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Saturday, January 3, 2015

[REVIEW] Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: March 18th 2014 by Atria Books
Purchase from: Amazon | The Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her;and she's forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney's tumultuous world from the very first page.

Rating

My Thoughts

This is the first Colleen Hoover book that I've read so far and I'm just so glad I came across Maybe Someday. I'm very picky when it comes to New Adult books and good thing that this one is right up my alley.

For one, it's relatively clean for a New Adult book. There weren't a lot of mature scenes typical of NA and even the few ones were tastefully written. Maybe Someday is sexy without being too steamy. It was written so beautifully and emotionally. The story has a depth that readers would love to explore.



The characters were great, too. Sydney and Ridge are very likable and unique. I liked that Ridge isn't your typical NA bad boy with tattoos and a tragic past. No. Ridge is kind and loving and funny and a gentleman. Yes, he has a sad history but he did not let it define him and change him into someone dark and angsty. And Sydney's one talented girl. She may have doubts about her talent at first, but over time she was able to gain confidence and be more assured of herself. And I liked that Sydney and Ridge built their love from friendship and a mutual love for music. The other characters were also worth mentioning because they're all very interesting. Warren, Bridgette, Maggie and Brennan (though he rarely makes an appearance) are all colorful characters. Maybe Someday wouldn't have been perfect without them.

And the feels! Gods, my heart ached for Maggie over and over again. I honestly didn't know what to expect because Sydney's and Ridge's situation was complicated. Colleen Hoover expertly wrote an intricate and heartbreaking love story. I couldn't get mad at either of them or say that what they had was wrong because in all fairness to them, both Ridge and Sydney tried their hardest to avoid hurting Maggie. Still, the way things ended turned out to be the best for all of them. I loved the fact that even though they already have a chance to be together, Sydney chose to wait until they were both ready. And the ending was perfect! Ridge's surprise for Sydney had me swooning all over! ASDFGHJKL!!

It actually took me over a month to finish Maybe Someday because I just couldn't take the feels all at once, I had to stop once in a while. But this book is beyond good! It made me laugh, cry, ache and swoon. With characters that are easy to fall in love with and a story that pokes at your heart, Maybe Someday will leave readers breathless and wanting for more.

My Favorite Lines

"You know, most things people say when they're drunk are more accurate and honest than the things they say when they're sober."


I never realized how powerful desire could be. It consumes every part of you, enhancing your senses by a million. When you’re in the moment, it enhances your sense of sight, and all you can do is focus on the person in front of you. It enhances your sense of smell, and suddenly, you’re aware of the fact that his hair has just been washed and his shirt is fresh out of the dryer. It enhances your sense of touch and makes your skin prickle and your fingertips tingle, and it leaves you craving to be touched. It enhances your sense of taste, and your mouth becomes hungry and wanting, and the only thing that can satisfy it is the relief of another mouth in search of the same.


It’s not so easy when you’re trying to win a war against the heart.


Lines are drawn, but then they fade. For her I bend, for you I break.


I’m convinced that people come across others in life whose souls are completely compatible with their own. Some refer to them as soul mates. Some refer to it as true love. Some people believe their souls are compatible with more than one person, and I’m beginning to understand how true that might be. 


Words can sometimes have a far greater effect on a heart than a kiss.


Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.


I’ve learned that the heart can’t be told when and who and how it should love. The heart does whatever the hell it wants to do. The only thing we can control is whether we give our lives and our minds the chance to catch up to our hearts.

Julie

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Julie @ Books and Insomnia

Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!

2 comments:

  1. I loved this one as well even though I was hesitant to read it as I hate cheating. But I trusted Colleen Hoover to handle the topic well and I was right. She makes me feel every word and ever emotion as I read :)

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    1. I was a bit conflicted about the cheating part, too. But like you said, Colleen Hoover handled the topic well and the story turned out good. :) Thanks for dropping by!

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