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Maybe This Summer (Colorado Ice #2.5)

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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 f
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Kindle Edition, 118 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Forever Yours
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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.

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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 late
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Maddie
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, hot, funny
🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a fun read, caused major giggles.

RTC.



ARC received via Netgalley and author for an honest opinion

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Dianne
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Light, sweet and kind of humorous at times, love can sneak up on people when they least expect it! Paige is model beautiful, but a twisted attacker ruined her career in the most hideous of ways. Now she feels her beauty is gone and has been unable to connect with any man, because he will see her physical flaws. Her life is spent making sure other burn victims will have the best chance to learn to emotionally accept their new bodies, as well as the medical expertise to repair the damage. Too bad ...more
Claire Robinson
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - Maybe... just maybe, she needed to be braver..." Stars!

Book 2.5 in the Colorado Ice series give the reader Paige Adams and Team Mascot Owen McConnell’s story.

"You need a warning label on that smile."

I haven’t been deemed special enough by the publisher to be provided with ARC’s of the previous two books, but it didn’t detract from the reading experience in that you can absolutely read this novella as a standalone.

"You are amazingly beautiful… I don’t know how to tell you enough."

This was
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Liina
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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 P ...more
Michelle
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review



Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow is a sweet, touching and lovely novella that touches on a subject of insecurities, self-worth and new found love. Owen McConnell is used to being ignored since he is always hiding behind a mask or in this case a costume since he is the Colorado Avalanche’s mascot. So when he meets Paige Adams, the burn center coordinator, there was something about her that intrigued him. He wanted to get to know her and
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Stacee
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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 chemis
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Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance (novella)

Jennifer Snow writes the perfect romances. They are down to earth, charming, and filled with wonderful characters. In this one, we meet a heroine that is likely to inspire us all. If only she could take her own advise... The hero is his own inspiration as well, and will make readers swoon and giggle at his attempts for love. Now, while this may be a novella, the characters come to life in the perfect way. Sometimes, this is hard
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Irene
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow was a sweet and heartfelt read.

I enjoyed the plot and the characters were likable and easily relatable.
I loved watching the relationship between Owen and Paige unfold, he was sweet, understanding and just an overall lovely guy who knew what he wanted and went after it.
Paige was a little harder to warm to but I did feel for her and totally got her insecurities.
It warmed my heart how Owen made her feel and how he saw beyond the scars to see her inner beau
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Alex ♈
Aug 08, 2017 marked it as maybe-not-sure-yet
Still undecided.
I read almost all reviews to find out what did HE do after she rejected him.
He went on a blind date with OW?
It's the only hint I found. Ugh!
I need to know before I read it!
Amy
This is a novel within a series but I did not read the earlier books. This is definitely just fine as a stand alone novel. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I especially liked the fact that both the hero and heroine have physical challenges which isn't something you see a whole lot in romance novels. I love how these two characters helped each other overcome their fears. I really liked the characters (especially Owen) and how they developed over the book. Given that this is more of a novella ...more
Cheryl
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story was a nice bridge between the second book and the forth coming third book in this series. For a short novel, this book read like a full length one. It had a good storyline with engaging characters and a happy ending. Because, who doesn't love a happy ending. I loved that Owen was the mascot for the Colorado Avalanche and not one of the players. Of times the mascot is overlooked. Mascots need love too. Paige may have scars but so did Owen. Together they showed that scars can be beautif ...more
Diane Lynch
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hockey-romance, ebook
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 devel
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Nikki Barrett
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Copy received from Forever GCP via Netgalley for an honest review

I am a sucker for a hockey romance, so reading this novella in the Colorado Ice series was a no brainer.

Though this time it is not about the hockey players, but their mascot Owen / Bernie.

I adored Owen right from the get go, I could feel his hurt at always seeming to be invisible around his hockey friends.

Paige wants to be invisible She hides herself in her office, hides behind clothes.

This is more than just a sweet romance, it is
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Just ok for me. I hadn't read any of the other books in the set. This is my first time reading this author as well. Just did not feel the connection with the main characters. I know that novella's move at a different pace, but our heroine went from denying, denying to sleeping with Owen without much more than a kiss and some stilted conversation in between. It's also part of a "hockey" series but it is summer so no sports in this one. Plus, the lead no longer plays.

I would read the author again
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Bette Hansen
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read

An excellent emotional quick read that will have your heart from the very first page. It's a story that proves that true beauty is in the inside and anyone worth loving will see past the outside to the beauty within.
Bridget O'Toole
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
After having read the first three books in this series, I jumped at the chance to read Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow! I was particularly intrigued by Owen after having read Ben's story and was happy to see that the mascot was going to get his own HEA. Paige, the heroine, was my favorite character. She's strong, intelligent, and kind while also never taking crap from anyone--including Owen. Owen, he's generally a sweetheart, but there were a few times when I was in his head, and I couldn't h ...more
JoAnne
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My review on Romancing-the-Book.com will be posted soon
Tracy's Place
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Very cute story but I felt no connection between Paige and Owen.
Kim
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 to 4 stars
We met Owen McConnell in Maybe This Love as he is Ben Westmore's best friend and I was glad to see we were getting his story. He is the team mascot, Bennie, and Promotions Manager for the Colorado Avalanche hockey team. He is also a previously injured ex-Marine. He gets a lot of attention in his costume, but often gets overshadowed by his friends when he is out of it. He uses humor and sarcasm as a shield, and is generally blunt and honest.

When he meets Paige Adams during a meetin
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Aly
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Snow did it again. She made me fall in love with her characters and lose myself in a beautiful story about love(of course) but also about acceptance, the courage to move forward who's a daily battle after a tragedy and that beauty comes from the inside.

I'm sorry for whoever I could offend but in real life, mascot kind of get on my nerves. Nothing wrong with them I guess, just my grumpiness at work ;p but at first I was wondering why I was so excited to read this novella about one guy wh
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Diane Lynch
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe This Summer (Colorado Ice, #2.5) by Jennifer Snow 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 audience ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
I adored the first two books (Maybe This Kiss and Maybe This Time), but the series sort of stumbled for me with Maybe This Love and so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novella, but I went in hoping for the best. Lucky for me (and, really, for all of us)? This series got its groove back. I loved it! It was light and funny while also managing to impart a serious, heartfelt message. Actually my biggest complaint is that I would have liked more because I suspect there’s no such thing as too mu ...more
Pam
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a great underlying message & main characters! Owen was well on his way to a great pro NHL career when he went two tours in the military & comeback scarred & without complete sight in one eye. Now he's the promotions manager for the Colorado Avalanche & their mascot, Bernie. He's managed to turn the corner & accept that he was different on the outside but still the same person on the inside.

Paige was on the top. She'd just won a major modeled by contract when a competito
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Christi Snow
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Review:
This book was a quick book. As a result, this was most definitely an insta-love story...which I'll admit was really my only issue with this book. The "I love you's" came WAY too quick. In all honesty, I'd rather skip the "I love you's" in a novella and get that moment in an epilogue, than have them way, way too early in the relationship just because it's expected in the story.

But other than that, this was really an excellent book. I enjoyed the story, especially the aspect that both c
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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!

Simil
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Carol
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars.
Sweet and tender romance.
My very first by Jennifer Snow and I don't know why I waited so long to read this. I see her name often in my updates feed by other book friends.
I really liked this story and her writing style is just so easy and enjoyable that I also finished really quickly (it helps that it is only 118 pages long).
I loved the overall message here about "the importance of inner beauty". And even though it dealt with a devastating trauma that happened to Paige in the past, thi
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Heather andrews
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Owen doesn't mind Paige's take charge attitude, “shhh,” she said, placing a finger over his lips. “I’ve been packing my things into boxes for a month now.” A smile curled his lips and he held her closer." This was a quick read and I liked it.
books are love
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved Owen He was adorable and understanding. Great with kids and so kind. He had some self confidence issues but he didn’t let them get in his way. he was patient with Paige but also persistent.

Paige had a lot of growing up to do. She hid behind her past and let this change her life. It should to a point but for her it was a crutch. She let it dictate everything. She felt that she wasn’t one to be with due to what happened. She felt people had motives when like in Owen’s case he just wanted to
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Jennifer Snow is an award-winning author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and five year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and SheWrites.org. She is a contributing author to Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine and RWR. She has also taught RWA Chapters courses online.

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Colorado Ice (3 books)
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