From number-one New York Times best-selling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance.
At 22 years old, Sydney has 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 Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.…
From the author of the New York Times best sellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to be another best seller and long-lasting fan favorite.
©2014 Colleen Hoover (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
This book is by far the best I've ever read, it's so captivating with the emotional roller coaster of a storyline that tugs on your heartstrings I could read it again and again! The fact that there's a soundtrack to accompany it just takes this story to another level completely and it really draws you in being able to listen to the lyrics they write together put into actual songs instead of having them read by the narrator a bit awkwardly. This book is just on a completely different dimension and I would highly recommend it as it just has everything you could want from a story rolled into one, it's just sad when it comes to an end!
I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...
BRILLIANT.... AMAZING.... PHENOMENAL...Colleen Hoover did it again. I finished it in one evening... loved the lyrics, so downloaded the cd and started over again. This is a must read, better yet, get the audio version. The narrator's provide so much emotion in the reading of the story...
I don't want to write any spoilers, but how Sydney and RIdge's lives intertwine is so incredible heart wrenching and warming at the same time. Also, Warren provides the right amount of comic relief. I have to place this as my #1 book to listen to this year. If I had as many stars in the sky to rate this book by, I would use every single one.
There are a lot of 5 star reviews for this book both here and on amazon and I agree with almost of them. This book has a very good story line.
Maybe Someday was almost entirelly written in the stream of conscienceless style and I have always found that style very hard going. Added to that is that there is so much angst in this story that I felt like I was running out of breath a couple of times. All that angst kept accumulating in my brain the way mud accumulates on your boots does when you walk across a muddy field after a wet spell.
On the up side I really liked the characters in this story and thought it was beautifully read. Both narraters did a wonderful job of breathing life into them. But I didn't want to spend so much time in Ridge and Sydney's heads. I wanted the story to be more about what they were actually doing and less time about what was going their heads.
First off, I have to applaud Colleen Hoover for creating the unconventional main character of Ridge who is strong, positive, talented and happens to be deaf.
I listened to this story critically because I am fluent in sign language and work with children who have a hearing loss. I was uncertain how authentic Ridge's character would be and I couldn't help but wonder how his hearing loss would be perceived by others who consider themselves deaf. I am sure there are varying responses and opinions to his musical abilities and ways in which he communicated. I'm remaining neutral because I believe Hoover created an exceptional and loveable character and his inability to hear makes him extraordinary. I don't think she intended for Ridge to be typical in any way.
Sydney's character started off a bit shaky for me. I know she found herself in circumstances that made her angry and that fueled her to be a bit irrational. Name calling and punching people was immature (to a degree) and I thought this might be something that continued throughout the novel. I'm happy to say that it didn't. There's a lot of wavering between right and wrong in her mind and I found myself appreciating the ways in which rationalized and justified her feelings and actions. It all made sense whether you liked it or not.
I'm usually not interested in novels that include a love triangle, but this story wasn't what I expected. It had a strong undercurrent of good morals and respect with a focus on the internal, not the external attractiveness of a person. The messages in this story are also good ones: "listening" to the heart, not needing to be a hero to a woman who is already a heroine, giving yourself freedom and time to be alone to figure out what is right, etc.
As with her previous books, Hoover writes with great levels of emotion, angst, and humor (loved the pranks) not to mention that addictive quality that makes her books un-put-down-able. She takes what could be very predictable and twists it into something that is unique and bittersweet.
A bonus to this novel is the fact that it has an original soundtrack. All those songs Ridge and Sydney wrote are actual songs by Griffin Peterson. While I didn't purchase the Maybe Someday album, I did listen to all the samples on iTunes and found them to be a very complimentary, sounding better than I imagined them in my own mind. How cool is that?
Lastly, I have to say that the narrators for this book were really good, especially Zachary Webber who read as Ridge and really captured his quiet strength.
WOW. Seriously Colleen Hoover sure knows how to keep a reader glued to the edge of her seat.
This audiobook just kept me enthralled!
College student Sydney Blake had a decent life. She lived with her best friend Tori and had a 2 year relationship until she discovers that said boyfriend Hunter was sleeping with said BF Tori. That double betrayal left her reeling and she ended up moving in with her neighbors Ridge Lawson, his BF Warren and Warren's special friend Bridgette.
Ridge Lawson is a musician and Sydney began writing lyrics to go with Ridge's guitar melody. As they spent time together, their attraction for each other grew. But Ridge has a five year relationship with a beautiful and nice girl named Maggie and Sydney was determined NOT to be a "Tori" to some other girl. The problem was that every day, it got harder and harder for Sydney and Ridge to ignore what was happening between them and each day their will power grew less and less. What do you do when you want someone who belongs to someone else?
Colleen Hoover made this triangle work. You just couldn't hate anyone because it just happened. The heart wants what it wants but bravo to those who are brave enough to maintain their integrity in such a situation.
this book has very decent people, people who cared about the feelings of others and are worthy of respect. This book is also full of love and angsty. I am pleased with how everything worked out. Love can be messy sometimes, but it can also be such a joy to experience.
The only reason i docked this book a half star was because after Sydney found herself in "Tori" land just 3-4 months after she was betrayed, I thought she would have enough empathy to listen to Tori give her an apology. Not necessarily forgive her, but hear what Tori and/or Hunter had to say. She straddled hypocrisy here even though the situation was slightly different. I would have liked to have some resolution on that end of Sydney's life.
Wow, I could not put this down. Great story and characters. There were funny moments as well as heart wrenching moments. Fabulous novel idea to incorporate the music within the storytelling! It worked wonderfully! Great job Ms. Hoover! You did not disappoint! Can't wait for your next one.
reviewed wrong book for one more day
Ridge has a really hard time between choosing between his long time love and the one his heart wants. I really respected his character for fighting his feelings and being loyal. Yes he could of handled things better but he didn't.
This book it really worth the credit.
I have been on pins and needles waiting for the release of this book! It was so worth the wait and I could not stop listening once I started. I sacrificed an entire night’s sleep to go on this wonderful ride with Sydney and Ridge. The addition of having a soundtrack to the book was so amazing! Griffin Peterson brings all the songs he wrote in collaboration with Colleen Hoover to life. You MUST purchase the album if you are going to listen to or read this book. I guarantee it will be on repeat for days after you finish the story!!
Incredible, Mind-blowingly Awesomeness
This novel Maybe Someday just blew my mine. I love everything about it from the beginning to the end. The story between Ridge and Sydney is so heartfelt that I felt everything they did while reading their story. Getting to hear the songs when I read them was incredible. I had bought Griffin Peterson's album before this book came out and I loved the songs and they way he sings them. Now reading the meaning of the songs brings happy tears in my eyes. I recommend buying the album and listen to it while reading this book because it brings the story to life. Yes this book will have you in tears and while reading it you will be consumed by the story and not be able to do anything until you have read the whole book. I love that Colleen Hoover writes these wonderful stories and her books are for every age group. Her stories are focused on the storyline and about real life situations which makes her stories the greatest.
None to compare. This story is unique.
I have not listened to these narrators before. I loved the way they made these characters come to life and I felt emotions that I didn't when I read the story. You could hear the heartbreak when it happened and it made me feel a deeper emotion to the characters.
Loved everything about this book and it is one of my favorites. Yes I cried and laughed. My emotions were everywhere.
I love this story that Colleen Hoover created. I recommend that everyone who listens or reads this story, please listen to the songs that are in the book which is song by Griffin Peterson. He has a whole album called Maybe Someday which is the same name as the book.
"Beautiful, Beautiful story"
No 1 in Romance
They did a great job.
Maybe someday gave me an emotional roller coaster ride.
It will break your heart and makes u laugh at the same time.
I never read the same book twice, but I will definitely do it with this one.
Kudos to the Narrator, they had done an amazing job.
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