Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

Title:Mr. Maybe
Author: Jane Green
Format: Paperback
Series: Stand alone book
Source: Bought
Pages: 432 pages
Genre: Women's fiction - Chick lit
Overall Rating:

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
To Libby Mason, Mr. Right has always meant Mr. Rich. A twenty-seven-year-old publicist, she’s barely able to afford her fashionable and fabulous lifestyle, and often has to foot the bill for dates with Struggling Writer Nick, a sexy but perpetually strapped-for-cash guy she’s dating (no commitments–really). So when Ed, Britain’s wealthiest but stodgiest bachelor, enters the picture, her idea of the fairy-tale romance is turned on its head. Libby soon finds herself weighing the advantages of Nick’s sexual prowess and tender heart against Ed’s luxurious lifestyle and unlimited retail therapy. But when the diamond shopping commences, Libby is forced to realize that the time for “maybe” is up. 
I don’t know what to expect when I first picked up this novel. Jane Green was not one of the authors that I’m familiar with so I thought it is good to try something new. Sadly to say though, the result was rather frustrating.

The book started off OK but once I passed the first hundred-page, I literally start to yawn. The predictability of the plots and some annoying characters really turned off my interest but still, I continued reading in hope that there might be something that could spark my interest back on. Nevertheless, nothing really happen other than me getting more and more annoyed with the main character, Libby. Her hopeless, indecisive manner truly crawled under my skin and the way she measured a guy by the stack of money in his pocket was downright sickening. Even though she was just a fictional character, I do not think that it is wise to make a woman looks this daft.

So, needless to say, I am very disappointed with this book but on the bright side, I am *so* relieved that I actually borrowed this book from a friend rather than buying my own copy :P Will definitely not going to recommend this book to anyone.


  1. Thanks for the honest review of the book. I am stopping by from the Saturday Network to say hi!!

  2. @Stacie: Thank you for stopping by =)

  3. So sorry that you didn't like the book, but indeed on the bright side you havent bought it. :)
    I hate it when the book starts to begin very annoying and so not entertaining.

    I like the title of the book!

  4. hi, shy!!
    maybe this book authors really wanted to annoy readers...
    so, in ur case, she's succeed!! haha.......
    not many books can do that...*wink...wink..*

  5. @Nina: You're right Nina - The delicious title and eye-catching cover page was definitely the reason I start reading this book =)

    @CJ: Now that was a good way of seeing the bright side of the book :P And she actually succeeded - big time! *lol*

  6. hahaha!!!!
    don't judge a book by it's cover!!
    but....most of the time the covers are the reasons i pick up books....well, the prettier the cover the more chances it will have to be selected!!!

  7. hi shy, i'm sorry you didn't really like the book..i often avoid myself to read any chic-lit books.despite of predictable storyline, i usually don't like the common sense issues most probably they pointed out in the book.i dont even remember myself read any chic-lit books (maybe i did, ages ago), but i know the genre don't fit me well anyway..maybe i'll try one later to see how it will change my view.. =p

  8. @Darlyn: *lol* If you decide to try any chick-lit, do make sure that you don't try this one :P I tend to vary the genres that I read and will never read the same genre back-to-back. So, I'm hoping that the next chick-lit I read will be much better than this one.

  9. I've never heard of this book, and now I understand why! I agree, chick lit always seems to be predictable and shallow. Anyways, thanks for the review!


  10. So sorry that this was such a disappointment! I've read 3 Jane Green books, and love one of them. The other two, not so much. Actually, I should count all 3, since one of them I didn't even bother finishing! Anyway, if you do decide to try Jane Green again, I recommend picking up her book Babyville.

  11. Aww.. so sorry you didn't like it. I haven't tried Jane Green either but I have her "Bookends" lying on my shelf at home, not sure though how it is.