May’s Book Love

17788403Author: Colleen Hoover

Title: Maybe Someday

Summary: 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… Goodread Excerpt

Why I Loved: OH man, I do not even know how to start with this one. I am so in love with Hoover’s style of writing; her characters are always so strong and developed. The plot and content in her books are not only full of substance but delivered with such power you can’t help but feel that you are reading about a friend. When Maybe Someday popped up on my e-holds at my library late last night I knew I had to start reading it. So glad I did, even if I have not stopped drinking coffee all day to survive my late night reading session.

I am not a fan of cheating in books and when I read a summary where it appears that cheating is going to be involved it requires praise and accolades from some of my favorite book bloggers for me to pick it up. The funny thing with this book is that I never read the summary. It was a Colleen Hoover book so I requested it at my library. And I think even if I knew the relationship line would be tested and greyed I’d still read it. I have that much trust in Hoover’s ability.

Back to the cheating – I feel that one of my fav book blogger Betty Book Rock said it best in her own review.

I love books that make me reconsider my judgement on situations like this. Genuinely good people struggle and make poor choices. It isn’t as black and white as people make it out to be!

That is exactly how I felt while reading this book. It also helps that Hoover is so crazy talented; she can write anything and make it powerful and potent without it being lewd or the characters shallow. Her characters are so realistic and the situation she places them in pull at you. The line wasn’t crossed due to a physical itch or some crazy instant I need you attraction. Both Syd and Ridge had so much more respect for themselves and what they were feeling. Plus, like in all Hoover’s book it is never as simple as it may seem. There is never a character in her books that don’t play an integral role. Secondary characters have a strong role and aren’t there just as window dressings.

My point is there is an endless amount of good things I can say about this book and Hoover’s writings. I highly recommend this book. You will be taken on a beautiful journey, one I don’t think you’ll regret.

PS: Buy the soundtrack for this book. Not only are you supporting talent but it adds a really unique element to the book.

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