Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Maybe Someday

Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Pages: 367
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: gift from a friend

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.

I'd heard such good things about this and when my friend gave me a copy I tore through it in less than a day. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

In true Colleen Hoover fashion, Maybe Someday is emotional and sexy, but it has a new twist. Like Slammed had inserts of poetry, Maybe Someday had]s songs. (And it gets better, because now these are actual songs by Luke Griffin).  The songs are an amazing part of this book as Sydney and Ridge write them together. 

Sydney was honestly a pretty average character. The narration was great, per usual of Colleen Hoover, but other than song writing Sydney was a little boring to me. Ridge on the other hand, is one of the most unforgettable characters I've ever read in a young adult novel. His story, his emotions and his quirks are what drove this story, and because of this, Sydney becomes a good character.

Hunter and Tori really don't come into the story as much as I thought they would, but when they do it's just at weird times, and someone always ends up punched (c'mon no one gets in that many fights right?). The one issue I had with Ridge was that he liked to conveniently forget that he had a girlfriend when he was telling Sydney that he was attracted to her. This novel does deal a lot with cheating, but I was kind of iffy about Ridge there for a while.

Ridge's unique qualities make this entire novel something special though. It's so different from so many other books out there that it's almost impossible not to fall in love with it. Colleen Hoover always finds a way to make her books relatable, but also gives them each a special quality and Maybe Someday is no exception. While sometimes things seem to work a little too much in favor of the characters sometimes, this is definitely a must read for any fan of contemporary romances.

1 comment:

  1. I adored Ridge, too. I was so shocked when I learned about what was going on with him and I felt like it was handled really well. I also really loved the song-writing aspect of this book! And being able to actually listen to them was awesome!

    Awesome review!