Title: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating 5 Stars
Summary: Goodreads Summary
At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.
Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.
A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance.
Maybe Someday is described as being a ‘passionate tale of friendship, betrayal and romance’ and I wholeheartedly agree. Colleen Hoover did a wonderful job bringing such a new concept into a romance story to set it apart from others within the same genre. Her writing style is easy to get into and the story was one continuous flow for me, I needed to continue to read to find out what happened next.
Colleen Hoover’s main protagonist Ridge is like all college heart throbs, he’s good looking, he is talented and smart but one aspect that makes him a little different from the rest is that he is deaf. Which is something that really intrigued me; I haven’t experienced a story like this before therefore it enticed me to read on to see how Colleen Hoover would incorporate this into the book and how Sydney would react.
This aspect of the story was truly a beautiful addition to the novel; it’s such an original concept.
Maybe Someday isn’t a typical love story in this sense, however similarly to other new adult romances the chapters alternate between Sydney’s narrative and Ridge’s narrative allowing us to experience a fully rounded story. Both narratives are in first person allowing us the reader to fully immerse ourselves and experience both characters emotions towards an event or other character.
Colleen Hoover’s structure to include both narratives allows us to experience the desire both Sydney and Ridge share therefore building tension between the couple but it also intensifies the feelings of want in terms of the reader. You want to know what’s going to happen, you want to make sure Sydney and Ridge aren’t doomed, you want to make sure they end up together.
Additionally to this, Colleen Hoover uses musical and texting extracts within her writing which acts like a secret language shared between Sydney and Ridge. This aspect sets it further apart from other books I have read before and it added to the story as a whole and its originality.
Ultimately Maybe Someday is offers somewhat deep content within its page but it is worth picking up and trying for yourself because of it’s originality in terms of characters and its inclusion to use musical and texting extracts. It changes the standard form of a romance novel and makes it into something more, Colleen Hoover’s experimentation with the genre truly paid off.
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