maybe someday

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In Maybe Someday, Sydney finds out that her long-term boyfriend has been cheating on her with his longer-term friend-with-benefits, and abruptly moves out. Stranded with nowhere to go, she’s invited to live with a guy she only knows from the view of her balcony and a few shared texts. That sounds a little creepier than it is, so I should warn you that this is pretty standard new adult chick lit, and nothing spooky will happen. The guy, Ridge, is a musician, and Sydney helps him write lyrics for his songs, since he’s been blocked creatively. When she moves in, she learns that Ridge is deaf. Also, he has a girlfriend, Maggie (who is also deaf, though she still has some hearing, unlike Ridge who can hear nothing at all), that Sydney didn’t know about until after she developed a crush. Ridge and Maggie have been together for five years, and Ridge is in love with her. Ridge learns one of the saddest truths in the world: you can love more than one person.

I liked this book for many reasons (and also didn’t like this book for many reasons, i.e. it making me a sad ball of sadliness). I like dual narratives. I liked that the author didn’t make the book about Ridge being deaf, but it was very much part of the story. I found the situation, and how it played out, to be pretty realistic. I wouldn’t mass-recommend this book, solely because the subject matter might make some people uncomfortable, but it was done well and heartfelt.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Length: 385 pages

Favorite Quote: “How can two good people who both have such good intentions end up with feelings derived from all the goodness, that are so incredibly bad.”

Ratings: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥