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Review of Maybe Someday

18 Sep 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…

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Review

The synopsis fails to mention the key conflict in this book which is a love triangle.  I know there are a lot of people out there who groan at the mention of a love triangle but this was not your typical one.  The love triangle revolves around the hero of the story rather than the heroine and the author painfully conveys the struggle of developing feelings for someone while still being in love and in a relationship with someone else.  The girlfriend is not some catty wench that doesn't deserve the hero.  In fact, she is a charming, sympathetic character whose inner strength is nothing short of remarkable.

This is not a story about cheating, for the most part, as the heroine has personal experience with cheating and refuses to be that type of person.  There are some lines that are crossed but not in a manner where you would lose respect for either of the characters.  The characters are pretty close to saintly, considering the circumstances, but it doesn't mean that mistakes aren't made and that there are no painful ramifications associated with those mistakes.

This is a very memorable story as there are a lot of elements that are unique.  As song writing is a key component of the book, it is awesome that the author collaborated with a musician to have songs recorded.  Song lyrics don't always translate to writing the same way as when they are sung so the soundtrack really brings them to life.  And... they don't suck.  The title track has been stuck in my head for days as the chorus is both emotionally moving and catchy.

Try it for yourself! Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

Katie

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