Title : More Than Maybe
Author : Erin Hahn
Release Date: July 21st 2020
Format: E Arc
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count : 336
Synopsis via goodreads
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?
I LOVED THIS DAMN BOOK! Like Erin Hahn should have just at me because DDR scene, 90s music, hallmark references, Vada being the name of our lead, and all together swoonliness just YES.
I love romance, especially a dual first person narrative. I do find with contemporary romance YA or adult I am sometimes exhausted by the last 20% of the book and ready for the end; or that I like one narrative a lot more than the other. That never happened here. I was hooked into the characters and story the whole time
The side characters were nicely flushed as well from the friends to the parents. Speaking of parents I loved the story arc both of our leads took with their parental units.
This book has a little bit of everything. Not just romance but the ups and downs of sibling love. It really took me back to being 18. Five amazing stars!
I listened to the audiobook as well because when you read a book this great you need to experience it all the ways.
The story came to life even more! P. J. Ochlan and his swoon accent was amazing. The true star however was Rachel L. Jacobs. When Vada is crying in a certain part of the book Rachel L. Jacobs truly sounded like she was crying but still spoke so clearly. I believed it was really her having all those feelings. Audiobook five stars as well.
You can’t go wrong by picking up this book!