by Colleen Hoover
Series: Maybe #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her--and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one...
Original music created for Maybe Someday by musician Griffin Peterson can be accessed through the website listed in the ebook and paperback.
I am not sure what took me so long to read Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. I adore all of her books, but last year was crazy and somehow I skipped it. I am so glad I finally dived in and I devoured it in one sitting. Warning once you start you will not be able to walk away.
Caffeinated dates with Maybe Someday
First date: Right away I found myself liking Syndey and loathing her best friend. We then slip back two weeks in time and I fall for a sexy musician named Ridge. The tale is told in dual perspectives one of my absolute favorites for this type of romance. I panicked at about 100 pages and actually messaged my friend to ask if something would happen because I was OUT if it did. View Spoiler »I worried that there would be cheating. It was a fine line, but Hoover did a fantastic job and showcased two noble people who end up caring for one another. « Hide Spoiler She talked me down and I am glad that she did. Really, I should have known Hoover would never steer me wrong. From this point on, the rest of the world slipped away and I consumed every word without looking up.
Second date: I loved the characters. Warren, Ridge’s best friend and roommate is hilarious. The dude just says it like it is. The pranks and banter are hilarious. Ridge of course made me swoon. He is a good guy with this big heart. He is a fixer and sometimes you cannot fix everything. Ridge’s other roommate whom I will refer to as “Hooter’s girl” is snarky and downright hilarious. I liked her; she was a bitch but real. The interaction between Syndey and Ridge is both magical and painful. Love is complicated and this particular complication tugged at my heartstrings. There is not unnecessary drama and it felt real. Sometimes love is messy.
Third date: I should mention music plays a huge part in this story and I loved every minute of it. I recommend you listen to the songs while reading. The original music created for Maybe Someday was done by musician Griffin Peterson. You can find it on Colleen’s website. It just added extra feels to the story. Ooo, this last date had ups and downs and feels. Hoover makes you connect and understand exactly what each character is feeling. The story felt realistic and the characters actions were genuine. I wanted to hug them all. Ironically I never felt the need to slap any of them in the back of the head instead I wanted a happy for everyone. I think Hoover did a damn fine job in sorting it all out.
Maybe Someday touched me here. *points to heart* If you have not tried her books yet, this would be an excellent place to start. Grab a soft blanket and prepare to lose yourself in her characters for a spell. Maybe Not, is a novella featuring Warren and I look forward to devouring it.
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