by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: AtriaRelease Date: March 18, 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Format: Finished Copy
Originally Read: April 2014
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Maybe Someday was exactly the book I needed in my life right now*. The entire experience that was Maybe Someday was exactly the experience I needed in my life right now*. I say “experience” because Maybe Someday is indeed that. It is a very, very lovely experience that will root itself in your heart and mind for a long time to come.
It has been over four months since I read Maybe Someday, and still I think about it at least three times a week. I adored this book. I am not sure that is a surprise, because it is a Colleen Hoover book, but Maybe Someday resonated with me to such a degree that it might as well as have been written for me.
Maybe Someday is an absolutely wonderful example of favorite genre: contemporary romance. I honestly cannot think of anyway that I would change this book; it is simply perfect.
It is hard to write about Maybe Someday without spoiling parts of the book, so I will try my best to skirt around those. That so, I want to tell you how much I love Ridge and Sydney, the characters that Maybe Someday revolves around, together in a relationship and together as a unit. I love their dynamic and their wit, their passion and their friendship, their love for others and, most of all, their love for one another.
Ridge and Sydney made me swoon an unbelievable amount of times. This book is just that romantic, in so many different ways. These ways are ways that you think would make you swoon and ways that you would never guess would do so. Ways that you see coming and ways that surprise you. Ways that make you teary eyed and ways that make you laugh. Ways that are perfect and ways that are flawed.
The plot of Maybe Someday is, to say the least, as complicated as Sydney and Ridge’s relationship is. I won’t go into why, but I will say that this book will have you racing through the pages and then paging back and re-reading said pages because what was written is just that beautiful. The plot will have you torn between reading on and stalling--one of the hardest things you will do in your life--because you just don’t want the book to be over. The plot will leave you heartbroken and then giggling with joy. The plot will tear you to pieces and then place those pieces back together again.
This book, these characters, this plot, it will all leave you thinking about Maybe Someday for days on end after finishing it. You will not get a break from thinking about this book. Trust me, Maybe Someday is perfect and you will love it.
Music is extremely important to the plot of Maybe Someday. After all, music is what connects Ridge and Sydney in those early moments of their relationship and keeps them close for long after. The music in Maybe Someday not only connects Ridge and Sydney but also connects the reader and the book together for the duration of the book--in my case for long after--creating the formerly mentioned “experience”.
Since the music is hypothetically written by Ridge and Sydney, and at very key moments in the book, I continued to relive those scenes by listening to the music for the past four months. Whether it was at night while trying to fall asleep, or while listening in the shower to start my day, I would relive Maybe Someday over and over, and I absolutely loved that aspect.
Personally, I read Maybe Someday on my Nook and kept ear buds in at all times to which I would listen to the songs on my phone when the scenes came about. The music is truly a beautiful creation and made the book come to a degree of life that was almost spiritual. The music--like the story--became a part of me that I will always cherish.
*This portion was written in April 2014.