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BOOK REVIEW: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult
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…

Simply put: this book blew me away. I was a tumbleweed, and Someday Maybe was my gust of wind. Colleen Hoover crafted an incredibly original, breathtaking romance with unforgettable characters and an unexpected plot line.
 “Hey, heart. Are you listening? You and I are officially at war.”
This book was a forbidden romance of sorts—though not in the way you'd expect. There were twists and turns and surprises around each corner that had me clutching my book in a white-knuckled grip. From the very fist sentence on the very first page, I was invested in Maybe Someday and its characters. I loved how this book was told in an alternating POV; It really allowed me to connect with the different characters and see each individual side of the story as a whole.
“We try so hard to hide everything we're really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it's somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.”
Sydney was book's heroine, and I can't say I didn't like her. She was strong, kindhearted, and dealt with difficult, heartbreaking situations in a way that made me respect her, and the struggles she faced.

The hero Ridge was just ... *sigh*. Ridge was so sweet, and so gorgeous—not in just his perceived looks, but in his words and actions. Everything he did and said made me blush, giggle, and/or swoon. 
“Kisses like his should come with a warning label. They can't be good for the heart.”
Ridge and Sydney's connection was unparallelled to any other romance book I've read. Even with Sydney's unconventional form of communication, their pure, unadulterated chemistry threatened to set my book on fire. Pages should've sizzled and words should've popped as I read them. Their unspoken urge to create music together was mesmerizing, and those lyric-producing sessions were deeply sensual—without and any touches or kisses; just the words sung from their hearts to the beats strummed from Ridge's guitar.
“Words can sometimes have a far greater effect on a heart than a kiss.”
The writing in this book and Ridge and Sydney's song lyrics were phenomenal. There was an undeniable passion behind each and every page that took my breath away, leaving me gasping for more. The words slithered into my brain, burrowing themselves onto the insides of my skull.
 “Nothing in my life has ever felt so good yet hurt so achingly bad.”
I fell in love alongside Ridge and Sydney, and then ached just as powerfully as they did when that love was proved to be doomed. There were moments this book made me laugh at the characters silly antics, and then times when I sobbed—actual tears welled up and dripped down my cheeks!—for the lost love. Books have broken my heart before, but Someday Maybe shattered it—and then slowly picked up the pieces. 
“I...will never...regret you.”