Flirting With Maybe by Wendy Wiggins

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?

A bonus epilogue can be found on Wendy Higgins' website HERE

Ryan has always sought her out in a crowd, pauses each day just to see her pass by his locker, he breathes just to see her smile, so when she finally approaches him, he can't believe she even knows his name.

Brooke, the bubbly and full of life senior and the shy Ryan, an upperfreshman strike up a loving friendship. Ryan is in love with the girl who only wants to be his friend. How can he make her see that he isn't just 'The Kid' anymore.

When Brooke leaves for collage to escape her home life, Ryan knows he needs to move on. He'll always dream of the day Brooke returns, but how will he ever fall out of love with the girl that can still consume him?

A cute little novella. Light and fluffy and I found myself feeling quite sorry for Ryan and being overwhelmed by unrequited love. But the real attraction of Flirting With Maybe, is the Prologue and first chapter of Sweet Peril.

Flirting With Maybe
Written By Wendy Higgins
Published 05 / 03 / 2013
348 Pages


  1. This is just a novella? I was expecting a whole up and down book. Is it the prequel to Sweet Peril or is it a 1.5 book? Ryan sounds like a sweetheart (:

    1. It's actual only 92 pages. I breezed through it in around two hours. It's a completely separate book from the Sweet Evil series, just the same author. But it does contain an excerpt from Sweet Peril (the second book in the Sweet Evil series).

      Have you read Sweet Evil yet?


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