Title: More Than Maybe
Author: Erin Hahn
Genre: Young Adult, contemporary, romance
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Page Count: 336
Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.
Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out-of-this-world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book, and I’m still not quite sure what I read, mostly because I felt I wasn’t totally liking the book at times. There were parts I really enjoyed and others I was just “meh” on. Overall, I think it was a good book, but nothing I thought was totally memorable for me personally. In the end I unfortunately don’t have much to say about the book as I felt that it was good for passing time, and a cute read.
The writing was good! I think Hahn is a good writer, and I did enjoy the descriptions and the dialogue, i even enjoyed the chat conversations which I feel like can sometimes make things awkward in the book.
The pacing wasn’t great for me. In fact, I know at times during this book I began to zone out and I struggled to keep my attention focused on the book. It just wasn’t making me want more.
The Plot & Characters
Cute, again, like much of this book. Both the plot and characters were tied up with each other in this book, and it really doesn’t work without the other. Anyways, the plot was fine and I really enjoyed the subplot about families, and I think that was well done. The romances in this book were cute all around, and again, the relationships between the characters were crafted nicely.
I think this book just wasn’t for me overall. Something about it just didn’t click. And therefore it is a me, not the book kind of thing! If you like music and such you will probably love this book!