Monday, February 2, 2015

Maybe Not - Review

Maybe Not (Maybe #1.5)

By: Colleen Hoover

Published: November 24, 2014 by Atria Books

129 pages

Source: Personal Kindle Library

(Goodreads / Amazon)

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?


Maybe not.
Rough around the edges Bridgette and Warren are an interesting match. We first meet them in book one, Maybe Someday. Warren is a best friend to Ridge and Bridgette is one of their roommates. She has serious attitude and a meanness about her that most people avoid her all together. For whatever reason though, Warren is extremely attracted to both her looks and her attitude.

This part of the story overlaps a good portion of book one, though we only see Sydney and Ridge in a few scenes. Obviously, right? Since this novella is told from the POV of Warren and is primarily focused on his interest in Bridgette.

I liked seeing the transformation in Bridgette as Warren gets under her skin and begins to break down the incredibly high walls she has surrounding her heart. This is one novella that I felt added a lot to the story. (side bar: I'm not usually a fan of novellas)

This book had more language and more mature, graphic situations than Maybe Someday did. Both are New Adult books so that is to be expected.

If you loved reading about Warren in book one, then you'll enjoy delving into his obsessions in this story.

Favorite Quotes:
An even though she's the most inconsiderate person I've ever met in real life, I can't stop smiling. I think we may have just bonded.

I want her to feel everything she's ever deserved to feel at the hands of someone else's. She deserves to feel beautiful. She deserves to feel important. She deserves to feel cared for. She deserves to feel respected. She deserves to feel like there's at least one other person in this world who accepts her for exactly who she is.

"The only difference between falling in love and being in love is that your heart already knows how you feel, but your mind is too stubborn to admit it."

Final Rating:  4 stars


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