Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time

One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year's Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy...

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Title:Maybe This Time
Author:Kasie West
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Maybe This Time Reviews

  • mith

    OH MY GOD THIS WAS SO CUTE.

  • Jaye Berry

    Me: *doesn't give 5 stars often because picky*

    My lizard brain: Book cute and have flowers. Give 5 stars

    Me: Ok

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    is about a girl named Sophie who works for the local florist, attending events and arranging bouquets. At a valentine's event she meets Andrew- son a famous new chef in town and required at all the events Sophie has to be at. They have a rough first meeting and Sophie thinks he is arrogant and entitled and Andrew thinks she's a snob. At every event throughout the year,

    Me: *doesn't give 5 stars often because picky*

    My lizard brain: Book cute and have flowers. Give 5 stars

    Me: Ok

    ***

    is about a girl named Sophie who works for the local florist, attending events and arranging bouquets. At a valentine's event she meets Andrew- son a famous new chef in town and required at all the events Sophie has to be at. They have a rough first meeting and Sophie thinks he is arrogant and entitled and Andrew thinks she's a snob. At every event throughout the year, they keep getting in each other's way until eventually, they end up becoming friends and then maybe something more.

    After

    became my number #1 Kasie book, I didn't think another one would dethrone it so soon but here we are. This book was just everything I wanted and everything I needed right now. It has the classic Kasie West wholesomeness and just all around cute but without being shallow or childish. I don't mind high school romances but this one not taking place in high school was really nice.

    This entire book is told from event to event in snapshots and I loved that so much. Instead of getting filler, it gets right to the good stuff. Also I was weirdly into seeing all the different events and how they were run behind the scenes... don't @ me. This relationship is hate to love and watching them become friends (slowly) into romance was pure.

    They only see each other during the events so all the development between them happens purely at the events, throughout the entire year. They were honestly just so good together and I really loved them, even (especially) when they were bitching at each other.

    Sophie's friend Micah has a large part in this too and I loved their strong friendship that had drama but it was actual necessary drama and not some petty pointless drama. Sophie's relationship with her family was pretty complicated too. While everything is fluffy and cute, some serious topics are still put into play but I like how it doesn't go too hard, just hard enough.

    Plus FLOWERS. So many flowers! Love that! I'm so glad that I loved this one because I was worried after I wasn't the hugest fan of her last book but Kasie West has yet again blown me away with the cuteness.

    Highly recommend this great romcom.

  • michelle (magicalreads)

    4.5 stars

    I was hesitant bc I haven’t this author’s books since 2016 (they were getting…repetitive)

    but honestly I am HERE for a yearlong contemporary in which we only get to see special events!!

    I am HERE for hate-to-love in contemporaries!!

    and I am ESPECIALLY here for the protagonist not really knowing how to flirt without teasing / being mean bc !! relatable!!

  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)

    4.5 Stars

    Maybe This Time by Kasie West had been one of my most anticipated reads this summer as I love everything Kasie West writes. I was not disappointed with this book and its concept of two characters falling for each other over the course of nine events. Both Sophie and Andrew are likeable characters, and there is a prominent theme of the importance of family throughout the book. I loved this one, and I can’t wait to see what West writes next.

    As a longtime fan

    4.5 Stars

    Maybe This Time by Kasie West had been one of my most anticipated reads this summer as I love everything Kasie West writes. I was not disappointed with this book and its concept of two characters falling for each other over the course of nine events. Both Sophie and Andrew are likeable characters, and there is a prominent theme of the importance of family throughout the book. I loved this one, and I can’t wait to see what West writes next.

    As a longtime fan of Kasie West, I had very high hopes for her latest novel. This book follows Sophie, who works for a florist, and Andrew, the son of a famous chef, as they get to know each other during the many events they both end up working. I loved the idea of the book being told event by event, and it makes sense as the main characters really only see each other on these special occasions. As well, the hate to love concept is one that I typically enjoy, and the author did a great job working in snappy dialogue and drama. This book is absolutely adorable and the perfect read for the beach.

    ❀ ENJOYABLE CHARACTERS

    Both Sophie and Andrew are enjoyable characters, and I enjoyed how they interact. Sophie is creative and has dreams of pursuing her love of fashion design. She has a captivating voice, and I found her character to be realistic. Andrew, on the other hand, comes across as arrogant, and not unlike his bossy celebrity chef father. As we get to know him, however, he turns out to be thoughtful and kind. I loved the engaging dialogue that West writes for them, and reading about their mishaps at formal events is equally entertaining.

    ❀ STRONG FAMILY THEME

    As is typical with Kasie West, this book has a strong theme of family. Sophie lives with her mom and brother after her dad left them. She finds herself pushing her mother away and selfishly only caring about her problems without knowing her mom’s side of the story and personal struggles. However, amidst this family drama, Sophie is able to grow and learn that family and friends are the most important. Gunnar, Sophie’s little bother, is also so wholesome, and I enjoyed how their relationship is portrayed.

    Maybe This Time is a cute summer read that takes place over the course of nine different events. I loved both the main characters as well as the side characters, and the theme of family adds more meaning to the book. I would definitely recommend this one, or any of Kasie West’s books, to those looking for the perfect contemporary.

  • turniip

    Probably my favorite YA rom-com from the recent months!

    starts with Sophie arranging flowers for her florist/party planning job at a Valentine's event. Her best friend works as a caterer with her father, and they've just signed on to be mentored by a famous chef for a year. This stroke of good luck for them means that Andrew, his son, will be around them, a boy who consistently taunts and irritates Sophie at all of the events they end up at together.

    I loved this being told in even

    Probably my favorite YA rom-com from the recent months!

    starts with Sophie arranging flowers for her florist/party planning job at a Valentine's event. Her best friend works as a caterer with her father, and they've just signed on to be mentored by a famous chef for a year. This stroke of good luck for them means that Andrew, his son, will be around them, a boy who consistently taunts and irritates Sophie at all of the events they end up at together.

    I loved this being told in events, the idea that Sophie and Andrew only got snapshots of each other in public, their relationship building as they break down each others' facades. The amount of time that would pass between seeing each other gave me a little anxiety (I kept thinking they'd have Andrew show up interested in someone or with a date) but it really does the plot justice, even if I'd have preferred constant companionship (let's be real, I'm codependent).

    A surprising favorite part of this was Sophie's relationships with people who weren't thinking about kissing her. Sophie's family history causes her to question almost every aspect of her life, doubts spawning about her attitudes and future that might not have existed without her being a child of this particular kind of divorce. Her father left when she was young to "follow his dreams," and with Sophie wanting to run to New York to study fashion, it's easy to see where comparisons might be drawn. She blames her mother's every eccentricity for his abandonment, unable to balance what has happened without fair reasoning. In the end, she learns a lot about herself the more she's forced to look inward and actually think about her family as individuals and not conduits.

    Her friendship with Micah is also really important here by forcing Sophie to face the harsh realities about her behaviors. I really loved Micah, and I appreciated her having so much going on and actually having a backbone without seeming contrived for drama. Plus she likes spreadsheets! I like spreadsheets! We are the same person nbd.

    The writing of this was simplistic, but not bad. It featured enough callbacks in the text that it didn't bother me when some sentences were clunky (an odd thing to balance out for me but it works, leave me BE). I like that Kasie writes simple but not too heavy stories - this touched on real issues without getting bogged down by it and still feeling really wholesome in the end.

    All in all, I should shut up and listen to Jaye/Lisa more and read the YA rom-coms they recommend.

  • Stacy Fetters

    Usually, with any Kasie West book, it’s an instant love for me. But this took me quite some time to get into and I felt as if I walked into the middle of a conversation. This was sort of cute, just not my favorite of hers.

    At times I felt that there wasn't much of a plot. There was no lead-way to what was happening, you just jump straight in head first. The banter between the two lead characters wasn't as funny as

    Usually, with any Kasie West book, it’s an instant love for me. But this took me quite some time to get into and I felt as if I walked into the middle of a conversation. This was sort of cute, just not my favorite of hers.

    At times I felt that there wasn't much of a plot. There was no lead-way to what was happening, you just jump straight in head first. The banter between the two lead characters wasn't as funny as her others. I felt the pure hatred flow between the pages because it burned like a roaring fire. I wasn't actually sure if Andrew and Sophie were going to get to that inevitable point like in almost every other contemporary novel. It happened but it felt fake.

    I did love seeing the working side of being a caterer and florist. It was interesting reading about all the things they go through to make everything perfect for your special day. I also really enjoyed the growing of Sophie's family. She was really easy to judge a situation before she knew all the facts but in the end, it brought her family closer together.

    Maybe This Time wasn't my favorite but I didn't hate it. We all know what to expect from contemporary novels but this one didn't have that heart-eyed overflowing cuteness like all her others.

  • Lola

    This was my 9th book from Kasie West, which is a fun coincidence because this story includes 9 events Sophie attends that affect her friendships, family and love life.

    Like the majority of Kasie West’s books, this was a page-turner. This author is great with banter. Even if you don’t particularly like the characters, the conversations between them are entertaining and very realistic.

    I’ve said this I don’t know how many times before, and I’ll say it again because it’s true and rare: Kasie West u

    This was my 9th book from Kasie West, which is a fun coincidence because this story includes 9 events Sophie attends that affect her friendships, family and love life.

    Like the majority of Kasie West’s books, this was a page-turner. This author is great with banter. Even if you don’t particularly like the characters, the conversations between them are entertaining and very realistic.

    I’ve said this I don’t know how many times before, and I’ll say it again because it’s true and rare: Kasie West understands what it’s like to be a teenager. Unfortunately, in this case, it seems as though she forgot what teenagers like to read about.

    Teenagers don’t enjoy stories with protagonists that have mainly tense relationships with most of the people in their lives. I understand that she wanted there to be a development, especially when it comes to Andrew Hart, but it was disappointing to see Sophie avoid important conversations with her family members and friends.

    I did, however, like Sophie’s relationship with her younger brother as well as her personal ambition. She wants to go to design school and even if people try to convince her to stay in her small town, she believes in herself and thinks positive thoughts about her future as much as possible. It would have been cool if there had been images of Sophie’s designs for sure.

    This isn’t a story that will make you believe in ever-lasting love, but it is an interesting idea that I’m happy Kasie West developed. It could have been better—more smile-worthy—but it’s an entertaining summer read anyways.

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  • Sana

    This sounds somewhat like P.S. I Like You 2.0 but with barely-tolerate-to-love undertones and just yessssss

    As much as I love West's contemporary sci-fi duology (Pivot Point/Split Second), it's great to see that she's still going strong when it comes to her signature cute contemporaries

  • Azrah

    YOOOO!

    This is Kasie's best cover, I think.

    WHAT? WE'RE GETTING

    NEXT YEAR?!! THANK YOU 2019 YASSS

  • Dayla

    Every once in a while I see books set to come out months and months in the future with really bad ratings.

    We are in January and this comes out in JULY. I feel like if you don't work in the industry/have a personal connection to the author and/or editing/publishing team, then you have no access to this book since ARCs haven't been printed yet (to my understanding).

    This is random, but I'm sick of seeing this happen.

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