Claudia: Who is reading “Maybe Someday” by Colleen Hoover? I am!!!! Freaking awesome!!
Sarah: It’s AMAZING! Loved!!! 5 huge stars!
Maryse: I’m reading it!!!
Claudia: I just finished and my heart is literally twice bigger…
Kathy: I loved it so much! Be sure to go in blind! Don’t read reviews! It’s all the little surprises in this book that make it special!
AGREED Kathy!!!!! EXACTLY THAT! But I think, in terms of THIS review? No worries. I leave out everything. LOL!!!!
Yep! I just read my heart out. And now I’m grinning, feeling a little melancholy ’cause I miss the crew (and I miss “being” Sydney”), and now I wanna snuggle real bad. Who wants to snuggle? Beware of this book… ’cause it gives you the need to *snuggle*.
I’m not kidding! Sweeeeeeeeet!!!! But… daring. Not CRAZY daring… but she definitely took ‘em somewhere that surprised the heck out of me. There was healing, and self-growth in this book (as in all of Colleen’s books), but OMG… she sure as heck let ‘em make some mistakes and hurt people in the process.
“You can’t do this, Ridge. You made this choice for yourself years ago, and I tried to tell you what I thought about it. But you’re in it now, and if I have to be the annoying friend to remind you of that, so be it.”
Yep. Risky business, my friends. Especially when it comes to a slew of innately good people (and not a one of ‘em can you hate). Well.. maybe one REALLY ticked me off. Actually, two, but I’ll ignore that “other” one, and focus on the one I was REALLY liking… until I totally wanted to punch him/her? (<—I won’t even reveal that much) in the nose! And I totally don’t punch in the nose. Actually… I don’t even punch.
I mean… it’s pure Colleen Hoover, ya know? The characters are just so likable. Awesome but real. They have pasts, and concerns, and worries, and flaws, and *issues*. Their stories (especially Ridge’s) are Whoa! But solid. Yet deep down, they feel like us. Lovable. I mean, come on! We so ARE lovable and that’s why we connect to her characters so hard.
So what’s it about? I’m keeping this part short and sweet, ’cause the “KA-POWS!!!” happen pretty much right from the start!
She (Sydney) lives across the *waggles hands in the air* way/area thingie/street from him (Ridge). He plays guitar on his balcony. She, sings (and writes lyrics) to his songs on her balcony (not knowing that he notices she’s singing to his songs…). They don’t know each other, or ever talk to each other…. but sorta have this private *thing* going on. But then they do connect. And he tells her a.. er… life-altering detail. And she and he wind up being very good friends.
The very last thing I want – or even need – is to develop a crush on this guy. However, I’m thinking that may have happened before this week.
I’m stopping there.
So good. In fact, I awwwwwww’d like crazy… especially at one part towards the ***** that just melted me into a puddle of love-mush. I couldn’t believe my eyes at the… waaiiiiit wait. I gotta stop here. Too much too soon. You guys’ll know when you get to it. There are plenty of “it’s” (oh this is SO good) but this one part… awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! <—- my actual note.
Toski: Maryse the ink pen. OMG. Please tell me that was one of the parts. I loooooved this book so much
Maryse: OH YESSSSSS!!! OMG the ink pen… never have I wanted to be drawn on so badly!!!!!!!!
But don’t go getting all cozy-comfy-secure on me. I’m not saying this ends well.
‘Cause… despite their innate goodness, they still react humanly.
Ridge: Really, Sydney. I haven’t been looking at it like that at all. The last thing I want is for things to be weird between us. I like you. I have fun with you. But if for one second I led you to believe that something was going to happen between us, I am so, so sorry.
OH NO HE DIDN’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe even what some would consider selfishly at times ’cause they’re caught up in the now, in the *spoiler* (okay I totally spelled that one out at first, but you know what? I’m gonna blank it out). Maybe you don’t know ANYTHING about this book yet, and I’ll let you discover it for yourself.
But just know that THAT part (that I blanked out)? Therein lies a HUGE part of the drama. A BIG part (and the part that had me salivating for relief). Once it “got me” I didn’t put it down until I got what I needed. *whooooo* what a ride.
But don’t go in already thinking you know what you’re in for. There are oh… two… maybe even three twists? Well, I almost gave away a twist… it’s the *spoiler*, but for most of us, that’s a PLUS so I had to let you know you were in for some “feels”. *sigh* I wish I could tell you, and maybe from other reviews, you already know… but I know plenty will read this review with NO clue to the “surprises” and THAT (to me) is how you should go into a book.
Yep. Typical Colleen Hoover “gotchas” (which, may I remind you are so fun, as long as you don’t already “know” going into it). She’s all…. SURPRISE!!!!! and you’re all… Whoa! I didn’t see that coming (but YAY!!!!). Or maybe you’re all ROAAAAAR!!!
But that’s the best part, am I right? Nothing better than having an idea of where it’s going, and still being caught off guard, not once, but maybe even TWICE. And if you didn’t read ANY reviews, maybe even THREE times.
So… let’s add it all up, shall we?
All of that deliciously *spoiler* heartache-y tension + those twists + the incredible depth of emotion and angst that loads us in “feels” right to the very end + that signature Colleen Hoover “funny” (don’t even get me started on the “Warren pine-sol” reveal LOL!!!!!!!!) = You’ve got yourself an awesome read!!!
Delicious agony, with potential for sweeeeeet relief. But hey! Maybe not? I dunno (well ya, I do but my lips are now sealed). Ya gotta read it to find out. This could go ANY way, my friends. And you’ll understand why, when you read it. You’ll be clutching your chest. There may be pain (their may even be disapproval). <—I love when that happens!! *grins wickedly*
4.5 stars!!! Oh… that one part? In fact… so MANY parts? 5-stars… *sigh* lemme think on it a bit. But, either way —> no doubt, I HIGHLY recommend and LOVED it!
Curious about how many others loved this book? Just look:
Maryse: Just finished “Maybe Someday”. So good and sweeeeeet and heartache-y, but nothing tooooo crazy. Just the way I love ‘em. Well… I do love the crazy ones, too (hehe), but this one was pure Colleen Hoover, and now I just wanna snuggle.
Chrissy: Just finished it too!!! Major book hangover after reading Tristan and Danika’s books and now this one. Not even sure what to read next.
Trina: So I just got done marathon reading Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover and I’m completely floored. Book hang over can’t even describe where my head is at. I am speechless and if you knew me, that in and of itself is a miracle….. Just…. Wow.
Nikee: How many stars?
Maryse’s Book Blog: 4.5 easy!! Once it “got me” I read it straight through… enthusiastically. And that didn’t take long, ’cause the intro is quite exciting in a UGH!!! way. Love that.
Chrissy: I was going to read it in one seating but having had 3 nights of 3am readings I needed to get some sleep.
Charlie: I was a zombie today at work from staying up all night but I just had to keep going…I was hooked! So so worth it
Maryse’: Yep… I started it and passed out early-ish into the book (but I was exhausted). This morning picked it back up and never let go.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Okay so who wants to snuggle??
Chrissy: LOL my arms don’t reach that far
Bobbi: So so so so good!! Broke my heart and then put it back together again. I HATE HATE HATE *spoiler*, but that was not the case with this one.
Maryse: And I LOVE *spoiler*, and this one was exciting (I feel bad for saying that)!
Donna: I want to read this one. I haven’t read her books yet but have one or two on the nook.
Maryse’s Book Blog (Paranormal & Urban Fantasy) Donna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG PLEASE. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease read any of her books!!!! PLEASE. You will love us forever, I promise. I recommend Slammed ’cause it was my first and I had EVERY emotion I could have. DO NOT READ ANY reviews of it, go into it blind so you can experience the fun reveal and all of the reactions that will go with it. OMG PLEASE!
Tammy: Great book but my favorite is Hopeless.
Shannon: Slammed is still my all time fave!
Maryse: Slammed is my fav of all time too. But I know many consider Hopeless the BEST (and it’s FREAKIN’ fantastic) but me ‘n Slammed? We’re tight. So there you go, Donna. Can’t go wrong with either one of ‘em.
Shannon: I finished it yesterday! Loved it so much. I love Ridge almost as much as I love Will Cooper. I also quite enjoyed the soundtrack!
Darla: And the change up in the *spoiler*? FINALLY! Loved every agonizing minute of it.
Clare: Loved it too, didn’t want it to end!
Rebecca: I literally just finished Maybe Someday. Oh my heart!!! There was no ugly cry for a change, but my poor heart hurt for them!! It ached!! Absolutely beautiful, heartfelt!! This one is actually my favourite.
P.S. Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy!