Author: Colleen Hoover
Book: Maybe Someday
Series: Maybe, Book #1
tl;dr recommendation: This story ripped open my heart and my fucking tear ducts. In a REALLY REALLY GOOD way.
ALL THE FEELS. Seriously, All The Fucking Feels. I cried my face off while reading this book and I am not an extraordinarily emotional person. I didn’t even know why I was crying at times. Was I angry? Sad? Happy? I DON’T KNOW. I clearly had a visceral reaction to this book. Basically I’m overly contemplative and introverting so hard. I’m not certain I’m in the proper state of mind to actually write this review, but HERE WE GO ANYWAY.
This book involves a love triangle. YES, I am fully fucking aware that I don’t like love triangles. But to be completely honest I didn’t actually know what the book was about before I started reading it. I like doing that sometimes…it’s like a blind date with a book. that way we get to know each other without any expectations. and ohhhhh myyyyy godddddd. what a blind date. I just….I just….SIGH. Ok, maybe now I’ll really start the review:
We meet Sydney on a very not so happy twenty-second birthday. She finds out she’s been betrayed by her best friend/roommate and her boyfriend and this event leaves her heartbroken and homeless. She’s pretty much in a puddle literally and figuratively and finds herself living with Ridge, Warren and Bridgette – a strange yet fun group of twenty-somethings as I’ve ever read. They like pranks and they like revenge pranks even more. It’s pretty great. Ridge is a musician and even though he’s deaf he’s a musical genius. He writes songs for his brother’s band and Warren manages it. RIDGE HAS A GIRLFRIEND. of FIVE YEARS. who HE LOVES. very fucking much. and yet….and yet….Sydney ignites a piece of his heart that he didn’t even know existed. Oh sweet baby jesus it’s heartwrenching to watch them fall in love with each other while they desperately fight against it.
I lovelovelove how honest they are. I mean, they could have so easily swept their feelings under the rug, made a huge ball of awkward and tried to avoid it bouncing around the room. But they don’t. They address things. They try to be grown ups. They try to avoid temptation at all costs. And still, they fail miserably. This story ripped open my heart and my fucking tear ducts. My husband glanced at me while I was reading this at 8:30am one morning with tears running down my face and just said, “that good of a morning, huh?” They were tears of happiness, of sadness, of heartbreak, of love, of anger….I think I felt every human emotion possible during this read. But it’s SO GOOD. Ridge and Sydney experience a depth and range of emotions: some good, some bad, and some incredibly sexy. I may have screamed KISS HER! like twenty-thousand times. but then I didn’t want him to. but I did. See my problem?! I needed Sydney to just say when…
In case you missed it, I loved this book. I love being forced to read about difficult situations and how to navigate them. And I loved to see these two grow into people they can each respect even after everything that happened between them. I also loved the blubbering mess this book turned me into. #WorthIt. #MustRead.
“We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most.”