Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Date Published: April 18, 2014
Genre: NA fiction, romance, contemporary
Pages: 384 (paperback)
Age Range: 16+
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.
Yes, yes, I know. I said I wasn't going to read another Colleen Hoover book. I made an exception for this one. When I heard about this book, I had to get my hands on it. I read it in 2 days. I just couldn't put it down!
There were so many things I enjoyed about this book! I don't even know where to begin.
I've been taking sign language for over a year (I love it!) and I'm obsessed with the ABC Family show, Switched at Birth, so I had to read this book.
The writing was fantastic! I don't know if Colleen Hoover has a deaf relative or what but she wrote about Ridge's deafness really well. I liked how Ridge and Sydney texted to communicate. Sometimes they didn't even need to text. Sometimes they'd just exchange a look. It was really, really interesting. The whole book was interesting and romantic and sweet and devastating at the same time.
Ridge and Sydney are so sweet and honest and perfect for each other. I felt bad for Maggie, but I wanted her out of the picture anyway lol.
I liked how Sydney found out Ridge was deaf--it was kinda funny. Syd got all pissy about him ignoring her and she walked away. He tells her and she's all upset and texts him, "Why didn't you tell me you were deaf?"
"Ridge: Why didn't you tell me you could hear?"
That shut her up.
My. Goodness. When Ridge laid his head against Sydney's chest to "listen" to her sing....I melted. I was a puddle. They just communicated so well and honestly...it was just so intimate. And it scared the crap out of them. He was completely torn up about Sydney and Maggie.
I really enjoyed when Hunter came to apologize to Syd and win her back. Ridge got all jealous, and angry at both of them because he knew Hunter was there to try to get her back and he was worried Sydney would. I only wish that Tori would have apologized like Hunter, because that whole thing seemed unfinished to me.
WHEN RIDGE SPOKE TO HER FOR THE FIRST TIME!! I had to put the book down for a minute to collect my thoughts because that was just such a perfect moment. I was hoping he would speak--just once. Even though he told Sydney the reason why he doesn't, I really wanted him to. And he did!
I loved how they didn't hold back their music. Sydney wrote the lyrics that she wanted--the lyrics that came from her heart. And Ridge did the same. Regardless that they both would know it was about the other. Whenever they wrote music together, it was sweet; yet dangerous. They were cautious but they didn't really want to be cautious, even after the kiss.
And when she signed "when"....."OH MY GOSH, SHE SIGNED WHEN! FINALLY!" Perfect ending.