In Maybe Someday, by Colleen Hoover, college student Sydney thinks she has a good life. She’s studying what she wants to instead of what her parents want her to, she has a nice apartment with her BFF, and a loving boyfriend. And now she has a new friend, a talented musician who loves to play guitar outside on his balcony where Sydney can hear him. On her 22nd birthday, Sydney learns that her boyfriend is cheating on her with her BFF. Devastated, Sydney has nowhere to go until Ridge, her new friend, steps in and offers her a place to live for free if she’ll help him write lyrics for his band. Their friendship quickly escalates into something so much more but Ridge has a girlfriend and Sydney doesn’t want to hurt the girlfriend like her friend did to her. Can Ridge and Sydney fight their attraction to each other or will it destroy their friendship?
I was struggling with a massive book hangover when I finally got my copy of this book in at the library. I devoured this book,curious as to how thing were going to work out. I stayed up past my bed time and if I hadn’t had to work, I probably would have finished this in 2 days.
I was wondering how Hoover would put her own spin on a classic love triangle. She had me dying in parts and sighing in admiration of Ridge ‘ s devotion to Maggie, his girlfriend. It was hard not to like Maggie but I wanted Sydney to be with Ridge. I loved how both characters fought their attraction to each other all in the name of protecting Maggie. I was tempted several times to sneak a peak at the ending but forced myself not to.
One of the unique things about this book is that it has a soundtrack. Hoover partnered with singer Griffin Peterson to preform the songs that Ridge and Sydney write. I didn’t get what the excitement was when I saw Peterson preform at Penned Con 2014 but I totally get it now. The soundtrack adds such an amazing depth to the book so make sure to scan the QR code or look up the songs on YouTube.
At this point, I am not sure Colleen Hoover can write anything I wouldn’t like. I would recommend this book to any romance reader. If you are worried about it being a New Adult romance, don’t be. Anyone who enjoys a good romance will love this book.
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About the Book:
Title: Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: March 18, 2014
Category: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
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.