Updated: Jan 7
Whoop Whoop! I love that I’m a part of this super awesome blog tour for Erin Hahn’s latest book More Than Maybe. A huge shout out to Wednesday Books for sending me an advance review copy of this cute read! Not gonna lie, I was pretty excited when I received this book as I had read Erin Hahn’s debut book You’d Be Mine which came out in 2019 - I’ll link my review for her debut book 'You'd Be Mine' below this review. I loved Hahn's writing style so I had to give this book a go.
After growing up under his dad’s punk rock spotlight, at eighteen years old, Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. Luke Greenly is an introvert, he prefers the anonymous comfort of hosting the locally popular podcast with his outgoing, extrovert and meddling twin brother Cullen. His brother Cullen is crazy in love with his long term boyfriend Zach. Luke has a couple of secrets buried inside, one, he is insanely talented and can sing and write music like it's nobody’s business. Two, he’s had a longtime major crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.
Vada is a planner. She has her five year plan down to a tee. It includes; securing a job at the Loud Lizard, a local dive bar and learning from local music legend Phil, who also happens to be her mom’s boyfriend. Get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program, manage Ann Arbor’s annual summer concert, and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is nowhere in her plans, yet she’s intrigued by his insane music knowledge, his dreamy eyes, and his British charm. Luke’s brother Cullen releases a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast, and Vada secretly wishes it’s about her.
Luke and Vada must decide how deep their feelings run and what it would mean to give love a chance.
Not gonna lie, I loved reading this book! The story is told from Luke and Vada’s perspectives, which made the book very much readable. More Than Maybe is a Young Adult book, I actually really take pleasure in reading YA books, I get to keep up with all the cool kids as well as just read an all round fun book!. Hahn’s writing style is very relaxed and believable. I enjoyed learning about the main characters in this book. Luke was a sweetheart, and I liked that he and his family were English. Seeing as I lived in London for many years, I always enjoy reading books with English characters, or books based in the UK. I have to say, this book was spot on. Sometimes when you read books with English characters, authors tend to overdo it with British slang and is never believable, or can be too cringy, but this felt pretty real to me. Vada was definitely my favorite character, and your girl next door. She is super easy to get along with, very down to earth, and a strong female character who has balls and is also just super nice. I adored all the surrounding characters as well in this book, especially Phil who is Vada’s boss, and her mom’s partner, as well as all of their friends and family. They were all special in their own way.
One of the things that I really REALLY loved about this book is that music was an insanely central part of the story. I am a huge music lover, of all sorts genres and I mostly enjoyed seeing all the various musicians being name dropped in this book. It was excellent!
Seeing as this is Erin Hahn’s second book, it’s always really hard to follow up a great debut, but she totally nailed it. What a fun read! This was a massive page turner, and was ridiculously easy to read. I do have to say, comparing the two books, You’d Be Mine, her debut novel was more of a classic romantic, swoony read. Where More Than Maybe, was mostly hip, fun, quirky, and a very 2020 style, page turning read. I mean that in a sense of the way it was written, it was like reading a script. Hahn would regularly feature Luke and Vada’s text messages in the book, which I feel is geared to the young adult readers of today. It’s a definite ‘Now’ type of read that a lot of teens would resonate with. I myself enjoyed it loads. I liked the music references, I liked the characters, and I liked the easy going writing style.
This is a great book for all the music lovers out there like myself! Ha, It is also simply a super fun book to read for when you’re craving a sweet story. You don’t have to be a young teen to read it either you guys! Give it a go :)
For the first time ever, the author actually gave me a bunch of songs to choose from seeing as she mentioned a plethora of awesome artists in this book such as; Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Taylor Swift, Kodaline, Oasis, Counting Crows, The Cure and more! But Alas, I've gotta pick a song right? So my song pick for this book had to be ‘I know’ by Tom Odell. I wanted to pick a British artist, someone young and current, he happens to be a singer-songwriter too, which is basically Luke’s vibe in the book. It’s a sweet song that relates to the story a lot! Why not take a listen Here!
Genre: Young Adult | Romance |Contemporary Fiction | LGBTQ Literature
Publication Date: July 21, 2020
Reviewed by Chrissy's Books
Check out my review from last year of Erin Hahn's debut book You'd Be Mine Here!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ERIN HAHN is the author of You'd Be Mine and More Than Maybe. She teaches elementary, would rather be outside and makes a lot of playlists. So many playlists in fact, that she decided to write books to match them! She married her very own YA love interest who 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 Ann Arbor, Michigan, aka the greenest place on earth and has a cat named Gus who plays fetch and a dog named June who doesn’t.
Buy this book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250231642
Author website: https://www.erinphahn.com/
Author Twitter: @erinhahn_author
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17130322.Erin_Hahn
Author Instagram: @erinhahn_author