Author: Colleen Hoover
Age Group: New Adult
Publication Date: March 18, 2014 by Atria Books
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…
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My Review: This book genuinely took me by surprise. I went into this looking for a soft, fun read that would be entertaining but what I got was something far more. Maybe Someday completely blew me away with its depth, realistic characters, and surprising situations.
We were immediately dropped into a terrible situation with our protagonist, Sydney: her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend and she was basically homeless. My heart absolutely broke for her. I can't even imagine how terrible that situation would be. Sydney, even though she was hurting from the situations she was put in, stayed strong. She didn't let it overwhelm her and she rolled with what she was dealt and I really admired that with her. She was a strong character but she didn't wall herself off so completely that she was harsh or hard. She was also sweet and vulnerable.
Ridge was just out of this world. I really adored him. From the moment we see him for the first time, I loved him! He was so sweet and I really admired him for the way he handled the situation he was in with Sydney. He was such a nice and honest guy and he tried so hard to keep on the right path. He was torn between what he felt was right and what he loved and seeing that struggle in him was tragic. I also really had not seen that shock in the beginning about him coming but I appreciated it so much. It gave his character another layer and it really made his and Sydney's relationship all the better. The relationship they began to develop was so amazing and honest. I loved their straightforwardness and the way they worked hard to make sure there were never any doubts about what they were.
The music aspect of this novel was amazing. I'm not a musician myself but I definitely appreciate the work that goes into the making of music and the product that comes out. Seeing that process between two characters was amazing and made all the better by the playlist that went along with the story which you can find here.
With twists and turns I didn't see coming and a cast of characters that were so raw and real, Maybe Someday is a book I have fallen in love with! If you love unconventional characters, refreshing honesty, and a romance that is positively swoon-worthy, than this is a story you do not want to miss.