Things that started from betrayal can’t possibly end up good a good thing. Especially relationships.
At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.
Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. After their inevitable encounter takes place, Sydney and Ridge find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.
What I love about this book is the characters. This is a character driven story and I love how each character was given the chance to redeem themselves by the end of the book. Yes, that includes Bridgette. Now that I think about it, Hunter and Tori were never redeemed but I really don’t care about those two so it really doesn’t matter.
Since this is a character driven novel, I’d rather do this book review by character.
“The fact that Ridge has been honest in his conversations with me is not something he did wrong. The fact that he has feelings for me also isn’t wrong, when you know exactly how much he’s fought those feelings. People can’t control matters of the heart, Warren. They can only control their actions, which is exactly what Ridge did. He lost control once for ten seconds, but after that, every single time temptation reared its ugly head, he walked in the other direction. The only thing Ridge has done wrong is fail to delete his messages, because by doing so, he failed to protect Maggie. He failed to protect her from the harsh truth that people don’t get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with.”
Strong and independent, she do things her way. She pays for her own college, pays her own dues… She’s basically what a striving person is. She could have asked her parents for help but they will only hold her back from the things that she really wants to do. On the book, she struggled with a lot of things. She struggled with her feelings and herself. She found it hard not to fall for a guy who’s hard not to fall in love with, especially when she can’t be with him. She has a very strong character that I really like. She knows what she wants but she’s selfless as well. She’s honest about her feelings and what she needs to do about it. I really admired her morals. She knew what she’s feeling and she admits to it. There’s nothing wrong in falling in love with a person. What makes things wrong about love is what people do about it. Sydney put other people first then herself.
Don’t thank me, Sydney. You shouldn’t thank me, because I failed miserably at trying not to fall in love with you.
Ridge is a guy whom every girl within a five mile radius can fall in love with. He’s loyal, and loving. I can’t imagine any girl who wouldn’t fall in love with his character. He’s a musician too. But here’s the catch: he’s born deaf. Yep. How can a deaf person be a musician and a composer? That’s just Ridge. He’s that awesome and he’s a great friend. He’s also a pranker so you’ll never know when you’ll be his next victim. He’s the kind of guy who would give up everything for the girl he loves. He may not be able to hear but that didn’t mean he’s less than a person. He has a lot of love to give that he fell in love with two very different girls. He’s honest and kind and selfless as well. He never denied his feelings for Sydney but he didn’t make that an excuse to cheat on Maggie. He’s exactly the type of guy every girl needs: thoughtful, loyal and honest.
“I fell in love with you during that year of waiting for you. I fell in love with your loyalty to Warren. I fell in love with your loyalty to me. I fell in love with your patience and your willpower. I fell in love with the fact that you didn’t want to start things out wrong with us. You wanted everything to be as right as it could be, so you waited an entire year. Believe me, Ridge. I know how hard it was, because I was waiting right along with you.”
Maggie is probably the luckiest girl alive when she landed Ridge. She’s kind and loving. She’s probably perfect for Ridge because she understands him perfectly. She’s so understanding that she listens to everything with an open mind. She is probably the perfect book heroine in a Nicholas Sparks novel where the main character dies of a sickness. She is that kind of character. She sees the best in people even those who had hurt her. She has a very strong character that it’s hard not to be heartbroken for her.
“Whatever,” he says, shaking his head. “My point is that the two of you are miserable. I know you need time and blah, blah, blah, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up fun while you’re figuring your life out. I want to go have fun. No one wants to have fun with me anymore, and that’s all your fault, because you’re the only one who can put a stop to the misery you and Ridge are going through. So, yes. You suck. You suck, you suck, you suck, And if you want to stop sucking so much, then go get dressed so we can go out and not suck together for just a few hours.”
Warren is probably my favorite character. He’s funny and kind of an ass but he’s a good friend. He’s almost as loyal as Ridge when it comes to his friends and I really like that about him. He may have this ‘I don’t give a fvck’ attitude going on but he’s really a caring guy especially for Ridge who is more than a family to him. He looks out for Ridge like how a brother looks out for his sibling. He’s a bit obnoxious (okay fine, he’s as obnoxious as far as a guy can get) but he can be really sweet and loyal. But in a patented Warren way, of course. I just love wacky characters who have seriouly serious side/alter ego. They put so much color in the story. As they say, there has to be some either a geek, jock, weird, famous, or ass bestfriend to every leading guy in a book. They tend to push the two main characters together so yeah…
All in all, I loved the book. It was a fun read and I will definitely recommend it to my friend. This is probably one of, if not the one, my favorites by Colleen Hoover.
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I like the way you wrote your review. I’ve been meaning to pick this book up for a while now. It sounds better than I thought it would be, so I’m looking forward to it now!