Siiigh. I needed this book. For me, reading a book by Colleen Hoover is a bit… therapeutic, in a way. Her books take me out of any book funk I’m in and I always have the time of my life reading them, no matter how long or how short those books are. And the 129 pages of Maybe Not were pretty much absolute perfection. I haven’t laughed so hard because of a book as I have for Maybe Not in ages. I loved every page and every word of this book! Colleen Hoover never disappoints, and this surprise novella only cements her as my all-time favorite author.
Okay, first off, can I just say how HAPPY I am that we didn’t have to wait for a whole three and a half months to get a new book from Colleen Hoover!? Maybe Not is a novella, but still. I’m just so happy and thankful to have something new from this amazeballs author. And what’s better than something new from Colleen Hoover? Something new ABOUT WARREN from Maybe Someday!!! Maybe Someday was easily one of my favorite reads of the year, and I absolutely loved Warren in it. But now, after reading his novella in his POV? I fell even more in love with him. I want him to be my best friend AND I want to steal him away from Bridgette. Colleen Hoover’s heroes will be the death of me, I swear.
Maybe Not starts prior to the beginning of Maybe Someday, when Warren and Ridge get a new roommate who’s not exactly the nicest of people. Bridgette is mean and gives no fucks whatsoever, and Warren is reluctantly attracted and intrigued.
I look away from her. I hate that she’s hot. I hate that she’s a brunette, because I really like her long, light brown hair and the way it’s pulled back, all messy and shit.
All Warren and Bridgette do is fight, prank, and insult each other, which makes for some lovely sexual tension.
She licks her bottom lip, and I have to grip the couch cushion to keep myself from attacking that mouth. Her eyes are focused intensely on mine, and we’re both breathing so heavily from our verbal attacks, I can taste her breath on my lips.
“I hate you,” she says through clenched teeth.
“I hated you first,” I hiss back.
So yeah, their fights aren’t exactly the most mature of things, but I loved every single one of their interactions. Warren is already a funny guy (oh my god, I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I think Warren might even be funnier than Daniel from Finding Cinderella…), but Bridgette and Warren are HILARIOUS together! I laughed so, so hard because of these two and how much they hate how much they want each other.
Warren and Bridgette end up falling into bed with each other. Over and over and over again. And slowly, those sexual intimacies lead to other, deeper kinds of intimacies that Bridgette is very unwilling to give Warren. But Warren sees Bridgette for more than the bitchy front she puts up, and he breaks down those walls around her heart.
She’s so confusing. She’s so frustrating. She’s so damn unpredictable.
She’s nothing I’ve ever wanted in a girl. And absolutely everything I need.
I loved this book. Colleen Hoover has a way of creating characters that latch right on to your heart. I smiled so much because of Warren and Bridgette – and also because we also get to see Ridge, Sydney, Maggie, and Brennan. So Colleen Hoover fans, Maybe Someday fans, you definitely do NOT want to miss this special novella. It’ll have you laughing until you cry, and smiling until you just can’t stop.
5 perfect darn hearts!
Maybe Not is a companion novella to Maybe Someday, but can still be read as a standalone. I would still recommend reading Maybe Someday, because it’s where all the characters are first introduced – and also, it’s just plain awesome book.