At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter’s cheating on her–and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
by Colleen Hoover
March 18, 2014
I like contemporary romance, but I really don’t read much of it, due to time issues. I had never read anything by Colleen Hoover, although I see her books around all the time. A fellow blogger recommended this book, so I immediately bought it, but just now had the time to read it. I say just now, because it was less than a one day read for me. Reason? I literally couldn’t put this book down.
Sidney Is a twenty two year old senior in college. She lives in an apartment with her best friend Tori, and she’s been in a relationship with Hunter for two years. Meanwhile, across the courtyard, Ridge lives and plays guitar on his balcony every night. Sidney spends her free time listening to him play also, every night. And falling in love with his music. When she starts singing lyrics that she makes up, he notices, and asks her to send the lyrics to him. She doesn’t want to, but does, and changes her life forever.
The characters of Sidney and Ridge were wonderful. Sidney goes through the wringer in this story, as does Ridge. It’s a toss up which one has it rougher in this book. Both of them were so very likable, and get so equally hurt, that I was torn up for a big part of this read. Warren is Ridge’s roommate, and is also important to this story. As Ridge’s best friend, he tries to be the voice of reason in the turmoil that becomes Sidney’s and Ridges life. Maggie is Ridge’s girlfriend of five years,and she has her own complicated story.
All the feels. That’s this story. Falling in love, falling out of love, betrayals, extreme sadness, extreme happiness. All of it. The sexual tension between Sidney and Ridge was off the charts at times. Ms. Hoover wrote intense scenes that didn’t even have to culminate with sex to make you feel everything that Sidney and Ridge feel for each other. Music lovers will appreciate this read as well, as we get the lyrics to the songs of their romance included, as they get written.And yes, Maybe Someday is the name of one of the songs. It wasn’t a simple love story by any means, it had some twists I never saw coming, and I loved the whole thing.
I would recommend this to ALL adult romance fans. If we still rated by stars-definitely 5 of them!
And one more thing, I really wish there had been more about the results of the fish in the car. Just saying.
This review copy of Maybe Someday was purchased by the reviewer.
ABOUT AUTHOR COLLEEN HOOVER
Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.
Colleen’s newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.
You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at http://www.colleenhoover.com where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn’t looking.
Colleen also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.