Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Posted April 1, 2014 | 57 Comments

Maybe Someday by Colleen HooverMaybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published by: Atria Books
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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.



57 responses to “Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

    • Christy

      Humor is my weakness. If someone/something can make me genuinely laugh, then I’m already halfway in love. lol

    • Christy

      I’ve had Hopeless for quite awhile, but never read it. I’m not hesitating to read it now know what a fantastic writer she is.

  1. Ahh you so tempt! She’s one I’ve been eh about trying. I don’t know why though. I’ve heard so many good things but just haven’t had that urge but dang it’s amazing finding a book like that so you tempt. You really do! I’ve got one sitting in my draft box like that. It’s been there for over a year now. Near done review wise but I just can’t seem to finish it up and post it. One day maybe 🙂

    • Christy

      I was so hesitant to read any of her books, but no more. Not after experiencing her awesomeness. 😀

  2. The reviews for this one seem to be all over the map which has me INSANELY curious. I like when the opinions are hugely varied, it makes me want to run and pick the book up to see which camp I’ll fall in. So glad you loved this one Christy, I’ve definitely read books like it that had me both wanting to tell everyone about it and needing to keep my thoughts to myself so the book could stay a little more mine:)

    • Christy

      Really? I’ve been avoiding reviews for it. I don’t want to hear one disparaging word about this book because I love it so much. I just stay inside my bubble with it. lol.

    • Christy

      Grr … I hate cheating … I’ve had plenty of experience in that department, but this is different. I’m not even going to get into it, because this will just end in a rant. I’m refusing to read other reviews, especially like those you mentioned because I’ll need to use the punching bag.

    • Christy

      I was always hesitant to read her books because I heard they were heavy, so I’m glad I started with this one.

  3. WOW. Dre just reviewed this and she ended up loving it too! I only havea copy of Hopeless but I think I’ll read this book first since everybody adores it! I have that same feeling with Sea of Tranquillity! I didn’t want to read anything else after reading that one, it did a number on me. I’m glad you found a book that you absolutely loved Christy, that’s one of the best feelings in the world 🙂

  4. The thing about Collen Hoover is that she’s perfected the art of f*cking up with your emotions so perfectly you almost WANT her too. I liked this book and i’m glad you did too and im so with you on the whole being a sucker for humour thing. God i laughed so hard reading this book. There were just so many well timed comedic moments. But that aside I think you now need to read Hopeless! That book will really hit you. Promise!
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

    • Christy

      That’s so true. It’s like I keep going back to passages from the book because I want that feeling to last. The woman does indeed have a gift. I will probably read Hopeless after the book I’m starting now.

  5. Wow! Stunning Review Christy! I loved this book for all the same reasons you did! All of Colleen Hoover’s books are amazing! Trust me when I say you need to read all of them in private! I always cry a lot when I read her stories! I loved the humor in this book as well. Like you said, sometimes there isn’t a bad guy, and I applaud the fact that Ms. Hoover didn’t take the easy out with Maggie either. You need to read the Hopeless Series and Slammed Series!!!!

    • Christy

      lol – Oh, I will definitely be reading the rest in private. Yes, Colleen handled it perfectly – with maturity and understanding. Which is a big part of why I appreciate it so much. I’m going to read Hopeless VERY soon.

    • Christy

      I just finished her other book, Hopeless, and the woman definitely had mad talent. You should read something by her for sure.

  6. I haven’t read anything by Colleen Hoover, yet. I bought “Slammed”, but it has been sitting in my TBR pile for a while. I’ve heard nothing but good things about her books. This one sounds really great. I like it when there’s a little humor mixed in as well. Thanks for the review!

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