Definitely, Maybe in Love

Definitely, Maybe in Love

by Ophelia London

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ISBN-13: 9781495317880
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Definitely, Maybe in Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
tarheelbibliobabe_12 More than 1 year ago
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am a gigantic fan of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the movie (Matthew Macfayden…SWOON!) so I jumped at the chance to read this book and I am SO GLAD I did! Spring was an amazing MC. She was snarky and unique, which was my favorite thing about her. I liked that she always spoke her opinion, even though it got her into some trouble a lot. She definitely had the whole ‘pride’ thing going on strong. She’s an incredibly dedicated person in everything she does and I was really impressed with her. I strive to be like her every day, never backing down in absolutely anything, like Spring. Henry Knightly…you have bewitched me, body and soul. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. But seriously, he is a total sweetheart. At first, he was really shy and quiet and exactly like Mr. Darcy. But he transformed into a great guy. He cared so much for Spring and yeahhhh he made some mistakes at the beginning, but he made them thinking he was doing good so I can’t fault him at all. I want my own Henry. P.S. I loveeee his name! I liked the secondary characters pretty well. Julia, or Jane Bennett, was a good friend. Dart, or Mr. Bingley, needed to grow a pair and stand up to Henry. If he did, a lot of heartache would have been avoided. But then there wouldn’t have been much of a story...which would have been a shame. I love me some angst! Even though I knew who every character was supposed to be and exactly how the story would end, I was pleasantly surprised and never bored. I read it in one night even though I had class early the next day. It was addicting. The NA novel is not one of the steamiest I have ever read, but I still loved every look and kiss that was shared. So romantic! :) I ardently recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good introduction into new adult. And especially to fans of Pride and Prejudice! Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: Without another word, he bent his flour-covered face to mine, and I stopped breathing altogether. When he kissed me, there was an explosion of stars behind my eyes. His body shifted, pressing me hard against the wall, leaving me no choice but to grab on to the curves of his elbows. His hands still held my neck, fingers moving over my skin, his thumbs brushing across my cheeks. I could taste the sugar on his lips, the flour and the sweet tang of cranberries, a delicious combination that made my mouth water. Without realizing it, I parted my lips, needing a deeper taste. Rating: 4.5/5 Tar Heels!
bigbabyblues More than 1 year ago
This book makes me want to watch Pride and Prejudice again. Followed by Bridget Jones' Diary. Ophelia London once again creates characters that are relatable and flawed. The setting took me right back to my own college days. And the love story between Spring and Henry sucked me in. DMIL strikes just the right balance between Jane Austen and Ophelia London. I can honestly say I fell in love with this book!
texasgingerbread More than 1 year ago
If you like Pride & Prejudice you will love this book! There is something about the way London writes that I just adore. I love her witty, sarcastic voice. Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice and it was absolutely adorable. And even though you know how it’s going to end, I just Couldn’t. Put. This. Book. Down. I read it in one sitting, ignoring my children and all else around me. And let me tell you, you will not be disappointed with Henry! Henry is as smexy as Mr. Darcy ever was and is (he still lives in my mind). What I liked most about Definitely, Maybe in Love was how London incorporated the characters from Jane Austen's beloved novel into her own story and made them fresh, yet familiar. It was fun seeing how the new set of characters were related to each other and how their characters evolved. I especially loved the visual we received at the end in the rain…kuddos to London for adding in a “wet shirt” scene and paying tribute to the best scene in the Pride & Prejudice BBC 1995 version of the movie with Colin Firth! Although I have to say, Henry is sexier than Colin in my mind. ;
HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
In Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London Spring HoneyCutt wants to ace her sustainable living thesis at any cost and when her professor suggests that with a new perspective her paper could get published, she decides to make it happen at any cost. The only person willing to give his input in her thesis is her arch enemy and sexy neighbour Henry Knightly. As they both work on their thesis, Spring finds out her preconcieved notions about Henry were so wrong and Henry is so much more than old money and I am never wrong attitude. Between very vocal debate sessions and long arguments, Henry and Spring are gonna discover so much more about each other but will their pride interfere with what they really feel about each other..?? Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that I became totally addicted to from the first page ...!!. Pride and Prejudice has been retold many times with some hits and misses.This one was a one big hit for me and I just fell in love with the story and characters from the moment Spring Honeycutt makes her grand entrance on the first page. She was my perfect heroine because she was half geek, very vocal about her thoughts and I could relate to her in so many ways. Henry was the perfect Mr. Darcy with his I am always right attitude and despite all the arguing, he cared a lot for Spring. I only had a problem with Julia (Jane Bennet) because I thought Jane was quite sensible and mature while Julia could not remind me much of the Jane I so much admired. I loved Ophelia's take on the characters on Mr. Collins and Charlotte, and the role they play as Mel and Tyler was so much fun to read. Ophelia London keeps the basic plot-line the same but gives a new modern twist to a much loved classic.I totally loved this one and I am sure everyone who loves a good romance will definitely share my sentiment. After reading this, cranberries just took on a whole new meaning for me and Bruno Mars just became my new favorite singer. I could go on and on but where is the fun in that..??. Go on grab it and give it a read if you love Pride and Prejudice or if you want a good romance with a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Pride and Prejudice inspired story. I think I am in love with Henry. I found myself not being able to put it down and loved watching as Springer and Henry fell in love. Now where is my Pride and Prejudice DVD (BBC Version of course).
Ophelia007 More than 1 year ago
Favorite passage: “What’s so funny?” I asked, surprised to see Knightly chuckling into a fist. “Your buttons,” he said. I looked down at the top I was wearing. It was a black pullover sweater, no buttons. “No,” he said with another chuckle. “Your buttons, Spring.” He pointed at me, his fingers like a gun. “They’re very easy to push, aren’t they?”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh, where do I begin. It's unusual for me to be a little speechless after finishing a novel that I really love. I usually have so many things to say, but I'm still fully immersed in this one and when I write out my full review, that means it's over... which makes me a little sad. Spring Honeycutt: I have to admit that in the beginning even I hated her a little bit. I mean really her personality was a little hard to take and she was mean even to her friends. But that was Spring, who she was at the time. She just had to grow and change like the rest of us... and oh how she did. I knew the story was a modern Pride and Prejudice but I didn't really see it until about half way through. The comparison never even crossed my mind until a pivotal moment where it was like seeing for the first time. I knew what it was that I was reading. Even still, there were so many things different from that point on that you really didn't know what would happen and that is always a big fear with me when I read something that is a modern take on a classic that I absolutely adore. Henry Knightly: Ugh kill me now. From the moment we meet him he's a true Mr. Darcy and I mean that in a good way! Who doesn't love a tall, dark, broody man? Oh that's right, every other straight man on the planet. Seriously though, Henry can totally be a jerk but like Spring, he just has to grow up. I feel like he did an even better job at that than Spring did, which is saying something. The writing was outstanding, I completely loved it. Ophelia's writing style is easy to read, easy to follow, but makes you think, and I loooooove that in a book. Even though she's speaking through the voice of Spring, she's witty, she's smart, and you can tell she spent a lot of time making it perfect because it was as close to perfect as I've seen in a eBook release in a long ass time. It was beautifully refreshing to not be correcting someone's grammar or spelling or word choice in my head as I was reading. That, my friends, for someone who reads all the time is an aggravation that I could certainly live without. Dart, Julia, Mel, Cami: Absolutely adored each of these characters and what they added to the story. I mean they were fun, loveable, and just so darn cute to enjoy while reading the main love story between Spring and Henry. Really, there were moments that I was saying "But why can't I see more of them?" Still kind of wish I could but they served their purpose for sure. The enjoyment factor? Oh gosh. There were moments that I was smiling so hard my cheeks felt like they could crack. The one that stands out the most in my mind is the kitchen scene at Thanksgiving. Trust me, when you get to it, you'll thank me for warning you to look out for it! Ah-may-zing. Lilah, Alex, Tyler: I see Tyler's purpose but I really could have lived without the guy. I didn't really care for him and found myself skipping over his parts until I realized that he was actually kind of important. I'm not sure if it's his personality (or lack of one) that makes me grumpy but again... I can see why he is that person. Lilah and Alex, I think they should run away together. They seem like they could make a happy couple. Bwahahah What I took from the story? Well I think Julia said it best and we'll just let her wrap this thing up, "Life’s too short, too precious not to love whenever we can." -I received this beauty as an eArc from Entangled publishing, which did not influence my opinion of this book in any way.
LoveLifeRead More than 1 year ago
Grinning ear to ear while reading it, this story is perfect on those days when you need a little brightness in it.  Story Breakdown: Spring Honeycutt is determine to live the life of a sustainable consumer. She has enrolled at Stanford as an environmental science major (holding down three jobs and taken out student loans to do so). She lives the lifestyle as much as possible--wears her hair in braids, shops at second hand stores, is a vegetarian and more. To her, land developers are harden criminals against the environment--the last thing she wants to do is EVEN consider that the land developers side of the story.  Per her professor's advice, she must stop to think about the opposition to add the depth to her thesis if she wants to have any hopes of it being published. Enter Henry Knightly III, a land baron's son. Of course Spring and Henry are destined to hate each other--right? Much to her surprise, Henry and her form an unlikely friendship. They like to debate and can argue each other into a corner, but cannot deny the attraction they feel for each other. Henry forces Spring to look at things from the other side of the equation, just as Spring forces him to examine how things have been done in the past. Through a series of mistakes and assumptions, the two are driven apart and together throughout Spring's junior year at Stanford. When they finally seem to be able to be together, the unthinkable happens. Will the two of them ever end up being able to be together when the time is right? My Thoughts: This is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice but even if you are not a fan of hers, you will fall in love with this story. Set in present day, the characters are your typical collegiate students trying to figure out their way in life and their own opinions.  The characters are fabulous. Spring is a complex, opinionated sometimes irritating but lovable character. She is at the point in her life where she feels that she has to live the lifestyle to really believe what she is advocating. Henry is brooding, equally complex and opinionated but likable guy. Even when you feel like you should not like him, he just could make me smile at the things he said and does. Those who are familiar with Pride and Prejudice will see the similarities of the story but not so much so that you are bored with it. Spring and Henry still have to get through their own issues and challenges before they can fully appreciate each other. 
ValleyoftheBookDoll More than 1 year ago
I loved the environmental issues the were brought up throughout the book. I really enjoyed the fact that it included both sides of the argument. Having Henry and Spring come from different backgrounds and taking opposite stances, made their relationship development interesting to witness.The relationship between these two was rocky from the start and had a nice, steady progression. It was refreshing to see a relationship with such real-life qualities displayed in a romance novel. This modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice will have fans giddy and making room for Henry in their book boyfriend list. *An eARC of this book was provided by the publisher. This has not affected my review or opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love PaP, okay? I read the novel a couple of times, but I’m hooked on the BBC mini series with Colin Firth and I even enjoy watching the movie from 2005. MacFadyen as Darcy? *grabby hands* This novel, as written in the synopsis, is a variation of PaP. The characters hold different familial and social circumstances, but the general storyline is quite the same. For this reason I wasn’t the least bit surprised at the various turn of events. I was quite taken with Henry Knightly, I must say. It was pretty obvious he’s not the hoity toity upperclass snob he seems at the beginning. His character didn’t quite evolve with the story, but more revealed bit by bit. And that complemented Spring’s character’s not quite transformation, but more evolving. Spring (love that name, btw – fits the character to a T) is obsessed with sustainability and everything related. She even turned vegetarian as a statement to her current beliefs. She’s also in a bit of a jam with her thesis and needs a counter opinion to make a stronger case. Which forces her to ask Henry for help. Spring’s character really grows with this story. She matures somehow and becomes more mellow with her opinions and ability to accept the positives in opposing stands. Also, falling in love (while ignoring the presence of those particular feelings) isn’t hurting that process. Spring’s best friends and roommates pretty much carried the story forward, being the ones to actually take action in different situations. I almost felt that at times things happened with Spring and Henry just because they were forced into things by their friends. While I enjoyed reading the book, the writing is beautiful and the story flows, I felt like the characters belong in high-school, not 3rd year in college or even graduate school. They were mostly, at least for the better of the first half of the book, rather immature. It’s almost as if the story shouldn’t be classified as NA, but YA/Juvenile Adult. I think anyone who enjoyed Pride and Prejudice will enjoy reading this book. It’s light and fun and well written. ** I’d like to thank Entangled Publishing for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I was happy with this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Pride and Prejudice, this modern version is for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars rounding up to 5 I really enjoyed reading Definitely, Maybe in Love :) I was so impressed with the way Ophelia London gave us a modern day adaptation of the classic Pride and Prejudice. I have to raise my hand here and say I love P+P and I was a little sceptical going in if this book was going to deliver.  No need to have been worried, this was a fabulous read and I found I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend Definitely, Maybe in Love, you will not be disappointed :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light easy reading, quick and a simple love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good fun read
BookAddictedMom More than 1 year ago
Ok, I have a secret to tell you, please don't judge me too harshly. I never read Pride & Prejudice, nor have I ever watched the movie versions....I know! I am a freak of nature and not fit to be considered an avid reader. Having said that, I feel a little guilty reviewing this modern take on the classic Jane Austin novel. I am going to give it a shot though. This story is told from Spring's point of view. We get to ride along with her as she deals with friends, family and love. She is young and in the process of finding herself. She has a chip on her shoulder and something to prove. But underneath the tough hippie chick, is a sensitive soul. Henry sees this and that is what makes this story so sweet. Henry stays by her side when she is being absolutely ridiculous. Henry is not perfect though. He has his share of bombshells. There are miscommunications and secrets that cause quite a bit of drama. Spring is not an overly emotional woman but she finds herself unable to deny the intensity of her emotions when it comes to Henry. I adored Henry's argyle wearing, straight laced, lawyer persona. I loved it because through it all, he was able to recognize something in Spring that was missing from himself. She made him better. And in the end he made her better as well. They both came together to complete one another. Yes, it's sappy, but it worked. The only thing I found distracting were all of the secondary characters and side stories. It felt like too much at times. I also really wish we had some of Henry's point of view, I wanted to know what was going on in that infuriating man's head! Having said that, I still give this a rock solid four stars. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the New Adult genre as well as fans of Contemporary Romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this down! I was hooked the moment I began reading it. Characters and story are too good. Totally recommend. Wish there was more - so sad to have it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will never look at calendar events the same way again. Or mouths. The best modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice I have read yet. Even the first-person narrative didn't bug me, as it usually does. The changing and/or switching of names and name sounds was very creative. Bingley. Knightly. And that's only one. You'll have to read this book to find the others... I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Angelaingham More than 1 year ago
This is a great story i really really enjoyed it, i have never read pride and prejudice or seen the film but this book makes me want to go and do both! was a really good read i certainly recommend it even for those who haven't read pride and prejudice you will still love this one ! I received a copy in exchange for a honest review.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Rating 4 1/2 Stars Let just tell you that I love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It is one of my favorite books. So, when I heard that Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London was an adaptation Pride and Prejudice, it became a must read. Yes, I love the different adaptation of that story, because it's a marvelous book. Anyway, I'm here to talk about the greatness that is Definitely, Maybe in Love. If you have read Pride and Prejudice you will see some of the characters resemble some of Austen's characters. Here are the characters that play a part in the story: Spring Honeycutt: She would be your Lizzy Bennett. However, she's a bit of environmental nut. You got stand for what you believe in. She was called "a tree-hugging feminist." Henry Edward Knightly, III: He would be your Mr. Darcy. Yes, he does come from money. Like Darcy he's judge a bit harshly and we assume he's pompous jerk. However, he's the law student with undergrad in finance who's going to help Spring. Dart Charleston: Mr. Bingley. Yes, he kind of lets his friends and family influence him. Lilah Charleston: Yes, she's Caroline Bingley, but I think she's worst that Caroline. She thinks she's better than Spring. Anabel: I actually thought she would be Lydia, but she's more like Kitty in a lot ways.  Julia: She's a lot like Jane, but her character got mixed with another character. However, she's sweet and kind like Jane. Melanie: She's a combination of Charlotte and Mrs. Gardiner. Tyler: Like Colonel Fitzwilliam. Of course, he's Henry's cousin. Alex Parks: Wickham. He's worst than Wickham, because Wickham was just used people to get money.  Honestly, I really liked Definitely, Maybe in Love. I thought it was a great way to bring Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the modern light. You have Spring and Henry going at each other on there different points of view and trying to prove that they are right. Slowly, they come together, and like Austen's story they face their trials that could tare them apart. Like I said, a marvelous read. I would recommend this to anyone who has a love for Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Or those who love enemies to lovers story. So, if you are looking a new outlook on an old classic, you might want to try Definitely, Maybe in Love. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too long. Not realistic at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Pride and Prejudice and I loved how this book went that direction. I had a hard time putting the book down. Hope there is more for these two characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending slightly redeemed this for me but it was too little too late. I would put this story down and walk away for days, that is very telling. I really just did not like the main female character and felt she was not deserving of the lead male. The Pride and Prejudice storyline was what drew me in originally but the author stayed so close to the original that there was little left to the reader's imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago