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"Like your favorite song, More Than Maybe burrows inside your heart and stays there. Vada and Luke's story of music, family, and first love will shoot to the top of your book playlist. A rich, sweet, rock and roll ride." - Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends With the Dark

Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s

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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Wednesday Books
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Another limbo read and I need immediate help! I’m moving back and forth between 3 and 4 stars! My head starts spinning to take the fair decision.

I loved the writing style, smart musical knowledge and intellectual references, I loved supporting characters and it was fast, easy, mostly sweet reading but I’m reading “You’d Be Mine” at the same time and that really confused the hell of me (By the way: there was nothing wrong about the book)

I could give this one four solid stars even though I
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Karen McManus
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just you wait, guys. JUST. YOU. WAIT.
Candace Robinson
This was a super cute read and this is seriously one of my favorite contemporary covers ever!
Tucker
May 13, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
[11/01/2019] - A title and a cover! I kind of wish it wasn't illustrated and kind of fit with the style of You'd Be Mine... Oh, well

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I just finished You'd Be Mine a few weeks ago... But I am so ready for this book.
Corina
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
full review closer to release date
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Absolutely LOVED! Full review to come.
Erin A. Craig
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my heart, my heart! MORE THAN MAYBE had me cheering and dancing right along with the characters and left the biggest trail of happy tears down my face. I didn't think it was possible to top YOU'D BE MINE, but Hahn's sophomore book has me longing for my days in Ann Arbor and super upset I never met my Luke there!
Kelly Coon
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reader, you're in for a treat. I read an early version of MORE THAN MAYBE by the splendid Erin Hahn, and it was an absolute delight. There are twists you don't see coming, and more good music than you can possibly handle. PLUS, did I mention that the illustrious Hahn has once again graced us with her lyrical talent? I didn't?????? SHAME ON ME. Filled with longing and so much hope, this YA rom-com is more than maybe for me. It's a loud and resounding YES!
mahana
Oct 31, 2019 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
dnf @ 7%

there were a lot of annoying popular culture references in the first couple of chapters, but i drew the line at a game of fuck marry kill about the characters from teen wolf. just... why?
Rebeca
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 stars I’m giving this book all the stars

Ok, you all need to add More Than Maybe to your TBRs right now! Seriously, this book was A M A Z I N G And yes, it totally deserves capital letters

I haven’t read Erin’s debut yet but after reading and loving More Than Maybe I’m definitely going to read it

More Than Maybe stirred my heart. There are two POVs, Luke and Vada’s, and they are perfect. I loved to read about their love for
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Mari Johnston
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have so many thoughts and feelings about this book. It was everything I needed at the exact right moment. This story is so very special. I’ll have a full review closer to release date but I will go ahead and tell you that this is a book you will not want to miss.
Erin Hahn
Jan 28, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Lord knows I won't rate my own book here... even though I *do* happen to think it's worth the five stars, I learned my lesson last time. :) But I just wanted to offer an update and answer a few questions... YES, there is a playlist for "More Than Maybe". I will be opening it up on Spotify just as I did with "You'd Be Mine"'s. In fact, I'll post a song a day over on Twitter and IG if you want to follow along. A little "Behind the Music", Vada style. Also, YES there is a spin off in the works for ...more
Natalie - FerryGoodBooks
Give me all the “angsty lyrics, the heartfelt plucking of the strings, passionate and world-weary please. Give me the banging of keys, the staccato of beach eats, the gift of swing and swoon.” Give me this book on repeat, singing at the top of my lungs alone in a car.

“Are you there God? It’s me smitten”. I am completely smitten with this story, Luke and Vada, and everything in between. Vada is a “middle-aged, overweight, receded-hairline soul” stuck in an 18 year olds body. She has a plan, a
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Katie
I READ THIS TOO FAST AND WAS DEVASTATED WHEN IT WAS OVER: THE STORY OF MY LIFE

I looked LONG AND HARD for this book. I emailed publicity contacts, I entered contacts, I scoured the ARC trade pages on Twitter and Facebook, I was denied THREE TIMES on Edelweiss.

Then I saw that my author friend Liz Lawson (please go preorder her book it's FABULOUS) received a copy from Erin and I knew this was it--THIS WAS MY CHANCE! Liz lives very close to me, so I begged her to let me borrow it and she did
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Chloe
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Spoiler free, 4.75 stars*

I have seen a lot of love for You'd Be Mine online and a lot of excitement for More Than Maybe. I haven't read You'd Be Mine yet, even though I really want, because I know it's heavier. But, I knew that More Than Maybe would have a super sweet male main character and that was basically enough for me to want to read. And then I found out there's mutual pining and I kind of just exploded.

After reading this book, I kind of just want to launch myself right into You'd Be
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Britt (Geronimo Reads)
Absolutely loved this but it’s by Hahn so that’s a given. Will give a better review later if I can remember but for a little baby one: 5 stars. Absolutely amazing. Perfect for any music fan. Adorable romance, great side characters (Meg is going to be the MC for Hahn’s next book!!!!!) You’d Be Mine references!!!! Basically you should read it. Now. Thanks.

Thanks to Wednesday Books and Edelweiss for providing me with a free copy to review!!
Alexa
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3/3.5

Review to Come
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Sarah
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uhm this book is fantastic. It’s so many things I love rolled into one and most of the music mentioned in the book is music I love.
Ashlee Bree
Think back to your first secret crush as a teenager.

Remember all those little moments: the bashful smiles, the nightmare blushes that sprang to your cheeks unbidden. Feel the breath catch in your throat and the flutter in your stomach swoop all over again simply because you caught a whiff of his cologne, her perfume, realizing right then and there how unfair it was for another person to smell so damn good. Recall the elaborate daydreams, the "doesn't even know I exist" doubts, your silly
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Lauren
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are novels that come along that defy their genres. That tap into a feeling so primal and deep that you can’t help but become completely immersed. To me, Erin Hahn’s More Than Maybe is one of those novels.

Luke Greenly loves music, but doesn’t want to be in the spotlight. The son of a famous punk rocker, Luke has all his father’s talent, with none of his desire for fame. He prefers to create music in secret, with no intention of ever performing for others. He also has a secret crush on
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Megan Turton
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading ‘You’d Be Mine’ I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book! While I loved YBM, THIS book is IT! It’s like the soundtrack of my life wrapped up in a heartwarming, stomach flutter causing, giddily smiling, gut punching love story. It’s not an easy love story, but what true love story is! I could not stop singing or reading until it was done. And to be honest, I haven’t stopped singing or smiling since!
Myra Bryant
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously great read!! Once you start you just can't stop and that is from page one. Erin Hahn draws you in and I can't wait to read more. This was the first book I have read and now I want to read everything else she has written. The characters are well developed and relatable while staying true to originality and being current.
Fanna
Mar 24, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Love song goes viral?? Now that's an inciting incident I want to see spiral into a romance!!
Celia McMahon
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to review this title and join the blog tour!

I loved You'd Be Mine so I knew this one wouldn't be any different. As I expected, I sacrificed sleep to finish this book in less than two nights. I am a diagnosed insomniac and take prescription medication and it seriously didn't even work when reading this book. Erin Hahn beat out my Lunesta and Trazadone cocktail. Kudos.

This book follows Luke, the son of a punk rocker who runs a podcast with
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Isabel✨
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ya
** 3.5 stars **

Erin Hahn's books are absolutely a YA version of Taylor Jenkins Reid's celebrity-verse, and I'm not mad at it.

More Than Maybe follows podcaster Luke Greenly and music blogger Vada Carsewell, who both work out of the same club and attend the same high school. There's some intense mutual pining going on (and has been for years), but neither of them has ever acted on it. The two are thrown together for a school project, and bond over their mutual love of music.

More Than Maybe isn't
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Caroline Bertaud
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*Jumping to my feet, clapping hysterically and shouting “ENCORE! ENCORE!”* This piece of gem was vibrant, and not just with music. It really needs a standing ovation.
I fell in love with the characters, the story, the swoon feeling, the music. One of the best YA I've read. My 2020 favorite so far—and even though it's still early and I've only read like15 others, I'm sure Vada and Luke and their music nerdiness will stay with me a lot while.
BRAVO!
Cassandra
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the arc of this wonderfully swoony second book by Erin Hahn.

I immediately fell in love with Vada and Luke and their journeys. This book perfectly encapsulates what I love and believe should be in more YA stories:
1. Family that can come from anywhere
2. The belief: you are never too old for a second chance
3. It’s okay to break away from those who seek to break you

Once again, Hahn blew me away with her lyrical poetry, and what I loved about this
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Jaye Berry
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I really enjoyed the author’s first book, You’d Be Mine, and I am looking forward to finding out how this one plays out as well. These characters sound fantastic. Luke and Vada’s romance is one that I can’t wait to read.
Samantha
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh. First things first, Hahn has a way with incorporating lyrics in her work—original lyrics—that just tie everything together. First YOU’D BE MINE, and now this. I’m pretty sure Vada and Luke are a form of anti depressant, because having just polished off the last few chapters, I feel like tomorrow will be a good day!

I spent most of this book alternating between being impressed at the exceptional punk references (since it’s not a terribly popular genre and also a genre I grew up on) and
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Erin started writing her own books when her little sister gave her shade about a country music-themed Twilight fanfic. By day, she gets to share her favorite stories with her elementary students. By night, she writes swoons. Erin married her own YA love interest whom she met on her first day of college and has two kids who are much, much cooler than she ever was at their age. She lives in
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