Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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Published March 18th 2014

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.

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I read Ugly Love and November 9 from Colleen last year and I LOVED both books so much. I had really high expectations for Maybe Someday, especially because so many people told me that it was their favorite CoHo book. On many levels, Maybe Someday matched my expectations. However, I found myself reading this book differently than how I read Ugly Love and November 9.
The writing style for Maybe Someday is perfect. I loved the style and pace. I loved the alternating perspectives between Sydney and Ridge. I loved the plot. I, however, found myself questioning if I liked the characters. The characters are super believable. They’re well written, have a lot of depth, and are relatable. But I found myself getting so frustrated and annoyed with Sydney and even Ridge at times. And it was because I didn’t like their choices and I didn’t agree with them. But it’s perfect because they’re so believable as characters. They made perfectly normal mistakes. And I was getting frustrated because I was so emotionally invested in Sydney and Ridge that their choices got to me on a very deep level.
Overall, I loved this book. It was a lot different for me from Ugly Love and November 9 but I think Maybe Someday is a book that each time I read it, I’ll get something new from it. I appreciate the characters, especially Ridge, so much and I highly recommend this book.

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Review: Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

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Published November 24th 2014

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

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I started Maybe Not the day after I finished Maybe Someday so everything was still really fresh in my mind. I thought that wouldn’t work in my favor, that maybe I would get bored. However, I think it worked out great. I didn’t know what Maybe Not was about before I started it. I thought it might be about Sydney before she met Ridge but it actually takes place at the same time as Maybe Someday and it’s in the perspective of Warren. I loved Warren so I was really excited that Maybe Not was about him.
I’m not normally a fan of novellas but I loved this one. I think it was totally relevant and added a lot to the characters of Maybe Someday. I really liked getting to know Warren better and I loved that we get some backstory on Bridgette. I do wish Maybe Not was longer. I would have loved it if it was a full length book.

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