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A 2015 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist in the New Adult category
Sometimes it takes letting go of the past to find out who you want to be.
During his semester abroad, Griffin Reed almost gave his heart to a girl who loved someone else. Lesson learned. Now he’s home, where following in his father’s footsteps may not be what he wants, but it’s what his parents expect. It might be taking the easy road, but he doesn’t see a way out.
Something that could have killed Maggie Kendall took away the person she used to be instead. Her condition makes her dependent on sticky notes, photos, and medication just to get through each day. The last thing she needs is a distraction—or someone new to disappoint.
What they refuse to see is they are perfect for each other. Maggie makes Griffin want to be a better man, and he makes her believe a future is possible. But these two have to find a way to share the secrets ripping them apart, if they’re ever going to have a chance at happiness.
5 'what if' stars!
I ABSOLUTELY loved What If. I didn't know after reading If Only who I would love more, Noah or Griffin. And I can say with 100% certainty that it's GRIFFIN! I don't know if it's the name Griffin I love so much or what but every Griffin I have read in a book I have adored. I thin... ...more
I loved this book! This is a unique story about a girl, Maggie, who has a condition where her short term memory is affected. She can remember some things, but needs a lot of visual clues and reminders. Griffin is following the path that is set out for him by his father but is unhappy and acting o... ...more
Overall rating: 3.75 "Pippi/Fancy Pants" stars!
Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]
Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ No (hide spoiler)]
Intimate Pasts: (view spoiler)[ Griffin (hero): Most definitely a previous manwhore. Maggie (heroine): Not a virgin - I believe it's been about 6 months since she last had sex with someone (hide spoiler)]
OM/OW drama: (view spoiler)[... (hide spoiler)] ...more
A compelling follow up to If Only, What If is powerful and deeply involving love story with a well-differentiated cast. The complexity of Pine's characters shine, leaving the reader with no choice but to go "all in" on their journey to claim love and personal fulfillment. Pine is a bright, authen... ...more
WHAT IF is perfection in words. I have waited for this book forever. Since I finished IF ONLY and told Amy about my super duper big love for Mr. Griffin. And god did this book make me feel all the emotions.
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How can you love a... ...more
This book. Oh man, this book. I love so much about it that it's hard to put into words. Maggie is a kick ass heroine. Griffin is charming as hell with this underlying vulnerability that makes you want to hug him to your chest.
AJ's writing is always gorgeous, but it really shines in this book. The... ...more
3.5-4 What If? Stars
I'm not sure how to rate this book.. On one hand, I really love Griffin (team Griffin' here, even from "If Only"), but Maggie, omg Maggie.. I had many moments (too many for my liking) where I wanted to go find a real sorcerer, create a spell to transport me into the book, find... ...more
This was a great read. I love being pleasantly surprised by a read-for-review. The characters and humour were great. I loved Maggie she was sweet, caring and her 'issues' were real and not just thrown in there to create drama. The story was slightly predictable but the writing was so good it didn... ...more
Amazing read!! So glad to see Griffen (from If Only) get his HEA. Loved the storyline which is different from anything I've ever read. Very enjoyable.
Back home after spending a year in Scotland, Griffen Reed is simply floating through life doing what is expected of him. Maggie Kendall is struggl... ...more
Let me start by saying I don't care, I've officially run out of care, I care no more, because while What If had it's little issues that elsewhere may have caused me to nit-pick and reduce ratings, I can't find myself doing that with Pine's work because her characters are too perfect, and the emot... ...more
Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
What If by A.J. Pine is the second book in the If Only series and I'm going to be upfront about this and say that I went into the book with a bit of trepidation because of my reaction to the first b... ...more
^^^ I wish I could give this book 10 stars^^^^
What If is my first AJ Pine book and I need her to write libraries full of books for me to read! This story hooked me from the first page and I loved every minute of it. It is full of hope, love, life, and strength. Griffin and Maggie are perfect! The... ...more
This romance treats us to the story of Griffin and Maggie. Griffin is coasting by, finishing his college degree with no idea of what he'll do in the future except knowing that he doesn't want to follow in his father's business footsteps. Maggie struggles daily to cope with a traumatic brain illne... ...more
What if? What if…you were afraid your own body would betray you in a way that’s possibly deadly? What if…you were known as a player and no one saw you as anything but? What if…you were afraid to fall in love, but that’s exactly what happens? These are just some of the things Maggie and G... ...more
*ARC received from publisher via NetGalley
Such a cute read, I really enjoyed this one. The feels!! Griffin and Maggie are such likable characters. I felt for Maggie. She's still trying to get used to this new life, where her brain doesn't work the way it used to and she has all of these systems i... ...more
What If follows the story of Griffin and Maggie. We first meet up with Griffin in If Only. After the way things ended for Griffin in that book, I couldn't have been happier to hear that he was getting his own story.....
What If picks up 2 years after the events of If Only. Two years since he fell... ...more
I was provided a copy of this book for an honest review.
Five fantastic, well-earned stars.
Here’s the thing—I don’t award 5 stars often. In my mind, to be a 5-star review, you have to have a couple of things. (1) you have to hook me from the start (2) you have to keep that story moving so I want... ...more
WOW! A great story about people determined not to date each other because of their past records and possible futures but there are too many forces at work to let them get away with this - love must have a way! Really enjoyed this well written traumatic tale which has great characters with whom th... ...more
What If takes you through Maggie and Griffin's journey of finding love when neither of them wants it. They are both rejecting any sort of relationship, due to the complications they each have in their own lives, but when they meet for the first time there's a pull that can't be ignored.
I asked my... ...more
Maggie wasn’t sick two years ago
Griffin wasn’t a guy that had a new girl in his bed each night
Maggie never missed her bus and hitchhiked
Griffin never gave Maggie a ride to work
Maggie and Griffin never met
All those what if and so many crossed both Maggie and Griffin’s minds in order to p... ...more
LOVED What If!
What If ticked all the boxes for me, loved Maggie and Griffin (even the supporting characters) loved the storyline and loved the writing.
A.J. Pine has written a heartwarming love story that will make you laugh, swoon and shed a tear or two.
I was left with a heart full of s... ...more
**4.5 stars** Wonderful read! I really enjoyed the first book in this series "If Only", but I loved "What if". I was so looking forward to Griffin's story and it was all that I could hope for. I loved the story, the journey of Griffin and Maggie's relationship, all of it. I even shed a few tears... ...more
Gah. I loved loved loved this book. I love Griffin and his sisters (and not just because the coolest one shares my name!) and I love how intensely Maggie is trying to make herself whole again.
I love their banter and I love their weaknesses and I love the way they're both terrified and both commit... ...more
**Recieved an ARC copy from NetGalley for honest Review**
Wow, this is the 1st book that I read from this Author and I have to say, I LOVED it. (It does have a book before this one, If Only - which I totally just bought - but this can be read as a Stand Alone).
What If?? Two little words, 6 letter... ...more