I just punched a girl in the face. Not just any girl. My best friend. My roommate.
Well, as of five minutes ago, I guess I should call her my ex-roommate.
Published by Simon and Schuster in March 2014
Pages – 367
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….
When I finished reading this book, all I could think of was how it was the most romantic love story I have ever read. Seriously! My hearts was in tatters throughout most of this story as I wished and hoped for the best possible outcome for Sydney and Ridge. Ridge writes music and desperately needs Sydney to help him overcome his writer’s blog. What develops from this working relationship is a romantic dance between these two characters as they try their damned hardest to ignore how they feel about each other.
Sydney is just out of a relationship, after discovering her boyfriend of two years was sleeping with her best friend; while Ridge is totally devoted to Maggie. However the connection between these two characters cannot be denied and when they are together, the pages of the book are sparking with electricity. I do feel bad, because even though I am not a fan of cheaters, I was desperate for Ridge to see sense and follow his true feelings. Poor Maggie – she meant absolutely nothing to me, which makes me feel rather shallow. If you loved Edward and Bella, then you need Sydney and Ridge in your life, because their love pushes the Twilight romance into a dark corner.
Not only do you get to read one of the loveliest love stories ever, but you also have access to a beautiful soundtrack written especially for the story. In each book, there is an app to download which allows you to listen to each song that has been written in the book. Your heart will truly melt.
This book has a certain specialness about it that I would advise everyone to discover. Just so you can nod to me afterwards and say ‘Ah I get it!’.
Colleen Hoover has the power to make you believe. She restores your faith in true love and finding your soul mate. She is to fiction, what Nora Ephron was to film! For all you die hard romantics out there – you need this book!!!