My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.5 Musical Lovin’ Stars
And if I can’t be yours now
I’ll wait here on this ground
Til you come, til you take me away
The way I feel for reading Maybe Someday is the same way as I feel towards ketchup. Everyone loves it, it’s a great condiment, but for the life of me, I just can’t stomach it. As much as I love the writing, I do not like love triangles (or it’s very HARD for me to read books with a love triangle, especially the kind that is in Maybe Someday).
Sydney finds herself homeless because her longtime boyfriend cheated on Sydney with her roommate and best friend. Ridge lives across the apartment building. He plays guitar on his balcony and over the course of weeks, Sydney has watched him play. Now, on the streets, Sydney stays in Ridge’s apartment as the fourth roommate. As Sydney and Ridge form a sweet friendship, there are lines drawn since Ridge is in a serious five year relationship with Maggie.
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The summary says a lot, but I didn’t even tell you half the stuff that goes on. First off, let’s put this out there. I can’t stand love triangles. I can’t stand love triangles where all the parties are good. I wish I could hate Maggie, but I didn’t.
Colleen Hoover writes beautifully, she has a way of writing books where I have to block out an entire afternoon so I can read it one sitting
I loved the words, I loved the passion, the emotions and I would be lying if I said Maybe Someday didn’t gut me.
Ridge is a strong character. I love Ridge as in the idea of he is the Hero, I am not sure if I like his actions. Ridge is artistic, sweet and VERY loyal, sometimes to a fault. You only get a glimpse of his feelings for Maggie in the beginning. You just know he would never leave Maggie. I question a lot of actions and his justification. By the end of the book, I wasn’t sure if I was still for Ridge.
I really liked how strong Sydney was. When her boyfriend cheated on her, she punched him in the face. Who doesn’t like a Heroine who kind of stands up for herself? As her feelings grow for Ridge, I start to question how strong Sydney really is. To a point I felt like she was too “nice”. I am not saying Ridge’s actions should make Sydney be mean, but it was hard to really believe Sydney was THAT understanding.
Poor sweet Maggie, no one wants to be in her shoes. I wanted to hate Maggie and I wanted her to be the villain, but this isn’t that type of book. Maggie was probably my favorite character. Yup, I love the damsel in distress. I wanted to reach through the pages and root for Ridge and Sydney, but Maggie just made it too hard for me to be fully open to it.
I love Colleen Hoover reads, she’s like a wizard. Her writing is out of this world and I wish she would publish books weekly. I am slightly disappointed in the storyline. It’s my personal issues that prevent me from fully enjoying this beautiful writing.
I know MANY will love it and I am envious of you for that
What worked for me
- The Music, I love listening to music as I read books, but what I love most about Maybe Someday is that Colleen worked with an artist to write actual music for this book. You can listen to the soundtrack as you read (like I did) HERE.
- Warren who is hilarious, if Colleen wanted to write a book about Warren, I would read it. I laughed out loud many times on some of his witty comments.
- Hold on to You was my favorite song. I think it’s because I love tortured songs.
- I loved how Sydney and Ridge formed the friendship. They bonded over writing music and it was so romantic and moving. I loved seeing the words they formed and how it related to the scene. Colleen sure knows how to set it up.
I wish I could love Maybe Someday, but I just couldn’t. I will say, the direction was different and it was something I wasn’t expecting at all. There was a lot of sexual tension and tortured reading I had to go through. I wished I wasn’t so emotional after finishing the read, but it wouldn’t be a Colleen Hoover book if it wasn’t.
You can read the Epilogue of Maggie, the password is the last page of the book HERE
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review