New Review: MAYBE SOMEDAY Colleen Hoover
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…
Kristine’s review 5+++++++++
Thank you Colleen Hoover for bringing Ridge (my sunshine) to me for the past two days. I’m so happy that I took up my friends suggestion to do a buddy read on this one. It was an amazing to experience this masterpiece with other people at the same time. All the texting back and forth was a lot of fun! To have freak outs and crying moments, to be there to help and console each other, Yes Colleen that is what you did to us! Thank you So much again. You truly are one magical story teller. One who I hope to experience for so many more! Keep them coming!!
From the start of this story I was hooked line and sinker, I knew this was going to be one different journey for me. One that will last me for my life time. I was pleasantly pleased as I turned each and every page. It is an unique and true love story like nothing I ever read before. One thing I did regret, was not reading this sooner. We are at the last days of 2014 and I will say after all the books I read this year this took the number one spot for me, my number one must read for this year. So many things about this story is the cause for this. Mainly the raw, selfless, passionate and loyal characters that were introduced here. Sydney, Ridge, Maggie, Warren and (sometimes) Bridgette, brought out their unique qualities. The way they interacted with one another caused me to laugh, be frustrated, stupefied and cry all through out! The feelings I had were something I couldn’t control. The butterflies and chills were at no mercy for me! Colleen showed me a love like no other through the eyes of Ridge. I had swoon moments over and over again with him. He truly brought out more emotion from me, then any other character ever has. Most prurient, true, devoted and radiant character. Many times I just wanted to jump in there and take a certain someone’s place to share what he loved best and hang in his room. I know I sound crazy but it’s true! I would love to live in Colleen’s brilliant imagination with the characters she brings to life. I will probably use the word brilliant a lot in this review because no other word is perfect to describe this story. The dialog in this story is also something that pulled me in. The phrases and quotes were unlike any other. If I could of highlighted this whole book I would of. Many times I would stop with WOW or AWE, I can’t believe I just read that, and off I went and texted my buddy.
I saved the best for last. This wonderful thing that Colleen and musician Griffin Peterson did to add to all this. A soundtrack to listen to as you read!!! How amazing is this?!! And it was, each and every song is pure bliss ! Griffin is the perfect match with such a warm calming voice and the most perfect lyrics that fit this story just perfectly. Each and every beat and word sung brought me closer to these characters on a whole new level. One of the best experiences I ever had in reading! This intensified all my feelings. Like surround sound to your soul! Every time I listen to these songs I will think of Ridge and Sydney, bringing me back to the brilliant story! So many moments loved, I didn’t want it to end, wanted to savor each and every moment. There are very few stories I would reread, this one I would beyond a doubt. I’m giggling to myself right now as I write this, Pine sol and oreo cookies will never be the same for me. I have a new list I am adding this too and its the I demand you to read now! Perfect story, perfect characters, perfect music and the perfect title to wrap it all up! This is the perfect time to start and see what my raves are all about!
Dawn’s review 5 stars
Nothing I say couple possibly do this book justice but I will try…..
Colleen Hoover is in a league of her own. Her talent is scary brilliant!! Like who is this lady???? After I read Hopeless, I thought I would never find a character to compare to Dean Holder till now…..
For 6 hours straight, I was glued to my kindle and transported to a simpler time of new loves…. to that beautiful feeling of falling in love… where everyone of your senses is heighten. Not only can you feel the emotions, you can smell, hear and taste them as well. That all consuming need and ache that never seems to be fulfilled. Be prepared to feel……
“Despite how hard we 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 posses is attraction.
It’s not easy when you are trying to win a war against the heart.” -Sydney
In Maybe Someday, I lived within Ridge and Sydney. Characters that completely penetrated my heart, mind and soul. I felt like I was part of them. Not only is their story incomparable, it has you hanging on every word. It’s a slow, beautiful but torturous build up. That’s leaves you mesmerized and saying just one more chapter…. But definitively knowing just can not stop reading. It’s the perfect love story with the ultimate boy! I don’t think I ever felt so much in one book. I ugly cried and was a blubbering mess. Feeling like my heart was being ripped in two…….yep that was me and I loved every minute of it!!!! I still get choked up thinking about it. I never wanted it too end.
The soundtrack throughout Maybe Someday made the whole experience of reading feel more real and took the book
to whole new dimension. I listen (and cried) to each and everyone of the songs as I read. Griffin Peterson was the perfect choice. His voice has vulnerability and purity… Like the essence of Ridge. The soundtrack has turned into a favorite. Each time I listen it evokes so much emotion…..Thank you Colleen for bringing us Maybe Someday and Griffin Peterson!!!
While reading, I tend to highlight parts that touch me….. well in this one there are highlights on just about every page!! The words will captive your heart….
If I had to recommend one book this year this is it!!!
I am now on mission to read everyone of Colleen’s books!!!
Abby’s Review 5 stars and easily a new favorite
I loved Hoover when I first read Slammed. I loved her when I read Hopeless. I love her, when I see her post, that make her seem so grounded and down to earth, and now, I love her for giving me a reading experience unparalleled to any other.
Hoover along with Griffin Peterson, create a magic in this beautiful love story. I saw this video from Hoover and I knew that this was a read that I was going to have to savor. So I waited a bit until my mood was just right. I am so glad I waited. I needed to be at a place where I wouldn’t rush this. I needed to be at a time in my reading world where I could sit and inhale every word that Hoover was putting out.
There have been few times in my reading career that I have been left feeling happy tears after a book ended and this is one of those rare moments. Everything about this, made you feel their love. Gah, if one day I can have an eighth of Hoovers talent then I would be a happy writer.
So I am not one to recap a ton of a story. It’s your journey. I don’t like to ruin anything for a reader especially in this case. I thought I knew what this was totally about from the synopsis, but right off the bat I was surprised. This has a uniqueness about it, that will leave you in complete awe.
I thought I loved Hoover but now I realize, I was simply infatuated with her other work, Maybe Someday brings it to a different level. Now I am in book love. What is In book love?? It’s that place where a book captures a place in your heart, that is special for just that book.
My reading Soul Mate and I were talking and she said, sometimes, I don’t know if I can do a book justice when I read it because it’s so good, I want to say, just read it. This is that! Read it!
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