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Maybe This Time

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  4,584 ratings  ·  817 reviews
One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year's Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by Point
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This was my 9th book from Kasie West, which is a fun coincidence because this story includes 9 events Sophie attends that affect her friendships, family and love life.

Like the majority of Kasie West’s books, this was a page-turner. This author is great with banter. Even if you don’t particularly like the characters, the conversations between them are entertaining and very realistic.

I’ve said this I don’t know how many times before, and I’ll say it again because it’s true and rare: Kasie West
Jaye Berry
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Me: *doesn't give 5 stars often because picky*
My lizard brain: Book cute and have flowers. Give 5 stars
Me: Ok


Maybe This Time is about a girl named Sophie who works for the local florist, attending events and arranging bouquets. At a valentine's event she meets Andrew- son a famous new chef in town and required at all the events Sophie has to be at. They have a rough first meeting and Sophie thinks he is arrogant and entitled and Andrew thinks she's a snob. At every event throughout the year,
✨ A ✨
Oct 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-release
This is Kasie's best cover, I think.

22 Oct, 2018
Trina (Between Chapters)
Very cute. Loved the format of skipping between each event the characters meet at. Audio was great.

This was my first of Kasie West's novels I've read and now I want to read them all!
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
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4.5 Stars

Maybe This Time by Kasie West had been one of my most anticipated reads this summer as I love everything Kasie West writes. I was not disappointed with this book and its concept of two characters falling for each other over the course of nine events. Both Sophie and Andrew are likeable characters, and there is a prominent theme of the importance of family throughout the book. I loved this one, and I can’t wait to see what West writes next.

As a longtime fan
Kimberly Antill
I'm not normally into Rom-Coms but Kasie West just might have changed my mind. I feel like I have been gushing over this one just a little bit. It was just so CUTE!!! It was decent and clean and didn't have any cliche love triangles and no cheating so that made for a nice read. And for the first time in a very long time I loved the characters! They were a bit snarky at times but no one walked around with a huge chip on their shoulder. And while they all had problems to work out no one acted like ...more
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m 10000% down for anything Kasie writes and I rarely read the synopsis.

I liked Sophie and Andrew and of course BFF Micah. She’s got a lot of heart and ambition and it was great to see her grow into her confidence. Andrew was charming and unsure and Micah was just delightful.

Plot wise, I loved the idea that they only saw each other at events. It was an interesting way for time to pass. My main complaint is that I wanted more sweetness between them. Yes yes, the banter was still fun, but I’m
Jan 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
Every once in a while I see books set to come out months and months in the future with really bad ratings.

We are in January and this comes out in JULY. I feel like if you don't work in the industry/have a personal connection to the author and/or editing/publishing team, then you have no access to this book since ARCs haven't been printed yet (to my understanding).

This is random, but I'm sick of seeing this happen.

3 Stars!!

One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Another classic, Sweet Story - from KW!!! This story is about Sophie- just a girl working for a local florist, trying to save up to get into the college of her dreams. She is focused and determined to follow her dreams.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and get
Sage Elizabeth
I have audible escape (I had it even back when it was known as the audible romance package) and I rarely use it, so i’m probably going to unsubscribe soon. Hoping that this will prove useful as one of my last books with the program (or one of the books that keeps me subscribed)
Stacy Fetters
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it
"I didn’t even care; he tasted like heaven and I felt like I was floating on air.”

Usually, with any Kasie West book, it’s an instant love for me. But this took me quite some time to get into and I felt as if I walked into the middle of a conversation. This was sort of cute, just not my favorite of hers.

At times I felt that there wasn't much of a plot. There was no lead-way to what was happening, you just jump straight in head first. The banter between the two lead characters wasn't as funny as
arini ★彡
the typical kasie west book...
which basically means it wooed me and swept me off my feet but didn't make me completely fall madly in love with it.

i loved all the characters and the idea of the story behind this book, but the dynamics of the plot in general was just meh. the book wasn’t dull by any means. i liked all the adorable and awkward encounters, all the events and parties, the best friend stand off, and the family drama. i liked that the book involves flowers. i liked that our mc is
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I was looking for a cutesy story to start my reading year off, & that’s exactly what I got with this book. I loved it I loved Sophie & Andrew’s banter. Their interactions put a smile on my face and that’s what I was hoping for. ...more
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-releases
***Review to come***
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
she does it againnnnnn

I enjoyed this so much actually. The structure is so interesting and something that I've never read before. Basically, the mc works for a florist and provides flowers for most of her small town's events. The story only cuts in during these events over the course of about a year. So, you get to see these snapshots of her life, her friendships, her *not* relationship with the son of a famous chef lol.

The hate to love situation was amazing in this one *the tenSION* was real

michelle (magical reads)
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, 2020
4.5 stars

I was hesitant bc I haven’t this author’s books since 2016 (they were getting…repetitive)

but honestly I am HERE for a yearlong contemporary in which we only get to see special events!!

I am HERE for hate-to-love in contemporaries!!

and I am ESPECIALLY here for the protagonist not really knowing how to flirt without teasing / being mean bc !! relatable!!
Jul 29, 2019 rated it liked it

3.5 Stars

I mark my calendar and count the days whenever I hear about a new Kasie West book. I want to be there on release day ready to swoon!

Maybe This Time tells the story of a year in the life of Sophie Evans. She’s currently working for a local florist, but her heart and dreams are full of fashion design. Colors, textures, patterns, and inspirations! All Sophie can think about is getting out of her small, southern town for college in New York. But maybe Sophie’s focus on getting out is also
Jul 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I think... this might be my last Kasie West book ...more
Oct 05, 2018 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts
This sounds somewhat like P.S. I Like You 2.0 but with barely-tolerate-to-love undertones and just yessssss

As much as I love West's contemporary sci-fi duology (Pivot Point/Split Second), it's great to see that she's still going strong when it comes to her signature cute contemporaries
Kelly Hager
Sophie and Andrew had whatever the exact opposite of a meet cute is. It could've had real potential except that he started by accidentally making fun of something she had done (the making fun was intentional; the accident was because he didn't know she was responsible for it) and it basically spiraled out of control. (Sophie doesn't really change her mind about people and Andrew didn't try very hard to apologize.)

I'm pretty sure Kasie West's books are the literary equivalent of sunshine and
This was my first Kasie West book, and it was exactly what I was expecting - a cute, coming of age young adult contemporary.
We follow Sophie as she works functions throughout the year as a florist. She has dreams of leaving her small town to make it as a fashion designer, so when a past famous chef begins catering at the functions, she desperately wants to use him for connections. Too bad for Sophie, he is a massive jerk, and his son is even more arrogant and pesky. We follow several of these
Melissa Veras
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I honestly wasn't sure about reading this book, even though I love Kasie West, because I thought this was going to be your typical bad boy story.

Oh, why did I ever doubt Kasie West?

I really loved the dynamics between Sophie and Andrew
Micah, Sophie's best friend, got on my nerve a lot of the time, but well is too much to ask for perfection.
Tiffany Chiang

Kasie West has always been my contemporary-writing queen, but truthfully, I do think that I’m starting to age out of her primary audience. Her stories have either been a hit-or-miss, and this one seemed to be lacking a special spark to make me completely immersed in the characters and their lives. Maybe This Time had a cute premise and the potential to be a heart-warming story, but it lacked the development to make me truly fall
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Probably my favorite YA rom-com from the recent months!

Maybe This Time starts with Sophie arranging flowers for her florist/party planning job at a Valentine's event. Her best friend works as a caterer with her father, and they've just signed on to be mentored by a famous chef for a year. This stroke of good luck for them means that Andrew, his son, will be around them, a boy who consistently taunts and irritates Sophie at all of the events they end up at together.

I loved this being told in
Christina ☾
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Another really cute, fun read by Kasie West. I always seem to read her books in one sitting because they are so addicting. This was a YA enemies to lovers, HS romance. I am finding it hard to fully commit to a 4 star rating because there were a couple things that really annoyed me throughout the book.
Sophie, that main character, was extremely insensitive and immature. She did eventually learn how to grow from the situation, but it got to be a little annoying. I feel like there was some
✦ Maica ✦
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I give Kasie a big hug because she is queen <3

Sophie was peacefully working at the flower shop when one day a devilishly handsome stranger steals one of her flowers and gives it to her, "Something beautiful for someone beautiful." This is also the day when famous chef Jett Hart moves in to their quiet town to help the local catering business. Unbeknownst to her, the beautiful stranger was actually Jett Hart's son, Andrew Hart, and not only did she insult his father in front of him, she
Lauren R.
3.5 stars. I definitely hear why people don’t like this one as much and totally get it. For some reason, I really wasn’t that annoyed by Sophie. I thought she was a bit mean in the beginning but somehow the audiobook may have masked it for me? Not sure. I think they had good chemistry but the romance was a little too slow-burn, primarily because it felt disjointed with the time jumps. Still really enjoyed the premise though, so I’m not sure how to improve that element. Overall, definitely not a ...more
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Got this out of my mailbox around 9pm last night and read it from then till 3 am, shh! Don't tell my husband lol. Had to make myself put it down to get some sleep but picked it right back up this morning. So good! Kasie West books are like chocolate for me. Have to have them and just can't get enough. ...more
➳ johanna
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2019, kasie-w
I can't believe it has taken me this long to get to this book since Kasie West is one of my absolute favourite authors out there. I always know what to expect: easy and fun YA romance. And this was just that so i'm very satisfied!
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