Pages: 320 pages
Amazon • Narrator: Angela Goethals, Zachary Webber
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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…
Nika Review: 5 Stars
Colleen Hoover sure knows how to reel in readers and get them stuck. I was telling everyone I knew about this book before I even was half way through because when I read that opening scene I knew I was holding a gem.
Colleen has a way of writing characters that are flawed but rightfully so and what I love so much is these characters didn’t start off that way. We watched Sydney and Ridge grow and it was amazing to see the struggle between these two as they developed a connection and deeper feelings for each other.
This book was full of surprises about Ridge and I loved every one of them. The music that was featured in this book was amazing I just loved how original everything pertaining to this book is. I loved the additional characters and the lightness that brought to this emotional story.
All in all this was a romance that evoked every single emotion and left me wanting more.
Ezi Review: 4.5 Stars
WOW. Seriously Colleen Hoover sure knows how to keep a reader glued to the edge of her seat. Who else could make you fall in love with such flawed characters?
College student Sydney Blake had a decent life. She lived with her best friend Tori and had a 2 year relationship until she discovers that said boyfriend Hunter was sleeping with said BF Tori. That double betrayal left her reeling and she ended up moving in with her neighbors Ridge Lawson, his BF Warren and Warren’s special friend Bridgette.
Ridge Lawson is a musician and Sydney began writing lyrics to go with Ridge’s guitar melody. As they spent time together, their attraction for each other grew. But Ridge has a five year relationship with a beautiful and nice girl named Maggie and Sydney was determined NOT to be a “Tori” to some other girl. The problem was that every day, it got harder and harder for Sydney and Ridge to ignore what was happening between them and each day their will power grew less and less. What do you do when you want someone who belongs to someone else?
Colleen Hoover made this triangle work. You just couldn’t hate anyone because it just happened. The heart wants what it wants but bravo to those who are brave enough to maintain their integrity in such a situation.
this book has very decent people, people who cared about the feelings of others and are worthy of respect. This book is also full of love and angsty. I am pleased with how everything worked out. Love can be messy sometimes, but it can also be such a joy to experience.
The only reason i docked this book a half star was because after Sydney found herself in “Tori” land just 3-4 months after she was betrayed, I thought she would have enough empathy to listen to Tori give her an apology. Not necessarily forgive her, but hear what Tori and/or Hunter had to say. She straddled hypocrisy here even though the situation was slightly different. I would have liked to have some resolution on that end of Sydney’s life.