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maybe-somedayAuthor: Colleen Hoover
Published: March 18th 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, New Adult
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Summary: 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.

Review: What I really like about Ms. Colleen Hoover’s writing is it always successfully manages to elicit emotions out of me. Her stories make me swoon, tug my heart and allow me to deeply identify with the characters. Maybe Someday is no exemption.

That day was definitely a bad day for Sydney. She found out her boyfriend cheating on her, with her roommate no less. And now she had no place to go. Until Ridge’s place open his door for her. Not only did she have new company, she also got herself in a song writing gig for a popular band. She found out that Ridge wrote most of the songs for the band, Sounds of Cedar. But staying in the same place, collaborating on songs, or just being together was not as innocent as they thought. Particularly now both of them realized that they were starting to develop feelings for each other. But Ridge has a girlfriend and she can see how he loved her. And she won’t allow herself to be like her roommate. She knew how betrayal felt and she would not do it to them. So she’d rather have herself hurt but all the while thinking that perhaps there is a someday for them.

There were lots of surprises for me here. I didn’t know that Ridge has a disability. But that doesn’t define him and his complexity is not because of that. And I really loved what I read. I was so fascinated on his ability to compose song when he couldn’t hear the notes, the melody and instead he can feel them. I really liked that tidbit where he explained how a tune and song writing is not exempted to just hearing. It was clever. It was deep. I really liked his entire creative process. It made him so different to me because he allowed himself to showcase his strength in a very different way.

His past was also interesting. His family issues and his relationship with his brother strengthen him to be this guy he is today. And even his relationship with Maggie, her girlfriend (then) explained the length he will do to the people he cares. And so I really understand why he made that decision. Years with her were not something he can easily disregard in favor of something he wasn’t sure of—regardless of how passionate he was.

The romance was, I don’t how to exactly explain it, but left me confused. To be perfectly honest I wasn’t a fan of the ending. With all these drama-llama going on with Maggie, Ridge and Sydney, and the story was almost at the end, I really thought that they wouldn’t end up together. This is to say, and surprising I may add, seems fine with me. Sydney was always holding on her mantra of “maybe someday” so I thought that maybe it’ll happen someday for them.  Ridge’s feeling was still fresh and he even admitted it to her. So yeah, the idea seems more…ideal?

I was talking to my sister and she also agreed on my opinion about the ending. We wanted he sorted his issues first, distance himself for a while. And when things are ok then maybe they could start from there. You know, maybe someday. After all, the title gave me this idea of positive possibilities.

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Format: Advance Reader’s Copy
Preview Quote: “I’ve never felt about anyone or anything the way I feel about him, and the thought of us not working out is enough to keep me from saying that one little word. I feel as if the longer we wait and the more time we have to heal, the better chance we’ll have at our maybe someday. — Sydney (from Uncorrected Galley Proof)

2014 / 02 / 16

2 Responses to Review: Maybe Someday

  1. Sydney says:

    I’m VERY excited to read this book, and not just because the main character shares a name with me. ;) I haven’t read any of Colleen Hoover’s books but I’ve heard nothing but good things about them, so I really want this one to be my first, I think. I have Hopeless and Losing Hope but haven’t started them yet. Eventually!

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I loved anything by Colleen Hoover. She is my favorite New Adult author, her works have a lot of heart. Oh, you should start Hopeless, I adore that one. But my favorite work of her is still Slammed. One of the two books that made me cry. :) Thanks Sydney! <3

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