Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe SomedayMaybe Someday 

Author: Colleen Hoover 
Series: - 
Pages: 367 
Publisher: Atria Books 
Release date: 18th March 2014
Synopsis: (Goodreads) 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… From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together. From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite. Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson
Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

I have read every book written by Colleen Hoover to date and they never fail to disappoint, with wonderful yet flawed characters and engrossing story-lines, she is an auto-buy author for me.

Our protagonist is Sydney Blake a sweet, caring and resilient girl with a heart of gold and the ability to write beautiful musical lyrics, she has been cheated on by her long-term boyfriend Hunter and her best friend and roommate Tori so with nowhere to live she ends up rooming with her musician neighbour Ridge.

Ridge Lawson has watched Sydney from afar and has approached her to write lyrics to his music – their connection is instantaneous and the musical association fit them together beautifully. There was a big surprise about Ridge which is unique and definitely not expected because of his musical talent (I won’t reveal what this is to avoid spoilers) but I was pleasantly surprised.

I was really hesitant to start this book because I thought there would be cheating involved which isn’t a plot device I like whatsoever so I was thankful there was nothing so bad that would cause me to throw my kindle across the room and I actually found myself enjoying the upfront communication between the characters and their slow to progress relationship with wasn’t without complications, their chemistry was truly amazing.

The plot is beautifully developed and more character driven which I tend to find myself preferring in NA Contemporary if it is done well, which this was. Colleen Hoovers writing style is flawless and effortless and with the story told from both Ridge and Sydney’s POV it made it all the more enjoyable.

The secondary characters were well developed, I came to love Maggie – Ridge’s girlfriend, she was so honest and lovable, the interactions between all of them were done very well. Warren bought some humour to the story which was quite entertaining, the pranks and his honesty at times made me giggle.

The narrators, Zachary Webber and Angela Goethals were absolutely perfect for this book; I think I actually have new favourites, I was captivated by their calm and hypnotic voices and when it was finished I wanted more {I was just relieved the book I listed to after Maybe Someday was also narrated by Zachary).

Overall, Maybe Someday is an emotional, touching and wonderful story about friendships, love and beautiful music. I am actually reading the book at the moment to rediscover everything I tend to miss in an audio and it is just as amazing.

Thank you to Atria Books for providing me with a copy to read and review.


Colleen Hoover

About the author:

I love music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. I have eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them my way! I'm addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It's a serious addiction, I tell you. I get stoked whenever I get a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request...so request me, dangit! If you want to know when I have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow me at www.colleenhoover.com


  1. This book sounds wonderful despite the cheating issue. I haven't read anything by Hoover yet but it seems like she really writes good characters from your review.


  2. Love the sound of this one, I just put it on hold at my library :)

  3. Sharon, I've been putting off reading this book because of all the cheating too, but if you managed not to throw away your Kindle then I think I could handle it too. You and I share the same opinion when it comes to cheating in books. I'm so glad to hear that Colleen's writing is still as beautiful and that the characters are well-developed as always. I haven't read anything by Colleen that has disappointed me, so I'm looking forward to reading this now.
    Lovely review, Sharon.

  4. Oh man, I loved the narrators. Zachary Webber is my new favorite and the girl did such an amazing job. I heard Breakable and went back to listen to another Zachary Webber audio right after. I really hope he narrates more books.
    I'm so happy you liked this one!


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