Sunday, July 13, 2014

Release Blitz: Maybe, Maby by Willow Aster

Happy Release Day to Willow Aster!
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Mabel Armstrong is on the verge of giving up. But just when things feel bleakest, there seems to be a shift in the universe. People come out of the woodwork. Her ex won’t leave her alone. An old friend finally tries to become more. Even the cute guy at the coffee shop starts paying extra attention. Maybe Maby is a heartbreaking, and at times, hilarious story about coping with loss, finding love in New York, and learning to recognize hope in the middle of it all.

5 Star Review by Jennifer Skewes

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Oh My God, this book!  I don’t think words can even explain how much I loved this book.  I am a huge fan of Willow Aster.  She completely had my stomach in knots with True Love Story where I fell in love with Ian.  Then she completely blew me away with In the Fields.  And now she completely touched my heart with Maybe Maby, an amazing, beautiful and refreshing story about a girl who is battling issues with OCD, anxiety and depression.  These are all very deep and real issues that many people are faced with on a daily basis.  But what I loved about this story is that it was witty, unique and a refreshing take on these issues.  It wasn't so sad and depressing that you couldn't get through it,  but it was so real and genuine, and it certainly had it's heartbreaking moments.

Maby is a young girl in her late twenties who lost her mother about a year ago.  Her mother was her rock and the one person who understood her and was there for her.  But after losing her mother her boyfriend broke up with her, which in turn caused her to lose her friends as well. A year later and she is still trying to come to terms with her mother’s death and trying to move on.  She has OCD issues and battles depression. On top of everything else going on in her life, her ex boyfriend will not leave her alone, her closest friend that she has not seen in a year is suddenly back in her life and wants to be friends again and maybe more.  And then there is the cute coffee shop manager who has secretly wanted her for quite some time.  That’s enough to make a girl’s head spin.

Dalton is the ex boyfriend and honestly there are no words to describe him.  He was a complete ass to Maby especially at the times that she needed him the most. But he’s been texting and bothering her recently and I just cannot help but laugh at him and his texts.  Maybe it is because of how off the wall his texts are.  But he definitely made me laugh.

Then there is Saul the ex friend who Maby has wanted to be with for quite some time.  They shared a moment a while back and while they both felt something they never pursued it.  Now that Maby is no longer with Dalton, Saul wants Maby back in his life.  But he wants to be more than just friends with her but at the same time, isn’t sure that he can give her everything.  I liked Saul and truly believed he cared for Maby.  

Coen, oh sweet Coen.  I absolutely loved him.  He was pure perfection.  He sweet, honest, adorable, caring and just an amazing person.  He is so strong and comes from an amazing family.  He is the manager at the coffee shop that Maby frequents.  He has had his eye on her for quite some time but has never had the nerve to ask her out until recently.  There is certainly a spark between them and when Maby is with him she is actually happy and smiling.   But there is a part of her who believes that it won’t last and once he finds out about her issues that he will run for the hills. 

Maybe, Maby is a love story and a beautiful one at that, but it is so much more.  It is about a young girl who is trying to deal with some issues in her life.  She is trying to find herself and most importantly heal and learn how to move on.  But through all of this she is also trying to decide who she wants to be with.  Saul is the safe choice, the person who won't run when she has her "moments".  Coen is the lovable and amazing guy who is new to her issues but he makes her "feel" in so many ways.  The question is will she stay in her safe place with Saul or take and trust that Coen means it when he says he wants all of her, good and bad?

Maby is such a strong heroine and I was completely captured by her from the moment I started reading.  I devoured this book in one sitting.  Willow Aster has created a witty, unique, and amazing love story that will at times break your heart but also keep you smiling.  I was sucked in from the very first page.  This is one of those books that you just cannot put down and sad to see it end.  A book that you can read over and over again.  It will touch you in so many ways.  Maby is a character that you want to be friends with, want to be there for and to just love her. I loved all the characters and would love to see more of them in the future.  Willow Aster has this way of creating characters and stories that touch your heart and stay with you forever.  And Maybe, Maby is no different.  This is a must read.  It was simply amazing! 

I take off running with him not far behind. When we reach the stairs, he swoops me up, takes the stairs two at a time, and tosses me on the bed. He stares down at me. “Now what?” he asks. “Let’s not sleep with our clothes on tonight.” His shirt is over his head with one yank from the back. I lean up on my elbows to watch. “Your turn,” he says. “Your pants are still on.” He unbuttons them slowly and takes his sweet time pulling them down. His thumb loops under the waistband of his boxer briefs and my mouth waters waiting for him to take them off. He says something, but I don’t hear any of it. “What?” I ask. “I said—are you sure?” He puts his hand over his mouth and looks at me, his eyes narrowing. After a long pause, he says, without conceit: “When we make love, it’s gonna change things. I want to know if you’re ready for that before we do.” I move until I’m on my knees in front of him. “Things have already changed for me. I’m ready … if you are.” He grins and pulls my dress over my head. “Haven’t you been hearing me? I’ve been ready for you for a long time, Maby Armstrong.” His hands travel down my chest and he unhooks my bra, sucking in a breath when it falls to the ground. He smiles at my yellow thong with black skulls. “You’re so edgy,” he smirks, getting on his knees while he pulls them off. He looks up at me. “I plan to spend a lot of time in this general vicinity.” He waves his hand over the area from my lips to my thighs. “And especially here,” he whispers, pulling me into his mouth. I hold onto his hair for dear life. I nearly fall back on the bed, but his hands are gripped on both cheeks, keeping my buns of nothing close to steel in place.

Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, and Maybe Maby. She lives with her husband and two kids on a tropical beach in paradise. Well, at least part of that is true … the rest is Story Lala Land, where Willow spends most of her time.

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