Saturday, March 22, 2014

REVIEW: Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover

Released: March 18th, 2014

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.

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite.

Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson.
"The heart can't be told when and who and how it should love."

Heartbreaking. Lovely. Beautiful. Such a wonderfully thoughtful book by Colleen Hoover. This author has done it again. From the author of a brilliant series called Slammed and another amazing series, Hopeless, comes a heart-wrenching (in a good way!) new romance, Maybe Someday. This is a story about chance, love, and finding yourself in the midst of despair. 


Maybe Someday was, I admit, a bit less angsty than the other books written by Colleen but it doesn't make me love it any less. Actually, I appreciated the slower pace of this book and how frustrating it was. I mean, Ridge is different. He has a little… problem, which you will discover in the book.

At first I honestly thought it was a prank he was pulling on her but then I learned it was actually real. But, I loved it! The difference in his nature made him much more unique and interesting. He's able to feel music much more passionately compared to others due to this problem of his.

Okay, let me start off with Sydney. Sydney is definitely one of my favorite heroines. She's a very relatable character. She's real. That's what I liked most about her. From her point of view, she admits all her feelings and even though some aren't that good, she admits them. She acknowledges that it's not the best feeling in the world but she has to accept it. 

The story really takes off when Sydney learns that Hunter is cheating on her. And Ridge figured it all out for her when she missed what she and Hunter had:
Ridge: You only miss the idea of him. You weren't happy with him even before you found out he was cheating. You were only with him because it was comfortable. You just miss the relationship, but you don't miss Hunter.
When I was reading this, I was going through a similar thing so I was just like:

This was when I really started to connect with Sydney. I like how he knows this. I like how he can connect with her in a way, that he is able to understand her to her depths.

And what I said about her admitting things that she wasn't actually proud of?
And I don't like how seeing him jealous that I'm leaning against Warren actually feels good.
OHMYGOD YES!!! Sometimes you just get pleased with yourself that you can make someone jealous. And I love how she realizes and admits that. Some people would just go like, "Oh I didn't do that intentionally." when they actually did. BUT SHE ADMITS THAT. Jesus Christ, God bless Syd. She's just fucking amazing.

And then there's Ridge. SPOILER ALERT Ridge has a girlfriend END OF SPOILER. Anyway, so because of this issue (not the same as the problem he has), he has to keep his feelings for Sydney at bay. Hell, he has to kick those feelings to the curb. He has to hold himself back because he wants to stay honorable.

But their relationship is so fucking adorable.

[TEXTING] Ridge: Oh, and btw, I didn't write that on your forehead.
I run to the dresser and look in the mirror for the first time today. Written across my forehead in black ink, it says: Someone wrote on your forehead.
Sweet Jesus. Too fucking cute.


So to end this review, I will complete the first quote I had before my review:
The heart can't be told when and who and how it should love. The heart does whatever the hell it wants to do. The only thing we can control is whether we give our lives and our minds the chance to catch up to our hearts. 
Oh and can I just add how gorgeous the cover is? FLAWLESS!!!

5 APPLES!!!!!

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Maybe Someday ♕

Colleen Hoover is #1 New York Times best selling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, Losing Hope, and Finding Cinderella. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit

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