From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance.
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…
Original music created for Maybe Someday by musician Griffin Peterson can be accessed through the website listed in the ebook and paperback.
Yet another amazing book by Colleen Hoover that I can’t really put into words at how incredible it is. Damn…
But I am posting today my humble review in hopes that if you haven’t read any of Colleen’s books yet. You need to, like right now!! AND I am also here to warn you that you will be blown away and left feeling like, what should I read now that will compete with this?
When I read the summary of this book, I am surprised by how common the characters seem. There is nothing common by Ridge. He is incredibly special, but I don’t want to give too much away.
After Sydney’s retched boyfriend cheats on her, she is kind of left out in the rain, literally. Her neighbor Ridge offers her his couch for the night, and she ends up moving into his spare bedroom. Ridge has an incredible and very serious girlfriend, so a friendship/working relationship develops between Sydney and Ridge (sidenote: not a fan of the soap opera character names, but I still loved the characters). They begin to write music together. Ridge’s brother is the famous lead singer in the band Sounds of Cedar. Ridge notices that Sydney has a great talent for lyrics, that seem to work perfectly with his music and melodies.
I am so in love with this song and Griffin Peterson. *happy sigh* “For her, I bend. For you, I break.”
Honestly, I can’t say much more about this book without giving too much away. Let me just say that the story is told from both Sydney and Ridge’s point of view, and because of that I felt for both characters and their struggle to remain friends and take the high road.
I also struggled with selecting an excerpt or scene from this book, because I highlighted too many, and again I don’t want to ruin things for anyone. I chose this particular paragraph, because it’s Ridge for one, and it does an amazing job of showing Colleen’s incredible talent for writing.
Twenty four years I’ve lived without ever experiencing this type of hatred. It’s the type of hatred that completely overwhelms the conscience. It’s the type of hatred that excuses otherwise inexcusable actions. it’s the type of hatred that can be felt in every facet of the body and in every inch of the soul. I’ve never known it until this moment. I’ve never hated anything or anyone with as much intensity as I hate myself right now.
I am going to go grab a box of tissues and eat a pint of ice cream now. Anybody have a favorite flavor I should go for? Tamie did a much better job of highlighting the best parts of this book. Check out her post here.
I give this book 5 OMG I think I died stars and put it on my “books that own me” and “top shelf fantastic reads” shelves on Goodreads.