Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: bought
Publication Date: March 18th 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pacing: good
POV: 1st person & alternative–female and masculine
Genres & Themes: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Music.


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…


descriptionSydney did go through all of these emotional states because of Ridge.

I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing…but there sure was a lot of drama in this story. I didn’t see much of the exterior world or even the music industry. It almost felt like Ridge being apart of a music group was not even the reality since not much actually proved it, except for him playing guitar, writing songs and sharing some related info with his brother who was in of the group as well..

Ridge is a good guy, really. He’s loving, caring, thoughtful…but also acting in a contradictory way now and then which is not necessarily a problem but the moments he chose to act that way were infuriating.

Basically, I did not like the love-triangle, and that’s not because I don’t like love-triangles in general. No. I found this one heartbreaking and not in the good sense. Also, I didn’t appreciate how the author made us love Maggie (Ridge’s girlfriend) and make us see how they both care for each other, especially Ridge, when we all know that having Sydney coming into his life (after her boyfriend cheated on her and needed a place to stay) was not going to do good in that relationship.

I can’t deny that Sydney and Ridge have a beautiful chemistry because they do have one. A wonderful wonderful one. But so do Ridge and Maggie. Putting the love-triangle element aside, I must admit that the romance was cute and adorable. Plus, very realistic. I really felt how much Sydney and Ridge care for each other and that what they have is rare. Still, I was always a little unsure of if I should really agree with them connecting so much since it felt unfair to Maggie.

The writing was very pretty and a little more fast-paced than Hopeless which was very slow, even though I did like it better. Though, I’m not going to compare Maybe Someday to Hopeless since that would be crazy; they’re both such different stories!

There weren’t many side characters really present in the plot and I, to be honest, wanted to meet Sydney’s parents because she mentioned them two or three times and I was curious to witness what kind of relationship they really share and see how they interact with one another.

I loved the song lyrics.

They’re different from song lyrics I listen to normally. And the fact Sydney has such a natural talent in writing them was incredible. She was born with this gift.

I do recommend it for readers who look for a romance-filled New Adult story, an emotional one and for those who think that this kind of love-triangle won’t bother them at all.

My review on Goodreads.

40 thoughts on “Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

  1. Hmm. another CoHo book. As much I want to hate Hunter, I hate her best friend more. She needs to be awarder Best Cheater ever. This one’s intriguing though, protagonists being presented like a third party in this love triangle with Ridge. I’m curious with the song lyrics. Great review Lola. 🙂

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  2. Aw. I do hate love triangles but I have exceptions to the rules. If an author does it well and not just using it as a plot device to make the story longer then I will welcome it with open arm From the synopsis alone, this book has already appealed to me. Although I am not big on music personally, I always love reading books that tackle it i.e. musician MCs. What you said in your first paragraph–the music industry not fully realized– is definitely not enticing.

    Argh… It seems like I’m getting a lot of reasons not to pick up any books by Colleen Hover. 😀


  3. This book is the only book I own by Colleen Hoover and I bought it becaue of the hype… People say is quite a roller coster of emotions. While I don’t like love-triangle sometimes I like to read about cheating basically because is a very present issue nowadays and I like to see how authors handle it


  4. I just hate love triangles when I see no point in them, or when they’re heartbreaking (I’m with you, girl!) It just confuses me and then I start to wonder “But he/she’s so nice?! What are you trying to say about being nice?!”. I’m not a crazy contemporary fan so perhaps I’ll stray away from this book, for now. Fab review though, Lola! ❤


  5. Hm. I think I’m going to take a pass on this one Lola! I’m not a huge fan of relationship drama, and I it pains me that we get to know Maggie so well when we know Sydney is the one he’s going to end up with. My heart hurts for her already, and I know I’ll be rooting for her even when I know it’s hopeless:)


  6. Oh this one was an emotional read for me. I remember becoming so invested in it and the romance a but there were quite a few things that kept me from fully loving this one, too. Great review 🙂 I totally agree about the song lyrics–they were awesome 🙂


  7. I am mainly staying away from this one because I heard there was a case of cheating in here, and that’s one theme I’m not very excited about reading 😦 I’ve had people close to me cheat on their partners and it had a negative impact on me so it’a sensitive issue in my case. I may try it out when I’m ready to read about that again and when I have enough courage to go through an emotional roller coaster!

    Faye at The Social Potato


  8. Ah well drama. I mean NA and its drama will be end of me one day. Gah I do like Colleen and she is an amazing author but somehow I really cannot take all that drama anymore, plus that love-triangle. Gah nope. Not for me. I’m glad that you did enjoy it and song lyrics sound really good! Great review, Lola 🙂


  9. I don’t tend to mind the love-triangle if the couple becomes obvious as romantic chemistry builds. But, this seems a bit sad and conflicitng on how the couple gets together. Lovely review, Lola 🙂


  10. I absolutely loved this book, and even though it was undeniable with the chemistry between Sydney and Ridge, I do find that it really did break up his original relationship, which was sad. For the sake of the story though, it all ended up going well and thankfully. Great review Lola!


  11. Thanks for a wonderful review, Lola! I haven’t read Hoover yet, but I do want to try her – I’m sorry to hear that this was a bit full of drama, but glad that it was enjoyable overall. 🙂


  12. Just hearing about the love triangle made me sad! I hate when they do that, because I feel guilty if I do end up rooting for one of the couples, knowing someone is going to get hurt. I have yet to read one of Colleen Hoover’s books and I really need to. Lovely review! 😀


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