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…
I’m torn about this book. I do have to warn you of some mild spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Colleen Hoover is such a talented writer. She had me hooked from page one. Her writing is so addicting that it was hard for me to put the book down for a few minutes. I have been taking forever with books lately and Maybe Someday is the first book in months that I have finished in one sitting. And let’s not forget about the music! Griffin Peterson took this book to the next level. Listening to the music in the book made everything feel real.
I was actually enjoying the book until about 50% in. Everything seemed innocent enough until it wasn’t. I don’t know if this is considered a spoiler but beware. Before I got into the book I knew that Ridge was in a happy relationship with another girl. But that he would eventually develop feelings for Sydney. But then everything got a little bit out of hand. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally against cheating. Sydney and Ridge don’t want to hurt Maggie (Ridge’s girlfriend) so they acknowledge their feelings but decide not to act on it. And that is where I have a problem. It does not matter that you are not acting on your emotions. If you are in a relationship and you know you are close to cheating on your partner either let them know and break up or get away from the person that will destroy your relationship. I know it was not easy for Ridge to break up with Maggie, but I still consider what he had with Sydney cheating. Call it emotional cheating. I think that’s the term, right?
The weird love triangle wasn’t the only problem for me. Towards the end Ridge starts to act like an asshat and Sydney still supports him. She makes a bunch of excuses for him and I was not ok with that. There were a lot of things said that I didn’t agree with and where such a turn off for me. That part of the book overwhelms everything else. There 're great scenes in the book and Ridge is a very romantic guy but I couldn’t ignore the part where he was still with someone else. I really tried to ignore it, but my heart was totally against everything this book stands for. My brain in the other hand was trying, as Sydney, to make excuses for what was going on. But I just couldn’t.
I love Colleen and I loved what she and Griffin did with the book. I just can lie and give this book a good review. It hurts me to not be raving about how good it was because believe me guys, the writing and pace were great. But the situation and the characters didn’t do it for me. I know I’m the minority here. There 're 900+ five stars reviews on amazon saying how great this book was. I bet most of you will enjoy it. And you know what? I hope you do, because I wish I had.
P.S. Has this happened to you guys? Where one detail in the plot ruins the whole book? I wish I didn't care as much but I just kept putting my self in Maggie's position and honestly it made me hate Sydney as much as I hated Ridge.