Maybe for You: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel Review

Maybe for You: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel

In Maybe for You, she’s never had a no-strings fling. He’s never had anything else. But maybe this time will be an exception?

Maybe for You: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel

About Maybe for You: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel

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 Cooper on 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 in Maybe for You?

My Thoughts

In Maybe for You, we have two very different individuals – Alexis, a widow reeling from the her husband’s death – the man she thought she would spend her whole life with and Jake, a man who never had any plans on settling down with anyone.

Alexis is still very much in pain over the loss of her husband throughout the story. She feels that there are not too many people she can confide in with her pain and emotions but one person surprises her – Jake. Jake never seemed to be one high on emotions and talking but he becomes her confidante and sometimes counsellor. He helps her see the positive in every moment without ever dismissing her feelings, her love and her past with her husband. He allows her the room she needs to heal without protecting her from the world and holding her back from accomplishing her goals. She still feels hindered by all the plans she had made with her husband and feels lost with what her next steps should be – should she move back home like they had planned and get a normal 9-5 job or should she start a new and build her career?

Somewhere along the way, these two discover that there is so much more to each other than meets the eye. Alexis realizes Jake uses the playboy/joker image to hide a lot of hurt and pain from his childhood and Jake sees Alexis as more than just his friend and co-owner’s little sister. They try to keep their relationship at just a small fling level but both come to realize that they feel a lot more than just a casual fling. What is the struggle then? Neither is ready to let go of the past, nor have the strength to deal with the future together. Can they learn to talk it out, to work towards a future and can they tell the people who mean the most to them about this new relationship without destroying those relationships? Maybe for You is an excellent read that you will not want to put down!

You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.

Rating: 4.5/5

About the Author

Nicole McLaughlin wrote her first full length book (6 pages) about the birth of her baby sister, when she was eight years old. She only finished it because her mother bribed her with a Rick Astley cassette tape. Sad, but true. Now her characters are what keep her writing and her subject matter has gotten a little bit deeper and a lot more romantic. She resides in a small town outside of Kansas City with her husband and three sons. When she isn’t writing, she’s a wedding and portrait photographer, loves to cook, and watch historical dramas or documentaries. She is the author of the Man Enough novel All I Ask and the Whiskey and Wedding series.

Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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