Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover | Sister Reads

Book: Maybe Someday

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 367

I Read It On: My Kindle

I Read It In: 4 hours (one sitting. It is that good!)

Plot Summary: 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…

Thoughts and Review: Let's get this out of the way- this is an AMAZING book! It is not a cliched love triangle, though it could easily have been one; it is not a cheesy romance- it is deep and sad and uplifting and very, very good! Okay, now that we are done with that, let's talk about this book and why it is such an amazing little love story. 

First, we have Ridge (I am forgiving Ms. Hoover the throwback to The Bold and The Beautiful name only because Ridge Lawson is so lovely!), a musical prodigy of sorts, who is sweet, hot (duh!), loyal, loving and protective (of everyone in his life!). Ridge plays the guitar and he also writes songs for his band and at the beginning of this story, he is struggling with a massive dose of Writer's Block. As the story progresses, we only like Ridge more and more because he is kind, honorable and sweet and all of that good stuff. Yes, sometimes, because of circumstances, he seems confused or unfair but all that is dealt with in a way that makes sense and you still end up not hating the guy one tiny bit. 

Then, we have Sydney, who is also really sweet and mature and wants to do the right thing. She is someone who could take the easy route in life, but she works hard and stays independent to pursue her passion for music instead of taking money from her dad. She also understands and connects with Ridge and appreciates all the nice things about him that the people in life, sort of, take for granted. 

This love story is interesting because Ridge is in a committed relationship with Maggie when he finds himself getting drawn to Sydney. The two of them have open, honest conversations and try their hardest to not betray Maggie's trust. So, this makes this a love triangle where no one is the 'bad guy' and as a reader you are torn between rooting for Maggie and rooting for Sydney. Always a good thing, in my opinion, when characters are grey rather than black or white. Grey is more interesting! 

This is a lovely, often moving, really sweet love story and I highly recommend it if you are in the mood for some mushy reading. 

Will You Like It?: Yup; especially, if you love sweet love stories!

Rating: 5/5 

1 comment:

Just Another Blog said...

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! So much so I got all of Colleen Hoover's books and binged on it :D