Maybe This Time by Chantal Fernando ~ Audiobook Review & Teaser Tuesday

This was my latest audio read, and I think I've found a new world to be swept away in. I'm looking forward to more from this world!
Title: Maybe This Time
Author: Chantal Fernando
Series: Maybe #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: October 14th 2013
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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.

After reading the first two books in the Wind Dragons MC series, I decided it was time to read something else from Chantal Fernando. So I decided to grab Maybe This Time for my next audible read. It was a good story with plenty of secrets and twists to keep you guessing.

From the first chapter, when Summer first met her half brother Xander, I thought this was going to be an entertaining read. She had just arrived in town to move in with him, and had to pick him up first. He’s quick to dismiss the incident, but ready to build a bond with her, despite her strained relationship with their father.

I liked how Summer could see past Reid’s rough exterior to the good heart underneath. He was hiding things from her, but I could see how much he cared for her. He was over protective and wanted the best for her. He feels damaged and doesn’t believe that Summer would fall for him too.

Meeting Xander’s friends was pretty amusing; none of them hold back and they treat her as one of their own. They have their secrets though, and soon she’s beginning to believe her mother’s stories. I liked how Summer formed a strong friendship with Reid’s brother Ryan, and they supported each other and couple vent their thoughts and feelings without feeling judged.

There were plenty of twists in Maybe This Time that I didn’t see coming. Most of them turned their worlds upside down. I didn’t like how quick Reid was to dismiss Summer, and at times she was really quick to forgive Reid (one certain issue at the bar when Ryan told her not to come, made me cranky!!). I was glad they were able to work through their issues, though, and not let things stew for too long.

I enjoyed the narration by Eva Kaminsky; she switches between male and female voices flawlessly and I could feel the passion in the words. Chantal Fernando has become an author that I cannot get enough of. I like how easy I am swept away in her writing, world building and she creates character’s that feel real. I am looking forward to continuing this series and meeting the girls who can tie these boys down.

Here is a bit of the tension between Summer and Reid. 

“You called women bitches, and if you haven’t noticed, I’m a woman, and I don’t fucking appreciate being called a bitch!” I sneer at him.
“Oh , trust me, I know you’re all woman,” he says in a smooth tone, staring at my breasts and then my hips.

Kindle Pg 59

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Chantal Fernando
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty six years old and lives in Western Australia.

Her published novels include four books in the Resisting Love series – Chase, Kade, Ryder and James; the New York Times Bestselling novel Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around. Her latest releases include Toxic Girl, Saxon, and a USA bestselling biker romance novel Dragon’s Lair.

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

Represented by Kimberly Brower from the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency.

Other reviews featuring Chantal Fernando
Wind Dragons MC series 
Dragon's Lair #1
Arrow's Hell #2

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