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Goodreads Synopsis: 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….
I picked up this book because I'm a sucker for contemporary reads and I had read a couple of Colleen Hoovers other books that I enjoyed. However, this story really had me torn!
So I’m sure everyone knows by now that this story deals with cheating which can be a bit of a touchy subject. So the story starts off with Sydney finding out that her boyfriend was cheating on her with her best friend (honestly I don’t even know why she was with him he was a total ass) but that leads her to moving in with Ridge and so the confusion ensues…
Sydney and Ridge are of course attracted to each other not only physically but emotionally as they find they have a lot in common. There is just one problem, Ridge has a girlfriend, Maggie, that he loves more than anything. I couldn’t not like Maggie, she was so fun loving and accepting, and even though her boyfriend lived with and wrote songs with another girl she didn’t get jealous at all!
This story was so heartbreaking as it wasn’t your usual love triangle and the lines that crossed into cheating became a bit blurred. Ridge and Sydney were genuinely trying to do the right thing and be mature about their situation but I couldn’t stand Maggie getting hurt.
Cheating is one of the main aspects of this book, but there are also some other curve balls thrown into the mix. It is definitely a painful and emotional story which leaves you feeling frustrated and conflicted. It did feel repetitive at times but I did really enjoy it. Although this is probably the most emotional Colleen Hoover book I’ve read so far it is a fast read and I would definitely recommend it.