ARC Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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ARC Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Maybe Someday

3 Stars

Book Info

Released: March 18, 2014
Genre: New Adult
Published by Atria
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
 

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“There are things I loved about MAYBE SOMEDAY.   But there are also a lot that really got on my nerves.  A bit TOO new adult for me.” ~Under the Covers

I’m so torn about writing this review that I’ve been putting it off until the very last second.  Why?  Because there are things I loved about MAYBE SOMEDAY.   But there are also a lot that really got on my nerves.  A bit TOO new adult for me.  I’ll try to address some of both without giving away too much about the story.

If you follow Under the Covers, you may have noticed that we love Colleen Hoover.  Her books are always emotional, and leave me a bit raw.  I love it!  I went into MAYBE SOMEDAY expecting that.  But this is Colleen Hoover in a more classic definition of a new adult novel.  The angst comes from boy meets girl, boy and girl fall for each other but there are reasons they can’t be together, and that’s how the story continues.  All the other outside world dilemmas that I’ve come to love about Ms. Hoover’s writing were not there.  This was solely about two young kids falling in love.

And while I LOVED their chemistry most of the time, and yes, sometimes they gave me butterflies when something would happen, I had a major issue with their story.  At the center of this story, this is about emotional cheating.  The whole book is actually emotional cheating.  To me, that may even be worst than the physical part.  The fact that Sydney and Ridge were falling in love while writing beautiful music together that documented each stage of their romance, while Ridge has a girlfriend that he’s admitted he loves and has been upfront with Sydney about REALLY rubbed me the wrong way.

So now that I got my dislike (or lets say my major dislike) lets give you some good stuff.  Ms. Hoover’s writing is still flawless.  This book was a breeze to read because of the simple way she has to get you into the story.  And I really enjoyed the fact that while they write the lyrics in the book as the story unfolds, we will now be able to actually listen to them!  I know the ebooks will be interactive when they are released, and with a click of a button you’ll be hearing it while you read.  I previously read a book with this capability (BLIND OBSESSION by Ella Frank) and it only added another layer to the enjoyment of the story.  So I’m sure it’ll be the same here.  I personally bought the CD after finishing the book and will be listening to it soon.  Can’t wait.

I’m sad to say this, because I was really anticipating to read this one.  But in my opinion, this is not Ms. Hoover’s best.  At least for my taste.  I wanted the characters and the story to be a little bit more mature.  And I think there were a lot of ways this story could’ve gone that might’ve avoided some of the issues I have.  I’m not a fan of reading a whole book where there’s cheating involved.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels and five novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories.

Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012. It debuted at #5 on the New York Times. Since then, all her eligible works have become New York Times best sellers.

Colleen Hoover is published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Colleen also has several self-published titles.

In 2013, Colleen’s third novel, Hopeless, was the first self-published novel to reach #1 on The New York Times, where it remained for several weeks. Hopeless went on to become one of the top 20 bestselling ebooks of 2013.

In 2015, Colleen’s novel CONFESS won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. That was followed up in 2016 with her latest title, It Ends With Us, also winning the Choice Award for Best Romance. In 2017, her title WITHOUT MERIT won best romance.

Her novel CONFESS has been filmed as a series by Awestruck and is available on Go90.com. Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series.

Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore, with her family in 2015. The Bookworm Box is a subscription service that provides readers with an exciting opportunity to receive signed novels in the mail each month from authors all over the world. All profits from the subscription service are donated to various charities each month. To date, The Bookworm Box has donated over $1,000,000 to help those in need.

Colleen’s next release is All Your Perfects, a contemporary romance novel due to release through Atria Books in July, 2018

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, emotional cheating GAH!, I am not a fan of cheating.

Under the Covers Book Blog

It really takes away from my enjoyment of a story

Amanda K.

Wonderful review. CH knows how to write but this will be on the back burner. Tryin to stay away from NA.

Under the Covers Book Blog

I need to do that!

Elizabeth

Thanks for the honest review francesca

Timitra

Thanks for the review Francesca.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Well said, Fran. I had much of the same issues as you did. For some reason, I just couldn’t find myself investing in their romance as much as I hoped to. But I am hoping for a story for Bridgette and Warren! they were awesome!

~Annie

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