Series: Maybe #1
Publisher: Atria Books on March 18, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful 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 neighbor, 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.
A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.
At A Glance
Hoover just has this way of writing that sucks you in. Her books are different. They aren’t perfect love stories. She gives us flawed characters, effed up situations, and impossible decisions. Maybe Someday ripped my heart to shreds. It seemed like there were no right choices for Sydney and Ridge. They were doomed from the start.
When Sydney finds out her longtime boyfriend is cheating on her with her best friend and roommate, she has no choice but to move in with her hot neighbor who’s guitar music calls to her. While nursing her broken heart, she can’t help but slowly fall for Ridge as they make beautiful music together, literally. Sucks he has a girlfriend!
Ridge is something special. I have never seen a protagonist with his special…condition. That’s all I’ll say about that. Ridge has an amazing girlfriend that he loves deeply. Sydney starts out as a friend he wants to help out while she helps him with writing lyrics to his music, but feelings grow even as he denies them for the sake of his relationship.
Ridge and Sydney felt like genuine, realistic characters. They were not perfect by any means, and they make many bad decisions, but they always mean well.
How the hell can someone be in love with two people? So not fair to any party. And what’s the right choice there? Answer: there is none. It’s impossible to choose between two loves of your life, but that’s the situation Ridge is in. Sydney and Ridge wanted to just stay friends, but sometimes the heart is an asshole and doesn’t care about your best laid plans.
I loved almost every inch of this story. It’s kinda sad and depressing for the majority of it, but it’s all worth it. I didn’t think Hoover could make the cheating concept feel okay with me but the way she dealt with it was realistic and well done. I was good with how it all ended.
The ending was a little too fast for me, but it was Ridge’s reactions to certain situations that really bugged me. I loved Ridge, so I was disappointed when he hurt Sydney so many times. I like a flawed character but assholeness from a good guy is no fun.
There is a whole lot of sexual tension throughout the book but very little sex, which was fine with me. Nothing super hot going on here.
Maybe Someday blew me away. It had a lot of heartbreak and messed up situations but it worked out in the end. Relationships aren’t perfect and neither are people, and Hoover makes us okay with that. Highly recommended.
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”
“We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most.”
“I kiss her every way I can possibly kiss her, because I plan on loving her every way I can possibly love her. Every single time we refused to cave in to our feelings in the past makes this kiss completely worth the sacrifices.”