Thursday, June 25, 2015

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London
Source: Library
Pages: 362
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: October 28th 2013
Series: Definitely Maybe; Book 1
Verdict: Buy

SummarySpring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.

Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.

Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.

Review: I am a huge fan of modern takes on classics, fairytales, etc. If it's a new take with a unique twist, I'm going to want to read it. It's been awhile since I've read Pride and Prejudice, but I still remember the plot line and characters and I definitely remember that I love that book. I should really reread it sometime soon...

Anyway, sometimes these modern takes can take a turn in the wrong direction, but Definitely, Maybe in Love definitely, maybe took a turn in the right direction. Let me tell you, this book is a keeper. It was fun, energetic, hilarious, swoon-worthy, and all around awesome.

Spring Honeycutt is a character. She has a very special outlook on life, and her attitude and personality are engaging. What I really liked was that she was extremely intelligent. Well, all the characters were extremely intelligent. After all, they were attending Stanford University. But Spring is the character that we can really get to know, and boy, she is really smart and passionate about everything she does. 

Also, Spring has really good friends. They look out for her, and accept her for who she is, even with all the changes she goes through, physical and mental. Their cheeriness was infectious, especially considering that Spring could sometimes be... rougher around the edges.

Of course, there's also Lilah, who is mean and spiteful towards Spring. But you can't really have this book be this book without someone trying to stop all that is good. She had her endearing qualities, though... like her ability to huff and puff her way through arguments. Seriously, it was funny.

And then there's Henry. He's the definition of a nerdy swoon-worthy guy. Henry is smart, witty (although sometimes also snarky), and a good guy, despite his first impression. And he wears argyle (socks, sweaters... you name it). Not only does he wear it, but he can rock it, and that's hardly an easy feat. Sure he has some faults, but really, who doesn't? In the end, though, Henry is great because seriously, his chemistry with Spring is ridiculous and that alone makes this book worth the read. Who am I kidding, though? This book is a must read because of everything, everything, and everything.

The only issue I had, and it was minor, was the little situation in regards to Alex, but I suppose it was necessary in order for this book and its plot line to really work. Other than that, there aren't any complaints coming from me because this book was really great. It had an effortless way about it, and I just couldn't put it down. And oh, the ending. It was a bit surprising and suspenseful and ahh, sah-woon. Be still heart, be still. Really though, get ready to be shocked a bit by how it ends exactly and everything that leads up to it.

Definitely, Maybe in Love is a book that you definitely want to pick up and read. It's a retelling that truly does the original version justice. There's romance, witty banter, sarcastic comments, smart talk, and everything in between. This is a book that I'll be reading again for sure. 

Why, hello Mr. Darcy... err, Mr. Knightly...

Really enjoyed


  1. I liked Pride and Prejudice! I don't mind a good retelling every now and then. The "romance, witty banter, sarcastic moments, smart talk, and everything in between" sounds very appeal to me :D And swoon-worthy Henry! This sounds like an Alyssa book. So glad you enjoyed it, Grace!

    Fabulous review :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I'd definitely recommend this one - it's so good! And swoon-worthy Henry is just so swoon-worthy... oh my, here we go again... sah-woon!

      Thank you, Alyssa!

      -Grace :)