The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson
By Maddie Dawson
A heartfelt and incredibly human novel concerning the most sensible errors anyone can make
Jonathan and Rosie were jointly see you later they end every one other’s sentences—so whilst he (finally) proposes and asks her to maneuver around the nation with him, everyone seems to be fortunately shocked. but if issues without warning get to the bottom of, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and strikes again domestic with Soapie, the irascible, opinionated grandmother who raised her. Now she has to determine easy methods to hearth Soapie’s very fallacious caregiver, a gardener named Tony who we could her drink martinis, smoke, and cheat at Scrabble. It’s intended to be a brief holiday, of course—until Rosie realizes she’s unintentionally pregnant at forty four, thoroughly unequipped for motherhood, and worse, might be falling in love with Tony, whose lifestyles is much more muddled than hers. while Soapie finds a long-hidden mystery, Rosie wonders if she has to permit pass of her fears, and belief that the big-hearted, messy existence that awaits her simply could be the one she was once intended to reside.
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Great. So she’s agreed to have that woman—um, Mrs. ” he says. She can tell he’s looking at his laptop while they’re talking. “Well. Not so much,” Rosie says. ” He clears his throat. “Don’t back down. She’s got to have someone there. ” She can’t possibly explain to him right then how her own heart practically stopped when she arrived at the back door and found Soapie on the floor, possibly dead. In fact, he’s never understood that Soapie is exciting, maddening, and terrifying—and how it is that sometimes Rosie feels that she herself is the old woman, the person about to turn into a ghost, while Soapie is the one full of life, full of plans and ideas.
Oh, he’s a pink man today, and the whole café is watching him. “All right. Yes,” she says. She wants the moment to be over. He kisses her, and everybody starts cheering, and then Ruby is at her side, grabbing onto Rosie’s arm and smiling and dabbing at her eyes with a corner of her apron, and little Sega and her mother rush over, and so do about a zillion other people. There are babies and toddlers riding on people’s hips and mugs clanking as they’re being toasted, and people applaud and whistle.
No! ” Rosie tries a new tack. “But just to have somebody here, who can help with things you don’t want to do? ” Soapie takes the celery out of the refrigerator. “Nope. Forget it. That’s all taken care of. I’ve got a boy living here now,” she says in a clipped voice. “Wait, what? ” She puts the bag of celery down on the counter and turns to face Rosie. Her still-beautiful face is flushed. “I forget who he is. It doesn’t matter. ” “Since—oh, I don’t know. ” “I know he can pour a mean gin and tonic, and he can pick me up off the floor.