Thursday, April 3, 2014

Book Review: MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover - Giveaway

Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: March 18, 2014

SYNOPSIS

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…



REVIEW

6 SUBLIME EXPERIENCE STARS!

I have to start by saying that Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors ever. Anything she writes I'll read because the way she writes and tells stories is so unique, beautiful and always breathtaking. Maybe Someday was definitely not the exception and actually it set the bar ever higher for her now. This books was amazing beyond words can describe that I had to give it a brand new rating number in my book: 6 Stars.♥

This is a story about a pure-connection, a condemning attraction, and an impossible love. Sydney is content with her life: good boyfriend, best friend, college career, and passion for music. But her world is turned up side down when she finds out that she has been cheated on by her boyfriend and best friend. With nowhere to go she finds herself homeless but it's her captivating and talented neighbor, Ridge who offers her a hand.

Even before their first meeting both Sydney and Ridge were more than aware of each other. From across their balconies Ridge would play his guitar to songs with no lyrics and Sydney would make up the words and sing the songs. So when destiny finally brings them together they already share a huge passion for music and an innocent attraction. That's how a strong friendship and undeniable connection develops between them... But there are hidden secrets and a defined yet tempting line they cannot cross which only brings confusion and turmoil to their relationship. A relationship that both fills and pains their hearts because even when they shouldn't "people don't get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with."

I absolutely loved, loved this book! The uniqueness of it was something out of this world. First, the story was so well written that the characters captured my heart from the very beginning. I loved Sydney's altruistic personality; she put others before her even when it broke her heart and I really admired her for that. She was also so funny and talented so she was perfect for Ridge in every way. I could totally relate to her in the way she thought about things and the situations she found herself in. Some readers may find this story emotionally conflicting when it came to certain actions and/or situations but I never did. I had no problem being on Sydney's side and rooting for her from beginning to end. I knew she was my heroine and her good heart always did the right thing so I loved her no matter what.

Now Ridge... Wow, Ridge took my breath away completely. He was so gifted and brilliant with his music and he had the biggest heart there was. He always wanted to protect those that he loved by putting their needs first and sacrificing his. My heart broke during his struggles because he didn't deserve to feel so conflicted and lost. Moreover, he had a story of his own that it was both heartbreaking and inspiring which made me love him even more for this bravery. Ridge was such a genuine and romantic character that even during his toughest times I always understood his heart. because there was no doubt his actions were always a reflection of his feelings and growing love for Sydney.

The chemistry between Sydney and Ridge was really something else and that's where the second part of the uniqueness of this story comes into place for me: the music. Yes, there's amazing and mind blowing music in this book that connects the characters and tells the story. Listening to a beautiful song is one thing but listening to a beautiful song and understanding its meaning to the people involved in creating it was just a sublime experience for me. The way these two characters communicate and fall in love through music was so romantic, fascinating, and unforgettable. I don't know how many times I cried while reading and listening to Griffin Peterson singing the songs in this book. His voice was amazing and the lyrics perfectly evoked every single emotions these characters were felling so I felt it all in my heart and it was an incredible experience.

I cannot recommend this book enough, it's an absolute MUST READ! You will love the characters, their soulful connection, and their beautiful journey to love and be loved. You will also laugh like crazy, cry very emotional tears, and succumb to the beautiful romance of music in this unforgettable story.♥


Favorite Quotes:

"Now that I'm pretty sure I've found my muse, I have to work it just right so she doesn't slip away."

"Are you in the mood to make beautiful music together?"

"There's something about these moments when we're writing music that I absolutely love. All my worries and thoughts about everything wrong in my life seems to go away for the short times we write together."

"Attraction is an ugly beast, and I'll be damned if I don't conquer it."

"Truths are written, never said... Lines are drawn, but then they fade."

"Nothing in my life has ever felt so good yet hurt so achingly bad."

"It's not easy when you're trying to win a war against the heart."

"Whenever I'm around her, I've never felt so weak."

"Lines become muddy, and reaction become unintentional."

"He's holding me now as if I'm a part of him - a wounded extension of his heart - and he's realizing just how much that extension needs to be severed."

"Our souls aren't just compatible - they're perfectly attuned. I feel everything she feels. I understand things she never even has to say. I know that what she needs is exactly what I could give her, and what she's wishing she could give me is something I never even knew I needed."

"There's isn't a doubt in my mind that we could be perfect for each other's life, Sydney. It's our lives that aren't perfect for us."

"It's you. My heart... wants you." 

"If there are two people in this world capable of finding a way to love each other, it's us."

"I didn't know I could feel someone this much. I didn't know I could need someone this much."

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TEASERS




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MAYBE SOMEDAY

***GIVEAWAY***
Paperback copy of Maybe Someday signed 
by Colleen Hoover & Griffin Peterson
Open Internationally!

99 comments:

  1. Thanks for the amazing opportunity! :D Sanne

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  2. Love this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  8. I absolutely LOVED this book. Colleen is one of my favorite authors by far.

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  9. OMG, I LOVE CoHo!!! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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  10. This book is just one emotional rollercoaster!!! So jealous that you got to meet CoHo and Griffin Peterson! Anyway, thanks for the giveaway! <3

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  15. OMG! haven't read the book yet...but after reading your review im planing on starting it soon.

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  20. LOVED Maybe Someday!!! Would love to have a paperback copy!! Thanks for the chance!

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  37. Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I read this book as soon as it came out and I still can't stop thinking about it! It was such an emotional and heartfelt story and linking it with new songs was pure genius! As you can tell I loved this book!!!

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  39. thank you!! was a 10 star read!!! :D

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  61. Thank you so much! I looooove Maybe Someday!

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  62. I'm a huge fan of Colleen Hoover and have read every single book she has released! Maybe Someday is Colleen's best and most amazing release to date and I love how original and unique is the concept and songs written especially for this book! This is what makes Colleen my favorite author as she goes above and beyond what other authors have done and makes it such an immersive reading experience by involving all your senses (see, hear, and most importantly, feel!) Her collaboration with Griffin is such an awesome idea and I love listening to the songs whilst reading the book! To me, books and music go hand-in-hand and by combining both of my loves, Colleen has made Maybe Someday hands-down my all-time favorite book which holds a special place in my heart. Kudos to Colleen for persevering and working so hard to making Maybe Someday a reader and music lover's dream come true! It is absolutely pure brilliance and totally worth every penny spent (at $7.59 for the ebook, you also get to listen to the songs at no extra charge! that's a steal if you ask me!) Sidney and Ridge's love story stole my heart right from the beginning! The way they communicated their feelings through song is really moving! The lyrics are so heartfelt, beautiful and poetic! You can't help but fall in love with Colleen's stories, writing and characters and Maybe Someday is no exception - a 6 star read in every sense of the word!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Awesome review and thanks for the giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed! Really hope to win! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Raffle name: Tess H
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