Maybe This Time
When Andie Miller goes to see her ex-husband, North Archer, to return ten years of uncashed alimony checks, he asks for one final favor: A distant cousin has died and left him guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already; will she take the job? Bribed with money and a need for closure, Andie says yes, packs her bags, and heads for Southern Ohio.
I went into this book completely blind and had no idea what to expect. I didn't read the synopsis, didn’t even read any reviews before diving into the story. Why bother? The author’s name alone is promising enough for me to give it a go, and of course, she didn’t fail me. Maybe This Time surprised me in many ways and every revelation literally stunned me for a moment. Furthermore, when everything fell into place, I was totally blown away.
My first surprise: The second chance romance between ...more
I loved this one! I was up all night laughing reading this one. It was different. I'd say the love story was on the back burner during this one. Well...the love between North and Andie anyway. lol The love between Andie and the kids Carter and Alice was strong.
North and Andie are divorced but Andie is still getting alimony checks from North and it's been ten years. Andie hasn't cashed any of them and she wants North to stop sending them to her. She's ready to move on fro ...more
Andromeda (Andie) and North were married way too quickly at way too young an age. When North's uncle dies and leaves the family law firm in North's hands, he changes. No longer the fun and attentive husband, he becomes a workaholic and leaves Andie for nights on end, only coming home for sex and sleep. Andie doesn't want to be alone for the rest of her life, left waiting on a husband that barely remembers that she's alive. So she leaves.
It's now ten years later and Andie is ...more
Romance. Andie Miller's ex-husband is desperate; his two young wards refuse to leave their giant English manor, and all the nannies he's sent to take care of them keep leaving, or dying. Andie agrees to look after the kids for a month, packs up her car, says goodbye to her almost fiancé, and moves to southern Ohio.
This has a lot in common with The Turn of the Screw: creepy house (complete with creepy pond), creepy orphans, creepy nannies. Except this makes ...more
I have never not loved a Jennifer Crusie book. This one starts slow and isn't as laugh out loud funny as some of her earlier books, but it is great fun and well put together.
Unlike the original, this take on Turn of the Screw is not as claustrophobic (and has a ...more
In the mood for a cozy, post-holiday read? I suggest you give MAYBE THIS TIME a try. I first discovered Jennifer Crusie through the insanely entertaining Bet Me. I then immediately went on a Crusie binge. And though I enjoyed several of them, none quite matched up to that first one. So I'd been kind of avoiding another Crusie read, even after hearing very positive reviews of her newest. The fact that it was categorized as a mystery/romantic suspense piqued my interest, ...more
4/3/18 - After TEN years?!? She kept all the alimony checks, uncashed, for TEN years? And has brought them back to ...more
Maybe This Time is Crusie's re-telling of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I don't know this because I've read The Turn of the Screw, or because I was an English major, or a librarian. I know this only because Jenny told me. Well, not me specifically but the group of us that were at her book ...more
First of all, let me just put this out there: This is not the book I thought I was going to hear. I thought I was in for a run-of-the-mill romance with a little prepared family ending (since there were kids involved). I did not expect... well, let's just say there were ghosts. Mean ones.
There was also a tarot card-reading mother, a story-hungry journalist, a parapsychologist with an affinity for tweed and couches, and - since there are ghosts - of course, a medium. Throw in a ...more
This is what I call classic Crusie, f ...more
I love the fast paced, witty dialog that JC brings to her books and this one is no exception. I loved Andie from the beginning but you grow to love the rest of these characters, they are amazing. I am rambl ...more
POV: 3rd person: Andie, North
Andie Miller is finally moving on with her life. Ten years after her divorce from North Archer she is in a content, adult relationship with Will Spenser and she plans on accepting his marriage proposal. First she has to return the ten years of alimony checks from North.
Seeing him again still makes her heart flutter, but she's over him. When he asks for her help taking care of his wards--children he "inherited" when his ...more
Of course, that plan doesn't work and instead Andie ends up agreeing to go to rural southern Ohio to care for North's 2 young wards in an old English castle that some eccentric relativ ...more
North takes the news of Andie’s upcoming nuptials calmly and asks her for help. He says he will ...more
I fell in love with the kids in ...more
It’s Jennifer Crusie writing The Turn of The Screw. Yes, yes, and HELLS YES. The ghosts, the Archers, the kids— all of this was the best. I’m so glad this exists. I needed a Crusie ghost story.
“Okay, look, Sparky, you gotta lose that anger or you’re out of here. Ghosts’ll grab onto that emotion like it was a porterhouse with a side of cheese fries. We want to talk to them, not feed them.”
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Jenny lives on the Ohio River where she often stares at the ceiling and counts her blessings.
"Yes," she said. "I asked him to get us cable."
"I wish you weren't talking to him."
"I'd talk to Satan to get cable," Andie said.”