Review Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Synopsis: At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Recommended for: Slammed and Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover
I think if you’d made me choose — like with a gun pointed at my head — just a book from my favorites, it would most likely be one written by Colleen Hoover. This woman is off-the-charts with her writing skills! She mesmerizes me with every book and she completely breaks my heart time after time, only to sew it back together in the most beautiful way with her gorgeous happy endings.
Maybe Someday is no different. It’s one of her best books up to date and that’s quite something since I adore every single one of them. This book is an exquisite blend of romance, drama and heartbreak and I couldn’t stop reading.
“Hey, heart. Are you listening? You and I are officially at war.”
It starts abruptly in a moment where Sydney’s life is crumbling before her eyes, but we’re quickly transported two weeks prior to that date so we can understand what’s truly happening. Sydney had a job, a roommate who was also her best friend, and a boyfriend. But she found a little bit of rest, peace and happiness on her balcony, listening to a guy across the complex playing the guitar. Soon enough, she starts writing some lyrics to his songs and he asks for them. He’s whipped on spot.
When the disaster happens and she learns that her boyfriend had been cheating on her with her best friend, she’s got nowhere else to go. But the guy playing the guitar comes to her aid and welcomes her in his home. Oh, and his name is Ridge *swoon*
That’s where I draw the line. I’m not saying anything else about the plot and story cause it’s really amazing and should be experienced firsthand.
“Nothing in my life has ever felt so good yet hurt so achingly bad.”
But I’m gonna ramble about the characters a bit. Well, we’ve got Sydney. She’s fierce in her own way — she has a spark that has you instantly rooting for her. But she’s flawed, just like a real person. Funny, responsible, witty and kind, she made an awesome main character and her journey more entertaining.
“I don’t want to be someone’s second choice.”
Ridge. Whom I whole heartedly adore and worship behind any hope since he’s, you know, quite fictional. But oh, he’s had a hard life and my eyes just got misty whenever another piece of his story clicked into the bigger picture. He’s kind and so goddamn selfless! He’s intelligent and talented. Calculated and driven. Loyal, dedicated and ambitious. And, might I say, too hot and smexy for his own good. Add a funny and honest personality and you’ve got the perfect boyfriend. *sigh*
“I…will never…regret you.”
Warren was simply great. He cracked me up, but also made me swoon at his friendship with Ridge. And another fact that just added to his awesomeness was his evolving relationship with Sydney in the last part of the book.
Maggie was a character I admired completely. She’s so tough and independent and just top-notch in terms of sweetness and goodness.
Hunter and Tori. They’re not worth mentioning actually, but I just had to send them a message: you suck.
The romance between Sydney and Ridge was so simple, and I mean that in a good way! Their feeling, although some won’t agree with me, were entirely pure. I adored how they just seemed to click. They supported each other. They worried about each other on a constant basis. And they always seemed to embrace their inner selves and real desires when they were together. Also, the honesty between these two truly bewildered me. It’s not something you see these days and their no-filter relationship only amplified their bond.
“For her I bend, for you I break.”
Also, Colleen Hoover, may I say you’re just the goddamn queen of twists?! Because there were some I didn’t expect at all — especially the first one, which completely made me reconsider my entire life. It came out of nowhere and I was left doing a double-take on the same paragraph. Very sneaky…
Maybe Someday made me uncomfortable at some point, but that’s really the beauty of it. It gave me a story from another angle and that only intensified the line between good and wrong, black and white. Although this book is full of grayish areas. I know I don’t make any sense, but after you’ll read the book you’ll totally get it.
Oh, I almost forgot about something reallyyyy important. The freaking lyrics! They were so complex and intricate and matched the story of our couple so well! I was compelled to listen to the song over and over again, memorizing the words as I went. It was just the magical drop to achieve perfection.
To sum up, this is yet another gorgeous story by Colleen Hoover. The drama she delivers will make your heart ache, but you’ll gladly accept it for some romance between Ridge and Syd. And it’s truly different from anything else. The lyrics were awe-inspiring, the characters amazing, the story simply wonderful and unique. I cannot recommend this enough.