Book: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Date started: July 1
Date finished: July 7
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…
Colleen Hoover is easily, after two books, becoming one of my favourite authors. I was talking to someone earlier today what I like about her and it’s not something I can pinpoint exactly and say “that is what I like about this author” because with Hoover, it is everything.
Her characters are always interesting and easy to relate to, her plot is always addicting, her character development is top notch. She is a great author and if her other books are half as good as this one, then she will be in my top 5 favourite authors, easily.
This book starts out with Sydney punching her ex-best friend. Seriously. What a way to start a book. We find out that her ex-best friend and now ex-boyfriend had been sleeping together. I couldn’t help but laugh when it clicked with me that her best friend’s name was Tori and her boyfriend’s name was Hunter. Torii Hunter. Anyway, that’s not anything book related so I’m moving on.
We then find out that Sydney has been sitting on her balcony watching Mystery Man play his guitar every night for the last few weeks. She doesn’t know anything about him except that he can play a guitar beautifully. Little does she know that in a few short weeks she’ll be living with him.
I love all the characters relationships in this book. Sydney and Ridge gave me all the feels. Ridge and Brennan made me happy. Sydney and Brennan made me laugh a lot. Ridge and Maggie made me happy.
The twists in this book that make you want to rip the book apart and use the pages as tissues were what makes this book, and other Hoover books, so enjoyable. You never know when you’re going to get punched in the face with emotion. One page everything can be happiness and roses and the next page you’ll be wanting to eat a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s while simultaneously hate-watching High School Musical (no? maybe just me.)
If I say I love this book, then I should also say things I wasn’t too thrilled with. 1. There is some slut shaming. This really bothers me because it isn’t needed. On one hand I was mad at Hoover for putting it in there. On the other hand I realized why it’s in there. I would be pretty mad if my best friend was sleeping with my boyfriend too. 2. Sydney seems to be the only “good girl” in the book. Tori? She’s a “slut” and a horrible person. Bridgette? She’s a “bitch” and no one likes being around her. The only other girl that was seen as a good person was Maggie she is not really a focal point of the book that often.
These two things really bothered me and it was hard to look past them, but everything else was very strong and it was an easy 5 star rating for me.
Have you read any Colleen Hoover?