Saturday, April 12, 2014

REVIEW: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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.

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.

Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson.


I was beginning to think that maybe someday I would write this review. I actually read the book when it was released because that's what you do when a Colleen Hoover book is released. You read that sucker ASAP ! So, I read it and I loved it. I knew I would love it before I even started reading. I so wish that I had that feeling every time I opened a book.

"Nothing in my life has ever felt so good yet hurt so achingly bad."

Maybe Someday has all the elements that we've come to expect a Colleen Hoover book to have, such as, quick wit, awkward moments, and tender scenes; however, it's also fresh and original. The book puts a spin on everything that we've come to expect from her. She takes on another "forbidden romance", but it's far more innocent than we've come to recognize the term "forbidden romance" for. While some moments are difficult, the characters are good people, and I don't think anything too unforgiveable happens.

The music extra is super cool. I really think that there couldn't be a Maybe Someday without Griffin Peterson's CD. It was really cool to be able to hear the lyrics put to music, and I REALLY enjoyed that aspect of the book. Such a cool and clever idea.

Because of the storyline, I did find the form of "dialogue" to be a little difficult and wordy at times. I had the same problem with another book that shared a common thread with this storyline. I'm not going to name drop because it would be a spoiler, but what bothered me is definitely not something that should turn you away from this book. I adore Colleen Hoover's writing and feel like her books are always a guaranteed good read. This probably isn't my very favorite Colleen Hoover book, but when you're your own competition that means you're an excellent writer. If you're familiar with her writing, then you should definitely read this book right now. If you're new to her writing, I think you should start with Slammed and Hopeless and work your way to this book. They are all fantastic. She really has an original approach as a romance writer and can't be matched!

"The heart does whatever the hell it wants to do. The only thing we can control is whether we give our lives and our minds the chance to catch up to our hearts."

4.5 Stars

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