Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: March 18, 2014
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendships, betrayal, and romance.At twenty-two years old, Sydney has 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 Hunter’s cheating on her—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. 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. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves need each other in more ways than one…
2014 was the year that I discovered and read ALL the Colleen Hoover books. And with each one of her books, I just love this author more and more. Even though I’ve loved every single one of her books I’ve read, my favourite just has to be Maybe Someday. Something about this story broke my heart, but then slowly put it back together. It was perfect.
Sydney thought she had it all figured out. But when she walks in her apartment on the day of her twenty-second birthday to find that her long-time boyfriend has been sleeping with her best friend and roommate, everything falls apart. Sydney no longer has a place to live and she isn’t sure what she’s supposed to do anymore. That’s when Ridge steps in. Ridge, Sydney’s mysterious neighour who sits on his balcony night after night playing his guitar. The same Ridge Sydney hasn’t been able to keep her eyes off of. As the two begin spending more and more time together, they can’t deny the feelings that are building between them. But the feelings complicate things. Both have so much they need to work out. But what do you do when you need a person as much as Sydney and Ridge need each other?
How do I even begin to explain how much I loved this book? Before I attempt to do so though, I should thank my awesome friend Katie (@isolateme on Twitter—go say “hi” she’s awesome!) for telling me to read this book (and all of Colleen Hoover’s other books) because I would have seriously been missing out. Moving on. This book. I just had so many feelings while reading it. Every time I thought the story couldn’t possibly affect me any more, it would. It was just an emotional story to read. Or at least it was for me. But that was most definitely not a bad thing. A lot of the time, this story was heartwarming. I was rooting for the characters and the romance. But then it went and ripped my heart to shreds. It was painful. Like, I felt like my heart was breaking over and over again. But I had faith in Colleen Hoover. I knew she wouldn’t disappoint me and I knew she wouldn’t leave me with a broken heart. And she didn’t. If I thought the story was heartwarming before, by the end of the book, I felt like my heart was going to burst I was so happy with what I was reading. And a lot of that had to do with the romance. Because in Maybe Someday, the romance between Sidney and Ridge was just perfect.
Explaining how much I loved Sydney and Ridge is going to be difficult. No matter what I say, I feel like I wouldn’t even come close to doing them justice. At the start of the story, Sydney’s life pretty much falls apart. Or at least that’s how it feels to her. Understandably so. I mean, she just found out her boyfriend and her best friend have been sleeping together behind her back and since she lived with said best friend, she doesn’t really have a place to stay anymore. So she’s pretty much at a low point in her life. Right from the start, I was rooting for Sydney. I wanted her to find a way to get through all of this, and to figure out who she really was and what she really wanted in life. And Ridge stepped in to help with all of that. And Ridge was, well, Ridge was pretty much perfection. He wasn’t perfect, not by any stretch, but reading about him and reading part of this story from his perspective, he was exactly who I wanted him to be. He was caring, loyal and loving and would do anything for the people he cared about. And when that started including Sydney, things got interesting. It shouldn’t surprise anyone when I say that I loved the idea of Sydney and Ridge together and I spent the whole book rooting for them, no matter what. As a side note, Warren was also awesome and if you choose to read Maybe Someday, also read Maybe Not, the novella all about Warren. It’s worth it.
I’m so glad that I started reading Colleen Hoover’s books in 2014. I would still be severely missing out otherwise. Maybe Someday was pretty close to a perfect book. At least to me. And I adored every single second of my time reading it.