Goodreads Review: 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:I have read maybe over 200+ books in my life so far (maybe even more than that), and I can say with COMPLETE confidence: THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I’VE EVER READ. It was deep, emotional, tear-jerking, and ALL THE FEELS! It was just so beautiful in every way. I cried so much while reading this book that some pages have wet spots from my tears! Once I started Maybe Someday, I realized that it was so different than any other book I’ve read. It is not just a stereotypical romance novel, It’s so much more than that. Maybe Someday shows readers the pain, confusion, betrayal, and struggle that come in a relationship. It also shows that in the end, love conquers all.
We first start off with Sydney. She lives in an apartment with her best friend Tori, studies music in college, and has an amazing boyfriend. In the apartment building across from Sydney, lives a mysterious musician who captivates Sydney. She always finds an excuse to sit on the balcony just to hear the musician’s beautiful music. After a while, the musician communicates with Sydney by writing notes on a notebook (sort of like that scene in the Taylor Swift music video, “You Belong With Me”). The musician finally introduces himself: Ridge.
This beautiful story that Colleen tells will make you believe that one person can really and truly love two people at the same time. That our souls can be compatible with more than one person. It really makes you stop and think. Colleen shows all of this with Ridge. Obviously Ridge has a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend, whom he loves more than anything. Maggie is a beautiful, selfless person. Someone everyone likes, even Sydney. Not only did music and friendship bring Ridge and Sydney together, it also made them fall in love. They fight it as much as they can because neither of them wanting to hurt each other, or Maggie. But at the end of the day, decisions have to be made. The decisions that will change everything. Ridge also has a secret. A secret that makes him think he is obligated to stay with Maggie. It breaks my heart to think about it. The implications of this secret, the way I was undecided about what I thought I wanted to happen, it’s just so emotional and even heartbreaking.
“Despite how hard we tried to fight it, all of those things happened between us because our feelings for each other are becoming so much stronger than our desire. Desire is easy to fight. Especially when the only weapon desire possesses is attraction. It’s not so easy when you’re trying to win a war against the heart.”
The reason why I said this book is the best book I’ve ever read isn’t because of the music, even though it is like the cherry on top of the novel! It isn’t because of the sweet flirting conversations between Ridge and Sydney. It isn’t because of the insane pranks Ridge, Sydney, and Warren pull on each other. It’s because Colleen shows us there’s another way, a more DEEPER to love a person. There’s different level to connect on, not just sexually and not just as friends. Colleen shows readers the importance of a soulmate and how love has a clever way of leading you to “the one”. Timing might not always be perfect. Sometimes your mind needs to catch up with what your heart is telling you.
True love works in powerful ways. It has the power to make you feel so much for a person without even touching them. I’m tearing up writing this review because of how passionate I am about Maybe Someday. I read it, I’ll read it again, and again, and again because it teaches you that you can’t help what your heart wants to do. This love story is on a whole new level, and affected me in a way I cannot explain. I never thought that it was possible to top Hopeless, but as usual, Colleen Hoover surpassed my expectations. I can’t tell you enough: READ THIS BOOK. It is a heart-melting, tear-jerking, and an overall amazing novel that everyone should read.
“However, 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.”
Until next time…
Catcha later bookworms!!