Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover Review: A Musical, Lyrical Romance

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover Review: A Musical, Lyrical RomanceMaybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Published by Simon and Schuster Australia on March 18 , 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository


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.

Colleen Hoover does it again and creates another perfect relationship with two people that couldn’t be more right with each other. The only problem? One of them is already in happy relationship.

I loved Maybe Someday for the road less taken, told from the point of view of two people meeting and falling in love when one of them already has a partner. A partner who they love and adore very much. Ridge and Sydney are not bad people, they aren’t promiscuous, they aren’t out there trying to cheat and they don’t want to fall in love with each other. They just happened to have a connection that could only be explained through chemistry, fate, and the beautiful music they created together.

Being a musician and not being able to hear, Ridge is more attuned to his and other’s feelings and emotions through non-verbal cues. He communicates with both his girlfriend Maggie and his muse Sydney with complete honesty. Ridge was so swoony, his ability to make music, his maturity and intensity, and how he wants to protect those close to him. Ridge knows that his feelings for Sydney are completely wrong, and he doesn’t want to be the bad guy, even punishes himself for it.

Sydney never feels like ‘the other woman’ because she is so incredibly aware of the situation she is putting herself in that she chooses not to act on it, and even discusses pushing through it with Ridge. I really admired Sydney for her strength of character. She’s respectful of others, never judgemental, intelligent and emotionally aware.

She understands me. She respects me. She astounds me. She predicts me. She’s never once, since the second I met her, made me feel as if my inability to hear is even an inability at all. 

The two are stuck in this situation that feels so wrong, but is so right. Their mutual attraction was undeniable, and they couldn’t be more perfect for each other. I loved their maturity and their honesty; drama wasn’t created for the sake of it and they can clearly communicate their feelings with each other. The shame, the guilt they felt, their willingness to keep things platonic yet their undeniable attraction to each other was felt through every word they shared with each other. 

Colleen Hoover has an incredible ability to write books that just reach into your heart and create a depth of emotion, with her magnetic, deep and impactful words. This depth could only be communicated through the Maybe Someday soundtrack by Griffin Peterson, which has some awesome songs on it. You should definitely check it out while reading the novel, as these songs are Sydney and Ridge’s story and there is also an epilogue on the website.

Maybe Someday is an incredible story of music, attraction and fate and I couldn’t put it down.

Thank to to Simon and Schuster Australia for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Jeann is an Aussie blogger, gamer, reader who loves to read, write, fangirl, geek out and eat food. You can find me glued to one of my many mobile devices 24/7, or fangirling over the latest YA book, TV show, movie or game. Chat with me on Twitter @happyindulgence

60 Comments

  1. Well, it doesn't really sound my type of book…but all the same the characters sound incredible! I love it when authors tug on those heat strings (a.k.a turn you into book-eating-monster who can't put the book down until the last page!) XD

  2. I one hundred percent agree! I loved this book so much. Colleen Hoover has yet to disappoint me. She's so good and making characters that just seem so real. I'm so glad you loved this one too! Awesome review Jeann. :D

  3. Colleen Hoover is an author I've seen EVERYWHERE, but just haven't managed to read anything of yet. Which I am planning to rectify soon! Sounds like she's created wonderful characters, and really, what's the point of contemporary without awesome characters? Great review :)

  4. YES! I have seen Colleen Hover everywhere and I have heard a lot of things about the book, but I haven't really read anything by this author. Maybe somewhere in the future. I like the concept of this book :) Great review :D

  5. I'm really not a fan of books about cheating, but I have to say I love how Colleen has created a musician who also happens to be deaf. YAY for more unique, love interests who aren't always 'perfect' in every way! I give her mad props for that.

  6. I've been trying to stay away from this book for the longest time. I need to finish a few books first before I can get lost in Maybe Someday. I know once I start reading it I won't be able to put it down. This will definitely be my next read. Great review!

  7. Ahhh Colleen Hoover. She's pretty great. I love how she writes NA: mostly clean, heartfelt and not oversexed. I'm a fan of reading stories of characters with disabilities, parallel that with music and it makes even more interesting.

    Great review, Jeann.

  8. Great review! I have heard so many great things about this book and everyone seems to love it. I have only read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover so far, but most of her other books (including Maybe Someday) are on my to-read list. I am really curious how this story manages to have two people fall in love while one of them already is in a relationship and how the author handles that situation.

  9. This sounds like a fantastic book and very well told story, but after reading your review I know I cannot read this book right now give my emotional state right now. I will be keeping it in mind to read at some other point in life.

    Thanks for the great review, Jeann!

  10. I take 5 star reviews super seriously especially when I know you don't give them out whenever the mood strikes you. You give them because the story meant something to you and by the looks of this review…it was a FABULOUS story! I'm looking forward to reading this one and can't wait! :)

  11. Ok, I just wrote the same thing under Aman's post today. Um, I'm not going to read your review just yet. I'll read the book (soonish), write my review and then read all of yours' on Goodreads and then we can discuss:) I don't want to know anything about it or let anyone influence me since the reviews and emotions regarding this one have been so polarized. I'm so happy to see that you loved it based on your rating :)

  12. I've heard great things about this author, but I've not read any of her books. This sounds like a very interesting story, but I don't know if I'd be able to handle it. But a musician who is death has me extremely curious. Great review!

  13. All the feelings for this book! I can't believe I'm done reading it. Might do a reread in the near future just because I love how the characters were so mature. And applause for LESS drama! Woot! I purchased the album in iTunes, I couldn't help but fall in love with the songs, I'm In Trouble is my favorite because of the beat and melody, love the chorus, too. This definitely made me cry, because of the good, the bad, the sad, the great, the best!

  14. I don't know if I want to read this book yet because as you probably already know, I'm not a fan of cheating in books. I do love Colleen Hoover though and I'm worried that I'll dislike this book and that would diminish my love for her books, you know.

    I'm glad that it worked for you and brought about so many emotions, Jeann.

    Beautiful review!

  15. I have heard really good things about this book and just the sole fact it is connected to music is appealing to me. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one but I think I'll leave it till some better times or better said until my NA reading slump passes. Great review, Jeann :)

  16. I have this for review and I can't wait to read it! So far Colleen Hoover hasn't failed to wow me with her books and I am hoping that this is no exception. I have to admit that I am going into it with high expectations, so fingers crossed it all works out. Great review Jeann – you've made me want to read it even more!

  17. It's definitely interesting how the couple meet when one of them is already in a relationship but they still can't deny their feelings for each other. I can kind of see how that can happen though because it's possible to have feelings for two different people, although it may depend on how passionate your feelings are for one person over the other. Fantastic review, Jeann! <33

  18. I need this book NOW. Everyone keeps saying how amazing it is and I really want to read it. I agree that Colleen really knows how to play with your heart. It would be nice to see how Ridge & Sydney work out their issue seeing as Ridge already has a relationship… Great review, Jeann!

  19. It seems like everyone is in love with this one! I can't believe how good the romance sounds, and new adult has been so tricky for me but I feel like this one is just a winner all around. And I love how you mentioned issues weren't just thrown in for the sake of the plot.

  20. Ah wow it sounds like Hoover did it again! I've only read Hopeless by her but I was incredibly compelled by every word and it had me SO emotional and completely connected to it all. I can't wait to give more of her books a try and this one will be next on my list! I'm so happy it's as good as I was hoping!!

  21. I already wanted to read this book and you've made me that much more eager to read it. It sounds interesting and I like that the person has a partner who isn't terrible. Most of the time when they're attached the author gives the easy out of having the partner be so awful that cheating isn't susposed to seem bad…

    Great review, Jeann :)

  22. Beautiful review, Jeann! It's true that the way they both really fought to do the right thing is something to be commended for, maybe especially in our day and age, where it seems that discarding people is no more difficult than discarding a used tissue paper.

    Colleen Hoover has a great way with words, and after I read the ARC to Maybe Someday, I bought and listened to the audio-book, which I thought was even better since it had two narrators.

    Have a wonderful week :)

  23. I'm such a huge fan of Colleen Hoover and have read everything she's released so far, apart from Maybe Someday. It's lined up for this weekend. Your review makes me want to read it NOW. The soundtrack, the storyline, I wonder if this'll top her other releases. Thanks for the incredible review.

  24. I'm starting to feel like I should really read something by Colleen Hoover soon O.o I haven't read any of her novels yet, and everybody seems to love them!

    This one sounds really, really good and emotional. I love how different the synopsis is from most NA books: it sounds quite unique!

    Great review <33

  25. Jeann i'm so happy this one worked for you because i know it didn't for a few people. At first this one was such a five star read for me but after discussing it with a few other bloggers i felt like the overly in love sheep and revisisted and revised and started having a FEW problems with it. Overall i loved the romance between Ridge and Sydney, I'm not afriad to admit my heart HURT like crazy reading this one and i even may have cried. My biggest problem was the whole "love triangle" thing but when i take that out of the equation Ridge and Sydney had so much chemstry and did fall in love so beautiuflly! LOL

    Lily

  26. I have this on my tbr shelf but haven't decided if I really want to read it yet. I read Hopeless, but didn't really like that one as much because it was a little too serious for me and I could barely even read the scenes near the end of the book. Does Maybe Someday have similar sort of serious scenes that I wish I could un-read?

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