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He was fifteen and she was seventeen. When sophomore Ryan "The Kid" McPhearson makes the Varsity baseball team, he finds himself submersed into the life of upperclassmen, and falling in love with senior Brooke Bennet. To Ryan she's his dream girl, perfect. Maybe to the outside world a two-year age difference doesn't matter, but this is high school. Everything matters. RyanHe was fifteen and she was seventeen. When sophomore Ryan "The Kid" McPhearson makes the Varsity baseball team, he finds himself submersed into the life of upperclassmen, and falling in love with senior Brooke Bennet. To Ryan she's his dream girl, perfect. Maybe to the outside world a two-year age difference doesn't matter, but this is high school. Everything matters. Ryan soon realizes Brooke's life is not so perfect. He becomes her closest friend, her safe place to fall when she needs to escape. Ryan seems to be benched in the friend zone with no chance to bat.Time is both a curse and a blessing. It ushers Brooke away to college, and Ryan into the arms of his first girlfriend. It alters Ryan from a kid to a high school graduate, ready to venture to college himself. But when Ryan sees Brooke again he realizes there are some things even time can't touch.Though much has changed, one question still remains. Will the things that mattered in high school always stand between them?...

Title : Flirting with Maybe
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ISBN : 9780062265937
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 92 Pages
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Flirting with Maybe Reviews

  • Wendy Higgins
    2018-09-22 15:14

    Eep! This will be my first published contemporary/realistic YA fiction! When HarperTeen bought my 2nd and 3rd books, they also asked if I could write a novella for their new Impulse line of ebooks. It was perfect timing because I'd actually been thinking about revisiting a short story I wrote for a college class. So I pulled out that story, dusted it off, and had a blast expanding it into a novella. The original title was TOYS since everyone seems to be toying with each other and Ryan drives a "toy box." :) It's a very different style from my Sweet warned. It's written in 3rd person point of view, and is mostly from Ryan, the boy's, perspective. But not to worry. . . THERE'S KISSING. <3Now, remember...I was asked to write a novella, not a novel, so please don't hate me because it's too short, lol. My hands were tied regarding the length. That being said, this piece was really rushed through edits, and probably DOES need a bit more. So I've written an epilogue which takes place 2 years after the story ends, and it's posted on my blog under "Extras" lastly, as a bonus, the prologue and first chapter of Sweet Peril will be included. SWEET.

  • Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥
    2018-10-12 13:56

    Me before reading the epilogue..OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...breath.breath.breath..Me after reading the epilogue..............WWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!crazyyyyyyyyyy ....the world is soooo prettyyyyy...Wow i used so many gifs.. Oh well.. i blame wendy.. :PWendyyy I LOVE YOU.........Warning: I skipped some scenes... So it contains skips..

  • SyaSya Syed Nasir
    2018-09-21 12:11

    The story is very short but it was so good! So damn good! How I wish she would continue this story. As usual, Wendy Higgins had never disappoint me. 😊

  • Nyrae Dawn
    2018-10-03 16:13

    It's Wendy Higgins so how can it not be amazing? FLIRTING WITH MAYBE is a fun, sweet, romance that I couldn't help but devour. I wouldn't have minded a guy like Ryan falling for me when I was in high school :)

  • Katy
    2018-10-21 11:02

    The story was sweet, but really, it was just okay. I’m a sucker for the good friend finally getting the girl at the end, especially when it’s the case where she never realized what was in front of her all along.Still, I wish “Ry” had been a little more tough - not only with Brooke but also with Michelle. And I’m kind of disappointed that Higgins made Brooke the cliched damsel in distress character that has the overused reasons for not trusting guys. I think the combination of the two robbed from the fact that there are normal good guys out there who DO get the girl - not just the overly nice guy getting the emotionally scarred girl.But it’s a quick, sweet read nonetheless. Don’t forget to read the epilogue on the author’s website:

  • Mayu
    2018-10-22 16:13

    Tenía muchas ganas de leer a Wendy Higgins, quería saber cómo era esta autora, y esta novela corta me parecía perfecta. Pero el resultado no ha sido el esperado, así que, esta novela se suma a mi lista de abandonados. Esta novela es mala, pero mala con ganas. ¿Habéis visto esa sinopsis? Pues eso es todo lo que ocurre en la novela y absolutamente nada más. Así que, seré clara, leída la sinopsis, leída la novela. Una auténtica pena, porque yo tenía curiosidad por esta autora y por esta novela. Pero ha sido una gran decepción.Flirting with maybe es una novela insulsa, boba, que no me ha gustado nada. Esperaba un poquito de esta novela, tampoco mucho, pero es que la novela es una sucesión de momentos vacíos, de drama porque-sí. No me ha gustado la trama, no me ha gustado su narrador y protagonista, ni la secundaria, ni nada. Personajes, trama, narración, nada me ha parecido gran cosa. Es una historia de adolescentes más, con un cliché tras otro. Es una novela incoherente, ese final no tiene sentido alguno, y si esa es su forma de justificar el amor, me parece muy feo. Flirting with maybe está narrado por un chico de quince años. Un chico virgen, inocente, flacucho. Él se enamora de la chica más popular del instituto, Brooke, pero Brooke solo le ve como un hermano, acostumbrada como está a acostarse con cretinos del último curso. Ryan es un cliché en si mismo, y lo mismo pasa con Brooke. Él es el típico empollón, el chico al que los mayores insultan, y al que las chicas usan como pañuelo de lágrimas, Brooke sobre todo. Y Brooke es la típica animadora de instituto, que solo sabe irse de fiesta, beber hasta perder la consciencia, y abrirse de piernas ante el primer chico malote y musculoso, el típico cretino que no te daría ni las buenas noches antes de preguntarte si tienes un condón. En serio, esta novela es tan sosa, predecible y estúpida, y sus protagonistas y secundarios también. No es que no haya podido entenderles, es que no me han gustado. No son más que un prototipo sin vida, personajes de cartón que no tienen nada que contar. Que un chico sea el narrador podría haber sido un soplo de aire fresco, pero en este caso, solo ha sido algo tedioso. Brooke es una idiota, Ryan también, ninguno de los dos tienen personalidad. Se pasan dos años buscándose e ignorándose, acostándose con otras personas, reprimiendo sus sentimientos, acobardándose ante la vida, perdiendo el tiempo en novias estúpidas a las que no aman u acostándose con chicos de usar y tirar, para al final, volver a encontrarse en una fiesta y casi darse un revolcón, pero con amor, eh *ironía*. Vamos, siendo los típicos adolescentes de novela dramática.Definitivamente, paso de seguir leyendo esta novela y de probar nada más de Wendy. ¬¬

  • Elizabeth
    2018-10-18 08:44

    Wendy Higgins wrote it? Of course I would read it, It was a good short story :) happy to see an older girl/younger boy relationship So... first chapter of Sweet Peril(the real reason why I wanted to read this , sorry:))first Iron man 3 new trailer and then this!!!

  • Nina
    2018-09-29 11:09

    I loved this story. Even though it's only a little over 90 pages long this novella manages to cover a time span of 3 years without feeling rushed or unbelievable. Ryan is a sweet guy who developes from an awkward and shy 15yo to a really great guy you can't help but like. Brooke with her troubled past and personal issues is just as likeable (if not as much as Ryan).The only thing that made it a 4 star read instead of 5 is that the ending kind of snuck up on me. It's my and my kindles fault really because there's a long excerpt of Sweet Peril at the end I didn't know about and when the book ended at 77% it threw me a little. EDIT: Don't miss the epilogue (like I almost did. Thanks Mina!) that takes a lot of the abruptness of the ending away:

  • Isabella
    2018-09-29 16:55

    OH *SIGHS* this story was... Perfect. Romantic, romantic, OH SO ROMANTIC! I can't stop all these fuzzy feelings I'm, well, feeling and... God, Higgins, you have me. I'll read your other books, but you PLEASE write something else like this. PLEASE. I need it.I'm currently like this:

  • Monica :)
    2018-10-05 16:49

    Is it wrong that the only reason I want this is to read the first chapter of Sweet Peril *hides*BUT. I'll definitely read the actual novella after I read my dose of Anna and Kaidan. <3

  • Kristi
    2018-10-06 15:13

    i loved it! it was much to short, but i guess that's what a novella is all about, i just wanted more of these characters! Wendy Higgins has a new fan!

  • Reign
    2018-10-10 17:11

    Short story about high school romance that started out as a crush. Meh. Just a prep for more books I'll read soon.

  • Michelle Bet
    2018-10-04 12:14

    1.5 exactamente. El porque de la puntuación es simplemente porque el libro no engancha. A pesar de que sus personajes principales no fueran malos, sino que agradables a mi gusto, no es suficiente para que sea un buen libro. Por otro lado, a pesar de que soy una fanática de los POV de los hombres, la narrativa no me gustó. Si bien no la encontré aburrida, porque Ryan de cierta manera lo encontré un chico dulce y lindo, tiene una forma de narrar los hechos un tanto apresurada, ya que el tiempo que transcurre el libro es amplio, pareció que todo lo contaba muy rápido, quizás a Wendy le faltaron páginas para toda la trama que quería poner en esta historia. El final por otro lado, es muy malo, realmente no puedes terminar un libro así sin siquiera darme un epílogo aunque sea de un mes después. You can't.Otra cosa, ¡¡que problema tiene Wendy con las Michelle!! Ya ha ocupado en éste libro y en Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3) ese nombre tan hermoso y encantador en un personaje odioso y latoso. Debe haberse cruzado con alguna tocaya mía que la dejó marcada de por vida creo. Otsea.Anyway, Flirting With Maybe es igualmente un libro pasable que puedes llegar a odiar, aburrir, dejarte indiferente o encontralo bien, pero de ninguna manera es para amar.

  • Lucy Qhuay
    2018-09-23 16:06

    I love Wendy Higgins and her books so freaking much!I usually hate every single novella and short book I read, exactly due to the short length.I just feel everything is rushed and fake and I end up hating it.But, Wendy made me love her novella.I loved Ryan and Brooke's story so freaking much!Ryan is totally swoon-worthy! I feel so sorry for the pain he felt when his feelings were not taken seriously and then when he watched Brooke pull away from him.Just heartbreaking!How could Brooke not see earlier that she didn't need to lose herself to alcohol or get involved with some random to ease the pain, because she had love right there in front of her? She made all the wrong choices and that's why she frustrated me so much.But I'm glad she eventually saw the light. And I was so freaking happy for Ryan, of course!This gif perfectly depicts Ryan and Brooke's relationship:Read this one, guys! And don't forget to go to Wendy's website and read the epilogue. I was freaking out when I thought Wendy was going to leave me hanging like that, what with that ending and everything.The epilogue really gave my mind a little rest. ;)

  • Ariana
    2018-10-01 16:12

    Such a cute novella. In the beginning I couldn't stop giggling ;))Also it reminded me of funny high-school drama and parties, and best friends.. Maybe I miss those times more than I thought I would.Also, it's funny because my husband is around 2 years younger than me as well. I met him when I finished high-school and I still wonder if things would have worked out the same if we had met earlier (you see, it's true.. 2 years seem like a lot when you are in school, and girls don't quite rush into relationships with younger boys, LOL)Anyways.. funny read, a short one too, if you feel like laughing maybe you should pick it up ;)

  • Brooke
    2018-10-10 12:07

    A sweet novella about first crushes, friendships and how life seems to never end beyond high school. Ryan was a sweetie and Brooke was a young girl fighting to find herself in all the wrong ways. Def recommend!

  • Mary
    2018-10-19 11:12

    Such a quick sweet read, takes you back to school days and your true love.Wendy did amazing, I did kinda wanted this to be a bit longer but Wendy's book do that to me, I can never get enough!

  • Andreea Pop
    2018-09-26 16:47

    Wendy Higgins did it again! Flirting with Maybe is a quick, light and wonderful read!! Top notch entertaining material. I recommend it to romantic people!

  • Jen
    2018-10-05 12:08

    Knowing that Wendy Higgins can write smexy times in YA, I was curious to pick up Flirting with Maybe. Although I wasn’t the biggest fan of Sweet Evil, it’s always intriguing to see an author write in a different genre than what they’re used to writing. Being a novella, Flirting with Maybe was certainly a short, quick and cute read, but nothing more.Three main points about my opinions with this short story:- Time went by way too fast in this book. Just short of 100 pages, this book took place in the span of two years, give or take a few months. Do you know how fast that is? I felt like Higgins was just quickly skimming over everything that happened, and it just irked me a bit. Things could have been more developed!- I didn’t understand the romance. Ryan, who’s perspective the story is told in, was kind of.. Obsessed with Brooke, a girl who’s 2 years older than him. I didn’t care about the age difference, but I never understood why he liked/loved her so much. It seemed purely physical to me most of the time…- I liked the male POV! I always love when female authors take a stab at writing through the eyes of the opposite gender. I bow down to these authors! Higgins did a solid job, and it’s especially interesting because this was a romance.In all, Flirting with Maybe was a speedy read that would be great for reading by the pool or at the beach. I didn’t get much out of it, but it was entertaining.RATING: 3 out of 5THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON Books and Other Happy Ever Afters:http://booksandotherhappyeverafters.w...For more of my reviews, check out the blog:http://booksandotherhappyeverafters.w...

  • Koliie
    2018-10-04 10:47

    What I thought of this.. Well, what did I think of it?First (Be ready. It's gonna be looong sister) Ryan.I can not express the love I feel for you!! I would die for you. you are sooooo perfect! Marry me!! Forget Brooke and be mine! Pleaseeeeee!!!! We were meant to be!! Can't you see. You+me=perfection! its as easy as that!!!!!! *Shouts from roof top* OH RYAN I LOVEEEEEE YOU!!!Yes. This boy has me crazy. And why you ask? 'cause he is so sweet and nice and so REAL!! He is what every girl would love. EVERY.SINGLE.GIRL!! but too bad; you can't have him...HE'S MINE!! MINE I TELL YOU!! So hands of sisters. Anyhoos (Got a little of track..sorry) So besides his amazing looks and personality, Ryan love..with me! Jokes. He, my love, is in love with this girl called Brooke. (BORING) But she, a girl with problems, doesn't love him the way he wants her to. Brooke and Ryan become really good friends...But he wants more..Dun Dun DuhhhWell my thoughts..I loved every moment of it. It was so realistic and relatable. every moment perfectly illustrated a teenagers life: Drinking, girls, parties etc. I thought the name was PERFECT!! for the story. And I think Ryan is perfect for me :DSo if you have not read this then I recommend you do! You really do not want to miss out!!Lotsa Love Koliie :'3

  • Jonababez
    2018-10-01 11:57

    A wonderful short story! Everyone should read the epilogue, and you'll love it! Yay! It got me teary-eyed. ;)

  • Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
    2018-10-17 11:53

    I wasn't sure what I was going to get from this book. I didn't read any blurbs, just knew it was Wendy and have only heard good things about her writing. So I figured I would dive right in and see what it was all about. So glad I did.Blurb from Goodreads:He was fifteen and she was seventeen. When sophomore Ryan "The Kid" McPhearson makes the Varsity baseball team, he finds himself submersed into the life of upperclassmen, and falling in love with senior Brooke Bennet. To Ryan she's his dream girl, perfect. Maybe to the outside world a two-year age difference doesn't matter, but this is high school. Everything matters. Ryan soon realizes Brooke's life is not so perfect. He becomes her closest friend, her safe place to fall when she needs to escape. Ryan seems to be benched in the friend zone with no chance to bat.Time is both a curse and a blessing. It ushers Brooke away to college, and Ryan into the arms of his first girlfriend. It alters Ryan from a kid to a high school graduate, ready to venture to college himself. But when Ryan sees Brooke again he realizes there are some things even time can't touch.Though much has changed, one question still remains. Will the things that mattered in high school always stand between them?So I'm not much for contemporary reading. I am usually disappointed. So a novella is right up my ally because the time invested is not as much as reading a whole book and possibly being disappointed. But I wasn't disappointed with this. I was actually very pleased. I enjoyed watching the relationship between Ryan and Brooke progress. And, even tho I was pretty sure where the story was going, I still wanted to see how the characters grew and go to that point.Ryan is a great character. Although, I did find him to seem older than his 15 years when the book first started. But he is endearing and so great. I love his emotions and how he was able to show us exactly how he felt. I felt them right along with him. I ached for him to be happy.Brooke was an interesting character as told from Ryan's perspective. I can tell she has a bit of low self esteem, not realizing that she is worthy of the love others want to give her. She's a good person who carries some baggage, but she wouldn't have been interesting if she didn't!Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I was also pleased with the epilogue that Wendy posted on her site. It packaged up the ending really well. And I love reading things from the male POV, since most YA/NA stories tend to come from the female perspective.While this story wasn't unique, I still enjoyed riding it's wave. And I really love Wendy's writing. She has a canny ability to make your heart feel for what is happening to her characters. It's a sweet and adorable story that delves a bit more deeply into issues that many teens may face: love, loss, relationships. The story is relatable and authentic and the characters are developed nicely. A great read for anyone who loves a good contemporary love story.4/5 stars

  • Karina {witchling wanderer}
    2018-10-12 08:55

    More reviews at A Reader Under The Sea   I remembered that I simply wanted to get this novel because it had an excerpt to Sweet Peril (The second book to the Sweet Trilogy also by Wendy Higgins). But then I actually ended up loving this. It was such a cute little love story. And I was so sad because it ended up being so short when I wished it was a full length novel. But even though it's not, I still go back and re-read it because that's how much I enjoy it. It never gets tiring. It's not that often for me that a book causes me to love it so much that I actually want to read it over.   Wendy Higgins has definitely captured my heart with her novels. I can't wait until her next publication.   If you love contemporary romance, you'll especially love this. It starts off when Brooke is seventeen and Ryan is fifteen. It starts off with Ryan telling us how much he likes Brooke but because he's an underclassmen, she will never notice him. But because he's in the varsity baseball team and she's the manager, they meet and they get close. But Brooke has never really noticed his feelings for her. It's not until she moves away to college and comes back until they "connect".   It's not to be missed. I fell in love with Ryan and Brooke. They made such a cute couple. And I wished it was upper YA because I love the sexy times. *Giggles* I wanted some steamy scenes but alas it's YA. But it's still really hot. And I'm glad that Wendy wrote an epilogue for that takes place 2 years later after the story ends (Not included in the book).   Flirting With Maybe is fun for anyone looking for a short, quick read. It's not hard to read at all. It's intended for a more younger teen audience but it was still enjoyable and addicting. The story just pulls you right in and you never want to stop.Make sure to check out the epilogue that Wendy Higgins wrote for this on her site:The Epilogue5 Stars: Out of This World!!

  • Aldy
    2018-10-13 11:54

    Es una buena historia peero... (si siempre hay un pero) no me gustaron varias cosas:La protagonista femenina realmente no tiene un motivo para patear a Ry constantemente, entiendo que es difícil pasar de amigos a pareja, me ha pasado, pero una de dos, o elegis terminar toda relación con esa persona que quiere algo más o apostas a avanzar, no se puede quedar en el medio y jugar todo el tiempo con los sentimientos de Ry.Además hay que sumarle que Ry no tenía ni un poquito de carácter, está bien que sea más chico y por eso parezca un poco inmaduro, pero le faltaba tener decisión, siempre alguien lo mandaba y creo que su forma de crítica estaba totalmente nublada, todo lo que hacía Brooke era perfecto y su novia Michelle siempre era mala, la verdad, me dieron ganas de que él termine con Michelle que al menos lo banco toda su relación, a diferencia de Brooke que estuvo divirtiéndose en la universidad mientras este otro tarado andaba sufriendo (y usando a M), pero ojo, la mala de la historia es ella (?) .La verdad Brooke, no te lo mereces a Ry.

  • Maria Franco
    2018-10-14 09:50

    I loved Ryan I thought he was a sweet guy who definitely did not deserve to be so controlled by Michelle though I understand that she had problems of her own. What I didn't like about the story was Brooke. She played with Ryan, used him and then expected everything to be okay. Actually, she played all guys and then complained that they treated her like meat and used her. I didn't like how she was so weak. She never stood up for herself except to go to the college of her choice but once she got there she fucked it up because she was drinking and partying, and looking for love! I mean come on. I think the book had realistic. Issues but the ending also bugged me. Brooke DOES NOT NEED Ryan to stop drinking. She just needs to stop intentionally fucking up her life and realize that she has an amazing boy who loves her... So 3 stars because all the female characters in this book bothered me

  • Jenny
    2018-10-06 17:14

    Flirting With Maybe is a beautiful novella from Wendy Higgins, packing an emotional punch in a very short amount of time and giving us two impressively developed characters who ensure we’re invested in the outcome of their relationship from the very first page. The brightly colored cover and cute title suggest a story lighter in tone, but the reality of Brooke and Ryan’s friendship and romance is a bit darker than expected, the pain of a love unrequited for a time chipping away at us until we’re a gloriously lopsided, unstable mass that threatens to teeter over at the slightest touch...Full review available at: http://www.supernaturalsnark.blogspot...

  • Deanna VanSciver
    2018-10-17 13:05

    I guess I can't really say I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this read. Wendy Higgins is an amazing author and this novella is proof of that. I would have given this 5 stars, however, I was completely thrown off when the end, was well, the end. I didn't expect things to finish off in Ryan's room. I thought maybe there would be just a little bit more. Now, I have to read the Epilogue. I can't wait :)UPDATE:So after reading the Epilogue, I had to correct my rating. 5 stars hands down :) Wendy you have done it again. Perfect ending to such a cute novella. Short and sweet. Loved it.

  • Clary ♡.
    2018-10-08 09:45

    Un libro realmente corto pero que definitivamente me conquisto y Ryan ♥ es tan Ryan, creo que es la primera vez que me gusta y siento mas las emociones del personaje masculino que los de la chica, me encanto que sea narrado desde el POV de él aunque Brooke a veces me resultaba algo superficial, a pesar que sea un libro corto me gustó y me dejó con ganas de mas! Pero así está bien obviamente!Te amo Ry ♥Http://

  • Son
    2018-10-21 14:09

    ooohhhhh i like it.. it's amazing how for such a short novella how connected to the characters i felt...i suppose that just goes to show how great of a writer Wendy Higgins is...and now i am desperately hanging out for Sweet Peril after that little teaser at the end.... DAMN DAMN DAMN hurry up April..

  • Jess (the cozy reader)
    2018-10-16 13:44

    This was a nice short story. I kind of wish it was a full length novel. I loved how Ryan really understood Brooke when no one else did. Oh yeah... The prologue and first chapter of Sweet Peril was a wonderful treat.