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33 Valentines

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  30 reviews
All Sophie wants for her thirty-third year is a calendar without a February—and without a Valentine’s Day. The unlucky month haunts her with regrets, loss, and missteps she can never take back. But this year, she’s determined to make a change— and she’s going to start with telling her best friend, Sam, how she feels about him.

But February isn’t making it easy for her. Sam’
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Published January 21st 2013 by Entangled Publishing LLC
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Cocktails and Books
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Hilarious, sweet, romantic and touching, this book is absolutely delightful. Sophie wants her 33rd year of life to be better than the years before. She wants to take charge and make something of her life. She decides to tell her best friend, Sam, her true feelings for him. But when she reads an e-mail from him that says he’s found the perfect girl and they’re going out on Valentine’s Day, Sophie’s shock ends up putting her in the emergency room with a broken arm. From there, it’s just one thing ...more
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
33 Valentines is a well-written, nicely paced romantic story with a lot of depth. There’s a compelling element of mystery to this story, too, with questions posed from the very beginning: why does Sophie hate February, and particularly Valentine’s Day, so much? How did her life get so off-track?

Stephanie Monahan has a knack for giving us little morsels of information at just the right time, filling us in on bits of the characters’ pasts that help us see where they’re coming from. I ended up lik
Erika Yacobucci
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute read.
Shelly Bell
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I could really relate to this book, although I have different reasons for disliking Valentines Day and February. Loved it!
A book about letting go & letting be, in a very chick and unique way.
Feb 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

What a mixed bag this book was!

I have a thing for unrequited love stories where the heroine is in love with her best friend, but he doesn’t know it and already has a girlfriend or starts dating someone else. It’s probably because a long time ago this happened to me, but I didn’t get a happy ending, so I really enjoy the part where the heroine gets the guy, but even more the part where the guy dumps the other woman. Clearly, I have issues. So yeah, o
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Sophie is a red hot mess. She has loved her best friend, Sam, for quite a while, but she is afraid to tell him. Just when she thinks she has the courage to do so, he tells her he has found the girl of his dreams. To Sophie, nothing could hurt worse than imagining she missed her chance with Sam. Now things are awkward between them, and she makes mistake after mistake as another terrible February drags on. In order to gain control of her life, she will need to make some decisions about where she i ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it

Sophie begins her least favorite month in just the way she should expect, in the emergency room with a broken left arm. And of course wouldn't you know it she's left handed, she had always taken pride being left handed. Now as if the impeding Valentine’s Day wasn't enough she's been sidelined with a casted broken arm. Maybe her best friend Sam could help if she would just get the nerve to own up to him how she is in love with him. But isn't that how she got the broken arm to begin with reading a
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Awww! I had to finish it today!
I'll write my rewiew tomorrow... But I have to say that I'm very happy that Sam broke up with Megan before the issue with Mery Ann and going back with Sophie even if he thought she wanted him as a friend (obviously he was mistaken lol)...

Good night readers!!!

PS. I wish I know more about Dylan... I falled for him too far ❤

Ok, here I go, A fiend of mine recomended this book to me, so I put it in my to-read list, I thought it was the same old story about anti-valenti
It's weird to say I really liked this book (a strong 4.5 rating), but at the same time I think I had a lump in my throat and a box of Kleenexes that I liberally used for more than 3/4 of the story. The beginning immediately captured me with Sophie's humor and wit. I loved her close friendship with Sam. My heart bled for how lost she was and so much happened to her during a few years all in the month of February. Then everyone started moving on and telling her directly or indirectly she needed to ...more
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"33 Valentines" starts out with a painful event for Sophie - she trips getting off of the bus and breaks her arm. But as the story progresses, you find out that she's equally as wounded that her best friend Sam - who she's realized she's in love with - has found his dream girl. She's convinced that the curse of February has struck again. We follow her through the shortest month of the year as she catalogs the memories of past Februaries in her mind to try to figure out what her problem is, and e ...more
Andrea Guy
You know a book is going to be funny when the opening scene is the heroine in the ER with a broken arm. An arm that she broke while reading an email from a guy she invited to dinner.


And things just don't get better for the poor girl, at least not right away.

I think everyone has a month like Sophie does. Mine is October. If I could skip that month I would.

I loved the characters and their development. Sophie was just so fun even though she was miserable a good portion of the time, what with th
Diane Mulligan
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
33 Valentines is a fun, smart story set in Boston during the gloomy month of February. Sophie hates February and Valentine's Day, but not for the usual reasons a person might dislike a winter month or sappy holiday. When she finds out Sam, her best friend and dream guy, has a date on Valentine's Day with someone he describes as his dream girl, she thinks things can't get worse. Any good reader knows that as soon as it seems like things can't get worse, they do.

Sophie is a charming character. She
Samantha March
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of 33 Valentines by Stephanie Monahan in exchange for an honest review.

I adored this book! I liked that we didn’t get Sophie’s full story right away, but I didn’t find it annoying at all that we kept getting little hints and clues to her past, which unfortunately can happen sometimes with that type of writing. It kept my interest high and I was always cheering for Sophie. I can also sometimes get a bit annoyed when we it’s so obvious boy needs to be with girl, and can get unin
Jessie Olson
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading 33 Valentines. I started at the end of a long, New England blizzard weekend. My only regret was I started too late so I couldn't finish it before I had to go back to work.

Stephanie Monahan writes with wit, a little bit of snark, and vivid descriptions so it is very easy to step into the world and feelings of Sophie. I loved the details with which she saw... and thus, I as the reader saw, Sam. Both Sophie and Sam, as well as the cast of supporting characters are very rea
Kathryn Barrett
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I totally loved this book! Sophie and Sam made a perfect couple, though it took some time for them to realize that. And I've always wondered about this new phenomenon of "Valentine's Day Hate"--it's just an innocent little holiday, right? But poor Sophie has had a run of bad luck each February, so I can't really blame her.

Maybe that expression "April is the cruelest month" should be changed. At least in Sophie's case!

If you like friends-to-lovers stories with lots of snappy dialogue, this book'
Love N. Books
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
So my smut-loving friends, there is no sex in this one. But if you are up for a sweet, romantic love story with a funny undertone.... This is for you. The book starts in the current day and as the story unfolds, you get pieces of history as to the story of "33 Valentines." At times you want to reach into the book and hug (or shake some sense into) Sophie - as does Sam. But in the end you will love all of the characters and this quirky love story about turning your life, or just the month of Febr ...more
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jennifer Shirk
Great mix of humor and heart. The perfect book for Valentine's Day AND any day. :-)
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I was received an email asking me if I would like to read Stephanie Monahan’s novel 33 Valentines it didn’t take me long to say yes. It’s not often that I’ll read a book based solely on its synopsis – usually it’s the cover or the author – but the synopsis for 33 Valentines really convinced me that I wanted to read the book. I loved the sound of it – I too despise valentines day although Sophie’s reasons are a lot more sound than mine. I just feel it’s become such a commercial holiday and I ...more
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Saying that Sophie doesn't care for February is a bit like saying that it can get a little hot in Texas over the summer. If Sophie had her way, February would be removed from the calendar, and January would fade directly into March.

Her 33rd February gets off to a triumphantly grim start when she finds herself in the emergency room and is followed by other less than spectacular revelations as the month progresses. Her grim month becomes even more dismal when her best friend, Sam, gets a girlfrien
This particular novel frustrated the hell out of me. Moreover, the flashbacks in the middle confused me. The plot is overall good but I do have complains!

I do understand what's going on inside the head of the heroine but I completely disagree with how she did things. She's so darn slow. It's great that she's just 33 years old, what if she's already 60 years old? Life is too short to have regrets. Yeah, she should go for what she wants, not staying in her darn cocoon. It's good that she's conside
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was the perfect Valentine’s Day read! Sophie is an amazing lead character and I just felt so bad for her as she struggled to find even ground in her hectic life. She’s the type of girl you just want to be friends with, and I loved seeing her get her happily ever after.

This novel is equal parts laugh-out-loud funny and completely endearing. Despite the strong romantic comedy feel of this book, it is actually also quite deep in terms of backstory and setup for the featured relationship.
Apr 08, 2013 rated it liked it
It was a story about a women who needs to make changes and move on. Sophie had alot of flashbacks during the book. When I first started to read I didn't really like Sophie's personality but later I felt bad for her and wanted her to have a happy ending. This book was clean but had a lot of language I didn't care for.
☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾
I like it for the angst and the family storyline made me tear up a bit, but the heroine was a little to ridiculous sometimes. I feel bad for Dylan.
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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So fresh, so cute... What a sweet moment i had !
Cantrelle Peppin
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great debut by a fun & witty author :)
Jennifer Van Dusen
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved the characters! Could relate to them and that made them seem real, not all perfect and imaginary.
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
3.5 stars

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Stephanie Monahan received her degree in English Literature from Binghamton University. In addition to reading and writing, she is passionate about her dog and cat, British pop music, and the beach. Born and raised in upstate New York, Stephanie now lives in central Massachusetts with her husband. Her first book, 33 VALENTINES, was nominated for a 2013 Book of the Year award at Coffee Time Romance ...more
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