Series: Maybe Someday #1.5
Publisher: Atria Books on November 24, 2014
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Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.
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?
Since reading Maybe Someday I knew that I wanted to know more about Warren and Bridgette, secondary characters featured in Hoover’s bestselling romance about two people who make music together and fall in love. When I found out that Colleen had written a story for them, a novella to Maybe Someday I knew I had to hop on that!
When a girl moves into the apartment Warren and Ridge live in, and Warren has to share a bathroom with her, you just know shit is going to go down. Not only is she a hot Hooters waitress, but she was also filmed in a porno…. a porno that Warren spends the entirety of the book searching for by watching every single porn movie he can. Talk about dedication, right? Bridgette has had a pretty terrible upbringing and has vowed against ever loving someone romantically, and so Warren pretty much walks all over that and turns her life upside down when he won’t let her screw him at night and ignore him during the day.
As trashy as the relationship between Warren and Bridgette seems in Maybe Someday and even so in Maybe Not, I get it. I understand why she refuses to open up and accept what she is feeling. However, that only made watching as Warren cracked her open that much more romantic. Her character dynamic clashed with Warren’s in just the right way that it made the romance absolutely beautiful.
I feel like if I had to compare Warren to another fictional character he would totally be Joey from Friends. His character was witty, fun, a bit sex obsessed, and not always that bright. As for Bridgette, I think circumstance made her bitter in the beginning and she had every right to act and live how she did, and I think that I really liked that it was Warren – such a different character than her – that got her to love herself and open up enough to love him in return.
> “It’s hard to fall in love with assholes, Warren.”..
“Maybe you just haven’t met the right asshole yet.”
> “The only difference between falling in love and being in love is that your heart already knows how you feel, but your mind is too stubborn to admit it.”
> “I need her to admit that there’s an actual heart inside her chest. And that sometimes it beats for me.”
> “She’s in an unusually agreeable mood right now, which leads me to believe that maybe…just maybe… ‘I have one more question, Bridgette.’ She cocks an eyebrow and slowly shakes her head. ‘I’m not telling you the name of that porn.’ I drop her hand and roll onto my back, ‘Fuck.’ Maybe not.”
The end of this story was beautiful, and in CoHo style, freaking hilarious. I loved every minute of it and I can’t wait to read every other Colleen Hoover book I can get my hands on.