Name: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
I’m gonna go with 3 stars.
This wasn’t what I was expecting in so many ways. I liked the story line a lot, it was completely different and it presented a new kind of way to see the world and love and live in general. It had everything any Colleen Hoover book must have, but I don’t know, I didn’t love it like I thought I would or like I loved Slammed or Hopeless. Let me explain.
Maybe Someday is the story of Sydney and Ridge, how they met, how they fell in love and how they were so right for each other, even when their timing wasn’t. When they first met (officially) Sydney was having the worst day, needing to find some place to live, since she was now homeless thanks to her pig ex boyfriend and roommate so Ridge kindly offers her his house. Since the first day they both saw the other one, there has been some kind of connection. Music brought them together but music would also be the cause of their torment.
Like I said, this book had something different. Every book by Colleen Hoover will and I love that about her. She always writes about tough situations in a beautiful way. Her writing is just perfect. That’s why I was kind of sad whn I finished the book. Even though it included this big twist in the development of the characters, I felt like the book was lacking something. I’m still not sure what it was exactly, but I didn’t find that point in the story or the characters that made me say “wow, I’m in love”. With Slammed and Hopeless (I’m talking about them as series), it was instantly. I fell in love with Will and Holder the second they appeared, and not just them.. but how the stoy itself grew.
The story was perfectly written. The way she described Ridge’s and Sydney’s situation, again.. it’s so subtle, so COHO. It makes you think of certain things one would take for granted. And some scenes like their first kiss… it was just beautiful. That was one of my favorite parts of the book. Because the whole thing was just so incredibly beautiful. Oh and I just have to say something about the music. The whole experience was just amazing. I did love being able to listen to the songs along with the story. That was so new to me, but it made the whole reading experience an awesome one.
But it wasn’t enough for me to love the book.
Let’s start with Sydney. She’s a tough girl. She stood up for herself when she had to. She has a big heart, she’s understanding, friendly, honest, and true to her heart. I liked her a lot. She’s one of those characters that will do anything for the ones she loves, even if it means her heart will be broken. If doing whatever she has to do will make the other person happy, she’ll do it. Which is good, but not always.
Then we have Ridge. Ridge was… how do I say it… He was something special. He is nice, he loves in a beautiful way. He teaches you see and feel the world in a new way. He’s always trying to do what’s right, and that’s why he’s kind of stuck, even though he doesn’t realize it. That is until Sydney shows up. Sometimes, I thought he was just too into his confort zone and he was just afraid to leave it and even though he never wanted to hurt anyone he loved… he ended up doing just that. He just couldn’t make up his mind and when he did… it was all for the wrong reasons.
I really, really wanted to love it and go crazy about it like I was with Slammed and Hopeless, because thouse books, to me… they were and still are two of my favorites. This won’t change my mind on how I feel towards Colleen Hoover’s books, I’ll read every single one of them 🙂 <3 because she is an amazing author.