I am a huge Colleen Hoover fan. Her books are so honest and so real that the connection between the characters and the reader is so vivid and tangible that you just can’t stop reading.
Maybe Someday tells the story of Sydney and Ridge. Sydney is living in a perfect little bubble: she loves her studies and her part-time job, she loves her boyfriend, and she loves hearing the music from the opposite balcony every evening.
Unfortunately, bubbles don’t always last, and when Sydney finds out her boyfriend Hunter is cheating on her with her roommate, the only person left to help is the boy across the balcony. When Ridge invites Sydney to move in, in exchange for writing lyrics to his music, she begins to think that maybe with his help she can heal her heart… but moving on isn’t always easy.
As I said, Colleen Hoover’s characters are so complex and genuine that they cease to be fictional and jump off the pages. The way she describes emotions and feelings is both beautiful and heartbreaking that her novels are always a compelling read. I found myself speeding through the novel and trying to swallow up as much as possible.
The dual POV, alternating between Sydney and Ridge, adds a level of understanding that perhaps the reader wouldn’t get if it was just narrated from Sydney’s viewpoint. Because of the complexity of their characters and the dynamic between them, you need the double narrative to fully explain their feelings. Almost as if Colleen had merged Hopeless and Losing Hope to give both views.
She doesn’t shy away from background characters either. I feel like in Hopeless it was very much Sky and Holder’s story, whereas Maybe Someday recognises the importance of the supporting cast of Warren, Bridgette, Brennan and Maggie.
What’s great about a novel about music is that Colleen Hoover actually provides a soundtrack to go along with it. I must admit, I didn’t listen to the songs as they appeared, because I had a pretty good idea in my head of how I wanted them to sound, but I think having a soundtrack to a book about music is a genius idea.
There was something that annoyed me throughout the book – but I don’t want to give away spoilers (if the blurb doesn’t give it away, I won’t either) and my gripe goes directly with this spoiler. However, my gripe was resolved by the end of the novel and in a way, the way in which Hoover went about it added an extra level of depth to the Sydney/Ridge relationship.
All in all, this was another powerhouse work by Colleen Hoover. If you like romance, music and true emotion, this is the book for you. If you’re a miserable person, with no heart, it’s probably best if you don’t read it.
Maybe Someday is published by Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.