Review: Maybe Someday-Colleen Hoover
Romance, new adult
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….
Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal…
I've been a Colleen fan ever since I first read Slammed back when it first went on sale. I've read nearly all her books. I loved the ones I did read, except for It Ends with Us. I haven't read this one yet so I decided to give it a shot while participating in #Unslumpathon.
I was expecting the usual Colleen story. Funny dialogue mixed with killer emotional scenes, hot men, and a lot of steller romance. What I got was nothing but tears. Of frustration. I didn't DNF this book even though I wanted to so many times while I was reading it but I figured it would get better in the end. It didn't.
Maybe Someday follows Sydney, a girl that loves to write music and has a pretty okay life with her best friend and boyfriend. Ridge, the hero(ish) of the story, lives across from her and plays the guitar. They become friends and write music together. Until Sydney learns the truth about her boyfriend and ends up falling for Ridge... Who has a girlfriend.
The idea behind this story was a good one. It sounded cute, Ridge is deaf and that seemed to create a little hardship between them as friends. I liked the idea that these two would get together and write songs and end up happily together in the end after a few tough situations they would make through.
It was not executed well.
Ridge... I felt no attraction when it came to our "hero" of the book. I felt like he was a total sleaze. He was basically with two women at the same time and thought it was okay. IT'S NOT PEOPLE! He emotionally cheated on Maggie, his girlfriend, before he kissed Sydney. I get that his girlfriend lives far away, but for real? Break up with her then if you want someone else!
Sydney was dumb. Her boyfriend cheats on her. She cries all the time. AND THEN gets with Ridge who is CHEATING ON HIS GIRLFRIEND, Maggie. How in the world can Sydney be okay with dating a guy who is in a relationship with a girl he keeps saying he loves? I can't wrap my head around her decision because she knows what it was like to be cheated on, and knowing Ridge has a girlfriend, she continues on!
The times I had to read about Ridge and Maggie... I hated it so much. Why am I being subjected to reading about this "happy" couple when I know they won't end up together? Ridge goes to Sydney and professes his love for her just after telling Maggie he loves her and will stay if she wants him to. WHAT?! I can't get over this. Ridge is just disgusting!
Sydney only thought of Ridge and how much she liked him and what they were doing. Ridge just thought about feeling guilty even though he "didn't" do anything wrong. These two frustrated me so much.
Ridge didn't choose Sydney. Maggie basically told him to go away after he professes his love for her and she's all "No, leave me be and go be with her." So he does. Because she said so. After he went to her first. So basically, he didn't choose Sydney and that makes me so angry. After everything, you go be with someone you didn't actually seem to love. Sydney deserved more but Maggie deserved even more than everyone because she was the only innocent in this story.
Another part of this book that I hated was the large amount of women shaming coming from Sydney. It's like every women she encountered was a "slut" "Barbie" or "Whore" because they aren't as "good girl, innocent" as Sydney "is." This was upsetting because she didn't know these girls. Way to judge your fellow women.
Basically, I'm pretty upset with this book. So much is wrong with it and I cannot recemmond it for anyone, which is sad. I used to love Colleens books but her writing lately has been terrible with judgmental comments, creepy guys, and annoying heroines.