Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Review: Someday Maybe by Ophelia London

Someday Maybe
Author: Ophelia London
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Publication Date: October 20, 2014

From Goodreads:
Some guys are impossible to forget.

Rachel Daughtry has a 10-year plan that leaves no room for mistakes. Or not-so-serious boys—including Oliver Wentworth, the freshman boyfriend she's never forgotten. Now she's back in San Francisco with an awesome-slash-scary new job. Unfortunately, The Plan doesn't cover things like meeting her best friend's new “secret” guy...Oliver.

Fortunately, no one knows that Rachel and Oliver were ever together, and endless bikini wax torture couldn't make Rachel hurt her friend. But it's killing Rachel. She's not over him. Not even a little. And as her 10-year-plan crumbles around her, Rachel realizes that maybe—just maybe—Oliver feels the same way.

Now Rachel is on the verge of losing all control. And her best friend. And the love of her life...

Someday Maybe is a modern take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion that proves a second chance at true love is always worth the risk.

Someday Maybe is a modern retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen. In this version of Persuasion, the main character, Rachel, persuades herself that her freshman year boyfriend, Oliver, cannot fit into her ten year plan.  With a little prod from her brother, Rachel breaks it off with Oliver.  Six years later, they are both living in San Francisco and Oliver is dating/flirting with Rachel's best friend who never knew about their freshman year relationship and Rachel is becoming friends with Oliver's sister.  Even though Rachel and Oliver clearly approached their professional lives in different ways they have ultimately arrived at similar conclusions.

The setting is San Francisco, the dialogue is great, the plot is fun and inventive yet true to the original storyline in Persuasion and I liked both characters.  This is my second Austen retelling by Ophelia London and I would definitely recommend this book, even though I did not recommend Definitely, Maybe in Love.  Note, I seem to be in minority with my criticisms of Definitely, Maybe in Love.  Even though both of these books are New Adult, the content is mild enough that it would be appropriate for teenagers. 

As always if you have read any modern retellings of Austen that you would recommend please share your thoughts.

Posted By: Sheri


  1. I love the cover on this one, and I like the way it sounds. I haven't read any Austen let alone retellings but, I think I might like this one. Great review, Pam!

  2. This sounds like an NA that I would enjoy. I'm not familiar with Jane Austen's Persuasion but not sure if that matters...?

  3. This sounds good and not like your typical sexed up NA. And I love Jane Austen so I might have to give this one a try. Great review!