Book Review : Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

image1 (2)When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.image2 (1)I just randomly started reading Maybe Not (on my Kindle) when I was in bed and I had no idea that this is about Warren and Bridgette. Warren was my favorite in Maybe Someday so a book, even just a novella, about him made me so happy. In case you didn’t know,  Maybe Someday was my very first read from Colleen Hoover and I ended up not liking it that much. You can read here why.

Maybe Not follows the story of Warren and the mean Hooters’ waitress slash roommate, Bridgette. If you’ve read Maybe Someday, you know that these two have a weird (and crazy) relationship. And in this novella, we get to know how it all started, including Warren’s addiciton. Also, you’ll recognize some scenes because the story takes place at the same time as Maybe Someday, only in Warren’s POV.

Warren is an unforgettable character. He is funny, open, a loyal and caring friend and most of all, a true lover. I didn’t like Bridgette that much in the beginning because she is very very mean. I understand that she went through or having a tough time but it doesn’t mean that she has to be rude the whole time to all the people around her. But Warren sees something special in her and that’s enough for me to like her at the end. Honestly, I enjoyed these two characters more than Ridge and Sydney.

“I don’t want you to change Bridgette. I’m not in love with who you could be, or who you used to be, or who the world thinks you should be. I’m in love with you. Right now. Just like this.”

This is absolutely a fun and fast read. There were steamy scenes (but not in a way that you will feel uncomfortable reading them) and also funny moments. I enjoyed the sarcasm, pranks and their visit to Warren’s sister (I was laughing hard with this one). Minus .5 because I want more. I also want to know Bridgette a lot more. Hoover’s impressive and brilliant writing style combined with interesting characters and delightful story made her one of my favorite authors. Yep. It’s official, she’s now included in my list.

If you want a quick and fun read (and you’re 18+), I recommend you to read this book. I was in a bit of a reading slump and this helped me a lot and it made me write a review. (My last review post was in April 8). lolimage3 Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
Series: Maybe Someday 1.5
Edition: Kindle (130 pages)
Publisher: Atria Books (November 2014)
Genre: New Adult, Novella, Romance, Fiction

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My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2015

I can’t believe that it’s already 2016. Happy New Year, by the way! I would like to share my Top 10 Favorite Books of 2015. Sadly, I wasn’t able to complete my reading challenge last year. I read 49 books and my goal was 50. I know right! Just one book. I still stick to 50 books for this year and hopefully, i’ll be able to complete the challenge.

So, let me start with my top five favorite stand-alones, in no particular order.

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Book Review : Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

Can I say that Nick Bateman made me read this book? I was debating with myself on what to read next and my choices were Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.  I fell asleep on the couch and I dreamt of Nick so I took it as a sign.tumblr_nk4lek4mXO1sbyh11o7_250Tate Collins meets Miles Archer in a very odd situation. She is a registered nurse studying for her masters and he is a pilot who happens to be a good friend and neighbor of her brother. When they’ve both realized that they have something in common, they make a “friends with benefits” kind of arrangement and Miles has two rules for Tate: 1) Never ask about the past and 2) Don’t expect a future.

First of, let me say that I love the cover of this book. I kind of figured out what the cover is all about but not the title. It’s simple yet it has a deep meaning and it’s really perfect.

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Book Review : Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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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 passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.

I won this book in an Instagram giveaway hosted by El (@bookishnessandcoffee) in January this year. I chose this book because I’ve been wanting to read (and collect) Colleen Hoover’s books.

My expectations on this book were so high (because of the hype) that’s why it made me sad that I was quite disappointed even before I finish reading it.

I can totally say that I love her writing style. It’s simple yet captivating.

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Book Review : Never Never : Part Two by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

24422492Series : Never Never
Edition : eBook (111 pages)
Published on : May 17, 2015
Genre : Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery
Source : iBooks
Date Read : May 2015
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“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last.
And never stop loving me between all of them.
Never stop, Charlie.
Never forget.”

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.

“Where are you, Charlie?”

My Thoughts

Good news when I woke up yesterday in the morning : “Your pre-order is now available.”

I put down Love Letters to the Dead and started this much-awaited sequel of Never Never. It took me almost three hours to finish this book even it’s just a short one. I’m a slow reader and someone is disturbing me (in a good way) a lot.

The story gets more and more interesting and mysterious. Some sort of clues (or hints) on what is happening with Silas and Charlie were given but these just added more mysteries in the story. Like with the first book (here’s my review), I love both of the main characters, especially Silas. I love the suspence and the additional character roles. I honestly don’t have any idea on what will going to happen or where the story will take me but I’m totally okay with it.

I gave four stars because I felt like this one is shorter than the first book. All in all, I enjoyed reading it even the cliffhanger (again) is killing me. I hope they will release the third (last) part soon.

My Rating
4stars

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Book Review : Never, Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Series : Never, Never #1
Edition : Kindle (140 pages)
Publisher : Hoover Ink (January 2015)
Genre : New Adult, Romance, Mystery
Source : Amazon Kindle
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Best friends since they could walk.
In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember.
She’ll do anything to forget.

My Thoughts

I normally don’t like reading book series because of cliffhangers but this one is an exception. This is also the book I pledged to read for the National Readathon Day that happened yesterday.

The summary was very vague and it quite reminded me of The Maze Runner. Why? Charlie and Silas have been friends since they were young and now they don’t remember anything and anyone around them. (But don’t worry because there is no glade and gladers in the story or something like that.) I don’t really want to say anything about the storyline so you need to buy the book and let yourself dive into it.

It’s my first time reading Ms. Hoover’s and Ms. Fisher’s work so I don’t have any idea about their writing styles. Obviously, they have different styles but in this book, I felt like it was written by only one author. The delivering of the story and blending of their styles are impressive. Also, Colleen writes for Silas, and Tarryn for Charlie.

I love the romance, suspence, and mystery in this story. I love that the characters have different attitude but they seem so perfect together. I love the story even though I knew that it contains a major cliffhanger. Everyone talks about it and some really didn’t like it. I personally like how it ended which makes me feel weird about it.

Never Never is a uniquely captivating story that left me wanting for more. And right now, I have to wait until May 17 for the sequel.8920221Please remind me that this is the reason why I read more stand-alone books than series. Haha.

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