MAYBE FOR YOU (Whiskey and Weddings #3)

MAYBE FOR YOU                             NICOLE MC LAUGHLIN

She’s never had a no-strings fling. He’s never had anything else. But maybe this time will be an exception?

After a year of mourning her fiancé, Alexis Parker has worked hard to rediscover what she wants out of life. Fresh out of the military and back stateside, her brother offers her a marketing job at the Stag Distillery. Ready for a new challenge, Alexis agrees to accompany her new co-worker Jake Cooperon a Stag cross-country promotional tour. He may have an infamous playboy reputation, but Alexis is surprised to find out that there is more to him than meets the eye. And she likes what she sees. . .

Jake promised Alexis’s brother that he’d be an absolute gentleman. Of course, that was before he and Alexis hit the road, and they both agree that what Alexis’s big brother doesn’t know won’t hurt him. The plan: to keep their fling confined to the RV, and everything will go back to normal once they head home. Things progress in ways neither of them could have imagined, and Jake realizes that he and Alexis make a perfect mix. Can he convince her that he’s ready to shake things up and give true love a shot?


     Alexis Parker is a girl in mourning.  She should have been spending the evening celebrating the reception for her wedding.  Instead, she is at her older brother, Dean’s uncorking of a bourbon that had been aging for five years.
     She truly didn’t want to be there but after the huge fight she had with her brother nothing could help her from showing.  For the next day, she left for Italy for a year.  But when the evening takes to heart the pain of a leaving because there will be hell to pay each day without Nate her fiancĂ©. 
     Her own cork popped off and the water works started.  When she runs off the floor to a side room with a sofa.  Jake one of her brother’s partners in the business of which there are three friends.  He is the only one that noticed, He lent her a shoulder and she broke.
     Surprising even Jake.  Normally, Jake would run in the opposite direction of a crying woman.  Holding Alex and allowing her to cry was allowing him to feel good and needed too.  She is someone who he had caught his eye and he would like to know better.  So, while she was at the airport to leave for Italy he texted her to say goodbye, make sure she was okay, and to ask that she let him know when she arrived.
     She was touched by that.  From that moment on they became fast friends.  Their texting friendship grew over the year she was serving on her deployment in the Army.  It was a bittersweet time there.  Although she had always wanted to go there it had been a place she had wanted to spend her honeymoon and so she spent a great deal of time crying while she was there.  Jake was there to talk.
     This book was so good.  There was a pain to overcome.  There was the frustration of wanting someone so badly you can’t think straight.  Friendship drama and family craziness.  But so much sadness in the way of dealing with the love lost through death and yet peace through health and new love. 
     I just wish there would have been some resolution of his friends congratulating Jake and apologizing to him.  So many of the unkind words and the harshness that they presented him with.  For being so called friends it was never the same after that you could feel it.  The move sort of proved it to me I feel the comfort zone had been tampered with.  I give this: 4 stars.  Provided by 

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