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Maybe Once, Maybe Twice: A Novel

Maybe Once, Maybe Twice: A Novel

Current price: $18.00
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
St. Martin's Griffin
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"Greenberg serves up some irresistible romantic angst in this page-turner.. This is a knockout." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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.

“Everything you want in a smart romantic comedy: deep, tear-inducing emotions; sharp, sardonic humor; steamy sex scenes played by even steamier leads; and an epic soundtrack underneath it all.” - Associated Press

About the Author

Alison Rose Greenberg (she/her) is a screenwriter who lives in Atlanta, but is quick to say she was born in New York City. While attending The University of Southern California, Alison took her first screenwriting class and fell head over heels. A journey from screenwriting led to marketing jobs, before coming full-circle back to her first love. Alison speaks fluent rom-com, lives for 90’s WB dramas, cries to Taylor Swift, and is a proud single mom to her two incredible kids and one poorly-trained dog.

Praise for Maybe Once, Maybe Twice: A Novel


"A twisting, lyrical tale about those we love, those we lose, and those we find again. Set to a musical backdrop, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice is an emotional journey of love, lust, longing, and being true to the artist within.” - Robinne Lee, author of The Idea of You

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

"This nonformulaic romance is strong on friendship and the importance of being true to oneself." - Booklist