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Maybe it's You

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Reagan Bellamy’s neighbor is everything she never wanted. Despite her best efforts to ignore him and fly under his radar, Dash Carter refuses to wither under her stare and leave her alone. So what if he’s totally hot? Who cares if her roommates think he’s adorable? Reagan’s too busy to waste time on a loser with musical pipe dreams. Between classes, studies, and her need t ...more
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published February 4th 2019 by CAH LLC
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Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I haven’t felt so capture by a book in such a long time. That aching feeling when you have to stop reading and try to have a productive day even though your thoughts are all about when you’ll be able to read again.

Maybe it's you was just so compelling.
First of all, it wasn’t what I thought it would be whatsoever. It was so much deeper, so much better, so much more.
This book is about Love and the fact that we love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). But most of all, it's about Faith and that
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
3.5 stars

This Christian Fictional Romance has a more edge than I am used to reading in this genre. It has a lot of raw and realistic content. When I first started reading the book I had to check to make sure that I was reading the right book because I was not sure where the author was going to take things.

Basically, it is about a guy who has experimented with drugs, alcohol abuse, and sleeping around making changes in his life and then trying to help another find her way. It helps that he is ho
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Whew! Pardon me a moment while I keep fanning myself from the sizzling romantic tension in this college-set novel that ended up being nothing like I anticipated. And that’s a good thing.

Both Dash and Reagan (and Reagan’s roomies) have a past that is a reflection of a life without God, one that Dash still has to take captive to the new life he has in Christ. He’s always been more than attracted to Reagan and she’s partly behind the dating sabbatical he’s in the middle of – to focus on striving to
Maybe it’s You was a refreshing read that felt very real and unpretentious. It was on the edgy side, in a college setting, and there were some situations that these characters got into that may make some Christian fiction readers uncomfortable. In my opinion, all was handled in an appropriate manner and I found this story to be realistic in the trials and temptations that these characters faced.

The main character, Reagan, spent a good portion of the book as a non-believer. I really enjoyed her f
Katie W
Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it
It's refreshing to read a new adult story that's centered around one's faith and finding God, but this one was almost too centered on that. The book begins with Reagan stumbling home after a night of heavy drinking and sleeping around and I wasn't too sure where it was going to head. A long, meticulous process of change results from that night and Reagan finds herself on the path of change after her neighbor, Dash, shows her some kindness and she realizes he's not the type of person he once was. ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An edgy story of life choices and changed lives

Maybe It's You was an interesting book and not what I was expecting. While the story-line was exactly as the synopsis described, how the story was written was the surprise.

I didn't like Reagan at the start of the story. In fact, after I read the first couple of chapters, I went back to read the synopsis again, afraid that I had agreed to read a book for a tour that wasn't the clean story I had thought it was... Then I saw that, yes, this is New Adul
J.M. Powers
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This inspirational romance appropriately depicted the edgy and sometimes uncomfortable subjects of 20 something college-aged young adults. The main character, Reagan, has only one experience with church, and it’s not pleasant. No wonder she stresses out when she’s tricked into going to church. (You’ll love this part of the book.) 

Regan is more comfortable with a planned, know-what-comes-next kind of life because her childhood was anything but. Edgy Regan is a spitfire. Her, snarky attitude, blun
Sarah Monzon
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
. My first book by this author. I grabbed it off Netgalley because I liked the cover (isn’t it cute?). I’m actually having a hard time rating it, going back and forth between 3.5 stars and 4 (do we have to have a star system?) because there were things I really liked about it but I also thought it could have used some editing. Not comma misplasement or typos or anything but more cutting and trimming of content here and there. But the things I liked—the uniqueness of the story. The redemptive arc ...more
Kendra Ivery
Reagan Bellamy has her whole life planned out. So when her neighbor starts showing her some attention, she completely shuts him out. Dash Carter refuses to take no for an answer from the only girl who has caught his attention in months. When I initially read this part of the synopsis, I expected this to be a hate to love relationship much like The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I don’t mind that trope, but I really didn’t like the way it was done in this novel. I feel like we missed a lot of the b ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Angel Hatfield
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reagan was walking across Addison State University campus. There wa sa predawn sky and Reagan was walking the walk of shame. Reagan had drank a of of shots the night before than her roommates and best friends let her leave the bar with her worst nightmare and freshman mistake . Than again her junior mistake. She finally got to her apartment complex and headed to her apartment when she seen Dash. He was the last person Reagan wanted to see feeling her worst. A wave of nausea plummeted her shaky s ...more
Olivia Farr
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Maybe It's You" is an inspirational romance that follows two college-aged neighbors, Dash and Reagan. Dash has recently found religion and is on a dating sabbatical while he fits into his new religious life. Before that, he was a rockstar with all the trappings, including alcohol and drug abuse. Realizing his life wasn't going the way he wanted it to, he found the church and God, which helped him to separate himself from that life and find a new path forward. He has had a crush on the girl next ...more
Harlie Williams
This book completely took me by surprise. I knew going in that it was a Christian based book with romantic elements but the surprise was how much depth was in the book. Most NA authors gloss over most aspects of college life and give us just the partying/sex life that goes on. Ms. Hayes, however, chooses to show us how friendships are formed and sometimes broken a bit, romance doesn't have to be all sex, all the time and that finding God in your life isn't all that bad. It only enhances the life ...more
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Christy Hayes is a new author for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. And I will say I was pleasantly surprised at how well I liked this book, and how well it is written. Reagan really couldn’t stand Dash Carter, but for some reason he’d had a crush on her for a long time. It’s after Dash found Jesus, that he gave up his life of drugs, sex and partying during and after each gig he and his band preformed. But now his new band preforms in church, which Reagan finds out af
C.E. Hart
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maybe it’s You, a new adult book by a new-to-me-author, is edgy and stimulating. It has a true-to-life feel, with all the mottled emotions, desires, and rough edges of twenty-somethings. As Reagan and Dash try to discover their own spiritual, career, and life paths, former mistakes and pains threaten to derail them.

Reagan Bellamy is not super likeable in the beginning of the story, but she grows on you. She keeps others at an arm’s length and is focused on her education. The problem is she is in
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Accepting Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior was the first, and easiest, step in Dash Carter's Christian walk, but when Dash gave his life to Jesus everything in his life changed. He left the promising college rock band that had a great chance of making it big, and all the drugs and women that went along with the rock star lifestyle, and chose to join a band that glorified God, and take a year-long sabbatical from women while he adjusted to this new way of living.

Reagan Bellamy is Dash's secr
Christer Saimon Perez
Before I give my honest review for this book, I just want to thank Christy Hayes herself, the publisher, and NetGalley for approving my request to have a copy of this eARC.

Actually, this ia my first Christian x contemporary reads that features story of two young adults who are in the middle of finding themselves. Dash, a Christian rock band lead who had a catastrophic past, and Reagan, a skeptic-slash-academic-focused woman who questions everything that has no concrete proof including her early
Nicol Olivares
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I requested this book on NetGalley because I thought the cover was adorable. I thought it was going to be a cute, contemporary novel; I was surprised when I realized that this is, in fact, New Adult Christian Fiction. I have never been a big believer myself, and I never pictured myself reading a Christian book. However, I can honestly say that I truly enjoyed it. The main character, Dash, is funny, kind, and completely honest (that is something that I love about people). The female protagonist, ...more
Suzie Waltner
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not your grandma’s (or even your mother’s Christian fiction). Maybe It’s You is sometimes gritty but true to its characters. Reagan and Dash attend a liberal school and are part of that culture.
I appreciated that Dash is fairly new in his faith and Reagan spends most of the book searching for truth with her academic brain. But more so, I appreciated that Christy Hayes did not steer away from true-to-life situations for her characters.

Be warned, this book has alcohol, drugs, and talk of a
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You never know what to expect from a new-to-you-author. 

But from the first chapter I knew this book would be real. 

Christy didn't hold back on the truth and what an unbelievers life looks like. I was so Reagan at one point in my life. Coming home with hangover, puking at inconvenient times. Not proud of it. But that was me lost. 

Dash is a great hero. He too has come from a lot of mistakes but he is on the journey to growing deeper in his faith. He was a lot like me when I first came to know Chri
Ruby (BookwithaHook)
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book isn’t exactly what I expected. But I’m glad I read it. The book as much depth to it, it’s not a surface read. I don’t read a lot of YA anymore but this one is one you shouldn’t miss, as I noticed this one doesn’t glorify the partying and sex aspect of college life.

The story shows us how some friendships are formed then fail and that romance isn’t all about sex and lust. And that finding God, is a good thing and how it elevates your life.

Our h is Reagan who lets certain experiences de
Hallie Szott
Maybe It’s You by Christy Hayes offers a refreshing depiction of faith in fiction. Life on a college campus has its temptations, of course, and her characters are not exempt. But as they wrestle with choices and challenges in light of faith, the growth they experience over the course of the story feels realistic—and encouraging.

Reagan Bellamy is focused on her education and sticking to her plans. She does not have time for the boy next door and the new faith he claims. Still, musician Dash Carte
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Thank you to NetGalley and CAH LLC for an e-arc in exchange for my honest review.

Reagan Bellamy and Dash Carter's story is interesting. Their story is easy to presume simply from the details Hayes gives in the first couple of chapters. However, their story delves past their own personal grievances. Hayes wrote a contemporary story that had one key factor, Christianity. One of the major themes was coming as you are. With questions, concerns and hope to find one's place and purpose in life.

The ch
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I requested this book I was looking at it as a cute NA romance read. It has so much more depth than that. This focuses more on romance and a connection to God. Labeled as a Christian fiction this book does not disappoint on that front. The main character Reagan becomes closer in her relationship with God in such a way that anyone going through something similar would be able to relate.
While I enjoyed the book it wasn't very memorable for me.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You got to love a story about a guy named Dash, but I honestly had to round up on this book because I'm sure it's right on pointe for this genre, just not for me. This is definitely a coming to Jesus kind of story. I read plenty of Christian novels, but this one is definitely more religious than I usually read. Not better or worse, just more, maybe more than I prefer. Both characters go through life changing experiences and make real friends along the way. Misunderstandings and mistakes make thi ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a story of someone becoming Christian after living a pretty secular life and a new Christian coming together. I thought the conversion process and romance felt realistic. The author can tell a good story and hold your interest. Lot's of talk about Jesus, scripture and prayer. The one thing that gave me pause was the writing of the very big physical attraction of the two romantic interest and one roomate and her boyfriend who were also Christian. It left me wondering what their thoughts ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book about Reagan and Dash, college students and neighbors. Reagan is driven to succeed in her studies. Dash is in a Christian band. Dash is a new Christian. She is a nonbeliever. This story tells about their attraction to one another and their different paths. There is conflict due to faith and beliefs, but it all works out in the end. Ms. Hayes is new to me author and I really enjoyed the message delivered by this book. I look forward to reading more of her works in the future.
*I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I'm really sorry about giving it such a low score, but I found it too misleading.
I thought this would be a cute romance with a couple that would be alright with their religious beliefs. Apparently I was wrong.

The characters are OK and I found their own faith inspiring, but I just think I was not the intended audience.
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a good surprise for me. It started out in a way I wasn’t sure I wanted to read but I soon realized that there was a message that would speak to a wide range of people and perhaps break some stereotypes. Not long into the book I was invested in the characters and rooting for Dash and Reagan.

Dash is a musician who pretty much lived his life in the gutter until he found Jesus. In the middle of a sabbatical from dating he finally has contact with the girl he’s been secretly admiring f
Lindsey Collins
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, it has been a while since I read any Christian fiction, and I didn't realize that's what this book was, so I was skeptical, to say the least. I appreciated the message of inclusivity and featuring nonjudgemental Christians without compromising the heart of faith. Regan's journey independent of her budding romance with Dash was heartfelt and honest, and her struggles to accept and understand the impossible story of the Bible was heartwarming and kind. Regan and Dash's romance was defini ...more
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