Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Maybe We Won't by Melissa Foster

A sexy and soul-stirring novel about love, family, and rediscovering what matters most. Maybe We Won't by Melissa Foster Now Available!

A sexy and soul-stirring novel about love, family, and rediscovering what matters most by Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe We Will.

When workaholic Boston attorney Deirdra de Messiéres is passed over for a well-deserved promotion, she takes a two-month hiatus to show her boss just how much he needs her and heads home to Silver Island. But beyond seeing her sisters happy, home is not where Deirdra’s heart is. She has no interest in their family restaurant, the Bistro, or reliving hurtful childhood memories, and absolutely no interest in spending a single second with Josiah “Jagger” Jones, the Bistro’s too-laid-back musician and chef. Sure, the hippie is hot, but he drives her nuts. The guy lives in a van with his dog, and he can’t even commit to a solid work schedule. To make matters worse, he’s always around. She needs to get off the island, stat.

Jagger has overcome his own personal trials to place stock in life’s pleasures: family, friends, peace… and if he has his way, one positively beautiful, absolutely uptight attorney. Jagger knows he’s the perfect person to help Deirdra deal with her hurtful past and find her way back to being happy.

A chance encounter leads to deep conversation, and night after liberating night, Deirdra lets down her guard. But neither has plans to stay on Silver Island. Free-spirited Jagger has wanderlust, and Deirdra has a career to return to. They’re on different paths, and plans for a future together don’t stand a chance. But when has anything gone according to plan?

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Silver Harbor series!
For book one, Maybe We Will, click HERE.
For book two, Maybe We Should, click HERE.


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Maybe We Won't by Melissa Foster

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is book three in the Silver Harbor series, but as any Melissa Foster reader knows, her books all interlink and are so much the richer for it. I am a huge fan, and greatly enjoy feeling like I am meeting up with old friends on a regular basis through these books!

So far, two of the sisters have had their story and found their happily ever after, but Deirdra left the island as soon as she could, and really hates even making a short visit. However, passed over for a promotion she felt she deserved, she decides to show the law firm she works for that they need her, and takes a two-month sabbatical. Inevitably, she goes to visit her sisters and decides she will have to cope with island life until work calls her back in desperation.

So begins a truly wonderful love story, full of elements which have been building over the previous books – she is the only one not to have yet opened the letter left for her by her mother before she died. She also spends time visiting with the women who took on the role of mothers to her when her own checked out after the death of her father. She finally takes the time to look back from the viewpoint of an adult, not a child who had to behave like the adult. As this happens to us at the same time, it is hugely moving and very powerful.

And all the time there is the niggling feeling that hippy chef Jagger is getting under her skin. His complete opposite way of life to hers annoys her, his chilled manner, his interest in her, his attempts to make her happy... she just doesn't get it and it causes her to feel, something she avoids as much as possible.

I had thought that Cait's story must be the saddest, but actually Deirdra's was more so because having to grow up so young and never get to process her own losses, made her less able to cope with anything good. Jagger, through his knowledge of her mum, and her finally reading her letter, makes for some tissue-needing moments, but they are all so worth it for the new Deirdra happiness that follows.

Another beautiful, moving, and delicious love story, thank you, Melissa Foster!

I couldn't wait for Deirdra's story, she was the one who had to raise her little sister, Abbie, when their mom fell apart after their dad died. Being the workaholic attorney from Boston who got passed over for a promotion she deserved, Deirdra decided it was time to take some time off. Maybe travel and let her company see that they made a mistake and will want her to take the job she deserves.

When she gets to Silver Island (the place I live in, in my mind) and meets Jagger, she doesn't realize that he is the one person who can derail her plans, mind, and heart.

I loved the way Jagger pushed Deirdra just a little out of her comfort zone and the way they bantered with each other. They were the perfect couple and it made for the perfect story for Deirdra.

As with any of this author's stories, they are intertwined in some way and you can read them as standalones or all together. It really doesn't matter, you will love them all. This author is an automatic yes for me when a new one pops up on the review list, and I am ready for another when I finish this one. So I hope you enjoy this one as much as I loved it.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

This is Didi's story. You've seen her sisters both find happiness, but Didi has always held back. The protector of her sister, Abby, Didi had to grow up very young. When her dad died, something broke in her mom too and her mom never recovered. Now, as an adult, Didi has learned to always rely on herself and never let a man break her. She has seen firsthand what that can do to a person.

When Didi is in need of a break, she heads to her sisters. Now that her sister Cait is on the island too, it's always a family reunion when Didi goes back. But the island makes Didi itchy and while she knows why, it still makes her mad that she can't just enjoy it.

Jagger is the local who is easy going and never needs a plan. He's known as the local hippie and wears that badge proudly. He works when he needs to and can leave at a moment's notice. But underneath that exterior, Jagger has a life that most don't know about. With a brother who is on the autism spectrum, Jagger wants to make sure that he's always reachable for his brother. His family has worked hard to help his younger brother feel accepted. Also, while Jagger might be the resident hippie now, he wasn't always that way. He sees a little of himself – his old self – in Didi and wants to help her break those chains. Jagger also knows that deep pain that Didi's mom caused, since he was a friend of Didi's mom before she passed.

At points, this story was a little drawn out and long. But at the heart of this story is love that not most find. It's a kind of love that consumes the pages and the reader. You will fall in love with Didi and Jagger, just as they fall in love too. The sandy days and the sad ones, the happy laughter and the giggles will all be heard well within your imagination. Foster does a great job at creating the scene that feels like you're right there with the characters. It's a love story that most dream of and one you will love!



Author Bio

MELISSA FOSTER is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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One day you’re going to find that love of your life you used to dream about. He’ll see through that stormy façade you wear so well to the music of your soul and the love in your heart. ~ Ava de Messiéres



Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Maybe We Won't (Silver Harbor #3) by Melissa Foster to read and review.

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