30. ožu 2014.

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

      I am going to do something a little bit different today - last year I read Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia Landon and I adored it. Few days ago I noticed price drop for e-book version on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, so I started thinking about what I can do to make you read it and take advantage of 0.99$ price. That is why I am re-posting my review for this book. It was originally posted on Way Too Hot Books, maybe some of you read it. Here we go...




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Release date: October 30th, 2013.
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My rating: 4.5 stars








Book summary:
"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—though she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. 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 am big fan of Pride and Prejudice - my first introduction with it happened when I was around 10 years old, I watched that TV show with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.  It was love at first sight. I read the book much later. When I saw that Definitely, Maybe in Love was modern retelling of story about my favorite brooding man - I just had to read it. So far I didn't have much luck with P&P retellings, but Ophelia London had me hooked from the first page.

      Spring & Henry. Are perfect. Author managed to capture everything that made us love Elizabeth and Darcy so much and put it in completely new set of interests and circumstances. Spring is kind of girl that every single one of us should try to be like - strong, determined, smart, independent, not afraid to speak up and active member of society. Oh, she is my superhero. I love "girl-power" characters. I didn't know that it was possible, but I love Henry even more than Darcy. He has this whole untouchable attitude, but he is not jerk - Henry is not intimidated by Spring, quite opposed - he is attracted to her because she is that type of girl, he admires Spring's ability to hold her ground. That is kind of man every woman wish for.

      Green theme. One of the biggest pluses for me is that Definitely, Maybe in Love talks about environmental issues and it seems that that is something that is important to author, not just convenient setting for retelling. I loved the way both characters gave their opinions about certain subjects and the way it connected them. Ophelia London tells to readers that you can always do something to change to world you live in.

      Cranberries, cowboy hats and braids. If you want to read a book that will make you swoon all the time, you just have to pick up this one. You'll be swept of your feet on every third page. There are no explicit scenes, but you'll feel the tension and you will have an overwhelming need to kiss and be kissed.

      But... There is always but, isn't it? I had problem with Julia and Dart's story. It has few loopholes and feels unfinished. I liked them as characters, don't get me wrong, but I just have a feeling like there could be much more. Still, that haven't been big problem - I absolutely love this novel.

      Should you read it? You have to if you consider yourself true Pride and Prejudice fan. I even think that younger generation of readers will enjoy this story much more. Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London has to be on the list of books that you think your daughter should read one day.

Happy reading,

42 komentara:

  1. I love the fact that this is based on P&P but a book that honestly talks about environmental issues? That sounds awesome! Thanks for your review Glass.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. It is awesome book. Sale will last for three more days.

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  2. I saw this reviewed on another blog the other day. Both positive reviews! I like that Spring is in college. :)

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    1. Yes, most of the readers enjoyed reading this book.

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  3. I agree this is definitely a cute read and at only 99 cents you aren't losing anything by picking it up and trying it. ;)

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  4. Retelling of P&P, definitely I need to read it. (: I would love to check out Henry. For $ 0.99, I couldn't pass it up, managed to snag it from Amazon. Thanks for the info and it's such a lovely review, Glass!! (:

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    1. Oh, Inis, I hope you'll like it as much as I did.

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  5. Love how you are doing this, because who doesn't love book deals? And from what I infer, it's definitely worth the money, if not even more. Romance sounds pretty cute!

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    1. Thank you, Alise. This is super cute story - worth reading.

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  6. I am one of *those* people who haven't read P&P so I wouldn't have that going in knowledge

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    1. Really?O.O Did you watch the show?

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  7. I AM A HUGE fan of Pride and Prejudice
    In fact, it is my favorite book of all time. I LOVE it and the movie, too

    I cannot believe this is the first time that I hear of this book
    GREAT review , though
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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    1. I really hope that you'll read this novel then.:) Thank you.

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  8. Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth is my favorite screen adaptation, Glass! I've watched it so many times and I always laugh hysterically. I really enjoyed this story as well. It was really cute. Great review! :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachel.
      Oh, I have that show ready - I plan to watch it during one of the next weekends.:)

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  9. I've read a lot of retellings before but I don't think one about p&p has even crossed my radar before. huh, either way i'm glad you managed to enjoy this one and that you felt it did the original justice. I don't know if I will pick this one up since i am VERY picky with my retellings but i might if i see it at the book store or so. Great review Glass!
    Lily @ lilysbookblog

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    1. Thank you, Lily. I have to say that I was surprised how much I liked because I'm picky with retellings too.

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  10. I've had my eye on this one, in fact, I think I even own it. I think it's really cool to repost this review (which I really liked!).
    Thanks for sharing, Glass!

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    1. Well, if you alredy have, you should definitely read it soon.
      Thank you.

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  11. I was surprise at how much I loved this one. I agree Julia's and Dart's story needed a bit more, but I loved it nonetheless, Ophelia is a delight to work with.

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    1. Oh, she is - she always responds to tweets and e-mails.

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  12. I don't remember if it was your review or not, but someones review (awhile ago!) convinced me to buy it. Unfortunately I still haven't read it!

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    1. *gasps* Really? Oh, you have to read it soon. Please!

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  13. Why didn't I know about this? I love P&P and have read many retteling but this one is new to me.
    I have to get this book immediately
    Awesome review as always glass! :)))

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    1. Thank you, Dorothy. I hope you'll love it too.

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  14. I have this one on my TBR list for ages now, but I never actually got around to reading it. I love Pride & Prejudice so I hope I'll read this one soon. Great review Glass!

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    1. I think you will really like it, Anatea. If I got to know your taste right by now.:)

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  15. Done! Just one clicked it because I love "girl power" reads too! Plus, huge fan of P&P right here, so hopefully my opinion won't be that different from yours. Thanks for sharing, Glass =)

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  16. Oh I loved Pride and Prejudice! This seems like a really cute read. Will definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing Glass! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. Super cute! I'll keep my fingers crossed.;)

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  17. I've been hearing that this is a very good P&P retelling, and I have been meaning to read it. I love that is seems like the author really captured Elizabeth and Darcy. Thanks for sharing!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. She did, but in completely modern setting and interests. I love Henry to pieces.

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  18. Ehh, I've heard of the book and the movie but I haven't really bothered to get on with Pride and Prejudice O_O There's just something about it that lures and shoos me away >_< Given that this is a retelling, perhaps a lighter read like this would be more approachable to someone like me? What you think? :)

    Great review!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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    1. If you do have issues with original novel, I think this retelling might work out for you perfectly.
      Thank you, Faye.

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  19. There has been some loopholes and I think she kind of ditched her beliefs a little too quickly at the end of the book but I did enjoy the story a lot.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you, but I still enjoyed it very much.

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  20. This sounds like a fabulous read, thanks for the heads up about the sale! I'm a huge P&P fan so I need to get this one asap. :-)

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  21. It looks interesting and I love the cover!

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  22. sounds so intriguing! will deifnitely try it out soon !:)

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