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Publishers: Entangled: Embrace Publishing
Published: 28th October 2013
Genre: New Adult, Modern Day Re-Telling, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Spring, Henry
Date Read: 7th September - 10th October 2013
Blurb from Publishers:
Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle.
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'thelp 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 is another book that I was asked if I wanted to review for the pre-launch of Entangled Embrace and to be honest I never read the blurb I just thought the title sounded good and the cover also looked good. So imagine my delight when I found it was a modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice which is my all time favourite TV show (Colin Firth as Mr Darcy) and I wasn't let down!
I did really love this cover as it looked like it was romantic and I loved the different font for the title. I also loved that the cover was in black and white which is always a love of mine and then the hint of colour in the title really does stand out. The only things is when reading the book I found that the cover doesn't really tie in with the story which was a let down for me, however I still like it.
As soon as I started this book I just feel in love with it and the only negative thing I can think of is that it wasn't longer and that it's a stand alone I just need more of this story it was so beautifully written. There was a few parts of the story that I remembered happening from Pride and Prejudice but with the modern twist it just made it feel all the more believable. The chemistry between Henry and Spring was undeniable they even sizzled when they argued (which was a lot). This book is definitely one of my all time favourite books which I can't wait to get my hands on a finished copy as it's just too good not to!
The characters I absolutely loved they was just brilliant together and apart. Spring was a very strong female protagonist who had very strong views on how she views the world, then enter Henry who goes against everything she believes in. Henry was also a strong male but he definitely can show his softer side. There was a also a few side characters that where just as good including Mel who I didn't think I would like but the more I got to know her the more I understood why she was one of Spring's best friends. There was some villains of the story too which I didn't like but that's how we are supposed to feel about them as otherwise they wouldn't be the bad guys.
Overall I just love, love, loved this book and I highly recommend anyone to read it as I will bet that you would love it too!
Ophelia London is the author of ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, the upcoming "still working on the title" (Nov `13), and the new adultDEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE (Oct 28th). She belongs to RWA and DARA.