Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover


Maybe Someday

Synopsis:

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…

Review:

Maybe Someday was not what I expected. Somehow Colleen Hoover made a story that normally I would have hated and made it one I enjoyed. I don't know how she managed that, but I am glad she did since I enjoyed her other books so much. I suppose there will be spoilers since the synopsis doesn't give away the whole story.

Sydney is content with her life at the moment. She has a boyfriend she thinks she loves, but she doesn't want to move further with him. They have been dating forever, but she doesn't want to move in with him or anything. Something is holding her back. Every night she goes out to her balcony to listen to her neighbor play his guitar, and she is drawn to him. Just his music at first, but then they start texting each other and, on her birthday, when she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her with her bff she moves in with him since she has no where else to go.

Ridge plays his guitar on the balcony every night for Sydney. He is the songwriter for his band, but is currently stuck in writers block. He can't write the lyrics. One night he sees Sydney singing along with his song and he gets her to text him until she agrees to send him some lyrics to one song. Of course they are amazing and he wants to work with her on more songs. When he tells her her boyfriend is cheating on her, she is out in the cold so he lets her move in with him, at least for the time being. They were amazing together right from the start. He is deaf so they text back and forth all the time and it was just...I saw the connection. I loved the connection, but at the same time Ridge has a girlfriend. A girlfriend who is great, who he loves, who he will never leave. You know there is more to the story with her, but she just seems like a wonderful person. It was really hard because on one hand I wanted Sydney and Ridge to be together, but on the other hand Maggie is great so what to do?

I was talking to my husband about this whole love triangle situation and how there are only a few ways this could play out and I didn't think any of them would be good. I was liking the story so much I didn't think it would end in a way that I would like. I normally hate love triangles. This one I understood though. I could see how it could happen. Ridge and Sydney quickly developed a connection, though they tried to fight it. I know Ridge should have had her move out right away to try and stop it, but I get it. It was written in a way that I could see he obviously did care about both of them greatly. Sydney was also very great with everything. She knew she wouldn't get Ridge, and even if she did somehow make him break up with Maggie it wouldn't work. They would just feel guilty the whole time and it would doom the relationship. It was just a no win situation and all and it was just really sad to read. I didn't think Colleen Hoover could write an ending that would be okay with me. It just didn't seem like there was a way to make everything okay. I was wrong. It worked. How everything works out made sense to me. It just worked. I don't know how she did it as I was prepared to hate the ending, but I didn't. It was a great read. Somehow I didn't hate the love triangle and I just was really sad watching Ridge and Sydney try to not have feelings for each other. A great read.

Rating: 4.5/5

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