Friday, June 9, 2017

Maybe Someday

From Goodreads: 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.

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 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.

What I thought
I finished reading Maybe Someday last night and wit was just perfect. Exactly what I needed at the time. I'm going to apologize in advance for the spoilers and the direct comparison to other books.

First of all, I couldn't put it down. Colleen Hoover is an amazing author. The first couple of pages were a little confusing but after that I was completely hooked. I can't think about starting a new book even though it's over because I feel like I'm still living in the story of Sydney and Ridge.

When Sydney talked about Hunter not living locally, and then Ridge mentioned Maggie not living locally, I had to roll my eyes as if to say Of Course. They just had too much in common already. But that was quickly forgotten.

I love how Colleen Hoover told the story of two people trying so hard not to be cheaters. Usually it's the woman who is cheating, and she usually has sex with the man that is not hers. (Chloe from Torn, no love. Harper from Taking Chances had a whole kid with another guy, even though the book was crazy interesting.) But Sydney and Ridge fought it to the death, all the way up to his girlfriend finding out. Of course they shouldn't have had anything to fight in the first place. But I learned from this book you can't help who you fall in love with.

I laughed so freaking hard in this book. Warren's birthday party where Sydney and Maggie were incredibly drunk was hilarious.

Sydney finding Maggie on the floor the next morning was not. I kept thinking No No No, they can't get together because she dies. But then she went to the hospital and she was okay. But then Ridge read the text on his phone and ran out and once again I thought Maggie had died and my heart stopped. I liked Maggie so much. I was so relieved she only found out about Ridge and Sydney. I really want Maggie to be happy, and apparently, even without Sydney, she had reservations about Ridge.

I was a little mad at Ridge for basically leading Sydney on. They did NOT need to be that physically close while writing music. They had a living room and dining area instead of the bedrooms. And he was constantly flirting for 2 weeks with Sydney, then pretended to be innocent hen his girlfriend came around. He kept telling Sydney how much he wanted her by requesting flaws all the time to turn him off. I don't think its impossible for a person to wholly love 2 people, I used to but not anymore. I just think its selfish, because one of the two people you love will get neglected.

(Update: I read and wrote this review around 2015. I apparently continue to waver on the reality of a person being able to wholly love 2 people. 2017 Hope says it could be possible)

With that being said, Sydney was very patient. And I was happy when they were finally together. Colleen Hoover writes such intense and emotional and beautiful love scenes.

1 comment:

  1. I love Colleen Hoover's books!! I can't wait to read this one!