Just Say Maybe
Book 2, Thistle Bend - A Thistle Bend Novel
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Award-winning author Tracy March follows up Should’ve Said No (“Wonderfully quirky . . . a pleasure to read!”—Laura Drewry) with this enchanting novel set in Thistle Bend, Colorado, a magical place where old wrongs are righted, and adventure leads to true love.
Real estate lawyer Holly Birdsong’s hike in the Rockies takes an unexpected turn when a smokin’-hot stranger tumbles off his bike and into her path. Turns out he’s purchasing the abandoned Lodge at Wild Rose Ridge, and Holly agrees to take him on as a client—despite her family’s traumatic history with the previous owner, who shamelessly abused the town’s goodwill at every turn. But when their professional relationship turns personal, Holly must reconcile the past with her hopes for the future.
Adding the rustic lodge to his portfolio of adventure properties isn’t just a business decision for Bryce Bennett. The rugged mountains also offer a killer setting for his extreme-sports camps for at-risk teens. What’s not in the blueprints is finding a kindred spirit in his irresistible lawyer, even if she seems apprehensive about getting involved in the deal. Bryce’s plan to ease her mind just might work, as long as no one discovers his secret. Yet he can’t stand hiding the truth from the woman who makes him want to build something permanent: a happily ever after.
Praise for Just Say Maybe
“A heartwarming story about second chances and two people learning to trust in love again!”—USA Today bestselling author Alexis Morgan
“Funny and heartfelt, Just Say Maybe is beautifully sweet, touching, and flirty, with a loveable cast of characters and a setting that’ll make you wish you lived in Thistle Bend too!”—USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry
“Just Say Maybe has it all. This story is filled with small-town charm and an engaging hero and heroine who might just be perfect for each other if they can overcome the wrongs of the past. Plus, there’s a mystery to solve that’s almost as exciting as watching Bryce and Holly fall for each other.”—Laura Moore, author of Once Touched
“March writes great characters and original plots. If you are looking for a solid contemporary romance, give Just Say Maybe a try!”—So Many Reads
“Just Say Maybe was well written and solidly plotted. Once I started reading it, I did not want to put it down.”—Reading Between the Wines Book Club
“With two good reads, I’m looking forward to book three in October. Four stars for Just Say Maybe.”—Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous
“Those who like traditional contemporary romances will enjoy this book.”—Caroline Andrus
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
This was a very interesting story from a new-to me author. It's a story about Holly and Bryce who stumble across each other on a trail one fine day. As they get to know each other and work together on a mysterious project, we get to know and love both characters. The pace of the story was nice and the characters were all enjoyable. It was interesting to watch things fall into place. I plan to read more from this author. The story did have sexual situations. Language was clean.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in return for my honest review of this story.
I was so excited to return to Thistle Bend, with quirky residents and the beautiful scenery. In this story we get to meet newcomer, Bryce, he is here to renovate the abandoned lodge when he meets native Holly, town real estate lawyer. There is an instant attraction between them. Both have been hurt by failed relationships, can their hearts take the leap again.
With a little bit of a mystery, a great romance, and the quirky residents, you too will fall in love with the town of Thistle Bend. I so want to go visit!! Love the Montgomery sisters. My favorite line of the book is, "Hopefully we'll be doing this forever, but we'll only have one first time." Tracy March has written a wonderful story of romance, Thank you!!!
Great addition to series
I absolutely adore Tracy March's voice and was super excited for the 2nd book in her Thistle Bend book. I was pulled in from the very first page and wanted to read non-stop until I was finished.
I think Holly is one of my very favorite characters from Ms. March. Holly is such a strong character and pretty much has Thistle Bend running in her blood. Holly and her family have always been a part of Thistle Bend and their history with everything about the town is strong. Holly is very up front with her desire to stay in Thistle Bend and until she meets Bryce Bennett, she has no desire to really ever leave Thistle Bend.
I have to say I really liked Bryce and Holly as a couple. They had an instant attraction and it really only got stronger the more time they spent together. I liked that Bryce and Holly worked together to solve the mystery of the lodge and grew closer with each day that past. I loved Bryce talking with Holly's grandfather about all he wished to accomplish with bringing the lodge back to life. I also loved that when he met the Montgomery sisters, he was good with keeping their secret. My only issue was him not being up front with Holly soon enough about who his father was and how she found out. I really expected better of him than this mistake.
I really thought Just Say Maybe was a great addition to the Thistle Bend series. I felt everything from laughter, tears, to gnashing of teeth with anger, so it really did hit on many of my emotions. Tracy March gives her readers a strong romance with a touch of mystery with Just Say Maybe and I highly recommend this story.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: May 03, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Thistle Bend