Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

Mr. Maybe

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 it's head. Mr...

Details Mr. Maybe

TitleMr. Maybe
Release DateJun 11th, 2002
PublisherBroadway Books
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Romance

Reviews Mr. Maybe

  • Nathan
    This book made me quit my book club.
  • Lilly
    The best thing about this book was that it makes you realize that anyone really CAN get published! They should really file it under "inspiration".I know, I know, I got what I deserved. I just wanted a fun summer read and I loved her book Jemima J, but this was *complete* garbage. The characters were shallow and unlikeable (at one point the main character realizes she is literally prostituting herself out). She is such a self-satisfied whiner that...
  • Obsidian
    This was one Jane Green book from her chick lit days I never read. I wondered why I never bought this and now I know why. I must have read the sample and said no thank you. That was a smart decision. I am kind of horrified at how bad this book was. The main character was awful, so were two of her love interests. Her friend was having issues (serious ones) that she ignored. Her mother made Mrs. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice look like a saint. I m...
  • Monica Shoshanna
    This book was utter garbage, how do books like this get published. Firstly I didn't really warm to any of the characters and I couldn't stand the main character Libby; I found her really shallow, unpleasant and materialistic. She really proves how feminism hasn't changed anything if woman are still intent on marrying rich men. I didn't care for any of the characters, especially Nick, the guy who Libby is in love with. I didn't warm to him at all,...
  • Ranny
    If you want poignancy, you won't get that in this book. This is your average chick literature, with a protagonist whose only goal in mind is to end up with the guy of her dreams.Now, you may be thinking, why the fuck do I like this book? For starters, I have already breached below my expectations for a book when it comes to chick literature. I already expect a common plot, a protagonist with an I'm-ugly-as-fuck self-esteem and some twisted, compl...
  • Yulia
    Here's the usual dilemma in chick-lit novels: A woman struggles to choose between a wealthy man she has no connection with and a poor man she loves. She chooses the poor man and he ends up already being or quickly becoming wealthy. We're all happy. The end. But what if the woman chooses the poor man and, goodness gracious, he remains poor (but lovable). What happens then? I know, but I'm not telling.
  • Shy
    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 hop...
  • Sara
    The first quarter of the book was good, you get into the story and want to know what will happen… then in the middle part I would say for half of the book I had a very strong sense of déjà-vu with another book I’ve read this year, it was a carbon copy of the story, but checking the publication dates Mr. Maybe was written first so I guess it was the other way around and the Sophie part of “I wish I were you” was the same story as this bo...
  • BabyBeth
    I tried to get back to my Rom-Com, chick-lit, Sophie Kinsella style books but I guess I'm way too deep into other genres. This didn't cut it. It was not a hugely disappointing read, just s forgettable, you kind of dread the time you've invested in reading it.
  • Rachel
    Over the years I’ve come to accept the fact that sometimes I’m in the mood to read unapologetic fluff. For me, that usually means a British rom/com filled with women who wear Jigsaw suits to their jobs as television presenters, who eat takeaway curries in their garden flats and take mini cab’s to meet their girlfriends at smart pubs at the weekend. I’ve always enjoyed these books with their pleasant and predictable plots where funny, slig...
  • Love Fool
    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 it's head.I w...
  • Kattie
    The author is interesting but parts of this book were just painful to read. Ever had the urge to haul off and smack a fictional character? You might here. Also, if you are considering reading this book, you should know that the author is British, and there is some terms that are not common in the US.
  • Shannon
    Check out the cover, wouldn't he at least be Mr. Right Now?So Libby is 27 and single and wanting to have a better half. After meeting Nick as more than an acquaintance the two get a hot fling going on. He came to her flat on the first night and took a bath and they did it right there in her tub. I almost needed a cold shower after this chapter! Needless to say I was hooked from the beginning.Libby you rock. I love how Jane Green writes the charac...
  • Andrea
    "I’ve come home. It’s difficult to explain, but there is something so familiar, so comfortable, so right about this moment, it suddenly feels like I am exactly where I should be, at exactly the right time, with exactly the right person."I first read Mr. Maybe during my major Brit Lit-love fest of the early-2000s. More than a decade later...and I'm happy to say that I still love this book. Mr. Maybe is more women's fic (or chick lit, as we use...
  • Alaina
    I have wanted to read this book for like ever and I was so happy that I finally got it! However, I just wish that I ended up liking it a lot more. Now don't get me wrong - I liked it but the MC just rubbed me the wrong way for most of the book. Okay, the entire book.Libby is pretty much a self-centered bitch. However, she is a well-rounded self-centered bitch because she's also shallow and hypocritical as fuck. I just wish she wasn't who she was ...
  • Jade
    Slow intro, had to fight not to put it away and start a new book. It really picks up at the end and I found myself really thinking about what happened with Libby + Nick after I finished the book
  • Dee ~ Proudest Nanna Of Little Millie ~
    Quite a change from books that I usually read. But never less, it gave me an insight into the life of the single woman, and how sometimes high expectations, can not always end the way we want them to. Libby is a woman, who after so many failed relationships, decides that maybe she is looking in all the wrong places, so changes tact, and meets a rich guy, who may be different, but is he what she needs.
  • Harley Biala
    The book is so hilarious, toe curling, and even a guy could relate with the whole story.
  • Elizabeth
    Second time I've read the book - not exactly intentional. i grabbed it as a summer book when breezing through the library. Realized a chapter or two in that I'd read it before. Woman wants to meet Mr. Right. Meets Mr. Hot who makes clear he does not want long term relationship. She thinks she won't get emotionally involved, but she does. He breaks up with her. She immediately meets Mr. Moneybags - one of London's most eligible bachelor's. Her mot...
  • Joan
    The cover claims "national best seller." I guess the nation referred to is England. This book seemed to me much like a phonebook with a few vivid recreational-sex scenes thrown in. Well, actually there WAS a sorta plot, albeit a very shallow and predictable one. The characters, whose thought processes would have been more appropriate to 13-year-olds, were supposedly twenty- and thirty-something singles. Actually they were cardboard cutouts.
  • Kat
    This book was just what I needed right now. An average chick-lit, not mind-bending or anything of the sort, just a simple, predictable tale of the search for love. I just wish the book had focused more on the interesting relationship than the boring one. The interesting relationship was secondary in this book, and it was frustrating to have to wait for it to re-appear all the time.
  • Shamsh
    Jane Green manages to find perfect balance between funny and relaxing chick-lit and realistic, sometimes bittersweet prose. This book is light without being shallow and sweet without being sugar-coated. Chick-lit for romantic, but intelligent women.
  • Maria Marta
    I suprisingly found muyself identify with a lot of situations!!!! it hooked me at all.
  • Allie Burke
    Jane Green is one of those authors who writes a bunch of solid romances that are okay and sort of end up blending into one another instead of writing one or two really, really good books (I just rated Bookends three stars because I honestly couldn't remember what it was about), but Mr. Maybe did stick out to me a bit if only for its mild moments of hilarity and Mr. Oh So Sexy (Nick, aka Mr. Maybe) with no job, but being Mr. Oh So Sexy nonetheless...
  • Claire
    *River Song voice* Spoilers!I hate chick-lit. I really do. It’s empty and boring and cliche and annoying. But yet here I am, reading yet another romance novel. I thought this one would be different. I hoped this one would be different. It wasn’t.The main character is Libby, who (like most main characters of chick-lit novels) has had trouble with men. Then she meets cute guy Nick, who is so, so, good in bed and really funny and smart, but she ...
  • Jaimie
    Libby Mason is a lovable character who will have you laughing out loud at her internal monologue. She has all the ingredients for a great female lead: stylish wardrobe, sassy attitude, great best friend, and an overbearing mother. Jane Green makes me want to move to London, yesterday. Nick is a hottie with a body and spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for poor Libby right from the get go. While she has convinced herself that she just wants a fling the reader k...
  • Sherry
    god!! i never ever reviewed for any book until now. I created a login just for telling you all how much of a heartache this stupid book gave me.The lead character is so manupulative, selfish, self-centered...god..shes just aweful. She doesnt think twice before dumping Ed (on the main basis that he doesnt know how to have a good sex, is clingy, spoils her with gifts which she doesnt feel a little bit bad before accepting them) but feels so much wh...
  • Francine
    I am shocked that I actually finished this book. I am giving it two stars instead of one because somehow though I hated it, i still read every word. I did not enjoy the characters or the plot. I expected Libby to be more mature at 27. I do not think she stopped whining until the last 10 pages. The plot was also very predictable and took an extra 100 pages to get it accomplished. After reading the summary I was hoping for a real battle over two me...
  • ❤ Aly ❤
    **3.5 stars**This book was alright. Parts I really liked and others I thought dragged on beyond belief. I liked the writing style and how I could picture exactly what the author was talking about. This would be why I gave it .5 more than I should.(view spoiler)[ Libby has been hurt multiple times by guys. She decides that she has had enough and just wants to have fun. She meets Nick and they start a "play" relationship. They make it clear that ne...