“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”
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.
I applaud authors who actually exert extra efforts to give readers something new. Who go beyond their comfort zone or in this case collaborate with other artist to accomplish more. And with that, I salute Colleen Hoover as she collaborate with Griffin Peterson in this novel Maybe Someday giving readers a unique reading experience through the music or songs inside this one of a kind novel.
Those songs or novel soundtrack are created specifically for Maybe Someday which makes the book very creative in my opinion. I wonder how long Colleen and Griffin created all those songs? I am no musician or lyricist but I know someone who actually create music and I’ve seen how that someone put his heart and soul through his work. If the songs inside this novel are created with even just a fraction of that process that I have seen, which I believe it is, then I am at awe with the genius of this novel.
“How can two good people both have such good intentions end up with feelings, derived from all the goodness, that are so incredibly bad?”
Maybe Someday shows me not just the power of words but also the brilliant of Colleen Hoover. In this book she makes me experience things from an angle I never thought I will consider understanding. I won’t go into details explaining why is cheating will never be something I will consider as acceptable but in span of hours while reading this novel, Colleen makes me see things from different perspective. She makes me believe that sometimes we just have no control of our heart, and that sometimes doing the right thing isn’t always the best thing.
For a little while Colleen makes me accept her characters situation, understand them and even root for them. I fall for Ridge and Sydney in this book even they do some things I didn’t like. I want them to be together but not hurt anyone in the process. I want everyone to be happy even Warren, Bridgette and Maggie. Especially Maggie.
But that doesn’t mean I agree with all of Maggie’s decision. I think she give up too easily, giving Ridge an easy way out. Which basically show the real status of her relationship with Ridge. As for Ridge, I put most of the blame on him. Also Sydney which I think is too weak to make her own stand. So yeah, the cast or characters are all flawed. But those flaws make them more real to me. Their situation isn’t exactly the best and their choices are not all good either but just like in real life they still have to face the situation and pick their choice.
“However, I’ve learned that the heart can’t be told when and who and how it should love. The heart does whatever the hell it wants to do. The only thing we can control is whether we give our lives and our minds the chance to catch up to our hearts.”
I said before from my review of Slammed that I have higher expectations from novels that has lyrics and rhymes inside it and Maybe Someday is no different. Since I love poetry so much, I tend to delve into each words longer than usual. I savor them while scrabbling the words inside it, searching for deeper meaning behind every letter combined. I try to decipher them while feeling the emotions that each words carry. Those lyrics inside with the actual recording available online offers a unique reading experience for me.
Like most beautifully written novel, Maybe Someday is worthy of its phrases for the lyrics and songs alone, a fantastic effort by Colleen Hoover and Griffin Peterson. Thank you both for giving us a unique reading experience.