I so loved this book. In Definitely, Maybe in Love, Ophelia London does a wonderful job writing a love story about two people that seem like the worst matchup for each other. Spring Honeycutt has spent the last year of her life becoming what she feels is the picture of the perfect environmentalist and is working on her thesis as an Environmental Earth Science major. The curve ball thrown at her by her mentor and advisor has her needing to partner up with her incredibly hot, and in her mind, the environment’s own worst enemy Henry Knightly. Henry is a law student and his rich family built the very building Spring protested against the building of just the year before.
London does such a great job drawing you in to Spring and Henry’s relationship. The writing in the book is amazing and flows so smoothly. I was sneaking moments in my day because I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen. There are some incredible moments that left me smiling and some parts where literally I was wondering what the heck just happened.
The great thing is London doesn’t leave you hanging and eventually we get to know why everything happens the way it does. Like any great love story, the hero and heroine have great supporting friends that made the book that much more enjoyable. My only critique is that I wish there was an Epilogue, those always give me the little extra I love in a great story. Regardless, I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy a good, very well written love story. As this was modeled after Pride and Predjudice, I would have to say London would have made Jane Austin proud!!
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About the Book:
Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.
“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.
Henry is Spring’s only hope at publication, but he’s also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can’t help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there’s more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.
Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.