Saturday, 15 March 2014

Blog Tour for Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover; Review


20879810 Posted by Donna
Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Finished Date: February 28th, 2014
Publishers: Simon & Schuster 
Genre: New Adult
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Contains exclusive content: songs from Griffin Peterson.

 Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble - she's a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope…. Maybe someday… Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal…

The Review: Beautifully written and heartbreakingly emotional, Maybe Someday is an incredibly moving story that has left a mark on my heart!  

Sydney Blake has always been a music lover, so when neighbour; Ridge Lawson starts playing his guitar on his balcony every night, Sydney is hooked and she soon finds herself sitting outside listening to Ridge's playing every night. When Ridge convinces her to swap phone numbers, the two share their love of music together when he convinces Sydney to write lyrics for his band. It’s not until Sydney finds out her boyfriend of two years is cheating on her with her best friend, that she is left homeless with no place to go. Luckily for her, Ridge is there to step in and help by offering her a place to stay, however, writing music together can be a personal and intimate experience and they soon have to fight their attraction to one another because Ridge has a girlfriend...one that he won't leave ever. Can these two overcome their attraction to each other while trying to do the right thing, by not becoming unfaithful people?

I have to be honest, if the opportunity hadn’t arisen to read Maybe Someday, I’m not sure I ever would have gotten to around to it anytime soon. And let me tell you what a big mistake that would have been, because then I would have missed out on this gem of a book. So, massive, massive thanks to The Hot Bed!

I'm even sure I can express how much I fell in love with this book. Colleen Hoover has written a remarkable book, that I know I won’t be forgetting for a long time. The way this story written is so heart achingly beautiful that I found myself completely enthralled with it until the very last page. Even now, weeks later, I still find myself thinking about this book because it’s like no other book I’ve read. It's definitely high on my re-read list. The reason I feel for this story so much was because I've just read nothing like it before. It's so unique and you can really feel how much heart and soul has gone into the writing of the story. The music aspect really makes it believable and gives you a strong connection to the whole story and the characters. I loved reading the lyrics to the songs and even better, you can actually listen online to the songs sung by Griffin Peterson. And I've listened to some of them, and they are so great and very beautiful because the lyrics are so real to the story.

The story itself is not only based on music but also the growing relationship between Sydney and Ridge. The problem is that Ridge does have a girlfriend. Some people may be turned off by the fact that it’s kind of ‘cheating’ book, but before you run away and say no, please believe me when I say read it. It's really not your typical ‘cheating’ story where the characters completely disregard everyone’s feelings and just do whatever they want. No, this is a story about strength, compassion and dedication. Sydney and Ridge work so hard at not making any mistakes. They fight their attraction all the time. As a reader, you're rooting for them so you're just dying for something to happen between them, but you can also understand why it hasn't. The tension is unbelievably sizzling and then combine that with the connection the characters have, it's a tense story, one that's very unpredictable and emotional. And because the story is told from both characters points of view, you really are torn with what's right and wrong. You can feel and see the emotional turmoil they are going through. 

I absolutely loved Sydney and Ridge. They were two very strong characters that have tried to do the right things. They are both fierce characters and honest characters, and the way they interact with one another is something I won’t be forgetting for a long time. They open up to each other in many ways they haven’t with anyone else and their journey is just beautifully remarkable. Sydney was a girl that you could admire - she doesn't judge people and takes things as they are. She's very compassionate and loving and I believe she matched Ridge in every way. And by the end of the story, I was balling like a baby, it's pretty hard not too

As you can see, I couldn’t fault Maybe Someday and honestly I’m glad I can’t. Colleen Hoover has written a beautiful story and combine that with Griffin Peterson's music, it's one of the best new adult books I've ever read. You simply can't miss out on this book, so I hope you read it too!

Favourite Quote: "I kiss her every way I can possibly kiss her, because I plan on loving her every way I can possibly love her. Every single time we refused to cave in to our feelings in the past makes this kiss completely worth the sacrifices.” - Ridge 

Massive thanks to The Hot Bed for this great opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review! 

Colleen HooverAUTHOR BIO
I love music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. I have eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

I'm addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It's a serious addiction, I tell you.

I get stoked whenever I get a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request...so request me, dangit!

If you want to know when I have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow me at
www.colleenhoover.com    

3 comments:

Shubba said...

I cant wait for this book!!! I hope it can bring back my faith in New Adult fiction.

Fab review xx

BookPforLife said...

Thanks for commenting hun! I really hope you enjoy it when you get the book, it's fantastic! Enjoy!

The Book Spine said...

Feeling super excited with
this book thanks to you review! =D Only read one book from the
author—Hopeless—and really, really enjoyed it. Think this might be the next
one!

Patricia @ The
Book Spine