May 24, 2015

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday (Maybe #1) by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary. Romance
Pages; 385 (eBook)
Source: Purchased
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At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying 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 that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.
Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. 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. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.
A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.
 

   Colleen Hoover has been (my queen) one of my favorite authors since I first read Ugly Love. The first teaser just dropped for the Ugly Love movie too! *faints* She always has a way of making me fall in love with the characters in her novels. I know this book is in the running for the top books I have read this year. Every CoHo book has a plot twist that makes you want to tear your own heart out, this book did not fall short. This book also has a soundtrack- that I am OBSESSED with- to listen to throughout the story. I love music, which was a big aspect of Maybe Someday (more like maybe someday I'll get over this book).

  The Essentials 

   
     We follow two POV's, one being twenty-two year old Sydney who has the perfect life. She is roommates with her best friend Tori and she is in love with Hunter, her boyfriend. She enjoys her evenings sitting on the balcony, admiring  her neighbor and his guitar music. She spends her free time writing lyrics to his music and singing along while he plays. I mean of course he does not notice all the way over there/

   Everything is perfect until she discovers that Hunter is cheating, and not only that, he is cheating with Tori. Before you know it, Sydney is staying with the mysterious boy from the other side or the parking lot, who she doesn't even know anything about except his name: Ridge. But he's not the only talented one, Sydney is extraordinary at writing lyrics, unlike himself while suffering with writers block. They start making lovely music together and it all goes from there.

     Sydney and Ridge were definitely attracted to each other in an innocent way from the start. They had so much chemistry that I could hardly contain my giggles. Unfortunately, even with their undeniable friendship, their whole relationship was a lot harder than it seemed. Sydney was a great female character and I love how she remained strong through everything. Ridge was very determined and loyal. I loved the relationships with the rest of the characters too; They were all so unique and hilarious.

I liked the love triangle?! 

     I know what you thinking, impossible right? Well, this is Colleen Hoover we are talking about! I'm not even sure if this qualifies as a love triangle, if so, it is definitely not the norm. It was never hard to pick sides because their were none. 

"Truths are written, never said... Lines are drawn, but then they fade."
 
      I honestly was not sure how I would make it through this book with all the feels it was radiating. It was so intense how their feelings consumed them. My favorite love triangle ever ladies and gents.

     The End

     Colleen has a reputation of sorts in my books on how her ending always manage to make me feel EVERYTHING. The ending was perfect here too. I don't see how this book could get any better! 

 I love everything Hoover writes, but this book is special. The characters were so real, every emotion was felt through the pages. She carefully crafted this novel and tied it up with a nice red bow. I understood everything the characters did. The story took so many expected turns starting in the first chapter that I never saw coming. It was like going over the top of the little hill at the top of the roller coaster tracks and discovering the tracks ended. You would never see it coming! Hoover's books really help me through reading slumps and she's definitely on auto-buy. Please let me know your thoughts below!

XO, Mal!