Ridge and Sydney’s fate was sealed the moment she stepped onto her balcony and heard him play his guitar. Their bond grew stronger as he played and she sung her lyrics for him, the way he’s never experienced before. It was beautiful, I loved the way he felt her lyrics, the way they connected through music. It was quite the experience to witness the blossoming connection between he two.
I loved that Ridge was like no hero I’ve ever read before. He was unique and faced things in life that were a huge challenge. Those challenges made his gift of music even more beautiful and even though his life story was heartbreaking, he never sat back in the spectator seat. He was blessed with a gift and he used it and nurtured it into a positive in his life.
Sydney had just been through a disaster of a relationship. She didn’t want to get involved with Ridge, fearing he would see it as a rebound. But when two people are meant to be, they will be. As much as I enjoyed their love story, at times I felt a little guilty for even liking Sydney. I also felt sorry for her, thinking she would never get the love from Ridge that she deserved. The situation left me confused and a wee bit upset. I know that they belong together, that they are meant for each other, I see that now, but it doesn’t mean I came to quick terms with it. It hurt at times reading about them, knowing what was being given up.
As most of you know Colleen writes exceptional secondary characters. And let me just tell you, I feel so hard in love with Maggie! She was by far my favourite in this book. She is beautiful and strong in ways I can’t even begin to explain. If Colleen ever decides to give her a story of her own, I know it will be devastatingly beautiful! I hope that day will come.
This story was a rollercoaster of hate-love for me, but if anything made it better, it was the epilogue. It put back the happy, warm feeling in my heart. And I apologize if review doesn’t make sense, it’s because I’m trying not to spoil it for you, or perhaps it’s because I’m still a bit heartbroken. Once you read the book, you may see how I feel. And I know you will enjoy it, because Colleen is a beautiful story teller. Now all I need to say is, Colleen, I need a HUGE extension of that epilogue. Like, let’s say, a whole story, please!
If I am completely honest, I put off reading Maybe Someday for quite some time. I heard mixed reactions from my friends and after finding out, it wasn’t my type of storyline, I had reservations but let’s face it, Colleen Hoover is one of my favourite authors so I bit the bullet and got stuck in.
The synopsis doesn’t give anything away at all, there is more to the story than Ridge and Sydney making music. After Sydney is betrayed by those closest to her, she finds herself with new kooky flatmates. Ridge is a songwriter and he needs Sydney’s talents to help him out of his funk. When the music flows so does their feelings and that’s when the real trouble begins.
I found myself not really connecting with either character but I think because they were holding a part of themselves back from each other, therefore, it was held back from me as the reader. This is my first Colleen Hoover book I have not been moved by or felt an extreme connection to and that’s ok. To be fair, I am not a fan of love triangles or blurring the lines so this book was never going to be a five star read for me but I wanted to read it all the same because, hello it’s Colleen Hoover! With that being said, the elements I disliked the most were quite mild and I was able to cope with it.
Ridge was such a strange character to like. I liked the diversity of him and it was great for Colleen to break out of the usual book boyfriend mould but to be honest, I wish he was the hero in another story as then I have no doubt I would have fell for him completely.
My favourite parts of the story were the intimate moments Sydney and Ridge shared. I loved the way he listened to the music through Sydney, feeling her heartbeat and the vibrations of her voice. Those scenes were truly beautiful to read and it made me appreciate the life Ridge led.
I loved the musical element of the story, and it was great to listen along as I read. As with every Colleen Hoover book, I cannot fault her writing style at all. Even though I didn’t fall head over heels for the characters or story line, it was still well written and I know many people who will enjoy it.
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“Relief is exactly what I find the second our lips meet. It’s as if every pent-up, denied feeling I’ve held toward her is suddenly uncaged, and I’m able to breathe for the first time since I met her.”
“His memory is the last place I want to be. I would give anything to always be in his present.”
“People don’t get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with.”
“His lips press gently against my skin, and I swear the room flips upside down. Or maybe that was just my heart.”
“I kiss her softly on the nose and mouth and chin, then press my ear against her heart again. For the first time in my life, I hear absolutely everything.”
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 the companion novel 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.
You can follow Colleen on Instagram @colleenhoover if you want to watch her pointless, random videos. You can also follow her on TWITTER, but she rarely tweets anything worth following. You can also find her on her blog at www.colleenhoover.com or on her very active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away free stuff when her husband isn't looking.