Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

April 7th, 2015 Kimberly Review 40 Comments

7th Apr
Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
Maybe Not
by Colleen Hoover
Series: Maybe #1.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon
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Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not. When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change. Or maybe not. Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory. Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love? Maybe. Maybe not.

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Ya’ll know I usually skip all the prequels and novellas between books with very few exceptions, but after reading and loving Maybe Someday –I just had to have Warren and Bridgette’s story. Thus I picked up  Maybe Not  by Colleen Hoover. I am so glad I did because- Warren, Warren, Warren. The man is hilarious, sweet, and yeah ridiculously swoon-worthy.

The events in Maybe Not deal with Warren when a new roommate named Bridgette moves in. From the moment they meet it is hilarious and yet edgy. There is some overlap to Maybe Someday but not enough to make it lack freshness. If you have read Maybe Someday, it offers some hilarious explanations to both Warren and Bridgette’s behavior. Oh lord, these two are cray-cray and their romance is deliciously complicated.

I loved the wicked banter, snark and pranks between the two of them. I laughed, snorted aloud and smiled like an idiot while reading Maybe Not. At around 130 pages, it was the perfect late night read with all the feels only Colleen Hoover can deliver.

Maybe Not can totally be read as a standalone but if you decide to read both then read them in makes it more enjoyable.

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest. Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting. She also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.

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40 Responses to “Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover”

  1. Jenny

    I haven’t read anything by Colleen Hoover yet (I know!), but I think this is the place to start Kim! I’ve avoided her books mostly because I know they’ll rip my heart to shreds and I have to work my way up to those kinds of books, but this one sounds like it’s a bit more fun, so I’m adding it to my list for sure:)

  2. Ramona

    I think I need to consider Maybe Someday – snark and hilarious pranks sound so good! Not one for novellas and prequels either, though, as with all things I will make some exceptions. Lovely review, Kimba, hope you’re back safe and that you’re recovering well from that 18-h drive. Hugs xx

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  3. Sarah

    I finally purchased a book by this author! I have yet to read it though. Baby steps, right? 😀 I’ve heard that Maybe Someday is definitely a book I need to read. This sounds so fun – I love roommate to lovers romances. Soo fun!

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  4. Kristin

    Awwww! I miss Colleen Hoover’s writing! You’ve totally reminded me that I need to read the first book! Must have that ordered at library (oh, the wicked powers I think I have *insert evil laugh*). I love witty guy banter so much 🙂 And nothing is better than an stubborn woman… tee, hee! Great review!

    psssst. I’m not entirely back but I pseudo fixed the blog and moving forward. Got to catch up to your Rockstar-ness!!!!

  5. Amir

    I have never read anything from Colleen Hoover. o.O crazy right?! Maybe I should ease in…try with a novella like this one. This sounds more lighthearted than her other novels because every time I read a review of her books, it always seems to deliver a bucketload of feels! Awesome review Kimba! 🙂

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  6. Berls

    I skip a lot of prequels/novellas too, but I’ll have to be sure not to skip this one. Ever since reading Ugly Love, I’ve planned to read the rest of CoHo’s books! Like you said, she really delivers the FEELS!

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