By: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: March 18, 2014
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance.
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…
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.
Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson.
Colleen Hoover, what can I say? She’s absolutely brilliant! Her stories have always moved me but there is something extra special about this book because it carried me through an experience I’ve never had with its unexpected main characters disabilities. I’ve come to appreciate more things in life because of this. I’ve also come to appreciate the author more because her stories truly are genuine, thought provoking and seriously addicting.
We meet Sydney as she’s just gone through quite an experience with her now ex-boyfriend and ex best friend, but in this horrible experience she has met Ridge. He’s a musician and besides being absolutely gorgeous he gets her and they get each other. You know the saying you complete me, I definitely get that feeling between the two of them. The way they met is definitely strange and unique and was an interesting plot; well the overall story was just interesting and different.
There were a lot of factors for them not being able to get together and they spent the whole book trying to fight their attraction the best they could but there were moments when they couldn’t contain them. I don’t want to tell you too much about it because really you have to read it, it’s worth it to feel this genuine experience these main characters have with one another. I love that there was so much written and so much truthfulness between the two of them that made their experience that much more honest.
I loved this book from the beginning to the very end I spent all night trying to read it all and just couldn’t put it down. I remember reading the slammed series and thought it was just as amazing but this story plot was just really attention grabbing. I need to go and find the soundtrack so I can hear these songs into music; I can only imagine how beautiful they will be. And I just have to say when Ridge finally said her name even in a whisper, well no especially in a whisper my heart leapt just a little bit more for them.
Everything was absolutely beautiful. I love the cover too because it seems so different and you think by reading the blurb and looking at the cover that maybe this is going to go one way but when you read the book, it takes your breath away. So unexpected and entertaining, and I’m so glad this isn’t a series but a standalone because it was just perfect the way it was. I can’t gush about this book enough because that’s how much I loved it.
I’m thankful that she isn’t angry. I’m thankful that she isn’t vindictive. I’m thankful that she’s reasonable.
I’m also thankful that she appears to have more willpower than I do, because whenever I’m around her, I’ve never felt so weak.