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Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler

Piper’s birthday may be on Valentine’s Day—but that does not mean she’s a romantic. In fact, with all the relationships that she’s seen fall apart, both her own and those of people close to her, she’s not even sure that she believes in love at all. But when her best friend’s heart gets broken and her other best friend devises a plan that is sure to give them all a perfect Valentine’s Day, Piper knows it’s her duty as a friend to go along with the plan, no matter how skeptical she is about the results. Between dealing with her family at home, drama at school, and evenings helping at a candy shop, the weeks leading up to the big day are going to test Piper’s patience, her friendships, and even her long-held cynicism. Love is definitely in the air, and this time, it just might be meant for Piper, if she can come to accept that.

Love? Maybe. is a sweet and charming read, although it wasn’t quite the story that I thought it would be. When I first heard about this book, I thought it would be about a bit of a snarky and cynical girl who was completely resistant to love until she finds herself in it. In actuality, Love? Maybe. is a more thoughtful read that deals with Piper’s changing relationships with her family and friends in addition to her romantic drama. Although the story wasn’t as humorous as I wanted it to be, I liked the direction in which Hepler took this story. She goes quite in depth into the nature of Piper’s relationships with almost everyone around her and how these have in the past and still affect her life. This makes for a very realistic and touching, if not always the most engaging, read. In all, I quite enjoyed reading Love? Maybe. for its sweet story and ultimately hopeful ending.

Love? Maybe. is sure to appeal to readers who also enjoyed The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski, A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian, and For Keeps by Natasha Friend.

Rating: 3.75

Review copy from PR by the Book

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