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Some guys are impossible to forget.
Rachel Daughtry has a 10-year plan that leaves no room for mistakes. Or not-so-serious boys—including Oliver Wentworth, the freshman boyfriend she's never forgotten. Now she's back in San Francisco with an awesome-slash-scary new job. Unfortunately, The Plan doesn't cover things like meeting her best friend's new “secret” guy...Oliver.
Fortunately, no one knows that Rachel and Oliver were ever together, and endless bikini wax torture couldn't make Rachel hurt her friend. But it's killing Rachel. She's not over him. Not even a little. And as her 10-year-plan crumbles around her, Rachel realizes that maybe—just maybe—Oliver feels the same way.
Now Rachel is on the verge of losing all control. And her best friend. And the love of her life...
Someday Maybe is a modern take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion that proves a second chance at true love is always worth the risk.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
My thoughts: After falling in love with London’s Pride and Prejudice adaptation, Definitely Maybe in Love , the moment that I heard she has another Austen adaptation coming out, I signed up! I’m hesitant to say that I enjoyed this more than Definitely Maybe, because I loved it so much, but it’s close! This is the second in the “series” but it can definitely be read as a “standalone” novel.
Maybe it’s because I’m not as familiar with Jane Austen’s Persuasion (the Austen book that Someday Maybe is based on) as I am with Pride and Prejudice, but I was kept “guessing” more with Someday Maybe. I liked that I wasn’t really sure where the story would end up (with most romances, you pretty much know how it’s going to end– with a happily ever after!) and I liked that.
I liked that Someday Maybe felt like a more “grown up” than Definitely Maybe— but that’s probably because Rachel, the main character in Someday Maybe was older and already a “career” woman, whereas Spring (from Definitely Maybe) was still in grad school. I liked that this allowed for more emotionally mature relationships. I liked seeing the dynamics between Rachel and her friends, as well as Rachel and Oliver. It was also nice to see the relationship between Rachel and her brother — as well as Oliver and his sister… it gave more dimension to the characters to see how they reacted with their family.
There were only 2 things I didn’t really love about Someday Maybe :
1. The appearance of Spring and Henry in the shop that Rachel goes to. Don’t get me wrong, I loved “seeing” them again– but this felt forced into the novel… and to top it all off, you didn’t get any new *dirt* on Spring and Henry! (Sequel to Definitely Maybe, please, Ophelia!)
2. The prophecy-like nightmares that Rachel had. I understand how they drove the story, but I would have liked to see a different way to drive the events. Again, those felt a little forced.
Honestly, these complaints feel so minor in what is overall a really fantastic novel. I’m happy to add another Ophelia London book to my bookshelf!