Author: Ophelia London
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Entangled Embrace (October 28, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: New adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!!
Spring 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.
My Thoughts and Review:
I am a huge, I mean HUGE Pride and Prejudice fan, as in, seen all the movies, read the books (multiple times!) and like retellings of the story fan. So of course I picked this one up, I mean how could I resist it and call myself a fan?
At any rate, I was expecting to fall immediately in love with this and you know what? I didn't. I have no idea why, maybe because I wasn't quite sure if I was going to love Spring. She wasn't quite as loveable as my beloved Lizzie or maybe it was the modernization, I am not sure but, at any rate, I had to push through this one for a few chapters and I was starting to wonder if this was going to be one of those reads that really let me down. One that didn't live up to its hype. But, I hung in there and it wasn't too much longer before I really was able to dig in and start to like it and relate to Spring a little better.
I would love to say that I connected with her but the fact of the matter is, I just didn't even though she has a lot of great traits I normally love in a heroine, she was smart, witty, feisty and even humorous at times. But, you know what? It didn't matter because I loved the love story nonetheless and really, that is all that mattered because, believe it or not, I loved Henry Knightly (how clever using another Austen character for a name!). There was just something about the arrogant (sometimes cocky) boy that I loved. Maybe because I knew he was at some point going to redeem him self like all good Mr. Darcy's eventually do.
Either way I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this very modernized tale of two people from very different social classes with very different views on the world coming together and creating one heck of a beautiful love story. This was so well done and is right up there with being one of my favorite retellings.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*