June 21, 2014 by ceresbooksworld
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…
My review :
I don’t know how to describe you all the feelings that I felt by reading this book. It makes me smile, cry and so much more.
Sydney discovers the day of her 22 years that her boyfriend for 2 years, cheat on her with her best friend. Sydney is a sweet girl and she doesn’t deserves all of this, she’s witty, selfless and she have a talent for music. Sydney earned my respect more than once with the way she handled the situations she was put in. She’s not a Tory and she don’t want to be one.
Ridge is a nice boy, he makes lyrics and song for his band but he have problem for find lyrics actually, so he ask Sydney to write them with him. Her words and his melody become more personal as connection between them appears and deepens. Ridge is the kind of guy who everyone will fall in love with, he’s gorgeous, sweet, talented musician with a heart of gold and who was also hiding a big secret. Everything about him made me either swoon or melt.
I love the texting, the flirting, the building of their relation, the song writing and most of all I appreciated to discover another way of listening to the music.
I love Sydney and Ridge, they really are good people with an altruistic hearts. Ridge had a difficult past with a nasty family. They have a real connection together but they can’t be together.
My heart broke by the goodness of the situation and the selfness of the character. The battle for emotions and the power to deny them is impressive. They are so in love but they don’t cross the line.
The story is told in the point of vue of Sydney and Ridge and that’s a great thing to know their feelings. From the first few lines, I was fully immersed in this story and stayed connected until the very last word.
This book was beautiful, real and attractive. I love the fact that both of them are musicians and I like the lyrics in the book. They are so intimate and so great for a music. It’s the first book from Colleen Hoover I read and it won’t be the last because she’s just amazing, she makes me feel all the feelings of Sydney and Ridge and at some point in the book, I would have really wanted to be Sydney, nevertheless what she can live and feel. I anxiously await her next book, Ugly Love later this year. And I will read Hopeless soon.
Yes I love this book, it’s a really really great surprise. I’m still in shock of all the feelings that I felt and I think that I am going to have difficulty for reading my next book.
“Lines are drawn, but then they fade. For her I bend, for you I break.”
“Despite how hard we tried to fight it, all of those things happened between us because our feelings for each other are becoming so much stronger than our desire. Desire is easy to fight. Especially when the only weapon desire possesses is attraction. It’s not so easy when you’re trying to win a war against the heart.”
“I never expected my twenty-second birthday to end with me showering in a strange apartment and sleeping on a couch that belongs to a guy I’ve barely known for two weeks, all at the hands of the two people I cared about and trusted the most.”
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”
“I want to be your end, but you gotta let it begin.”
“A life of mediocrity is a waste of a life.”
“I want you to hear me love you.”