Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you a book review for an adorable summery book full of drama, music, and first loves.
Title: More Than Maybe
Author: Erin Hahn
Content Warnings: Excessive drinking, emotionally abusive parent
Unspoilery Blurb (Taken from 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?
This was a sweet book! Vada and Luke were such enjoyable characters, and I loved all their discussions about music! The storyline was addicting, and the book really drew me in.
Full of drama, music, and slow-burn romance, this was the perfect summery read! There were challenging topics like living your own life, dealing with absentee parents, and deciding how to live up to parental expectations and they were all wonderfully written! I recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet romance story full of heart, humor, and sass.
I loved the obvious connection between Vada and Luke during the entire book, and I giggled maniacally when they became partners for the senior showcase. I was thrilled that they started to work together, and they were so comfortable with each other right away- it was great! The story seemed to move really fast, and I felt like the showcase was not as important as I thought it would be for the book. That being said, I did enjoy the turn toward music and passion that the book took. I loved their trip to the club where everyone listened to their own music in headphones and danced together! It was so intriguing and exhilarating! I really wanted them to kiss, but this book had a slow burn romance.
It was fun to get to know Vada through her music knowledge and friends/ family. I loved Emily, and their interactions were priceless. I also felt like I learned a lot about Vada by learning about her dad. He was just awful to her! It was so sad to see them interacting because he wasn’t outright abusive (well actually he was pretty emotionally abusive), but he was mostly just being a neglectful and rude parent! I actually kind of liked his wife and daughters! But when he kept showing up at the bar for free drinks and verbally yelling at Vada and Phil- I was done. It was great when Phil called the cops on him, and I wish that we had gotten to see a little more resolution between him and Vada. Oh! And it was also great when Luke stood up for Vada when talking to her dad. He made him so mad, and I loved it!
Vada’s mom and Phil were adorable, and I am so glad that they got married! Everything about them was just great, and I loved seeing Vada both love and be exasperated with them. It was just perfect when she commented about her mom acting like a teenager when Phil gave her a shoutout during their set 😂
Luke’s family was interesting. I loved and admired them, but they were also just a lot. His dad drove me crazy throughout most of the book, but in the end I was proud of him for taking his family’s side. Cullen and Luke had such a sweet relationship! I was heartbroken when Cullen posted his song without permission, and I am so glad the brothers made up. They were fun together, and it was interesting to see their complicated relationship as brothers, friends, and sharing a boyfriend/ best friend. I loved Cullen’s openness about being gay, and his relationship was priceless.
Overall, I loved this book and had so much fun reading it! It was amazing to see Luke sacrifice his privacy to save Vada’s night, and I loved their adorable resolution! They are so great together, and I’m excited for them to go on to bigger and better things in California! 🥰
Have you read this book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
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