Sunday, March 9, 2014

Definitely, Maybe In Love by Ophelia London

Definitely, Maybe In Love by Ophelia LondonDefinitely, Maybe In Love by Ophelia London
Published by Entangled on October 28, 2013
Pages: 260
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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2 Stars

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'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 modern take on Pride and Prejudice and it’s one of the worse ones I’ve read. I honestly don’t know why I kept reading when I felt like giving up pretty early on. Ophelia London just didn’t do enough with this to make it unique or entertaining.

Spring Honeycutt (yep, that’s actually her name) is an environmentalist wannabe who is completely full of herself. She wears her hair in dreads, becomes a vegetarian, and other really stupid things just to make herself seem more serious as an environmentalist. Last time I checked, that does not make you an environmentalist if you have no legitimate reason for doing the things you do. She was supremely annoying and self righteous, especially since her reasons for doing things were ridiculous. Henry was so much better than Spring as a character. I actually like him even if he was a little stuck up. At least he knew what he was talking about, unlike Spring. However, I totally did not get the attraction between the two. They had nothing in common and there was no chemistry between them. It was very forced.

The story was supremely dull and predictable. I honestly don’t have much more to say about it other than that. I forced myself to keep reading and I kind of regret the time I wasted on this book.

Overall, Definitely, Maybe in Love is one that I would definitely recommend skipping. There’s nothing redeeming about it and I felt like it was a waste of my time.

What others are saying about Definitely, Maybe In Love:
Wondrous Reads’ review: “I really loved this book and I can’t wait to read more by Ophelia London. 
 
The Autumn Review’s review: “This was a well-written, sweet, entertaining story that has some great twists that I didn’t see coming.”
 
Sweets Books’ review: “Overall its a great story and great characters, I wouldn’t mind reading other books on the other characters!”
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1 Comment

  1. Christina Kit.

    Too bad the story didn’t reflect the cuteness of the cover!

    It’s hard to do Austen retellings and have them unique but also somehow connected to the original tale – Diana Peterfreund’s novels did this successfully.

    You’d think a book about romance would have likable characters who suit each other .

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