Favorite Quote: “I never realized how powerful desire could be. It consumes every part of you, enhancing your senses by a million. When you’re in the moment… all you can do is focus on the person in front of you.”
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. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.
Ok, its been a couple of weeks since I've read this and im still thinking about this book and its characters and i just need to let it all out. This has been my first book of 2016 and also my first Colleen book and im so SO glad this was my first, im a hopeless romantic and i was not prepared for the roller-coaster of emotions this book brought me.
Sydney goes thru a lot, her boyfriend cheated on her with her freaking best friend and come on HOW does one get over that? She starts so strong and then her world starts crushing down and Ridge comes into her life and the storyline picks up in the most amazing way.
Sydney is such a strong character at the begining, she wants to achieve her goals on her own terms and i respect that a lot, the conection she has with Ridge is there from the start, you cant deny it and thats one of the main things that i loved about this book, sometimes you just fall for someone and you dont mean to. You dont wanna hurt anyone, you didnt plan on it, it just happens, sometimes you meet your soulmate when you are already with someone else and what the heck are you supposed to do then?
Lets talk about the characters:
Ridge is something else, i completely fell for him and i was not expecting that plot twist, it just made it way more hard for me to be bias over the situation they are put in. Warren, Ridge's best friend, was one of my favorite, his loyalty to Ridge was something precious to read and he could be such an ass but also such a good GOOD friend. I loved the realness in him.
I have to admit tho, Maggie won me over, of course she did, i mean thats the main idea of her character, she is THE perfect girl for Ridge, she has everything, there's no flaw! their relationship kept me in awe the whole book and i was just so torn in between Maggie and Sydney. But it was so good, i knew exactly how they were feeling and why they were acting one way or another, im amazed by the way Colleen does her character development and the way she carries the story along, love love love it.
Things i loved: You guys know i hate love triangles but this time i completely fell for it, the writing was amazing, the characters were always true to themselves, Warren had me laughing the whole book i swear, the whole storyline connected with me and the development was great, loved it.
Things i didnt love: Ok Sydney i get it you are crushed, but was it necessary for her to be crying this much? she was so strong at the beginning and i just wanted to see her on her feet and proud to finally kick off that Hunter boy. She does come thru, thats all im gonna say, but there were parts when i was just like STOP THE TEARS.