Monday, April 20, 2020

Review: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Title: More Than Maybe
Author: Erin Hahn
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published By: Wednesday Books (May 12, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 5 Solid Stars!!



Book Description:
Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.


Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out-of-this-world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?









I expected to love More Than Maybe, I did not expect it to steal my heart. The characters, the story, the music, the sheer friendship and love. This is by far the first YA book in a really long time I can say completely swept me a way in just about every way a girl, a reader, can be swept away. 

And yes, dear author, I want a Phil! And a Cullen, and a Zach, and a Mia, and yes, especially a Luke! 

This was so much more than I was expecting and everything I needed, when I needed it, without even realizing it. Such a sweet story that will stick with me long after the book has been read, and the review has been submitted. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

54 comments:

  1. Oh it looks good and it's the first time I heard about it

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  2. I have a copy of this one and I'm so excited to read it, Ali. I'm so happy you loved it. I hope I like it as much as you did.

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    1. I really hope you do as well Nick! It definitely pulled me out of a funk. ;)

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  3. I adored Hahn's debut, and am itching to read this book. I am doing a tour, which was pushed, and therefore, have it scheduled for the summer. I am so happy to see all these raves for it too. I am pretty sure it will be a hit for me as well.

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    1. I just realized the date was pushed for this to July, darn it! Oh well, get the word out there early now I guess. It really is fabulous and you are going to love it!

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  4. Oh, this sounds really good. I'm glad you loved it so much. I do like a book that revolves around music.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It was so much fun and now I definitely need to read more!

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  5. What a cool sounding book and I'm not usually attracted by YA but this one is going on my list. Thanks Kindlemom
    Stay Safe

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    1. Thanks Debbie and you too! Hope all is well.

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  6. This looks really adorable, will have to keep an eye out for it when it comes out

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    1. It really was and I loved all the music flirting between them.

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  7. Always fun when a story captures your heart!

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  8. This sounds adorable. I can see why it captured your heart.

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  9. I'm glad this was good! It sounds fun and the Ann arbor music scene mention got my attention since I'm a Michigander. :)

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  10. I'm glad this one swept you away! It's always nice to find a book that surprises you! Great review!

    Simply Angela

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  11. This looks good and a book that stole your heart is worth checking out. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love the sound of this so much! It's going on the wish list alongside Hahn's You'd Be Mine! :)

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  13. I had this one coming up to read and I glad to hear it is so good!

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    1. I'm excited to see what you think about it, I hope you love it too!

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  14. I like book covers with illustrations, they're super cute. This seems like a nice romance novel.

    Beena @ Beena Khan

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  15. I don't read much YA anymore but this sounds like something I'd enjoy! Thanks for putting it on my radar! :)

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    1. I don't read as much as I use to but once in a while I get in a mood to and I'm so glad I took a chance on this one.

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  16. I'm so excited to hear that this story stole your heart, since I have it for review :) It sounds like it had such fabulous characters!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Can't wait to see what you thought about it!

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  17. This one sounds fantastic! I love when I'm able to fall in love with characters like you did with these.

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    1. Me too, they really make the whole story memorable long after you have read it.

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  18. I have this one on deck (are you surprised??? Haha!), and I'm really looking forward to it! I loved Hahn's first book, and this one sounds like it will be even better. I'm happy to see you really enjoyed it!!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?šŸ˜· šŸ’¬

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    1. I really need to read her first one and I hope you love this one too!

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  19. Hope you're well. God Bless.

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  20. I don't read much YA anymore, but this sounds like something I'd love! Glad to hear it was a such a hit! :)

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    1. I don't read nearly as much as I use to but this was so good and I'm so glad I took a chance and read it. I really hope you try it and love it as well!

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    1. Doing good, thanks for checking! Just been too busy to blog properly. ;)

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  22. I adored this book and was so happy to find you did, too! It really did steal my heart. I hadn't read anything by this author until this book. I went back and read You'd Be Mine and loved it even more. I can't wait for her to release another book. I know this one just came out, but I need another ASAP! Great review.

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  23. This was my first as well but I do want to read more. I will definitely pick up You'd Be Mine now, thanks for the rec!

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  24. EEK, this sounds amazing!! Adding it to the tbr!! <3

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    1. It really was. I hope you love it as much as I did!

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  25. I absolutely love it when a book surprises me like this and I fall in love. I will definitely check this book out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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