Book Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)
At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her- and she's forced to decide what her next move should be.
Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbour, Ridge. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

My Review
Thoughts on books: There is a tiny spoiler
Wow how to describe this book to you without giving everything away is going to be really hard. First and foremost you must all rush out and go and buy Maybe Someday and then go and listen to the fantastic songs sung and played by Griffin Peterson. They are truly amazing and make the story come to life so much more.
I'm going to list a few things on what I thought of the book and what I think about Colleen Hoover as an author:

  • First and foremost I want to say what a fantastic author Colleen Hoover is. She gives us, as booklovers, a whole other way to enjoy reading. She lets us not only read her words but she also includes something to accompany these words to help us get a better understanding of what we are reading. For example in Maybe Someday, Colleen had someone play and sing the songs so that we can hear how they are meant to be played. I for one imagined the songs so different to how they actually are and this is where it's a fantastic addition to any book as now when you are reading you can hear that song playing and know how the author envisioned it. The same can be said for her book Confess. Colleen has included pictures that she found by an artist that she thought represented the art that she was writing about.
  • Secondly, I am going to admit my love of the topics that Colleen Hoover bases her books on. She always seems to write books about things that people don't really think about but upon reading her books you automatically think about them. I'm going to write a little spoiler here and let you know that one of the main characters is deaf. To read from the perspective of a deaf person and the struggles that they have with everyday life is a real eye opener, not to mention that their childhood certainly wasn't the best by any standards. I can't imagine going through life never being able to hear my children talk to me or hear a car horn honk to warn you that you were about to walk across the road when the car is coming. It's little things like these that we take for granted everyday that some people never get the chance to experience. 
  • Thirdly, this is one of the best love triangles I have come across in a long time. The relationship that Ridge has with Maggie is truly amazing and really shows the devotion that some people will go to for the people that they love. Their relationship is like a real life fairytale, where they even wait a year to start dating. Their love is based on the fact that they truly know each other and can understand each other because they are basically dealing with the same struggles in life. But then enters the wonderful Sydney who can make beautiful music with Ridge and who Ridge seems to be able to open up about his past when he hasn't been able to with anyone else. Ridge and Sydney can calmly discuss their issues with each other and try not to act on their growing attraction to each other because of Maggie. They both fight so hard that they make themselves miserable even though it's clear that they are both the best thing that has happened to either of them. In the end Ridge fights for the one that he truly believes needs him the most.
While reading Maybe Someday your heart strings will be tugged in all directions but buy the end of
the book you will be very satisfied. 

Favourite quote/part:
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.” 

Rating: 5/5