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.
My rating: 4.5 stars
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.
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.
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.