Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Posted May 13, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 8 Comments

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday

by Colleen Hoover
Published on March 18th 2014
by Atria Books
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
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Also by this author: This Girl, Hopeless, Slammed, Ugly Love, Maybe Someday

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.

5 Stars

Seriously. With every book this woman writes, my heart suffers more! If she keeps this up, there’ll be nothing left when I’m 5 books further. And each new book becomes my new favorite! This will be in my top 14 at the end of the year. For sure.

Maybe Someday is about Sydney Blake. She’s in college, has a job, is in love with her wonderful boyfriend Hunter and rooming with her best friend Tori. And every day she goes out onto the balcony, listening to the musician playing guitar on his balcony. Everything changes when she discovers Hunter has been cheating on her with Tori for years. When she’s left with nowhere to go, the musician takes her in. His name is Ridge Lawson, he’s been in a serious writer’s block for weeks. Now he’s finally found his muse and they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one. This wonderful book is accompanied by a soundtrack that Colleen has made with musician Griffin Peterson.

This book took my breath away. it really did! It was so intense! But I guess I should’ve expected that. It is a Colleen Hoover book. Every new book of her instantly becomes my new favorite and ends up in my top 5 of that year. Last year Hopeless was number one and I’m sure this one will be too. It’s funny, witty, breathtaking, heartbraking, romantic, sweet, … I read a big part of this on the bus and there are now a few more people in the world who think I’m absolutely crazy. I was laughing, giggling, sobbing, crying, laughing again and then crying some more. God, my heart can’t take so many feels.

I was surprised how well the combination of the book with the songs worked! The songs were amazing and it was such a unique experience. I love them! I think this is one of those rare things that only Colleen can pull off. Colleen has a way of making everything seem so realistic and genuine! And only she can make a romance like this so perfect. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Like I said before, my heart can’t keep this up anymore. It’s not healthy!

One of the greatest things about Colleen’s books are the characters. The feel so real. And most of the time they could be friends of mine. I would love Sydney as a friend. She’s so sweet and talented and a little bit evil. Sure she has flaws, but I don’t care. I didn’t even bother remembering them because I love her so much. And Ridge! Oh my god Ridge! He’s so amazing! I can’t even begin to describe him. But I’ll try. In spoiler brackets because something about him was quite a surprise to me and I want you guys to be surprised by it too! View Spoiler » He’s so unique and loyal towards his friends and everyone he knows.

Colleen’s books always have great side characters too. I care about them and feel for them. I loved Warren and Bridgette (even though she’s a bitch) and Maggie. I hated Hunter and Tori, obviously. But at least Hunter has the decency to apologize. Tori doesn’t even call her. She gives up after a few texts. Pfft. That calls herself a best friend. I wanted to punch her too.

I feel like a broken record, but this is Colleen’s best work so far. The combination of the book with the music makes for a brilliant book with a breathtaking and heartbreaking romance. If you’re a fan of Colleen , you’ll probably love this book. If you love contemporary and you haven’t read anything from Colleen yet… Shame on you! Start with this one. Like yesterday! And make sure to have tissues ready.


About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels. Her first series was published in 2012 and includes Slammed, Point of Retreat, and This Girl. Her second series, published in 2013, includes the #1 NYT’s bestseller Hopeless and the companion novel, Losing Hope. She has released a free novella, Finding Cinderella, as a thank you to her readers for their continued support. The novella is a companion to her Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

Colleen lives in East Texas with her husband, their three boys, their dog, Pacey, and their zombie, Steve. Colleen loves Diet Pepsi more than all of the things, and is a ninja in her spare time.

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8 responses to “Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

  1. Don’t hate me, but I haven’t read any Colleen Hoover books yet! *hides in corner* I’m definitely going to try this one, as I’m loving the sound of everything – especially the beautiful writing and the way music is incorporated. Thanks so much for sharing, and, as always, BRILLIANT review Bee! <3

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  2. Yay!! I love seeing 5-star reviews for this book. I just loved it SO much!! I actually listened to the audiobook of it. I absolutely adored the story AND the characters. The only thing that would have made the audio better was if the soundtrack was somehow incorporated. 😀 I know, I know… that’s way too much to ask. LOL Glad you enjoyed it!

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