Maybe Once, Maybe Twice: A Novel by Alison Rose Greenberg

Maybe Once, Maybe Twice: A Novel by Alison Rose Greenberg

Title:  Maybe Once, Maybe Twice: A Novel
Author: Alison Rose Greenberg
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin 
Genre:  Women's Fiction 
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  330
Date of Publication: 3 October, 2023
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

Despite having books on my tbr list that have been there longer, I remembered how much I adored Bad Luck Bridesmaid and, after receiving the invitation to read an early copy, I jumped right in to Maybe Once, Maybe Twice, no regrets. 

Okay, first things first - I love a book that references a favorite song of mine - it’s a little thrill to my reader’s heart - but I will lose my heart to a book that references quite a few of my favorite songs (Gypsy, Crash into Me, Everlong (the acoustic version), fecking Silver Springs 😭, and LC’s Hallelujah). 

The comedy in this one made me laugh out loud in several places (see Dave Matthews Band concert in Central Park scene for example), the ache and hunger here is rendered beautifully, it’s nearly palpable - there’s so much about this one that works. There’s love and heartbreak, there’s heartache and lifelong friendship, and there’s slow burn galore. Silver Springs - the one that got away, you’re getting that same star-crossed longing here.

This is now two home runs from Ms. Greenberg, and I, for one, can’t wait to read what she writes next ❤️

Thank you to St. Martin’s Griffin and NetGalley for the DRC!


Filled with the romance and angst that defines the years you come to know yourself, 
with a shifting timeline covering two decades and ratcheting up the tension, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice is a novel of second chances and finding your own way.

You know that old saying, “if we are still single when we’re 35, we should get married?” Well, Maggie Vine made that vow with two different people, at two very different stages of her life.

And they both showed up.

Maggie Vine’s life is going extra-medium. At 35 she’s pursuing her dreams of being a singer and being a mother—though neither is successfully panning out. So when Garrett Scholl—stifled hedge fund manager by day but electrifying aspiring rock singer by night—comes to her 35th birthday party with the intention to kiss Maggie senseless, it feels like one piece might click into place. Except he’s engaged to someone else, and Maggie knows she won’t fit into the cookie-cutter life he’s building for himself.

Enter Asher Reyes. Her first boyfriend from summer camp, turned into heartthrob actor, he’s lived a successful yet private life ever since he got famous. When a career-changing opportunity is presented to Maggie after her reconnection with Asher, it feels like everything—music, love, family—will fall into place. But her past won’t let her move on without a fight.

"Greenberg serves up some irresistible romantic angst in this page-turner.. This is a knockout." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


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