{ARC Review} Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

October 22, 2013 Reviews, Young Adult 3 ★★★★½

NA Review
Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London
Expected publication: October 28th 2013 by Entangled Embrace
Age Group: New Adult
Source: eARC from Publisher
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. 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.

My Thoughts
This is my first book by Ophelia London, and I have to say I am a little bit in love with her writing style. It is just so engaging and conversational- in a good way. Definitely, Maybe in Love is such a great love story. I really enjoyed the way the story is spread out. It spans over a full year, and the book is split up into the seasons. So it feels very natural and realistic, no falling in love over the weekend.
Spring is all about sustainability. She thinks she is living her advice, she doesn’t eat meat, she protests all the time, and she has an opinion on just about anything. I loved how passionate she is, but it really bugged me how narrow minded she came off at the beginning of the story. If you didn’t have the same opinion or view as her, then you were automatically wrong, and that is a huge pet peeve of mine. I think it is so important to see both sides of an issue. And one of the things that I liked most about Henry was that he challenged this stubbornness in Spring, and eventually he forced her to be a little more open to other viewpoints.
Henry appears to be one thing on the surface, but there is so much more to him. I loved that at the start of the book Spring had him pegged one way, and she was totally wrong about him. I thought it was so cute how much he liked to push Spring’s buttons. He enjoyed engaging her in debate and he loved the way she got heated about things. I thought the two of them were fiery! I loved their little food fight in the kitchen. But man, oh man they sure did go through their ups and downs. But everything they went through just made it seem even more worth while to me. It made me so happy when they kept finding their way back to each other.
Definitely, Maybe in Love is such an awesome love story. It is amazingly written. I need to read everything else Ophelia London has written. She is the real deal! Her story captivated me. I haven’t enjoyed a love story like I did this one in a while. I was really rooting for the two of them. I think Henry made Spring a better person. If you are looking for a great, heartwarming, sassy , and realistic love story, Definitely go for Definitely, Maybe in Love.
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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.
Website: http://www.ophelialondon.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ophelia_london
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ophelia-London/235557139857428
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/585688-ophelia

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