Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737211, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 2012
Just because Piper's birthday is on Valentine's Day does not mean she's a romantic. In fact, after watching her father and then her stepfather leave, she's pretty sure she doesn't believe in love at all. Then her friends concoct a plan to find them all Valentine's dates, and somehow Piper finds herself with the most popular guy in school. But true love never follows a plan, and a string of heartfelt gifts from a secret admirer has Piper wondering if she might be with the wrong guy.
In this heartwarming romance, true love is more than a maybe - and it might be closer than you think.
"...teens will likely race through Hepler's (The Cupcake Queen, 2009) heartwarming, sweet-as-a-candy-heart novel and enjoy not only the characters' drama-filled love lives but also her realistic portrayal of imperfect friendships and families. The ending is satisfying, too: "Love? Maybe" turns out to be "Love? Yes!" after all."
"...goes beyond the usual teen romance and explores love from different angles -- lost love, friendships, family love, forgiveness, and hope...Fun, light, with morsels of sadness and plenty of chocolate"
"Hepler (The Cupcake Queen) pens an energetic Valentine's Day tale for romantics and cynics alike....readers seeking a romance with sweet, salty, and spicy moments (not unlike Jan's candies) should be entertained."