More Than Maybe
"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 spotl...more
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 could ...more
I was craving for a story like this, and am so grateful it was in my hands in the exactly right time.
Therefore, because I enjoyed every single page of this book (the bitter and the sweet) I had to rate it so high.
Music (or songs to be particular) plays big role in both Vada's and Luke's life which, as a result, has that it has big role in this story too.
They send music links to each other through the story, and I ...more
More Than Maybe , Erin Hahn's upcoming book, is a terrific story about music, love, family, and the freedom to follow—or not follow—your passions.
Vada has had a crush on Luke Greenly for a while. It’s not just his accent (his family moved to Michigan from the UK when he was younger) or his looks; it’s his soulfulness, his personality, and of course, the passion for music they share.
Luke has always been partial to gingers so of course Vada catches his eye every time he an ...more
Many thanks to Macmillan Audio for the free audiobook in exchange for an honest review
his was such a hopeful and joyful book while expertly mixing in some heavier themes but balancing it all out with a sweet romance. I loved You’d Be Mine and I was really exciting to test this.
I was frustrated by the whole conflict, especially by the way it was "resolved". Mild spoilers ahead - When Cullen so blatantly disrespected Luke's privacy, I was really mad but I got even more mad when Luke was basically ...more
This is a kind of confession, but I’m the worst when it comes to music. I can’t carry a tune, and can’t for the life of me remember lyrics. I’m the WORST!! So, much of the music related stuff in this novel, the YouTube references, singers, songs, etc went a bit over my head.
But what I enjoyed the most about this book were the characters.
Luke and Vada had such similar backstories, and complimented each other in a genuine way. Also the supporting chara ...more
I appreciate how this book was more than just a typical young adult romance. The characters were well-developed and weren't primarily focused on their love lives all the time. And I enjoyed how the author used music in the story as the characters would go back and forth sharing different songs that were relevant in certain situations.
Luke Greenly has seen what life is like under the spotlight as his dad is a famous punk rock musician. While Luke enjoys making music, he has no interest ...more
This was my first book by Erin Hahn and it was seriously the cutest. It left me with a huge smile on my face. I loved Vada, Luke, and so many of the secondary characters (Phil especially). If you’re a music fan, I highly recommend this one.
Audio book source: Libby (library borrow)
Story Rating: 4 stars
Narrators: Rachel L. Jacobs & P.J. Ochlan
Narration Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Contemporary YA
Length: 9 hours and 41 minutes
I was initially concerned that this might be too much flighty teenage romance but there is lots of growth and maturity in the short story. Language is strong throughout, so might not be for young ...more
This book is for… music enthusiasts who enjoy good song and genre references in their YA reads. Be ready for a lot of adorkable teenage angst and overthinking.
That's it, I'm making it official: I'm in a bloody reading slump.
I'm not gonna lie to you, folks. I feel like an utter tosser not adoring this book. Honestly, what is wrong with me. It features angsty teenagers, a pure gay love, family relationships, personal emotional growth and an awful lot of b ...more
This was a cute, sweet read! The characters were what made the story for me and I enjoyed their dynamics immensely!
More Than Maybe is more than a love story, it’s about family and friendship. Luke and Vada are likable protagonists with amazing banter. The side characters were also very fun to read about. Cullen and Phil were my favorites and I enjoyed their interactions with the protagonists.
Luke and Vada are so cute together. I found it so sweet that they already had crushes on each ot ...more
*EDITED TO ADD REVIEW*
I expected to love More Than Maybe, I did not expect it to steal my heart. The characters, the story, the music, the sheer friendship and love. This is by far the first YA book in a really long time I can say completely swept me a way in just about every way a girl, a reader, can be swept away.
And yes, dear author, I want a Phil! And a Cullen, and a Zach, and a Mia, and yes, especially a Luke!
This was so much more than I was expecting ...more
This book was such a delightful little gem. I have such a soft spot for YA books that feature characters that have a passion and love for music. When I was in high school, music was my everything. It was my ultimate passion and what I lived for day to day. Reading this book was really nostalgic for me. I really felt every moment of this book so ardently.
These characters were ...more
Also, American authors MUST resist writing British characters if they don’t know what they are talking about. Nothing about Luke was British. I’ve read enough British books and watched enough British tv to pass judgment.
Also, I can not get over the fact that a character is twice described as a "high-functioning introvert" which... introversion isn't a dysfunction, Erin. ...more
Luke Greenly has a famous dad (former punk rock icon Charlie Greenly), a popular and outgoing twin brother who has sorta stolen his best friend (they're going out now), and immense musical talent. But Luke prefers his music more private. He writes songs instead of singing them. Just try telling that to his family. He also has a longtime crush on music blogger Vada Carsewell. Vada loves music too. She lives and breathes it--working at the Loud Lizard, ...more
And boy was I right.
In all honesty, I think any book that explores music immediately wins my heart. Especially if I actually, for starters, know the song references and if they mention a lot of songs I love to bits. This book won me over from the very first mention of Twenty One Pilots, Flora Cash and Panic at the Disco and it kept getting better and better from there.
But all music references aside (which, as said before, was ...more
We want to be moved and changed and knocked over and pieced back together. We want to swoon and taste and cry and scream to the sky, Yes, this. We want ninety minute relationships encompassing a lifetime of feels. We want the fantasy, the reality, the immortality, the salvation ... we want to be seen.This was such a great story with a cute romance, and strong family moments. More Than Maybe follows Luke Greenly as he struggles behind the shadow of his punk rock father and keeping his ...more
Well!!! I just finished More Than Maybe and I have to say, that was one long, drawn out, slow sizzle of a romance between two totally likeable young adults: Vada Careswell and Luke Greenly.
Would they or wouldn't they?! The suspense was killing me. Then..... the KISS! Picture a big smile on my face! Etta Jame's At Last is playing in the background (- or Beyonce's version, if you prefer i ...more
I'm stuck between rating this a 3 or a 4, so 3.5 I suppose it is!
More Than Maybe was an adorable contemporary romance about two teens (young adults, really) that are brought together by their shared love and passion for music, despite all the problems they face in their day-to-day lives.
On the one hand, there's Vada, an aspiring music journalist who has a solid plan for accomplishing her dreams w ...more
Boy, does my heart hurt... in the best way possible.
This book was written for all of the music lovers out there. The ones whose souls wouldn’t be complete without it.
This was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!
Those of you who don’t feel like music is “your thing” you may not the the best out of this with its many band & artist references. But, I think you should take the chance anyway, if for no other reason than it is an ADORABLE rom-com!!
And what an absolutely ADORABLE romance! Va ...more
With a sweet and simple writing that easily brings across all emotions of sneaking glances, cute smiles, and yearning, this YA contempor ...more
I loved Vada and Luke. They're both so passionate about music and I love love loved that they spoke to each other in lyrics. Vada's mom and Luke's parents were all fantastic, not to mention Vada's mom's boyfriend and Luke's twin. It's always great to see present and positive parents and while these family members weren't all sunshine and rainbows, it showed a supportive set.
Plot w ...more
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
So- it's been a few days (and I'm still in denial), because I convinced myself that I was done with YA Contemporary/Romance, but APPARENTLY I'M NOT. Apparently I just hadn't been reading anything that worked for me, because this was SO GOOD- and I'm already dying to read Erin Hahn's next book. I know, I know- this one isn't out yet, so I'll be waiting a while, but I AM READY FOR IT!
Who knew that all I needed to reki ...more
More Than Maybe was so adorkably sweet and cute. I'm pretty sure I got at least a dozen cavities while reading it and there were so many times that I couldn't wipe the dopey grin off my face. I fell in love with all the characters (well, besides Marcus), and it made my music loving heart rejoice.
I don't need to rehash the synopsis because there are plenty of wonderful reviews out there for that. I want to talk about how this book made me feel. I admit that if you aren't familiar with t ...more
UPDATE: THE MORE THAN MAYBE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST IS UP. There are a few to choose f ...more
Erin Hahn is an author of YA romances, including "You'd Be Mine", "More Than Maybe" and the upcoming "Never Saw You Coming". She 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 Michigan, aka the greenest place on earth and has a cat, Gus, who plays fetch and a dog, June, who doesn't. ...more
It's noticing things.Seeing parts of them even they might not know exist because you've been studying them since the moment you first laid eyes on them. It's memorizing their phone number even if you have it programmed because God forbid you ever lost your contacts. It's reading their mood by the song blaring through their headphones. It's experiencing something so extraordinary you can't tell if it was just that mind-blowing or if it's only because they were there with you that you were so affected by it.”