Maybe Next Time

by Karin Kallmaker

Lambda Literary Award Winner!

Sabrina Starling doesn’t need love. She has fame as a brilliant violinist and unlimited options for female company. Nothing can shake her — except the memory of her very first love. Knowing that neither the teenaged nor adult Jorie will ever return her feelings, Sabrina has escaped into her music and the arms of other women.

When injury leaves her temporarily unable to perform, Sabrina finally finds the one woman who could free her forever from the memory of those stolen Hawaiian nights with Jorie. There’s one problem. The object of Sabrina’s desire, Diana, is deeply in love with Pam, the woman who has shared her life for the past eighteen years.

A family funeral calls Sabrina home to the islands, but she no long believes that the gentle breezes and possible welcome in Jorie’s eyes can repair the lives she’s shattered, including her own.

Karin Kallmaker’s searing novel of innocent first love and dangerous seduction joins an unparalleled string of critically-acclaimed bestsellers that earned her the title of Undisputed Mistress of Lesbian Romance.



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Genre Romance
Length 242 pages
Publication Date May 15, 2003
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781931513265
Editor Kelly Smith & Greg Herron
Cover Designer Bonnie Liss


  • Fragile, flawed, selfish, genius -- Bree Starling is a one-of-a-kind heroine we so hope will finally get it right.
  • Karin Kallmaker writes about music


Midwest Book Review
No "formula" romance, Maybe Next Time is an engrossing, compelling story of redemption, healing and surviving. Kallmaker has explored complicated themes and done so with heart and a touch of humor. In this reader's opinion, it is one of her best novels.

Just About Write
May, 2006: Maybe Next Time, winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Romance, has everything readers expect from a love story, but with an edge... Filled with angst, sensitivity, intimacy, and joy, Maybe Next Time delivers a memorable tale. With flawed but likable main characters, an intriguing plot with many surprises, award-winning prose and flawless editing, this five-star novel epitomizes great romantic fiction. And in this reader's opinion, Karin Kallmaker tells it beautifully.

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