Maybe I Do (Whiskey and Weddings, #1) by Nicole McLaughlin

Maybe I Do (Whiskey and Weddings, #1)

She doesn’t believe in fairy tales. He is married to his job. Maybe whiskey is the secret ingredient that will bring them together–and give true love a shot.Wedding photographer Charlotte Linley loves her work –even though she hates weddings. Sure, she still holds a grudge after being left at the altar by her high-school sweetheart. But today Charlotte is just happy to have complete control over her career, which is flourishing. Especially ...

Details Maybe I Do (Whiskey and Weddings, #1)

TitleMaybe I Do (Whiskey and Weddings, #1)
Release DateAug 29th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Paperbacks
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Maybe I Do (Whiskey and Weddings, #1)

  • Irene
    3.5 starsMaybe I Do by Nicole McLaughlin was a sweet, heartfelt read and a nice start to the Whiskey and Weddings series.The storyline was sweet, entertaining, emotional and kept me turning the pages. I liked Charlotte and Dean together, and while I could see them having a long and happy life ahead I just wanted a little more chemistry between them. Overall, Maybe I Do is a nice read, I enjoyed getting to know the characters and I'm looking forwa...
  • Claire Robinson
    2.5 - A man was never going to be her everything... Nicole Mclaughlin starts her Whiskey and Weddings series with two commitment-phobes who are attracted to each other and not sure what to do about it.So I am going to keep this review brief, because while I generally enjoy this authors work Maybe I Do didn’t really work for me for several important reasons. Mainly, I found the chemistry between Dean and Charlotte almost non-existent. The lengt...
  • Kiki
    Hero turned to his cheating ex-wife when he was hurting was the last nail on the coffin.Given he was on forced good terms with his ex because of his sister but he didn't NEED to push heroine out and cut her off. He didn't HAVE to pretend he's all buddy with his ex.He basically told her I'm choosing her over you. She's family, you're not.No. He didn't sleep with his ex. But what he did was still emotional infidelity.He didn't tell heroine his bigg...
  • Asheley
    4.5/5I’ve been so excited about this book, not only because it’s the start of a new Nicole McLaughlin series, but because I can’t seem to get enough from her and I will read anything she writes. Her stories are always so fun to read but they always have what I consider a perfect amount of romance + serious + emotion laced throughout them for what I’m looking for at the time. They’re always perfect for me and I always find myself smiling...
  • Dísir
    Books that deal directly with weddings do give me pause. Fussy bridezillas, miles of (pink) sequinned fluff, colour-coordinated decor, crazy cakes and the general wedding fever that gets most characters scurrying around can and often give me nightmares, but I do like Nicole McLaughlin’s writing and ‘Maybe I do’ was pretty much a shoo-in. I was nonetheless surprised to read though, that beyond a long-term flirtation that turned into somethin...
  • Ann Lorz
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....The second I saw the cover of Maybe I Do I knew I needed to read it. In fact, until I started it I had no clue what it was about. Crazy I know! But for some reason I just had to read it. It turns out that I had very mixed emotions about this one. To the point I'm not even sure what I want to tell you guys. Have you ever read a book and when you're finished you aren't...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    On the heels of two books that failed to capture my attention, I was delightfully sucked right in to Dean and Charlotte's adorable story. I loved the set-up here. I loved who Charlotte and Dean were to each other. And I fell pretty easily into the effortless, engaging writing.Unfortunately, the story stumbled a bit for me along the way. I struggled with Dean whose insecurities and self-doubt grated after a while. I would have liked for him to hav...
  • Nicole P
    This was a fairly okay start to Whiskey and Weddings series. Dean Troyer, part owner of The Stag, a distillery/wedding venue has been flirting with wedding photographer Charlotte Linley whenever she works there for the last three years. Things heat up slightly when Dean asks Charlotte's help in planning his little sisters wedding as she is on deployment. The thing that was lacking between the two was some chemistry and passion. The flirting was c...
  • Nellie Rivera
    Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I enjoy her books, they are always entertaining. This was sweet, and sometime emotional read. Like all couple Charlotte and Dean, had to go thru some up and down together to be able to have a life together, I felt Dean struggled the most. On to the next one.
  • Kimberly
    My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin Maybe I Do has a lot of things going for it: a beautiful setting I’d love to spend time in, a warm and welcoming supporting cast, and a premise I was totally on board for. Nicole McLaughlin charmed the hell out of me with the setting; I wanted to drop in and live in Maple Springs, Kansas. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to love this book, it ended up falling short for me thanks to the romance.Charlo...
  •  Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)
    Always the photographer, never the bride. This contemporary romance is the first in a new series from romance author, Nicole McLaughlin. If you like light and fluffy romances with side of whiskey, you might give this a try. But if you're a reader like me who prefers their romances with a little more emotional depth and natural dialogue, then this one may not be for you.Charlotte's fiancé left her at the alter five years ago, leaving her more tha...
  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    Wedding-themed stories can be a hit or miss, but MAYBE I DO was an enjoyable start to Ms. McLaughlin's new series  and I'm interested in what she has in store for us next. This story had a few surprises for me but I really enjoyed it, maybe because of those surprises. It was cute, fun and sometimes emotional, but very entertaining.Charlotte Linley may have a successful career as a wedding photographer but she certainly has no illusions about wed...
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***Charlotte and Dean have been flirting for 3 years. Planning their schedules around making sure they bump into one another at weddings she photographs that are held in his distillery. The flirting is serious but it is the kind of flirting where both are serious, but are both waiting for the other person to make the first move...while being jealous of the attentions given to them by others...
  • Amanda
    Such a sweet, sweet book! I wanted to read this because I’m in wedding planning mode for my own wedding but I am so happy I picked this one up! It’s so cute and Dean and Charlotte are adorable.Charlotte and Dean are both in the wedding business, but they both come from awful past relationships with heartbreaking secrets.Charlotte Linley being a wedding photographer, she has shot many of her reception photo’s at The Stag. The most prized ...
  • Bobbie
    This a fun and well written sweet romance where Nicole Michaels a wedding photographer may find true love and strangely enough the magic elixir bringing the couple together is- whiskey. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading what comes next in this series. Check it out.
  • Bette Hansen
    This is a wonderfully written sweet yet romance and I just loved these characters. Both Charlotte and Dean are disillusioned about love, marriage, and happiness. For Dean he has the ex wife to prove it and Charlotte has memories of the wedding that never happened. Yet they both work in places that have them seeing it day after day. Their attraction for each other is obvious but they allow little things to constantly get in their way. When Dean fi...
  • Cathy Geha
    Maybe I Do by Nicole McLaughlinWhiskey and Weddings #1Great introduction to a new series! Charlotte is a professional photographer…Dean Troyer is a distiller of fine whiskey…Charlotte and Dean like one another, flirt with one another whenever they can but never act on their interest in one another due to past events in both of their lives……until……things begin to change one day…Charlotte and Dean have been friends for a few years whe...
  • Isha Coleman
    Maybe I Do (Whiskey and Weddings) by Nicole McLaughlin  Whiskey and weddings. Not necessarily a good match, but in the case of Charlotte and Dean it proves a winning combination. As card carrying members of the broken hearts club, successful careers have made them unlucky in love. When work brings them together will the pain of the past tear them apart? Sparks fly, hearts break and hope springs eternal in this temptingly charming total eclipse o...
  • Claire Mc Partlin
    This was a very enjoyable wedding-themed story, set in a lovely small town and a boutique whiskey distillery, The Stag, with a much-in-demand beautiful wedding venue on the second floor. There seems to be a bit of a theme of whiskey distilleries going on for me at the minute as the last book I read also had one!The main characters in this book are Charlotte, a wedding photographer, and Dean, one of the owners of The Stag that Charlotte is hired t...
  • Lea
    I loved this book! I loved Charlotte and Dean! Their story is so emotional, and so powerful. They both have plenty of baggage from failed relationships and other issues and watching them fall in love but fight it makes this a very engaging read. I loved Dean and the rest of the owners of the Stag and I can’t wait for more of their stories but not only theirs but also Charlotte’s assistant and other secondary characters, I want to see them all...
  • Prerana
    Review to come.
  • nick
    I’m not going to lie, I took one look at the cover for Maybe I Do and decided I needed it in my life. I love books that are set around weddings and wedding planning, and this is one of those books that used that setting so well. Charlotte was a wedding photographer in the book, so we see her at weddings a lot in the book. Actually, 90% of her time is spent at weddings throughout the book which I enjoyed very much. We get to see the lows and hig...
  • Heather andrews
    Dean is a sweet man, you can tell he takes his woman's emotions and feelings in consideration, "she felt his lips tilt up in a smile. “We can kiss all night, after you tell me why you’re sad.” I really liked Charlotte the girl kept it real, “well, I don’t turn down free food on principle. And I’m starving. Crying and *** really work up an appetite— and no, I don’t make a habit of doing them together.” I liked this book, I fell h...
  • A Klue
    “Maybe I do...but then again maybe I don’t” that is the question and what seems to be the mantra running through the minds of Charlotte and Dean, the main couple, in this one, my fellow romance book loving friends. Both become conflicted as they struggle with attraction they have kept contained the last couple of years with harmless back and forth, flirty banter/winks every time they meet. Dean is eleven years older, thinks he’s wise enou...
  • Katherine Hayward
    3.5 stars. I was looking forward to this seeing as I have read 2 books by Nicole McLaughlin. This was the third book I'd read by her, after All I Ask (Man Enough #1) and Along Came Us (Man Enough #2).Charlotte is a wedding photographer in the town of Maple Springs. I really admire the dedication she shows in her job and the shooting photos for book covers work she does as an extra sounds interesting, too. Dean works at the local boutique distill...
  • Marsha Spohn
    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfAs a reader who is admittedly and unashamedly addicted to series it’s always a pleasure and a puzzle when I begin a brand new series. The pleasure is obvious, the puzzle is whether these characters, this world will pull me in for the remainder of the series. After one story I can already tell you that I’ll be following the Whiskey and Weddings series up until the end. I like this world, the people in it are the kin...
  • Barb Lie
    Maybe I Do by Nicole Mclaughlin is the first book in her new Whiskey and Weddings series. Charlotte Linley, our heroine, is a wedding photographer and loves her job. Because she had a bad experience having been left at the altar by her high school boyfriend, Charlotte isn’t really crazy about weddings, but is now considered one of the best photographers; and also has a side job photographing sexy men for Romance Books. Dean Troyer, our hero, is...
  • Book Gannet
    I really enjoyed this one. I don’t read many romances these days where both main characters have been attracted to each other for a long time, but just haven’t quite got around to making that first move. Both Dean and Charlotte have reasons for their hesitance, but I really loved their flirting and tentative uncertainties about how serious the other one is.That’s a theme that runs through the book, mostly on Dean’s side, because he’s a ...
  • Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
    Dean Troyer did the walk down the aisle, made the attempt at happily ever after, but it didn't work out, and he decided from that point on that he wasn't repeating that mistake again. After his own bad experience he isn't so keen on weddings, but when you own one of the most perfect venues to host them it makes it a little hard to completely avoid them, they bring in a lot money, money that keeps his dream afloat. With wedding after wedding, he h...
  • LJT
    4.5 Stars!I really enjoyed Maybe I Do by new to me author Nicole McLaughlin. It is well-written, extremely meaningful, and fast-paced. This is the first book from the author's brand new series, Whiskey and Weddings, and it can be read as a standalone. I love all things related to weddings, so making time for this entertaining story was not difficult.Charlotte Linley loves being a wedding photographer, and her unique ability to beautifully craft l...