Maybe This Time
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 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 finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn't so bad after all . . .Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.

Maybe This Time Details

TitleMaybe This Time
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 9th, 2019
PublisherPoint
ISBN-139781338210088
Rating
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Maybe This Time Review

  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 understands what it’s like to be a teenager. Unfortunately, in this case, it seems as though she forgot what teenagers like to read about.Teenagers don’t enjoy stories with protagonists that have mainly tense relationships with most of the people in their lives. I understand that she wanted there to be a development, especially when it comes to Andrew Hart, but it was disappointing to see Sophie avoid important conversations with her family members and friends. I did, however, like Sophie’s relationship with her younger brother as well as her personal ambition. She wants to go to design school and even if people try to convince her to stay in her small town, she believes in herself and thinks positive thoughts about her future as much as possible. It would have been cool if there had been images of Sophie’s designs for sure.This isn’t a story that will make you believe in ever-lasting love, but it is an interesting idea that I’m happy Kasie West developed. It could have been better—more smile-worthy—but it’s an entertaining summer read anyways.Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’
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  • ✨ A ✨
    January 1, 1970
    COVER REVEAL YOOOO! This is Kasie's best cover, I think. 22 Oct, 2018WHAT? WE'RE GETTING MORE KASIE WEST NEXT YEAR?!! THANK YOU 2019 YASSS
  • Jaye Berry
    January 1, 1970
    Me: *doesn't give 5 stars often because picky*My lizard brain: Book cute and have flowers. Give 5 starsMe: 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, Me: *doesn't give 5 stars often because picky*My lizard brain: Book cute and have flowers. Give 5 starsMe: 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, they keep getting in each other's way until eventually, they end up becoming friends and then maybe something more.After P.S. I Like You became my number #1 Kasie book, I didn't think another one would dethrone it so soon but here we are. This book was just everything I wanted and everything I needed right now. It has the classic Kasie West wholesomeness and just all around cute but without being shallow or childish. I don't mind high school romances but this one not taking place in high school was really nice.This entire book is told from event to event in snapshots and I loved that so much. Instead of getting filler, it gets right to the good stuff. Also I was weirdly into seeing all the different events and how they were run behind the scenes... don't @ me. This relationship is hate to love and watching them become friends (slowly) into romance was pure. Plus so freaking adorable. They only see each other during the events so all the development between them happens purely at the events, throughout the entire year. They were honestly just so good together and I really loved them, even (especially) when they were bitching at each other.Sophie's friend Micah has a large part in this too and I loved their strong friendship that had drama but it was actual necessary drama and not some petty pointless drama. Sophie's relationship with her family was pretty complicated too. While everything is fluffy and cute, some serious topics are still put into play but I like how it doesn't go too hard, just hard enough.Plus FLOWERS. So many flowers! Love that! I'm so glad that I loved this one because I was worried after I wasn't the hugest fan of her last book but Kasie West has yet again blown me away with the cuteness.Highly recommend this great romcom.
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  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    Full Review on The Candid Cover4.5 StarsMaybe 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 Full Review on The Candid Cover4.5 StarsMaybe 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 of Kasie West, I had very high hopes for her latest novel. This book follows Sophie, who works for a florist, and Andrew, the son of a famous chef, as they get to know each other during the many events they both end up working. I loved the idea of the book being told event by event, and it makes sense as the main characters really only see each other on these special occasions. As well, the hate to love concept is one that I typically enjoy, and the author did a great job working in snappy dialogue and drama. This book is absolutely adorable and the perfect read for the beach.❀ ENJOYABLE CHARACTERSBoth Sophie and Andrew are enjoyable characters, and I enjoyed how they interact. Sophie is creative and has dreams of pursuing her love of fashion design. She has a captivating voice, and I found her character to be realistic. Andrew, on the other hand, comes across as arrogant, and not unlike his bossy celebrity chef father. As we get to know him, however, he turns out to be thoughtful and kind. I loved the engaging dialogue that West writes for them, and reading about their mishaps at formal events is equally entertaining.❀ STRONG FAMILY THEMEAs is typical with Kasie West, this book has a strong theme of family. Sophie lives with her mom and brother after her dad left them. She finds herself pushing her mother away and selfishly only caring about her problems without knowing her mom’s side of the story and personal struggles. However, amidst this family drama, Sophie is able to grow and learn that family and friends are the most important. Gunnar, Sophie’s little bother, is also so wholesome, and I enjoyed how their relationship is portrayed.Maybe This Time is a cute summer read that takes place over the course of nine different events. I loved both the main characters as well as the side characters, and the theme of family adds more meaning to the book. I would definitely recommend this one, or any of Kasie West’s books, to those looking for the perfect contemporary.
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    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 g 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 greedy. Overall, it was a cute and fun story with characters who were easy to root for. **Huge thanks to Point for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Dayla
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 into college. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn't so bad after all.I did really enjoy this novel by West- who is one of my favorite go to, Feel-good, authors. She always writes cute clean stories that warm the heart. This was not my favorite by her, but it was still enjoyable. I felt like it was just a simple story, but missing any kind of real conflict, and I think maybe that was the only thing it really lacked. Overall if you are a fan of West- then you will most probably enjoy Maybe This Time :P
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  • Stacy Fetters
    January 1, 1970
    "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 "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 her others. I felt the pure hatred flow between the pages because it burned like a roaring fire. I wasn't actually sure if Andrew and Sophie were going to get to that inevitable point like in almost every other contemporary novel. It happened but it felt fake.I did love seeing the working side of being a caterer and florist. It was interesting reading about all the things they go through to make everything perfect for your special day. I also really enjoyed the growing of Sophie's family. She was really easy to judge a situation before she knew all the facts but in the end, it brought her family closer together. Maybe This Time wasn't my favorite but I didn't hate it. We all know what to expect from contemporary novels but this one didn't have that heart-eyed overflowing cuteness like all her others.
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  • mith
    January 1, 1970
    OH MY GOD THIS WAS SO CUTE.
  • cyborgcinderella
    January 1, 1970
    I think... this might be my last Kasie West book ☹ I think... this might be my last Kasie West book ☹️
  • Sana
    January 1, 1970
    This sounds somewhat like P.S. I Like You 2.0 but with barely-tolerate-to-love undertones and just yessssssAs 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
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  • michelle (magical reads)
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsI 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!!
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  • turniip
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 events, the idea that Sophie and Andrew only got snapshots of each other in public, their relationship building as they break down each others' facades. The amount of time that would pass between seeing each other gave me a little anxiety (I kept thinking they'd have Andrew show up interested in someone or with a date) but it really does the plot justice, even if I'd have preferred constant companionship (let's be real, I'm codependent).A surprising favorite part of this was Sophie's relationships with people who weren't thinking about kissing her. Sophie's family history causes her to question almost every aspect of her life, doubts spawning about her attitudes and future that might not have existed without her being a child of this particular kind of divorce. Her father left when she was young to "follow his dreams," and with Sophie wanting to run to New York to study fashion, it's easy to see where comparisons might be drawn. She blames her mother's every eccentricity for his abandonment, unable to balance what has happened without fair reasoning. In the end, she learns a lot about herself the more she's forced to look inward and actually think about her family as individuals and not conduits. Her friendship with Micah is also really important here by forcing Sophie to face the harsh realities about her behaviors. I really loved Micah, and I appreciated her having so much going on and actually having a backbone without seeming contrived for drama. Plus she likes spreadsheets! I like spreadsheets! We are the same person nbd.The writing of this was simplistic, but not bad. It featured enough callbacks in the text that it didn't bother me when some sentences were clunky (an odd thing to balance out for me but it works, leave me BE). I like that Kasie writes simple but not too heavy stories - this touched on real issues without getting bogged down by it and still feeling really wholesome in the end.All in all, I should shut up and listen to Jaye/Lisa more and read the YA rom-coms they recommend.
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  • Kelly Hager
    January 1, 1970
    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 summ 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 summer days at the beach (or the pool, as you prefer). They're just guaranteed to make you smile. This one is basically the YA version of Four Weddings and a Funeral, and I loved everything about it. It's smart and funny and I loved Sophie and her best friend Micah. (Andrew took some time, but he eventually got there.)This book is just a pure delight (like all of her books) and if you need something to make you smile, grab this one.Recommended.
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 with their ideas for their future.Sophie is like that as well. She knows she wants to get out of her small town and go to NYC to design clothes. But while she constantly hates on everything in her town, she gets angry and offended anytime Andrew seems to be judging the small town life. Her rudeness to Andrew at the beginning of the story (Andrew's as well) was definitely not my favourite part of this book. I was waiting for the turning point (which came around halfway in) because I really don't like needlessly rude people. While they do offer explanations for their insecurity, defensiveness and closed-off personalities, there are no excuses for being rude to people you've never even met. Of course they are teenagers and they can't help getting all defensive about things, but I couldn't help feeling bothered by some of their rude comments. Once it merged into being more like banter instead of rudeness, it was way more funny and enjoyable and it made me love Andrew and Sophie's chemistry.At the wedding Andrew gives his Burberry suit to a total stranger and Sophie is shocked because he did something nice, while I'm just here wondering why a teenager is giving his insanely expensive designer clothing to someone he doesn't even know. I was waiting for an explanation as to why he seems to be so comfortable with giving away so much money, but I don't really feel like I ever got that. Which leads me to the structure of the story and the way it's told in the 9 events.I LOVED the 9-event structure! It's unique and fun and makes sure that there are no dull scenes in the book. At the same time, I sometimes wanted to know more about what the characters were doing in between the events. I especially wanted to know more about Sophie and Andrew's relationships with their parents. They seem to resolve some of their conflicts with their parents, but we don't really get to see much of it.Aside from the 9 events, I loved how the story was told in a sort of circular structure, ending with a reference to the beginning and the first time Andrew and Sophie met. And then they start the new year talking about the first event of the book. The flower theme was so fun and cute and I loved that Sophie learned to accept the job she didn't really want as something that formed her to become a better person and designer. The character development, as always in Kasie West stories, is amazing.
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  • Tamara
    January 1, 1970
    If I were to have a list of summer reads, Kasie West would definitely be on that list! This was such an easy and enjoyable read. You kind of knew what kind of ending you would get and boy was I looking forward to it! I haven't read a Kasie West book in a while but they're normally chock full of strong, quirky and adorable characters.In Maybe This Time, Sophie Evan lives in a small town where she works for the local florist who is usually taking care of the festivals, funerals, weddings, pretty m If I were to have a list of summer reads, Kasie West would definitely be on that list! This was such an easy and enjoyable read. You kind of knew what kind of ending you would get and boy was I looking forward to it! I haven't read a Kasie West book in a while but they're normally chock full of strong, quirky and adorable characters.In Maybe This Time, Sophie Evan lives in a small town where she works for the local florist who is usually taking care of the festivals, funerals, weddings, pretty much all the events in the town. She wants to be a fashion designer and loves to buy her clothes at Everything(second-hand shop) where she can alter or add to her clothing. She has a journal which is full of idea, designs, doodles, etc. She wants to leave the small town that she grew up and move to New York City to study design. She does not want to stay in Alabama.Sophie's best friend Micah's Mr. Williams owns a catering company and they usually cater to all the events of their small town. For a year, Jett Hart (a has been chef) runs a mentoring program for people such as Micah's father wants to up his ante in his business. Andrew Hart is Jett's teenage son, and you have instant tension between Sophie and Andrew. Sophie can't stand Andrew and thinks he is arrogant, stuck up and well her exact opposite and why would she want to get to know someone like that?I really enjoyed this book which I was able to read in a day. It was good to return to the world of YA for a brief period!
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  • ✦ Maica ✦
    January 1, 1970
    Can I give Kasie a big hug because she is queen <3Sophie 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 Can I give Kasie a big hug because she is queen <3Sophie 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 drags him. And that is how their relationship of insults and snide remarks and started.I was surprised with this book. This is my 10th Kasie West book. And I thought by now, I would be sick of her writing. but nope, not a chance. She knows how to grip me and keep me excited through the entire length of the book.
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  • Jillian Heise
    January 1, 1970
    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. 👑 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. 👑
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  • Rodoreads
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know much about this one. Kasie West always writes the cutest and fluffiest books ever. You'll be blushing and grinning ear to ear while reading her books. Er, I don't think I can say the same for Maybe This Time. +What I liked:•flowers!Our protagonist Sophie is a florist. I love flowers and I really liked how all 9 meetings started with a mini flower description. •sophieShe's our very snarky and lovely (at the same time lol) lead. Living in a small town with dreams to study in new york. I don't know much about this one. Kasie West always writes the cutest and fluffiest books ever. You'll be blushing and grinning ear to ear while reading her books. Er, I don't think I can say the same for Maybe This Time. +What I liked:•flowers!Our protagonist Sophie is a florist. I love flowers and I really liked how all 9 meetings started with a mini flower description. •sophieShe's our very snarky and lovely (at the same time lol) lead. Living in a small town with dreams to study in new york. I liked her character even with all the flaws. •micah and gunner.Micah is the perfect best friend one can have and Gunner is absolutely precious little brother.Now for the dislikes, well first off, the romance was a pretty slow burn one. There was evident tension between the characters but it all only starts at almost end of the book. I wanted more chemistry 😫. It felt too forced and rushed at the end like the story was wrapped up real quick after all that love/hate trope. Overall it was easy to read.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    This was probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm bumping it up to 4 because it was a fast, easy read I finished in a day and it got a lot better for me towards the end. Sophie was really rude for the majority of the book and I had a hard time always liking her. I wish she would've become a little more self aware sooner. I liked how the story was broken up by major events throughout the year, but I don't think it was always used very effectively. I felt like it was kind of just the same thing over This was probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm bumping it up to 4 because it was a fast, easy read I finished in a day and it got a lot better for me towards the end. Sophie was really rude for the majority of the book and I had a hard time always liking her. I wish she would've become a little more self aware sooner. I liked how the story was broken up by major events throughout the year, but I don't think it was always used very effectively. I felt like it was kind of just the same thing over and over again each time with Sophie and Andrew sniping at each other to hide their attraction and very little forward motion. I feel like their relationship should have progressed a little more each time, but it took about halfway through the book for the plot to advance at all. I felt like a lot more should've happened in the story for how long it was. However, once things started to develop a little more in their relationship and Sophie started to become more aware of herself and those around her, I really enjoyed it. I just wish more of the book was like that. I also could've used an epilogue. But, overall, it was another enjoyable Kasie West book and I look forward to her next one.
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  • ضحى الحداد
    January 1, 1970
    As expected with Kasie West this was a cute summary read full of fluff and quirk so in this book we meet Sophie who is a florist in a small town and has to deal with a chef and his son Andrew during nine events during the year and how will their relationship grow I liked the overall atmosphere of the book but for some reason Andrew failed to capture my heart, the relationship didn't feel real to me as I saw no real chemistry between them .. the best event was the fall festival for me specially t As expected with Kasie West this was a cute summary read full of fluff and quirk so in this book we meet Sophie who is a florist in a small town and has to deal with a chef and his son Andrew during nine events during the year and how will their relationship grow I liked the overall atmosphere of the book but for some reason Andrew failed to capture my heart, the relationship didn't feel real to me as I saw no real chemistry between them .. the best event was the fall festival for me specially the maze scene, but other than that the book was really average and I know Kasie could write way better than this .. but maybe if you are in the mood for something quick and no drama at all this book will be for you
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  • Misty
    January 1, 1970
    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. 😍
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  • Marina
    January 1, 1970
    This is the cutest story ever. I missed reading Kasie's books.
  • Christine Manzari
    January 1, 1970
    This was a quick, sweet , and fun summer read
  • Phyllis
    January 1, 1970
    A touching story of friendship, flowers, and falling in loveSophie's mother didn't seem to know her at all. On Mother's Day, when the community party for mothers and daughters involved a "quiz" to see how well mothers and daughters knew each other, her mom's answers were so outdated! She was so out of touch!Sophie's story is one of trying to figure out who she is; what makes her special. She struggled with not changing based on what others expected or wanted, and in trying to find her unique sty A touching story of friendship, flowers, and falling in loveSophie's mother didn't seem to know her at all. On Mother's Day, when the community party for mothers and daughters involved a "quiz" to see how well mothers and daughters knew each other, her mom's answers were so outdated! She was so out of touch!Sophie's story is one of trying to figure out who she is; what makes her special. She struggled with not changing based on what others expected or wanted, and in trying to find her unique style. I love the way this had been hinted at and yet was subtle enough that it surprised me to discover this with her.I really enjoyed getting to know Sophie, Micah (her best friend), and Andrew. While the verbal sparring that Andrew and Sophie engaged in was a little sharp at first, it was not over-the-top cruel.Though he didn't have a huge role in the story, I loved Gunner, Sophie's little brother. Being ten, he was old enough to not fall into the super cute kid role, yet he had a vulnerability and innocence that was sweet.Micah Williams' family tans dark. This deterred some of the townspeople from using their catering business, which in a small town is significant. This was mentioned more to explain how Andrew and his father related to the story than having prejudice as a theme. I appreciated the way it was so casually mentioned.Author Kasie West made a great choice in narrating this solely from Sophie's perspective. While I was curious what Andrew thought at times, I was probably more invested in the story because I didn't know.While Maybe This Time is certainly a fun, romantic story, it is also a beautiful investigation of family matters, trust, friendship, and dreams.Kasie West is at the top of my list of favorite young adult authors. Readers of young adult fiction need to read her books!Read my full review at Among the Reads
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  • Alexis
    January 1, 1970
    I gotta say . . . Kasie West has been a long time favorite author of mine. However, after reading two her books last year that I didn't enjoy I was scared to go into this book. The premise sounded amazing so I was terrified that I'd end up not liking it (which would have honestly broken my heart). However, I'm so happy to say that I did in fact love this book! It isn't my favorite one she has ever written, but it was adorable, funny, and very enjoyable. It's a lovely summer read that is perfect I gotta say . . . Kasie West has been a long time favorite author of mine. However, after reading two her books last year that I didn't enjoy I was scared to go into this book. The premise sounded amazing so I was terrified that I'd end up not liking it (which would have honestly broken my heart). However, I'm so happy to say that I did in fact love this book! It isn't my favorite one she has ever written, but it was adorable, funny, and very enjoyable. It's a lovely summer read that is perfect for escaping a reading slump.I really liked the nine event pacing of this story! Watching the characters (and their various dynamics) change over the course of a year felt organic. It was well written and the way Kasie West adapted her writing to fit the plot made it a very quick read! I could hardly put this one down as I rushed through all the events while laughing and swooning over the dialogue and events! It was a lot of fun and Kasie West's signature banter really shined in this story.Speaking of that pacing, the character development in this book was unreal (in the best way). The transformation between everyone was easy to fall into. I couldn't help but cheer for Sophie, Andrew, and Micah as they all discovered themselves over the course of the story. I especially had a hard time relating to and understanding Sophie in the first part of the story, but I really appreciated her the further I got into the book.Oh, and of course there's the romance. I am a SUCKER for a Kasie West romance. One of the reasons I was so excited for this one in particular is that I am also a sucker for a good hate-to-love romance... and Kasie West made my heart whole by putting them together perfectly! It was swoony, adorable, fun, and full of all the flirting and banter I needed in my life.Overall this was a really fun read! It was classic Kasie West charm and is perfect for reading during anytime of the year.Review originally from my blog: https://cinnamonsummers.wordpress.com
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  • Laura Gardner
    January 1, 1970
    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.~❤th 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.~❤️the side conflict of Sophie's family drama is well done and highlights the fact that teens don't always have the full story on their parents.~❤️that kiss scene!!!! totally worth the wait. 🥰.〰️〰️#librariansofinstagram #librariesofinstagram #yalit #kasiewest #maybethistime #bookreview #bookstagram #yabooks
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    More like a 3.75, but I gave it a 4 because I liked how Sophie had a lot of ambition. She doubted herself, but she kept finding her confidence - even when some people around her were awful about her dreams. This was a very sweet book structured in an interesting way. I enjoyed reading about all the events, but that made the development between characters relationships a bit slow and weird. I just wanted to read and see things happening in the moments after the events. I loved her friendship with More like a 3.75, but I gave it a 4 because I liked how Sophie had a lot of ambition. She doubted herself, but she kept finding her confidence - even when some people around her were awful about her dreams. This was a very sweet book structured in an interesting way. I enjoyed reading about all the events, but that made the development between characters relationships a bit slow and weird. I just wanted to read and see things happening in the moments after the events. I loved her friendship with Micah and banter with Andrew. I wish (view spoiler)[ we had seen her having another conversation with Jeff Hart - with him apologizing - and seeing NY for the first time, so much of the book was about this dream of hers and I wanted her reaction to it (hide spoiler)].A cute and fast read.
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  • Vee
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 starsThis was a fun fast paced read. While it was not my favourite Kasie West book, I really enjoyed it.What I liked the most about it was Sophie's determination to go to New York. It is not easy to persist in following your dreams when everyone around you is telling you you'll fail. Not everything in life is about money, and following conventional careers doesn't grantee success.However, I found we got too little from the character's personality and just got a glimpse of who they actually 3.5/5 starsThis was a fun fast paced read. While it was not my favourite Kasie West book, I really enjoyed it.What I liked the most about it was Sophie's determination to go to New York. It is not easy to persist in following your dreams when everyone around you is telling you you'll fail. Not everything in life is about money, and following conventional careers doesn't grantee success.However, I found we got too little from the character's personality and just got a glimpse of who they actually were. Also, I am not a fan of open endings.All in all, it is a fun read to finish in a day.
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  • Elin
    January 1, 1970
    this is a pretty weak 4 stars, bc i don't really have the heart to lower the rating to 3.5 stars haha. it was pretty cute (and i loved all the events and the flowers!) but i also feel like all the conflicts were resolved too easily, and that there wasn't really room for the characters and the relationships to properly develop and evolve. still, kasie west remains a safe bet and the queen of ya contemporary romances.
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