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Publication date: March 18th, 2014.
My rating: 4 stars
"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…"
So... Colleen Hoover. I was lucky when it comes to CoHo - I read her Slammed novels before all the hype and publishing deal, so I avoided the usual issues with books like this. Tanja and I devoured Slammed, Will is one of the most swoon worthy book boys we've ever met. Point of Retreat on the other hand didn't impress us very much, but we still enjoyed reading it. I've been avoiding Hopeless for a long time because of all mixed reviews, I have yet to read it, but as soon as I saw synopsis for Maybe Someday, I knew that it is a book for me.
I should hate them, but I can't. But first - SPOILER ALERT! There is no way for me to talk about Ridge and Sydney and not mention few very important details. So, consider yourself warned. Why did I mention hate? Maybe Someday is a story about cheating. I hate it. I hate people who cheat. If you do not love someone anymore, break up or divorce. It is not the end of the world. This should be a pissed off, ranty review. But it isn't. Not at all. Colleen Hoover has a way of getting into your head and heart and making you understand. I couldn't hate main characters because they tried their damned best to resist to the temptation. Because Sydney knows how it is to find out that your boyfriend betrayed you. Because Ridge is kind of person who always keeps his promises, even when they cost him everything he wants. You just can't resist to fall in love with those two.
Swoon and swoon and swoon again. No one can write about forbidden love or sweet, heart-melting kissing scenes like Colleen Hoover. What I liked about Maybe Someday the most is that everything isn't about their physical attraction or sex. Everything happens more on emotional level and their interaction trough music.
But sometimes everyone thinks too hard. Yes, that was my main problem. Both Sydney and Ridge have this annoying tendency to over-analyze and to think in circles. That was probably something that should help in explaining their reasoning and character development, but it was a little bit over the top. Also, not even this book escapes usual new adult drama, but at least this is a kind that won't make pull your hair in frustration with stupidity of mankind.
Who should read it? Everyone who loved previous Collen Hoover novels. Fans of "cleaner" new adult romances.