This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
An emotional and sexy novel about guarded hearts, finding love, and families lost and found by Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe We Will.
After spending years wondering who she was, tattoo artist Cait Weatherby finally found her answers on the sandy shores of Silver Island. With two half sisters she never knew existed, a group of friends she adores, and a devastatingly charming admirer who flirts with her at every turn, she’s ready to figure out her next steps. The trouble is, Cait lives in the shadows of a dark past, and she can’t afford complications that might cause her to lose the family she’s only just found—complications like blue-eyed boatbuilder Brant Remington, who is as open as she is guarded. If only the sexy charmer would take the hint…
Brant is Cait’s opposite in every way, but he’s drawn to everything about the sexy newcomer—from the quiet strength that rivals the caution in her mossy-green eyes to her tough facade that he can’t wait to strip away.
As Brant works his magic, Cait’s walls come down. But as sweet as that feels, Cait knows how quickly good things can turn bad. It’s going to take more than a little trust to beat the ghosts of her past and claim the future they both deserve.
Life is generous. It gives us a series of worries, but you can’t let those worries steal the joy that life lays out before you.”
Maybe We Should is the second book in her Silver Harbor trilogy and this is Cait’s book. Cait is one of the three sisters that we got introduced to in the first book “Maybe We Will” and I was really curious about how her story would evolve. She is very resistant to the hero so it’s definitely an unrequited love, but as I absolutely loved the first book I just knew that this one would be a win for me and it definitely was. This book was such a comfortable read and what I love about Melissa Foster and her style of writing is how she can pull you into a story and her characters become so relatable. They have such a human touch to them, so much so you feel like they could be your neighbor down the street and I really love seeing such realism in these characters. I also really loved seeing this town again and all of the characters that I fell in love with in book one. The sisters are such fun together but we also get some fun characters from the Bayside MC series which was a delight as well.
Cait Weatherby is an artist and tattooist. and she has a past that is painful and causes her to struggle with trusting others. But she is determined to move on with her life and find peace and safety here in Silver Harbor. When she sees a puppy drowning and goes in after him, and almost dies herself, she is rescued by the last man she expected….Brant Remington. Brant is a man that goes after what he wants, and he knows that Cait is the woman for him. But she is highly resistant and he knows he just needs to be patient and let herself begin to trust him, he has good instincts and he knows that the connection between himself and Cait is real and worth fighting for. Cait knows that there is an attraction and connection she has with Brant, but she also has fears and even though she understands that Brant is a good man with an honest heart and would protect her, she also knows that she can’t control her fears. But as she and Brant begin to spend more time together, and a slow trust begins to form, Cait will have to learn to face her fears if she wants a future with the man she loves…
Because you’re not broken, Cait. Your trust has been abused by broken people. There’s a big difference.”
What I Loved
This book was everything that I had expected and more. I really wanted so much for this pair to find their way together and from the first few pages, I was really drawn into the story. I fell so hard for Brant, he is one of those heroes that you would marry if they were real. I just love how honest and caring he is, he is such a flirt but confident in himself, and knows what he wants and goes after it. I adored the way that he is with his family and the tender patient care he is with Cait. He stands his ground and doesn’t let her push him away and I really admired the way in which he does it too. There is such healthy boundaries that are focused on in their relationship, and that Brant understands when to push and when to let Cait work through her issues. I really admired the manner in which the romance was developed. It had such heart in it all the way through. I was cheering for these two from the very beginning. Cait is stubborn but you also see much of what she does is from her past and working her way past it. My heart ached for Cait but I also admired her strength of will to move past what happened and carve out a good future for herself. There was so much intensity that is balanced with deep emotion and with a mix of humor to really bring a beautiful balance to the story.
“You don’t need luck,” he whispered against her lips. “You have me, and I’ve always got you.”
What I Struggled With
The only aspect is the pacing was off about 50-60% in the story. I don’t know if it was just me (probably as I was super tired) or if it was the actual pacing of the story but I did have to push myself a bit to keep reading but the last 1/3 of the story really picked up.
I found Maybe We Should to be a superb installment that feeds the reader with plenty of sexy chemistry, good-natured humor, and plenty of heart to bring a satisfying gem!!!
Everyone says to live like there’s no tomorrow, but you never hear love
Title: Maybe We Should
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Length: 315 Pages
Storytelling Quality: 4.5
Story Itself: 4.25
Character Development: 4.5
Writing Style: 4.25
World Building 5
Feels + The Romantic Heart 4.25
Cover Art 5
Overall Rating of the Book
Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
PTSD; Mentions of Domestic Abuse
Maybe We Will-Pub 2021 #1 in the Series
Maybe We Should-Pub 2021 #2 in the Series
Maybe We Won’t-Pub 2022 #3 in the Series
Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, always family oriented, and feature fiercely loyal heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and complex relatable issues.