#FlashbackFriday – Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover

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17788403At 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.

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So, it’s not like this needs an introduction, you know? Hello, it’s CoHo! And that lady… God, if I have to introduce you to that lady and any of her stories, well, you should know that you’ve failed as a reader and as a person who loves to read Contemporary Romance. Because, yeah, she’s the Queen in this part of the world.

I absolutely adore her. I adore all the stories she’s written. I may not be a 100% #CoHort yet, because I still have to read a few of her books, but, she’s amazing. Absolutely amazing. I love her. There aren’t words to tell you how much.

So, my favorite novel of hers is November 9, but, I already reviewed that. (PS : It was my first review on this site, ever. Yeah, brings back a lot of memories. You can read it here – November 9, Colleen Hoover – Book Review) Now that the self promo is over, we can move on.

Maybe Someday. *sighs* What am I supposed to tell you about this beautiful, beautiful piece of love? It’s absolutely gorgeous. I love it. There aren’t enough words. (Yes, I know I’m being repetitive. But, hey! You can’t blame a girl for being speechless, okay?)

We’ll start with Ridge, because that boy is too amazing for his own good. He’s just so, so, so amazing. The poster boy for book boyfriends all around. (Not that any of CoHo’s boys aren’t. Miles, Holden, Ben – all of them are the poster boys for perfect – ish book boyfriends.) But, Ridge’s special. Ridge is a musician. And, he plays the guitar. (Yeah, you’re catching my drift here, aren’t you?) I mean, that’s like Ben being a novelist. Who do you chose? Yeah, so I can’t really chose between these two boys which is why I love Maybe Someday and November 9 the most. Absolutely amazing.

Okay, getting back to Ridge. Like we know, he’s a musician. He’s smart and sexy and cute and adorable and just so many more things. He’s loyal and confused and broody. He doesn’t really know what to do when it comes to his love life. Like, he already has a girlfriend, Maggie, but he’s falling for another girl, Sydney. So, yeah, girl troubles. So many. Maggie has been there for Ridge through pretty tough stages and he feels like he owes it to her to be loyal, you know? Which is completely acceptable. And, he’s so very deeply in love with her. He’s loved her for a long time. So long that it’s like second nature to him. But, he’s falling for Sydney who understands him in ways that Maggie never did. The connection that he shares with her is so deep and unique and profound that he can’t let go.

Okay, and before we go blaming Ridge, no, he did NOT cheat on Maggie. He loves her too much to do that. Also, he respects Sydney a hell lot to just make her his something on the side. No way. The struggle that he faces is so amazingly written. His words and his thoughts and his songs. All of them are so conflicted. He needs to chose between the woman he loves and the one he might love one day. It’s not an easy choice by any means. And, of course, there’s pain. So much pain. For not being enough. For thinking about someone else when he already has a loving, kind and caring girlfriend. For being the cause of pain to Sydney because she’s falling for him and he knows that but he can’t bring himself to stop seeing her because she’s so damn important to him already.

Sydney, on the other hand, is okay, I guess. She’s trying to get over a bad break up when she meets Ridge. So, she is also not looking for a relationship. But, she can’t help herself and ends up falling for Ridge. To her credit, she does try to stay away so that she doesn’t cause any problems between Ridge and Maggie, but as much as she tries, she can’t. Which upsets her even more because she doesn’t want to cause trouble. At the same time, she can’t help but feel jealous of Maggie because she has Ridge.

So, yeah, ALL THE FEELS in this one story! So many of them, you don’t know what to do. This is absolutely amazing to read. Just, completely, totally, mind bogglingly amazing. The one thing I hate in this is that Maggie was deprived of her Happily Ever After. After everything her and Ridge have been through and with all the love they’ve shared over the years, I feel really miserable when I think about the one girl who didn’t get anything out of loving this one boy so completely.

Now, I really, really need CoHo to write a story where she gets her happy ending as well.

I mean, I’m all for Ridge and Sydney getting together and all, but we all need to stop and think about that girl who’s heart was stomped upon just so that someone else could have their Happily Ever After. And, it’s not like Maggie’s mean. She’s so, so, so very caring and kind and beautiful and amazing and just about everything else you’d expect in the ideal girl. I love her. I love her so, so much.

And I cried when this ended. I cried because I was happy for Sydney. But, more than that, I was completely, utterly and truly heartbroken for Maggie. That just shows us how amazing of a writer Colleen is, because you’re heartbroken for the girl who stood in the way of the main characters’ happy ending. I can truthfully say that I’ve never ever felt the way I felt for Maggie. And, that is why I believe that CoHo is amazing. Because she’s totally awesome at what she does.

Also, Griffin Peterson is a genius. I love that this book has it’s own songs! The playlist is absolutely amazing and something you definitely need to check out! ❤

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(I gave it one less because, Maggie. Yeah.)

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(All credits to the uploaders. Thank you, Google, for the beautiful quotes)

BOOK LINKS –

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N

SOUNDTRACK –

Maybe Someday Soundtrack | iTunes | 8tracks | Spotify | Amazon

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MAYBE SOMEDAY SPIN OFF – 

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STANDALONES –

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HOPELESS SERIES –

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SLAMMED SERIES –

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NEVER, NEVER (CO WRITTEN WITH TARRYN FISHER) –

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COMING SOON –

It Ends With Us

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Colleen Hoover is the author of ten New York Times bestselling novels. She self-published her first novel, SLAMMED, in 2012. Five months later it debuted on The New York Times. Colleen has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

LINKS –

Author Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Simon & Schuster | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

And, that’s it folks!

Happy Friday!

Tell me, what are you reading this weekend? And how do you like Colleen’s stories? Which one of them is your favorite? Like we know, mine is November 9. ❤

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