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.
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I am a gigantic fan of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the movie (Matthew Macfayden…SWOON!) so I jumped at the chance to read this book and I am SO GLAD I did!
Spring was an amazing MC. She was snarky and unique, which was my favorite thing about her. I liked that she always spoke her opinion, even though it got her into some trouble a lot. She definitely had the whole ‘pride’ thing going on strong. She’s an incredibly dedicated person in everything she does and I was really impressed with her. I strive to be like her every day, never backing down in absolutely anything.
Henry Knightly…you have bewitched me, body and soul. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. But seriously, he is a total sweetheart. At first, he was really shy and quiet and exactly like Mr. Darcy. But he transformed into a great guy. He cared so much for Spring and yeahhhh he made some mistakes at the beginning, but he made them thinking he was doing good so I can’t fault him at all. I want my own Henry. P.S. I loveeee his name!
I liked the secondary characters pretty well. Julia, or Jane Bennett, was a good friend. Dart, or Mr. Bingley, needed to grow a pair and stand up to Henry. If he did, a lot of heartache would have been avoided. But then there wouldn’t have been much of a story...which would have been a shame. I love me some angst!
Even though I knew who every character was supposed to be and exactly how the story would end, I was pleasantly surprised and never bored. I read it in one night even though I had class early the next day. It was addicting. The NA novel is not one of the steamiest I have ever read, but I still loved every look and kiss that was shared. So romantic! :)
I ardently recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good introduction into new adult. And especially to fans of Pride and Prejudice!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: Without another word, he bent his flour-covered face to mine, and I stopped breathing altogether. When he kissed me, there was an explosion of stars behind my eyes. His body shifted, pressing me hard against the wall, leaving me no choice but to grab on to the curves of his elbows. His hands still held my neck, fingers moving over my skin, his thumbs brushing across my cheeks. I could taste the sugar on his lips, the flour and the sweet tang of cranberries, a delicious combination that made my mouth water. Without realizing it, I parted my lips, needing a deeper taste.
Rating: 4.5/5 Tar Heels!