Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Published by Atria Books
From the publisher:
Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble – she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope…. Maybe someday…
Rhapsody Jill strikes again with another great recommendation! I suppose this would be classified as New Adult – basically YA for late teens and early twenty-somethings. The characters in this particular book are twenty-two, just beginning lives and careers and some getting involved in truly serious relationships. I am not sure if all New Adult novels are mostly romance but this one definitely was and it was AWESOME. I need to read more of these kinds of books because I really, really enjoyed it.
Basically, the story here is that Sydney is living with her best friend when she discovers that her boyfriend has been cheating on her … with said best friend. The person who alerted her to this terrible fact is the guy across the way, Ridge, a guy who she’s been listening to play guitar for a few weeks now and developing a little mini-crush on. With nowhere to go after leaving her apartment and not wanting to move back home with her parents, Sydney moves into the extra bedroom in the apartment Ridge shares with two other roommates. Sydney’s mini-crush on Ridge quickly morphs into a massive one, complete with one huge issue – he has a girlfriend, and Sydney has promised herself she will NEVER EVER get involved with a guy who has a girlfriend, after going through the betrayal of her own best friend and boyfriend.
I loved everything about this book. I loved the incredible chemistry between Sydney and Ridge. I loved the complicated friendships between Sydney, Ridge and their other two roommates (who happen to be sort of dating). I loved the huge part music played in the book. Oh, and Ridge is deaf – which is a huge thing in the book because of how he and Sydney communicate and how he experiences the world, and how he plays music differently from someone who can hear, but it’s also not a huge thing because oh my gosh he is just like everyone else! (insert sarcastic surprised face here.) Have I mentioned the chemistry between Sydney and Ridge? HOT. Yes, he has a girlfriend, and yes that whole issue needs to get sorted out but I’m telling you … super hot.
So much love for this book! Rhapsody Jill … keep the recs coming, please.