Sunday, November 10, 2013

[Mini Review] Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

Three-Point-Five Stars, Rounded Down to Three

ARC received from Netgalley

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 ├╝ber-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.

I might be the only female above, like, ten who hasn't read, or even watched, Pride and Prejudice.  I know, I know, it's strange and unnatural, but I watched the Lizzie Bennett Diaries, if that slightly elevates your opinion of me.

Retellings are extremely difficult to write, and I usually find myself angry at them, since most of the time, they don't follow the source material well enough, and I've always wondered what it would be like if I didn't read the source material first.

Spring is a student in Environment Science, and needs help on her thesis project. Fortunately for her, Henry just moved in across the street. There's an instant attraction between them, but of course, Spring hates Henry right away.which is definitely not like any other New Adult book.

I found the romance way too quick, and yet, it was somehow very cute to watch. A few times, I became bored and switched to a different book, but these were far between.

Like The Summer I Became a Nerd, one of the few words I can think of this novel is "fluffy". If you're between depressing books and want something more upbeat, this is the story for you.

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