Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, RomanceMaybe This Time Kasie West

Summary:

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…

This book is cute. Kasie West has pretty much mastered the YA romance, I feel though there could be more expansion of characters and development of relationships.

Because this book takes place over the length of time of a year, I felt like it was underdeveloped in a way. There just didn’t seem to be enough time for the two to develop such strong feelings for each other.

That being said, I really did like the relationship between Andrew and Sophie and the lengths to which they would go to protect themselves.

The flower involvement was cute, and I’m behind any character that wants to have an artistic future.

The most annoying characters were the parents, mainly Sophie’s parents and Andrew’s dad. They seemed like they were written to be entirely unreasonable, which in a way would be how most teenagers do view their parents. However, I tend to be on the side of the kids in this case.

All in all this book was cute, fluffy and a nice quick read. I do enjoy Kasie West’s writing, and will continue to read it.

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