Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London
Release Date: October 28th, 2013 by Entangled: Embrace
Genre: New Adult > Contemporary
Source: Blog Tour (Thank you Entangled: Embrace!)
Find It: Amazon || GoodReads || B&N
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 ├╝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.






Definitely, Maybe in Love is a really cute story about how opposites attract. I've never read Pride & Prejudice but if Mr. Darcy is anything like Henry Knightly then maybe I should pick that book up next.

Spring is really big on going green and being vegetarian and doing all good things! She's not afraid to be herself, to speak her mind and to stand up for the things she believes in. But sometimes, she can come off as a bit too much and for someone who "isn't afraid to be who she is" she sure does care about what other people think of her. I loved her strong workaholic attitude. I loved how passionate she was about the things she believed in.

Henry is charming. He's a bit of a douche at first but he really warms up after awhile. He's also republican which, kudos to Spring but wow, I couldn't do it. I don't care how amazing the guy is haha. Okay, maybe that's a lie. It would depend. But Henry is exactly what Spring needs in her life. Someone who'll challenge her and not step down. Someone who's passionate about things just like she is. He's her opposite but in a really really good way.

The thing that annoyed me about these two was the tug and pull. The fact that Henry kept leaving and kept leaving things unsaid when he should had said something, explained himself... something! Especially when it came to the whole Alex thing. But it also annoyed me how Spring jumped to conclusions about everything and doubted Henry every chance she got. The way he felt was obviously there and I think she purposely tried not to see it. What I also didn't like was how quick Spring was to jump at Henry over trivial events that happened in his life way before he even met her!

But what I did like about them was their chemistry. The fact that they clicked so well together. Their debates were fantastic. It's refreshing to see a novel with two strong characters debating over things they care about so passionately. Their intelligence blew my mind (see what I did there?). Seriously, one of the best parts of the books was their constant bickering.

If only they stopped leaving each other behind on more important subjects --- like their feelings!

Towards the end it felt like the novel sort of just dragged on and we were waiting for something to happen between Spring and Henry.

Overall I really really enjoyed this read and I can see myself re-reading it in the near future! If you're looking for a fantastic read filled with bicker, romance and college students that are too smart for their own good then I highly suggest this title! 





"I'm studying Latin," he continued. "It helps with terminology. Plus, it's a dead language." He eyed me, kind of deadpan. "I'm trying to resurrect it."
"Single-handedly?"
He exhaled what could have been a laugh, then took a sip from a tall, silver travel mug. "If that's what it takes."



Henry was quiet for a moment. "And then what would have done?" he asked. "After I kissed you a third time, I mean." The man was nothing if not persistent.
"Probably kicked you in the ribs."
[...]
"And after a fourth time?" he asked, sounding relaxed.
"Haven't you had enough rejection?" I whispered.

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