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Maybe This Time

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  523 ratings  ·  131 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 u
Oct 21, 2018 marked it as crushing-that-tbr-2019
Shelves: 2019-release
This is Kasie's best cover, I think.

22 Oct, 2018
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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
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.
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
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
✦ 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 dr
Jillian Heise
I adore Kasie West books. ❤ They make me happy & are perfect for middle & high school kids wanting a contemporary romance. She's the rom-com queen of YA. 👑 ...more
Laura Gardner
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I recruited Kasie West superfan Giada to help me with this review! Thanks to @scholasticinc and @kasiewest for the free book to share with @kidlitexchange. MAYBE NEXT TIME comes out July 9, 2019. .

We BOTH loved the newest #romance book by West and here's why: .
~❤very cool construction; not written in a straight timeline, but instead just small snapshots of a whole year
~❤Sophie and Andrew's relationship slowly builds to the end in a way that makes sense and also creates incredible tension
Nov 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
This sounds like a love/hate kind of romance - my favorite kind! Kasie West, can you promise to never stop writing?
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5-stars

~I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review~

So I actually just finished a REALLY long and detailed review but it just got deleted so...

ALSO I'm not entirely sure what I'm allowed to say or not to say so I'm marking everything as a spoiler just in case.

(view spoiler)
Megan Houde
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
* Thank you to Scholastic Press for a copy to review*

I love Kasie West! Her books are easily the fastest reads I do because I can’t put them down. They take me back to the days of young love and she just writes so tastefully. This book has a trope I love: Insta hate to slow building love. Okay not so much hate but loathing. Have you ever loathed someone that gets under your skin and you just can’t stand but really you start to feel something from it? That’s what this book is. It was perfect! I
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Sophie Evans is a small town girl who dreams of making it to New York. Stuck in a dead-end job as a florist, she dreams of leaving her old life behind and breaking into the fashion industry. But college is still another year away, and she has nine more flower events to attend. Everything is straightforward until Andrew Hart enters the picture. He’s arrogant, entitled, and forced to attend all the same events.

In this modern-day romance, Kasie West presents a twist on a Pride and Prejudice type of
Jessica Taylor
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nyr
Ooo can’t wait for this. Just praying it’s not like Distance Between Us because the excerpt kinda gave me those vibes. KW promises us that the ‘banter is on point’ so as long as we’re getting some of the sharp attitudes of PS I Like You in there then this should be a... good read 😅

Can’t wait for more KW. Bit let down by DBU, Lucky in Love and the Fill In Boyfriend so I’ve got high hopes that this book will be good!
Eileen (BookCatPin)
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although not quite a new favourite, Maybe This Time is another solid teen story from Kasie West. I swear I will never tire of her books. They always bring out the smiles in me.

Sophie came across as not a very tolerable person but I actually liked that about her. She has a mature mind and knew what she wanted. Her attitude sometimes came off as snobby but when/if you had family issues and was as stressed about your future as Sophie was you'd probably fail to consider other people's feelings too.
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nov 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
More Kasie West? YES PLEASE!!
Taasia ✨
So cute and the perfect book to ease me out of my reading funk.
Ms. Yingling
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central

Sophie is bound and determined to make it out of her small Alabama town and attend design school in New York City for college. To earn money, she is working at a florists, and since the town is small, the owner also does a lot of event planning, and Sophie must go along to help. Her best friend, Micah, is often at these events, since her father is the local caterer. Since business is difficult, he has applied to have Jett Hart, a former television chef a
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars (almost 4.5)

Another Kasie West book, another super cute story.

As I had with a few other Kasie books, I started out not really liking the main character. I never outright dislike them, but they come across as being kind of hypocritical, arrogant or brattish at first, which is entirely the point and it highlights the character development they go through. Basically, they feel like they've got their whole life figured out at the age of 16-17 and get upset at anything that doesn't agree wit
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have read almost all of Kasie West’s books, and I really enjoyed her earlier works, but I just haven’t been connecting as much with her more recent ones (the only two I haven’t read are Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss; and Love, Life, and the list). That being said, the premise of this book was super intriguing, and I was hoping to really enjoy it.

This book follows Sophie, who works at her local florist, as she attends nine events throughout a year. Sophie’s best friend Micah works for her fam
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 even
Jul 14, 2019 added it
idk how I feel about this one. this is the second book in a row by Katie west that didn't enjoy. I have been trying to sit on my thoughts for days but I'm still conflicted on what I think about this. this book followed a girl named Sophie that works for a flower company and meets a boy named Andrew and it is their relationship in a year. like i enjoyed the 4th of July because that was fun but all the parties that were catered to are forgettable which included a funeral for the man Sophie danced ...more
Apr 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arcs-i-own
I can usually binge a Kasie West contemporary in one sitting. There's something about her books that often feel like a palette cleanse for me - if I've read too much of a heavier genre, like fantasy for example, then a light easy YA contemporary is the perfect thing to get me out of my slump. However, it didn't work with Maybe This Time.

The premise is promising - the story is told across nine events during which the character spends time with her best friend, Micah, and newest pain in the butt,
Sarah Hunnicutt
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you @kidlitexchange and @scholastic for letting me read an advanced readers copy of this book! This book just came out on July 9th, all opinions are my own.

This was such a cute young adult romance! I enjoyed like 90% of it.

Sophie works for a florist/event planner in a small town in rural Alabama. Her life long dream is to go to design school in New York City and become "somebody."

Andrew is the son of a TV celebrity chef who is taking on struggling restaurants and catering companies to tr
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Sophie works with the local florist, designing centerpieces, and, well, the whole event (it's a small town, you need to be a jack-of-all trades). Her best friend, Micah, works with her family's catering company, which means they get to see each other all the time at special work occasions. Micah's family has been tapped for a mentoring program with the famous chef, Jett Hart. Too bad both Jett and his teen son are both
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is hands down one of my favorite Kasie West books and one of my favorite reads of 2019 as well. She just continues to nail it with unique storylines, adorable love interests and intriguing relationships and friendships. I've always said that the best friends trope is my favorite but enemies to lovers is making a strong push because of this story. I loved Sophie and how fiercely she pursued her dreams. I also loved the ways in which she was flawed with her mother, her father, her small town ...more
Makenna Fournier
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, contemporary, 2019
No surprise that I loved a Kasie West book, but this one I did actually enjoy more than a lot of her recent ones.
Going in, I actually thought I might enjoy this less than I usually do her books because of the format. Spread out over a year and only focusing on the big events? I thought we might miss out on a lot, or that things might get really drawn out, but NOPE. I think the format actually worked really well, and in fact I loved it because we got to see all of these different holidays bein
Megan Schmelzer
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzer

I should have known when I picked up Kasie West’s newest novel, Maybe This Time, that I wasn’t going to put it down until I finished every last bit of it. The same thing happens to me every time I pick up a novel by Kasie West. I just adore her stories, and I crave another one as soon as I finish one of her books.

Luckily for me, Kasie West is an incredibly talented author that doesn’t seem to be slowing down with her book releases. Ther
Can I just mention how aesthetically pleasing this book is??? The entire design of this book is gorgeous, from the spine to the floral designs on the inside. I'm in love.

But also this story was super cute. Andrew and Sophia had some of my favourite banter in all of the Kasie West books I've read!! In typical fashion for me and a West book, I flew through this in a day and loved it to bits. I feel like I say this in every review I write of her books so I apologize if it's annoying but I could rea
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I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.