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Love? Maybe

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  4,577 ratings  ·  424 reviews
Just because Piper's birthday is on Valentine's Day does not mean she's a romantic. In fact, after watching her father and then her stepfather leave, she's pretty sure she doesn't believe in love at all. Then her friends concoct a plan to find them all Valentine's dates, and somehow Piper finds herself with the most popular guy in school. But true love never follows a plan
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Dial
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Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't believe I finished this so fast!
This book was such a cute read!! I loved it. It was cutely romantic but nothing super physical. The only physical things that happen are a few hugs and slow dancing. I recommend this book to anyone who's wanting to read a short story about confusing emotions and an oblivious love that came from a friendship.
Comment below!! I'd love some feedback!! <3
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute, adorable read! Enjoyed this immensely
It was light and fluffy but not fun and romantic. It's not the kind of story that I'll be rereading when Happy Hearts' Day comes around - it was sorely lacking in the romance department. The main character was as interesting as a piece of cardboard. Her "secret admirer" wasn't much of a secret, rather, he was as transparent as formaldehyde. And the storyline was capital P-R-E-D-I-C-T-A-B-L-E.

A part of me died from the boredom.


The author might've been trying to deliver an enlightening message h
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, ebooks
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Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a decent read. I will admit it was nothing special. I can definitely see why the MC had trouble wanting to find love. With that kind of drama I wouldn't either. Thankfully by the end she was able to change her mind.
Brittany (Hiatus-On/Off)
Relatable and more enjoyable than I thought it would be. I was happily surprised! ;-) <3 More of a review to come. ...more
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars. I liked it. Took me awhile to get into it and it was predictable but overall it was good.
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
If someone could recommend me a good young adult book without a slow beginning, I would love you.

Before you read the review, let me just say that this was like a worse version of Sarah Dessen's This Lullaby. Go ahead and check that out.

This book had a lot of potential.

I didn't have too much of a problem with the plot, but I had some issues with the way it was written. I couldn't help but notice how choppy the sentences were. Almost all the sentences started with the same pronoun, and they swit
Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
After reading The Cupcake Queen, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of Heather Hepler’s new book. Lucky for me I didn’t have to wait long time.

I loved this book.

Piper doesn’t believe in love. Why would she? Two of the men in her life she trusted the most left her behind. First, her father, and then her stepfather. It doesn’t seem to help that her birthday is on Valentine’s Day either.

Piper is a strong main character. She is kind, sweet, caring and sometimes stubborn. I loved Piper. She tak
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen
The best part about this book was that it was clean!! It is hard to find clean teen books. It was thought provoking in a lot of ways. The main character is having to deal with her mother's two divorces and her half brother and sister. I don't like how it implies you have to have a boyfriend but books like this also show a lot about how unhealthy a lot of teen relationships really are.
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-kindle, read-2016
a fast, cute read. the characters were diverse, Piper's younger siblings were fun, but I could have done with a little less of Piper's friend Jillian.
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
pipers Birthday is on valentines Day. piper thinks that her birthday is not just on a romantic Day because she sees a lot of relation ships fall apart. she thinks that its like every other day normal and her best friend gets heart broken 2 weeks before valentines day and her other best friend has a plan and piper was nice and decided to go help her friend and not go and celebrate her birthday.
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
It was cute^^

If you need a midnight book to binge read, this would be it.♡
Kristen G
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
The book was okay. Not the best i have read this schools year. The beginning was really boring, it only got interesting toward the end of the book.
Liz Barrios
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is really good it’s about how a girl doesn’t like valentines and how everything that happens on that day is dumb
Kiran Galsinh
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just because you are born on Valentines Day doesn't mean you fantasize over romance. Piper can relate to that in every way possible. Instead of witnessing beautiful relationships she ends up seeing the most ugliest breakups. Her mother still can't get over her second ex-husband AKA Piper's step-father. Every time her eyes fall on him her heart skips a beat but every time Piper see's him her eyes fill with rage. Piper also has witnessed how heartbroken her friend Claire gets when her boyfriend do ...more
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
2.5 stars

Overall, this was a cute read that left me feeling happy at the end (which was why I rounded up instead of down).

Piper, our heroine, is a super responsible 16? 17? (idk, we were never told how old she was or what grade she was in) year old. Her mom's a single mother who owns her own business, so a lot of the daily household and parenting duties (to her two young siblings) falls on her shoulders. After her father and stepfather both bailed on her life, she's cynical and jaded when it co
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Underrated. That is the adjective that I decided best fits this novel. It deserves way more attention than it has gotten. I really enjoyed this story! Mostly because I loved the main character. And all the supporting characters. And all the characters that were mentioned for about two seconds. Everything about this book is just really likable. It is one of those books that you feel good reading, that you want to keep reading because the environment is like a hug. Even when things aren't so perfe ...more
Kaitlyn Lew
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love? Maybe
Penguin Group, 2012
267 Pages
Heather Helper
ISBN 978-0-8037-3721-1

Piper's birthday is on Valentine's Day, the day that's just like any other day to Piper. When one of her best friends, Claire, got her heart broken a couple weeks before Valentine's Day, her other best friend, Jillian, came up with a crazy plan to cheer her up and Piper can't do anything except for going along. Piper starts to date one of the most popular guys at school, Ben Donovan. Ben is practically her dream bo
Jada H.
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
"Valentine’s Day is just a capitalist scam, designed to make people currently in a relationship spend unnecessary money in a fruitless attempt to ensure undying love and devotion. For those of us not in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is simply added pressure to identify ourselves within the context of a romantic relationship, whipping us into a frenzy that only the presence of our soul mates can relieve."

This should be perfect for Valentines Day, but sadly Valentines day already passed when I g
Feb 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, young-adult
All in all I found the novel to be a cute, light-hearted story, which is sure to entrain readers, and hopefully bring a little hope to those who doubt the institution of love. Piper and her friends make Valentine’s an exciting and humorous adventure as they creatively pursue their “ideal” love interests. And while I’d have loved to see a more developed relationship between Piper and her father I thought the cast of characters was unique and totally love-able. Helper’s writing style is fast-paced ...more
Katie W
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was thrilled to find this book and to discover that it's totally clean!! No language; no intimate scenes; no violence. A great YA read, in my opinion.

Piper has two younger half siblings and has the responsibility to care for them during the busy season of her mom's floral shop. She's also trying to hold down a job at a candy store, keep her grades up, perform well on the swim team, and focus on her friend's plan--a way for the three of them to ensure they have a valentine this year. Since Pipe
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a really sweet read. I can't imagine being born on Valentine's Day. I never cared for it much in high school either, but it was fun to follow Piper along as her birthday approached. I loved her cynicism and her wit. It made for a very fun read.

I thought this had a great cast of characters. They all had their own personality, not blending together. I really liked Charlie. He was good with the little devils (they sure did seem like devils... even if they are just kids) and he even liked t
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was a sweet love story that deviated from the regular boy meets girl scenario. I really loved it because it shows you Piper's daily life with her siblings, and her father, and her stepfather, and her mother. Also, Piper working at the candy store also made me interested in this book. I was interested by the fact that Jan, the owner of the store comes up with unusual candy flavors, and that he is such a good mentor to Piper, and he is supportive when Piper needs help with ...more
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
If I can be honest, I found this book kind of boring. Too much description/inner dialogue and totally not enough interaction between Charlie and Piper. The whole thing was so anti-climatic. I kept reading thinking there was going to be some "big moment" or some "big revelation." Nope. Just really flat. I think this book is what driving across Nebraska is like. :) If you like "flat" books then this is the book for you!

I will say though it was very clean and no swearing which is nice!!
Nikki Allen
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love? Maybe by Heather Hepler is a wonderful novel. As the main character Piper and her friends go through some extremes so their not lonely on Valentine's Day they run into a few issues. How will they do it? How will they get a valentine in only a few weeks? In my opinion this book was very entertaining and shows the emotion of what it's like to have feelings for someone as a teenageer.
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It was very interesting to see all the relatable teen things especially in high school. I loved that it had some drama. It was fun how it didn't just focus fully on Piper's life. I liked all the creative candies they made. The only twist was that Piper ended up dating the most popular guy in school. I was also not expecting the person who was her secret admirer.
Sydney Miller
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this book as a sequel to The cupcake queen but unlike some series this book had nothing to do with the other one. I enjoyed reading this because it didnt just focus on the main characters life it brought in a bunch of other characters. This book can be confusing at first but it overall is great.
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