A review copy was provided by Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review.
One of the best feelings in the world is discovering a new band that you absolutely click with. There’s nothing like finding that new sound and just diving into their discography. For me, most of my music recommendations come from much more hip friends, but for the first time I have a brand-new playlist from just reading a book. More Than Maybe is an ode to good music – the characters send it to one another, hang out in a dive bar music venue, and one of the leads was raised by an ex punk rocker. Music emanates from the absolute soul of this book and I’m happy to say that not only is the book phenomenal, but you’ll get a very, very good playlist out of it.
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?