Maybe This Christmas

· Haver Street Press
14 reviews

About this ebook

Two best friends. Ten Christmases. One happy ending.

When best friends Alexandra and Lucas share a first kiss on Christmas night their senior year of high school, it feels like the best years of their lives are ahead of them.

Then Alex goes off to college, and Lucas stays behind to work at his dad’s construction business in the small beach town where they grew up. Life, as they say, happens. And somewhere along the way these two high school sweethearts find they don’t have as much in common as they once did.

Lucas’s life is on Beaufort Island, and Alex is all about getting away and moving on. So he makes one of the hardest decisions of his life and lets her go.

But every year when Alex comes home for the holidays, fate conspires to reunite the two former lovebirds on Christmas Day. Year after year, through good times and bad, Lucas and Alex meet up, catch up, and reconnect on the anniversary of their first kiss.

Is it too much to hope that one year they’ll find their way back to each other permanently?

Maybe even this Christmas.

Ratings and reviews

14 reviews
Jennifer DeSteno
October 22, 2019
Maybe this Christmas...they’ll finally get it right! This is an absolute gem of a story – a sweet second-chance, friends-to-lovers romance spanning a decade! Alexandra and Lucas were friends FOREVER. Best friends! At the beginning of the story, we meet them over the Christmas holiday of their senior year of high school. Over the course of this heart-warming tale, their relationship evolves into high school sweethearts, to estranged friends, and ultimately to the HEA you just KNEW they could get to if they could just get onto the same page! The format of this novella is just perfect, each chapter shows us the events of a Christmas one year after the last, and focuses on the viewpoint of either Alex or Lucas. I found this just brilliant, as you can see over time the way they evolve and grow as individuals as they slowly find their way back to each other (although it didn’t feel slow at ALL as you’re reading it; I read it all in one sitting as these two just grabbed me and dragged me into their story from the first word). This book is just what you need to jump start your holiday spirit and ALL the good feels! A stand-alone novella that will leave you wanting for nothing and engaged until the final words, we get the perfect natural ending to this couple’s journey with no cliffhangers. Susannah Nix has quickly become one of my FAVORITE authors, and this book definitely lived up to my expectations. **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.**
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Carey Sullivan
January 8, 2020
Alex and Lucas are best friends in high school, when they start dating. They stay together until Alex leaves for college, while Lucas stays home to work for his dad and attend community college. Lucas sets her free, and Alex doesn’t think twice about it, because she’s ready to experience all that college has to offer. Their group of friends gets together every Christmas holiday to have a bonfire at the beach and catch up. Some years are awkward, while others are better. There are some good friends that also return each year, and it’s possible that there are other stories about them, but that’s just a guess. This story offers a glimpse into each of their lives every Christmas for 10 subsequent years. It’s not a very long story, yet there is enough detail given in each chapter to give the reader an adequate snapshot of each of their lives and their motivations. They grow and change and mature, and perhaps appreciate each other a bit more after each separation. No spoilers here, but this story had surprising depth for its brevity. The pacing moves along, because each new chapter occurs one year later. It’s an effective way of telling this story. This is an enjoyable read. The ending is satisfying and somewhat inevitable. Nonetheless, the ending isn’t fully clear until the final chapter. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Gloria Garcia
October 22, 2019
Nix’s Maybe This Christmas is a sweet and angsty romance about Alexandra (Alex) Bonner and Lucas O’Hare. It starts on Christmas Day in the year 2010 as they’re seniors in high school and continues every year until 2019. It’s well written, the characters are amazing, the chemistry is there, it’s has all the feels and it’s got a great ending. I just love how the story plays out every year on Christmas Day only. Kudos to Ms Nix! I definitely recommend this book and author. A 5+ for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have voluntarily read and reviewed this advanced readers copy💋
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About the author

Susannah Nix is a RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary romance who lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, watching stupid amounts of television, and getting distracted by Tumblr. She is also a powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs.

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