Y’all it is way too early for me to give you a full review of Erin Hahn’s sophomore novel, More Than Maybe, since it doesn’t come out until until May 2020. But if you think I’m going to stay quiet about this book until it’s more appropriate to review it then you couldn’t be more wrong.
I was so very lucky to receive an early copy of this a couple weeks ago, I literally cried when I opened the package, and I couldn’t put off reading it any longer. This book is everything and I love it more than I’ll ever be able to express. To hold
you me over until a more appropriate time to share a full review, here are five fast facts so you can start getting excited for Luke and Vada.
Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.
Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out-of-this-world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?
- Chapter five had me dying and might be my favorite chapter.
- So many references to some really incredible musicians.
- Mood rings.
- Impeccable nods to You’d Be Mine.
- I cried the for the entire last 15 pages. All good tears, I promise.
Seriously, y’all, just go ahead and add this to your TBRs now and save yourself some time later. You’re going to want to read this book. Until then, make sure you check out my review of Erin’s debut novel from earlier this year, You’d Be Mine, and read that one as well. It’s just as incredible!
Are you interested in More Than Maybe? What is your favorite book that focuses on music? Let me know in the comments!