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…
"There are only twenty-six letters in the English alphabet. You would think there would only be so much you could do with twenty-six letters. You would think there were only so many ways those letters could make you feel when mixed up and shoved together to make words. However, there are infinite ways those twenty-six letters can make a person feel…"
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
So my blogger friends, I am going to attempt to review this books without any spoilers at all! Which is kind of hard. But I want everyone to experience this book with fresh eyes and an open heart. It is just that amazing and wonderful.
Sydney was a top-notch heroine in every single way. I really loved everything about her. I admire her and how she dealt with every single situation. She is considerate and one of the kindest people I have ever come across while reading a book. OH, and very talented. She is someone I wish I could be like
Ridge was the epitome of perfection. His name, his talent, his feelings and his characteristics…perfection. Granted, he did make me want to smack him in the head but my god most of the time I wanted to give him a great bear hug and never let go. He is the most amazing ‘good’ boy I’ve ever read about. I usually am all for the bad, tattooed men but in this case…hell no. Ridge was flawless in my mind.
As always in a Colleen Hoover novel, I adore the secondary characters. Warren was such a great friend to Ridge and eventually to Sydney. Beyond loyal and hilarious, I’d love a friend like him. Maggie, not telling who she is, was also great. I respected the hell out of her and wish I could live my life one day like she does.
Colleen has the greatest knack for ripping your heart out and making you laugh all at the same time. Her writing is so relatable and loveable. Again, perfection, which seems to be a theme throughout this review… The plot, which is not given away much at all in the synopsis, thank goodness, was excellent. The way and the timing of how she reveals important things is spot-on and wonderful. One very special thing about this book, the songs sung by Griffin Peterson, added immensely to my enjoyment of this book. It was the icing on the perfection cake. And the romance. Not going to say anything but this – perfection times infinity.
Please, please read this book when it releases tomorrow. If you love Colleen’s books, love books in general or just have feelings, you’ll adore this book. Promise!
Rating: 5/5 Tar Heels!