Flirting with Maybe by Wendy Higgins
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 Brook 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?
I am a big fan of Wendy Higgins, due to the complete awesomeness of her debut, Sweet Evil. So, I was excited to hear that she had a novella coming out (plus, it helped that it included an excerpt from Sweet Peril!). I thought “Flirting with Maybe” was a good little story. The writing was good and captivating, though it was different than we’re used to from Higgins.
This story is told through the perspective of a teenage boy, Ryan, who has a huge crush on a girl two years older than him. I thought Ryan was completely endearing and I really enjoyed reading the story through his eyes. His love interest, Brooke, is also very likeable. We don’t get to see inside her head at all, but it’s clear that she is a good person, just with some baggage.
Overall, I enjoyed this story. I mean, I wouldn’t say it’s overly unique or super-duper special or anything, but I would recommend it if you are looking for a cute little romantic story to read. Wendy Higgins delivers again! Oh, and once you have read this novella, be sure to check out the epilogue on Wendy Higgins’ website!