20 October 2014

Book Review: Someday Maybe (Definitely Maybe, #2) by Ophelia London

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Embrace (Entangled)
Published: 20th October 2014
Pages: 239
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Retelling
Main Characters: Rachel, Oliver, 
Date Read: 11th October - 17th October 2014
Rating Given:
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Some guys are impossible to forget.
Rachel Daughtry has a 10-year plan that leaves no room for mistakes. Or not-so-serious boys—including Oliver Wentworth, the freshman boyfriend she's never forgotten. Now she's back in San Francisco with an awesome-slash-scary new job. Unfortunately, The Plan doesn't cover things like meeting her best friend's new “secret” guy...Oliver.
Fortunately, no one knows that Rachel and Oliver were ever together, and endless bikini wax torture couldn't make Rachel hurt her friend. But it's killing Rachel. She's not over him. Not even a little. And as her 10-year-plan crumbles around her, Rachel realizes that maybe—just maybe—Oliver feels the same way.
Now Rachel is on the verge of losing all control. And her best friend. And the love of her life...

I never knew there was going to be another book in the Definitely Maybe series but once I found out I just had to read it even if it was new characters I didn't care. I was hoping that it was going to be just as good as the first one or even better but that wasn't to be...

I love this cover as it looks like it's a romantic scene and after reading the book I can even picture one of the scenes that this could be taken from. I like that it's similar to the first book but with it being about different people I'm glad of the differences. Even though it's a dark cover I still love the colours used as they all work well together.

Throughout most of the first half of this book I found myself not enjoying it but I kept on with it and I'm glad I did because boy did it pick up. For the first few chapters it kept going back in time and then would go back to the present which I couldn't always keep up with as when it went back to the resent there wasn't any indication that, that had happened but I soon picked up that it was alternating the past with the present. I did like reading about how Oliver and Rachel became an item but I did feel like it was too instant and that she was far to dependent on him. I felt the break up didn't feel real as it seemed like it happened out of the blue with not much of an explanation, I was expecting something more dramatic to be behind the splitsville but that wasn't the case. I loved that we where able to see a little more of Spring and Henry to find out what they where up to and the scenes that they where in had me laughing out loud. When the main focus of the book stayed on the present was when I really got into the book and the chemistry between the two main characters where undeniable even if they couldn't see it. This book is a retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion which I have never read so I can't really compare this book and Austen's but to me there didn't seem to be any real persuasion in Someday Maybe it was all down to what Rachel thought she wanted. I loved the ending it was so sweet and the fact it went a little into the future was amazing.

For me Rachel could be very annoying at times especially her reasoning behind breaking up with Oliver. I did feel as though she grew throughout the book though which was nice to see her just letting go. I absolutely adored Oliver he was so sweet and my heart broke for him. I would have loved to have had some of this story from his point of view to find out what he was actually feeling. Sarah, Oliver's sister was my favourite female character as she was adorable and a great friend to Rachel. 

Overall this book was not as good as the first one throughout the first half but once it really got going I loved it just as much with me hanging on every word that was being said.