Book Review: “The Opposite of Maybe”

The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson

Book Description:

A heartfelt, funny, and all-together human novel about the best mistakes a person can make. Jonathan and Rosie have been together so long they finish each other’s sentences—so when he (finally) proposes and asks her to move across the country with him, everyone is happily surprised.
But when things suddenly unravel, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and moves back home with Soapie, the irascible, opinionated grandmother who raised her. Only now she has to figure out how to fire Soapie’s very unsuitable caregiver, a gardener named Tony who lets her drink martinis, smoke, and cheat at Scrabble.
It’s a temporary break, of course—until Rosie realizes she’s accidentally pregnant at 44, completely unequipped for motherhood, and worse, may be falling in love with the sentimental, troubled Tony, whose life is even more muddled than hers.
It’s not until Rosie learns the truth about her mother’s tragic story that she wonders if sometimes you have to let go of your fears, trusting that the big-hearted, messy life that awaits you may just be the one you were meant to live.

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It’s refreshing to read a novel in which the main character is female, over the age of forty and isn’t harping on menopause or empty nest syndrome. Rosie doesn’t have life all figured out yet, and that’s okay. Her uncertainty is a major part of this book’s appeal. She is forty-four years old and proves that you are never too old to star in your own coming of age story. The Opposite of Maybe is a quirky and touching read with moments of intense emotion delivered in a manner that leaves a distinct impression. Rosie’s life is messy, complicated and full of hard choices. Kind of like yours and mine. It earns a solid four out of five stars from me.

If you’re interested in purchasing this title, Amazon is offering a pre-order promotion. You can check that out here. Happy reading!

I was a provided an advance reading copy of this book from Crown Publishing in exchange for my honest review, which I freely give.


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