Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showing pretty girls--and his "party" lifestyle--all over the Internet, and her mom, who was once one of her dad's girlfriends, is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for far too long, Hannah has learned how to stay out of sight...and that's how she likes it.
Of course, being unknown isn't helping her get noticed by gorgeous, confident Josh, who Hannah knows is her soul mate. Between trying to figure out a way to get him to notice her, dealing with her parents, and wondering why she can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn, Hannah feels like she's going crazy. She's determined to make things work out the way she wants....only what she wants may not be what she needs. (from Author's website)
I'm going to let you into to a little secret I have, I love Elizabeth Scott's novels! They are like a guilty pleasure for me because they are light, funny, and well written novels, that I absolutely love. Whenever, I read one I'm usually in a bad mood, for some reason, but they instantly cheer me up within the first chapter.
Something, Maybe was no different, of course. It was filled with well developed characters, cute boys, and father-daughter relationship problems. The plot was interesting, but not very complex. I enjoyed the whole scenario where a former playboy's girlfriend gets pregnant and has a baby that the playboy claims is not his. Enter Hannah who is the daughter of these two. I felt sorry for Hannah because of her father's many problems that never let him get really close to her and evidently made her hate him for it. Also, which boy should I be with part of this novel was cute, but it got annoying after a while.
Hannah was a three dimensional character that I could identify with a ton, for many reasons. The main reason was that she was extremely shy and worried that if she got herself out there too much, she would just get hurt. I used to feel that way, too, but after a while I finally cracked my shell like Hannah began to do in this story. Also, the other people, such as Finn and Tegan were great additions to the story and characters I ended up loving by the end.
Overall, Something, Maybe is another classic Scott novel that will make you feel happy and sad at the same time. This novel will appeal to fans of Elizabeth Scott's previous novels and girls who are looking for a cute romance book that doesn't make you think too much.
Something, Maybe will be released March 24, 2009. You can find out more about here. Also, be sure to check out Elizabeth Scott's website and blog, that has cool contests just about every week.
* Much thanks to the people at Simon & Schuster for sending me this wonderful book!