Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London - Review

Definitely, Maybe in Love
by Ophelia London
Published: October 28, 2013
by Entangled: Embrace

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 ├╝ber-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 short and sweet review:
Spring jumped in full force when she decided to major in Environmental Sciences at a super competitive university, including changing her wardrobe, wearing her hair in braids, and going vegetarian. So when Henry offered to help her with the opposing viewpoint for her sustainable living thesis, which her professor says she needs if she has any hope of publishing, she takes him up on it. Both formed unfavorable opinions of the other upon meeting. These first impressions combined with an undeniable attraction and both of them feeling passionately about their opposing sides makes for some amusing encounters.

This is one of the best Pride and Prejudice retellings I have read so far. It paid respect to Jane Austen and stayed true to the classic but with a fresh perspective. Spring is a strong, determined character, and I really enjoyed her passion for green living. Brooding and misunderstood Henry was Mr. Darcy personified (but updated).

You will like this book if you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice or if you enjoy romances.

You may not like this book if you do not like romances or if you are not fond of retellings.

A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

About the author: 
Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and "FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER" (coming Jan 2014). 

Visit her at www.ophelialondon.com.    

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