I am beyond ecstatic that I came across this book. It is the first Colleen Hoover book that I have read and I am not ashamed to say that I have become a fan. There are several factors which I think contributed to me loving ‘Maybe Someday’ and I am going to expand on those a little.
Firstly, during this new adult era it is hard to come across a story that shows relationship development. I find it hard to understand how the characters came to find themselves in such intense bonds for most of them. But the fact that in Maybe Someday, we are taken on the journey of a beautiful bond enfolding and we are shown how they are drawn together is something I can appraise.
There isn’t a major storyline but that doesn’t matter because the author proved to write it in an addictively captivating way regardless so much so that I had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that the book eventually finished. I wanted to experience it all over again and feel everything again.
Sydney lives in front of Ridge and they occasionally see each other on the balcony. Then Sydney’s long term boyfriend cheats on her with her best friend and she finds herself in Ridge’s apartment to become his fourth room mate. She becomes his musical aspiration and they decide to keep it just about the music but it proves harder than they thought. It’s a story about friendship, how sometimes the lines become blurred. Sydney and Ridge are so much alike and they find it difficult to remain as just musical partners so they become torn. It’s a slow romance written from two different point of views for the ultimate experience.
I don’t know why but I kind of thought about ‘New Girl’ during the beginning, with all the roomies humour and how Sydney moved in after breaking up with her boyfriend. With that being said, this book had a funny side to it too and I loved it. The friendly banter was great to read, especially scenes between Sydney and Ridge because fundamentally the jokes they shared was a way in which their fondness for one another developed.
One thing that made this book different was the important part that music played in the build up of the storyline. It’s also another connection Sydney and Ridge share due to the major part music plays in their lives. It is a way in which both of them connect while Ridge is playing the guitar or when Sydney is writing her lyrics. It was truly a beautiful thing to experience. It was amazing how they both became joined from the soul while feeling the musical beats and that’s when they realise the depth of their feelings. Yeah I know it sounds cheesy but it was beyond doubt alluring hence the reason why I loved this story the way I did.
The main male character was so different to the usual new adult tortured heroes who are absolute pricks but no not our Ridge. He’s basically a nice guy, he’s sweet, respects girls and has none of that douchebag appeal that seems to be the new thing. And holy sh*t I am tempted to reveal something else about Ridge but it’s more exciting when you read and learn it for yourself.
I also had respect for the characters because even though Ridge finds himself torn between Sydney and Maggie he still remains faithful to his girlfriend and does nothing to compromise their relationship. I’m not for the whole cheating thing that is a big no no for me but there wasn’t exactly cheating in this book because even though they had feelings for each other, they never took a further step but remained as friends. But maybe someday right?
It also delved into an original point where the book explored communication through lyrics and music. It’s not your usual romance but I promise you, you will not be disappointed. There are so many reasons as to why I love this book but if I go any further I’m afraid I will give away the story. But yeah, up until now I haven’t read any other works from Colleen Hoover but I can say that I will be reading other publishing’s from her. Oh and I almost forgot, Griffin Peterson created a soundtrack for the book and it’s heavenly. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcQnA4RvOzM