Author: Colleen Hoover
Published by: Atria Books
Publication Date: March 18, 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…
There are times when I read a book and fall completely in love, it hits me so deeply that I struggle with whether or not I even want to share my thoughts on it. Part of me wants to yell at the top of my lungs how much the book means to me; I want to make everyone understand why I feel that way. Then at the same time I want to just keep my feelings and love for the book to myself, keep it close and hold it tight. Maybe Someday is one of those books. I’ve bought all of Colleen Hoover’s books, but hadn’t read them. To be honest, I was a little afraid. When I saw Maybe Someday, I knew I wanted to read it without even fully reading the blurb. Once I finally took the plunge, I was knocked on my ass. I was so surprised, it wasn’t nearly what I expected. It was more … so much more. After I finished the book everything still felt so raw, so I went on a writing rampage pouring out everything I was feeling about every aspect of the book. However, that will remain private. This will be maybe a tenth of what I wrote, and much more superficial.
Colleen Hoover took me through so many emotions. I laughed so hard, and I was not expecting that at all. I’m a sucker for humor; it’s a sure way to my heart. I don’t know how Colleen does it, but she has a gift for making a reader feel what the characters are feeling so deeply. The love, the tenderness, the pain, the uncertainty … everything. I wasn’t only laughing out loud while reading, I literally had to stop reading because I started sobbing like an idiot in public. This is definitely a book I needed to read in private.
All of the characters and their different dynamics were great. I liked Sydney a lot, but I so badly want to teach her how to throw a proper punch. I loved when Syd and Ridge worked together, and how honest they were with each other. The feelings through their writing and music was just … wow. The struggle they had with their feelings and emotions was both beautiful and heartbreaking. Ridge – I love this guy! There is something very special about him, especially when it came to making music, that I was completely surprised by. It was such an amazingly wonderful twist that was so well done and added so much more to the story. I also really liked Maggie. I am so happy that Colleen didn’t make her into an evil bitch just for an easy out. I’m not going to get into details, but I think she executed everything perfectly – sometimes there isn’t a bad guy. Then there is Warren and Bridgett. Oh my gosh – hilarious! Warren is what initially made me fall for the book. Like I said, humor does it for me, and this guy brings it in droves. I loved all the pranks and weird, blunt conversations. And Bridgett, haha, now she is a bitch, but it’s so damn entertaining.
Music is another thing that hooks me, and Maybe Someday is full of original musical greatness! The way it’s incorporated is genius. Plus, there is actual music that goes with the book! I love the songs so much, all I’ve been listening to is this playlist. I’m kind of obsessed with the song I’m In Trouble. Okay, maybe a lot obsessed. I’m not even joking, I’ll listen to the songs and they bring forth the feels and emotions all over again. When I listen to Maybe Someday my heart feels like exploding every damn time. And I can’t get enough!
So? Can you tell? I love Maybe Someday! I know it probably comes across as pretty guarded, and that’s because it is. I promise you though, I love this book to pieces! I don’t even want to start reading another book because I never want to leave this one. I just want to put it on an endless loop in my brain because it feels so damn good; it brings a smile to my face every time I think about it. I guess it’s safe to say that I’m now a fan of the amazing Colleen Hoover.