by Colleen Hoover
Published on March 18th, 2014
by Atria Books
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Narrator: Angela Goethals, Zachary Webber
Length: 10 hours and 40 minutes
Source: Purchased for Audible
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Also by this author: This Girl, Hopeless, Slammed, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love
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.
Maybe Someday is my first experience with Colleen Hoover books. What an experience it was!
I love books about music or that include music, and that’s why I picked this book (even if the blurb was vague at best). However, Maybe Someday is about much more than music. (To find more about the music go here). It’s about love (obviously), friendship, betrayal and unfortunately, quite a bit of cheating. Let me just say right now that I usually don’t like books about cheating, and I certainly don’t condone it, BUT this book is not what you might think. I hate to spoil any of it for you, but trust me when I say that you want to read it!
”I can’t deny it, though. Anyone who watches how passionately this guy plays would crush on his talent.”
Sidney is having an incredible bad birthday. He discovers that her “best friend”/roommate Tori and Hunter, her boyfriend of two years, are cheating on her. It is quite a blow and she reacts like any girl with common sense would: by punching her “friend” and packing up her bags. Bravo! Sidney is a lot stronger than she herself thinks she is. Except that she has no place to go. Here comes a knight in shining armor in the form of Ridge, a friendly neighbor. Anyway, I LOVE Ridge. Well, I guess I loved Ridge and Sidney together, but Ridge has a serious girlfriends. Now, let me just say that these two characters fight their attraction to each other very hard. However, the heart can’t be reasoned with.
“Hey, heart. Are you listening? You and I are officially at war.”
The other two people living in Ridge’s apartment are Warren and Bridgette. I love Warren! He is very loyal to Ridge, but also learns to love and care for Sidney and helps her out when she needs it the most. He is so funny (and kind of a perv), but it’s okay since he is in love with Bridgette anyway. I also liked Ridge’s girlfriend, Maggie is such an amazing, gentle and caring person. I love these characters! How they are flawed, imperfect, real, and redeemable.
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”
One of the things that I loved the most about Maybe Someday was Hoover’s writing. It is poignant, lyrical, and realistic. The story plot is fairly simple and the story is easy to read, even if it’s quite intense and heartbreaking at times.
Overall, I’m so happy I read Maybe Someday. Colleen Hoover’s writing is certainly addictive since I now started listening to Hopeless and I fully expect to love it too 🙂
About the Narration: It was pure awesomeness! I can’t find any other words that will fit. I listened to Breakable by Tammara Webber narrated by Zachary Webber and I feel in love with his voice. Needless to say, I love him even more after this book. It is my first book narrated by Angela Goenthals, and she is so talented! There couldn’t be a better pair of actors to read this amazing book 🙂 If you want to read Maybe Someday, try it in audio! It is one of the best audio books I’ve had the pleasure of listening to.