Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Maybe This Time by Kasie West had been one of my most anticipated reads this summer as I love everything Kasie West writes. I was not disappointed with this book and its concept of two characters falling for each other over the course of nine events. Both Sophie and Andrew are likeable characters, and there is a prominent theme of the importance of family throughout the book. I loved this one, and I can’t wait to see what West writes next.

Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie WestTitle: Maybe This Time
Author: Kasie West
Also by this author: P.S. I Like You
Publisher: Point
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: July 9, 2019
Rating: four-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 . . .

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Book Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West

As a longtime fan of Kasie West, I had very high hopes for her latest novel. This book follows Sophie, who works for a florist, and Andrew, the son of a famous chef, as they get to know each other during the many events they both end up working. I loved the idea of the book being told event by event, and it makes sense as the main characters really only see each other on these special occasions. As well, the hate to love concept is one that I typically enjoy, and the author did a great job working in snappy dialogue and drama. This book is absolutely adorable and the perfect read for the beach.

❀ Enjoyable Characters

Both Sophie and Andrew are enjoyable characters, and I enjoyed how they interact. Sophie is creative and has dreams of pursuing her love of fashion design. She has a captivating voice, and I found her character to be realistic. Andrew, on the other hand, comes across as arrogant, and not unlike his bossy celebrity chef father. As we get to know him, however, he turns out to be thoughtful and kind. I loved the engaging dialogue that West writes for them, and reading about their mishaps at formal events is equally entertaining.

❀ Strong Family Theme

As is typical with Kasie West, this book has a strong theme of family. Sophie lives with her mom and brother after her dad left them. She finds herself pushing her mother away and selfishly only caring about her problems without knowing her mom’s side of the story and personal struggles. However, amidst this family drama, Sophie is able to grow and learn that family and friends are the most important. Gunnar, Sophie’s little bother, is also so wholesome, and I enjoyed how their relationship is portrayed.

❀ A Cute Summer Read

Maybe This Time by Kasie West is a cute summer read that takes place over the course of nine different events. I loved both the main characters as well as the side characters, and the theme of family adds more meaning to the book. I would definitely recommend this one, or any of Kasie West’s books, to those looking for the perfect romantic contemporary.

About Kasie West

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I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

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23 thoughts on “Review: Maybe This Time by Kasie West

  1. Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! says:

    Great review, Olivia! I don’t read Kasie West too often (maybe a book a year, and she seems to be publishing at a much faster pace), but I do enjoy her books. Maybe This Time does peak my interest more than her other recent releases, so I’ll have to check it out from my local library upon release. Thanks for the rec. 🙂
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  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    This woman writes some books, doesn’t she! I haven’t read one of hers in a long time, but there are plenty that I would love to read. This one sounds cute, but there are others on the top of my list, for sure!

  3. Delia Chavez says:

    I love Kasie West my favorite book by her is the Fill In Boyfriend. Great review cant wait toread this one.

  4. Marisela Zuniga says:

    This sounds really good, I haven’t read anything by Kasie West but I will definitely go check out her books

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