
There were times I happened to somewhat like reading it, and then there were times I felt like this..
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At first I enjoyed Summer, I thought she wasn't too bad of a chick. She was hot, beautiful..whatever! though I don't see why that needed to be announced all the god damn time.
It seemed as though she completely changed into this self centred, jealousy ridden brat overnight which didn't work in her favour with me liking her char
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-english, 2016
Be careful who you trust, the devil was once an angel.

I could write a lot of negative things about the story or characters. But I will not because in fact I enjoyed this book and I am in a good mood now.

I finally felt some connection with characters and I could literaly touch the desire between Summer and Reid. I had a stupid grin on my face almost entire book! I liked how Reid‘s brother Ryan helped Summer to provoke him and how all men in Summer‘s life protected her.

Oh, and please
Lu Bielefeld
3 ⭐⭐⭐ - OK decent reads.
UPDATE: Reread, May 2019

Ryan is here alright. He’s currently got a woman up against the wall. She's fully naked, and he has his jeans around his ankles. The man has a great ass, and it’s in full view for me to see.

I see Reid staring daggers at me. Then he turns, looking around the bar until his eyes come across a stunning blonde. He waits until her eyes meet his, then tilts his head slightly towards the office. She smiles seduct

This book was intriguing. It wasn’t what I expected. I really wasn’t sure if the guys were bikers or fighters or both. And that little mystery kept me guessing.

I liked Summer’s brother Xander. I really want a book for him. They had such a great brother/sister relationship. You could tell that they enjoyed being around each other and that there was genuine affection between them.

I have to say that I loved Reid. He was definitely sexy and moody and I loved him. He had a few moments where I wa
Aug 26, 2013 marked it as to-read
I love it!! Love the cover!! Love the synop!!

Heeeelllo, Reid Knox!!!

Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it..full review to come

4.5 Hot Ass Damaged Alpha Stars

I am really enjoying all of these debut authors and their alpha leads, not only in the male lead but also the female. Every book I have read lately has really nailed what I like to read. And if I like it then it's awesome, k? This book was no exception.

It started with the back story of Summer who has been kept from her father and step brother because of her dad cheating on her mama. After Summer is suddenly found alone she decides to
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Summer Kane recently moves in with her half Brother, Xander Kane, after her mother passes away. She’s never really gotten the opportunity to get to know her half-brother since he was a bi-product of Summer’s fathers cheating ways, but now she wants nothing more than to spend every minute of her time getting to know her little brother. Yet Summer soon realizes Xander doesn’t come alone. His three best friends obviously feel at home there and tend to make themselves known at all hours of the day a
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

This book sucked me in from the beginning.. It's starts with our heroine Summer, who is 19 years old and is picking her 18 year old brother up from jail. The thing is Summer and her brother Xander have never met in person. Why? Because her mother was a self loathing bitch..not to speak ill of the dead and all.
So, Summer and Xander's daddy cheated on Summer's mother and knocked someone else up and that's how Xander became. However the reason on why Summer never met Xander was bit iffy, because if
Lia Angelidou
Well I never got to finish it cause it was THAT bad so I will only review about the 50 pages I managed to read. The book so far was like:

Reid: Hi!
Summer: Oh hi!
Reid: I just met you but you're so hot so I guess I will want you.
Summer: Please, I know I'm hot but for the sake of our readers I will pretend that I don't know it and that I'm decent looking. We really need a good story! Btw you're hot too and I think I already want you.
Reid: No I am not hot. I have a scar and I am sure that you want my
Stephanie Knowles
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reid Knox. Angry. Frustrating. Alpha. HOT.

Summer and Reid are not meant to be together, from the protective father and brother, the secret lives they live and all the other interfering girls..... But somehow, we see that their bond keeps breaking through.

We get to meet Summers wonderful brother, and Reid's funny twin brother Ryan, plus a whole bunch of other characters that make you feel like you are one of them when you are reading. It was written so well that I felt like I really knew the cha
Beatrice Masaluñga
Nov 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I like this book. Easy writing style and a light read. The characters are great, Reid was a bit annoying at first but he is really romantic and good. I can't say that the story blew me away. It is too predictable and I am a bit disappointed because the ending was a MEH. ...more
Tara OG
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!Do you hear that? Yes its me fan-girling over Chantal.Why you ask,because I just got to spend 6 hours locked in Holy Mother of Alpha world with Reid Knox.I love when you start a book and instantly become drawn in.She had me from 5% and never let go.I was unsure at first thinking- oh wow, these kids are young.Reid is 23 and by the time he opened his mouth his age flew out the window and my wanting to do things to his body came flying in.Wait! Not only do you have a hot,bad-ass,protective fig ...more
Promiscuous Book Blog
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh oh oh...sneak attack!!!

Soooo, I was Chantal's beta and let me tell u.. wowzaa!!!

I think I have found my new underground MMA obsession! Because Reid Knox is the sexiest thing I have had the pleasure of reading in a while. You Travis lovers have found competition in the form of TWINS!!! hahaha YES! Chantal went there.

Ok, so what was this book about?

Summer goes through a loss and has to relocate to stay with a part of her family she doesn't know all that well, except from what she's been told.
Maria Vega
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Chantal new series out already and i didnt know about this???? I thought will be december? Another alpha male! Need this book right now

Heey you all if you want alpha male. Chantal fernando books is the answer :D

Gosh, Reid just fine alpha male! And also his twin! And the alpha male in him make me swoon and wanted to smack his head also at same time. OMG what the heck do you want? You want her or not?! Gosh i wanted kill him when nasty words out his mouth! And fuckk you to be soo naive wh
2.5 stars

it started out pretty strong, but then it was drama overload. I need a neck brace for the whiplash I got from the MCs. too much immaturity and acting like toddlers. the reactions and all the resolutions just confused me. I skimmed through a lot of it, otherwise I probably wouldn't have finished
Oct 18, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

I enjoyed this book. The family is unique-ish & their friends are a solid group.

I read the book in one that is good!
Andrea  Lopez
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved this book! Once I got started I didn't want to quit. ...more
Oct 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
Holy crap, where do I begin? There were so many things I disliked about this book!

The character of Summer really pissed me off. What 19 year old acts like that? I know 10 year olds who have a higher maturity level than this chick. She's sweet talking the Knox boys one minute and ready to throw down and knock fists with other equally immature girls the next.

She's been brainwashed into thinking her bro and Dad are bad news and decides to move in with her brother after
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I reeeaaallyyyy wanted to like this book but it didn't do nothing for me. The secrets in the beginning were not to be kept secret. The story had a couple of moments that I liked but then there were moments that were not to my liking. Characters were okay, story line was meh. I'm willing to give book two a go.
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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers and can be found h

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“."I shouldn't want you. I'm not good enough for you. I know it and you know it. But that doesn't stop me from wanting you. Just being near you... You bring me peace, beauty," he says in a soft unwavering tone, briefly resting his forehead against mine.” 26 likes
“."Missed you today, beauty," he says, reigning kisses on my neck. He pulls back and kisses me gently on the mouth.
"Did you miss me?" Ryan asks, grinning.
"No," Reid answers playfully. "You two are trouble together, I swear," he says, shaking his head at us.”
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