Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: March 18th 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
“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.”
Sydney is enjoying a pretty great life. She’s in college, living with her best friend, working a steady job, and she has a wonderful boyfriend, Hunter. Or so she thinks. Her life is altered when she discovers that Hunter has been cheating on her with her best friend—leaving her unsure of her future and her living arrangements.
Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge who sits on his balcony every night strumming his guitar. She can’t stop listening to his music, nor can she stop looking at him. When Ridge offers Sydney the spare room in his apartment until she can get back on her feet, Sydney accepts, not realizing that the chemistry between her and Ridge is something that neither of them can keep fighting.
There is something special about this book that really hits your emotions. Sydney and Ridge had such amazing chemistry together. Their music was beautiful and every lyric on the page was heartbreaking and lovely. There was a lot more emotion and depth in this novel than in the past novel I had read by Hoover. There was so much feeling and a range of emotions that your heart broke for Sydney but it filled with their love. It was a bit heart wrenching and I did cry. But it was so worth it. As I mentioned previously, there was a rather large musical component to this book, with lyrics included on the pages that Sydney and Ridge collaborated on. There is something synonymous with books and music, at least for me, since as a writer I tend to listen to music as I write to help me really dive into the emotions of my characters. This was a cute read, definitely gut wrenching, but a step up in terms of emotional depth from Hoover.
Rating: 4 Stars