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If rock-star romances and neighbors-to-lovers fiction books sound interesting to you, then you’ll love this guide to the Colleen Hoover Maybe Someday series. You’ll learn the series order and so much more to guide you through your reading experience, so let’s get literary!

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Colleen Hoover Maybe Series Order

Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday series of three books explores rock-star romance and friends-to-lovers tropes. For the best reading experience, you should read these Colleen Hoover books in order of publication:

1. Maybe Someday (2014)
2. Maybe Not (2014)
3. Maybe Now (2018)

However, Maybe Not is a companion piece and, technically, it can be read after Maybe Someday or after both Maybe Someday and Maybe Now.

Age Rating: The age rating for the Maybe series is Mature Adults ages 17 and over based on some adult issues and spicy romance scenes.

Of note, there is also an original Spotify music album by Griffin Peterson for this series!

Quick Summaries & Reviews

Maybe Someday (Book 1 of 3)

  • Trigger Warnings: Infidelity
  • Spice Level: 1 out of 5

Maybe Someday introduces the reader to Sydney, whose boyfriend has just cheated on her with her roommate, and her guitar-playing neighbor Ridge, who lets Sydney temporarily stay with him afterward.

Sydney and Ridge become close when she begins writing song lyrics for his band; however, Ridge is in a happy and committed relationship with his girlfriend, Maggie.

This story alternates narration between Sydney and Ridge, showing that Ridge is in quite a tug-of-war with his feelings.

Additionally, one major character is deaf and another character has a complex medical issue, adding depth to the story. Through a cast of characters, Hoover blends themes of love, lust, humor, real-life problems, and consequences. Here, she incorporates loads of sexual tension, but this particular book is less spicy than many of her others.


Maybe Not (Book 2 of 3)

  • Trigger Warnings: none
  • Spice Level: 2.5 out of 5

Maybe Not is a spinoff novella following Ridge’s and Sydney’s roommates, Warren and Bridgette, who had a bit of a cryptic relationship in the first book that was never truly defined.

Warren is immature, casual, and quick-witted, whereas Bridgette is moody, miserable, and a Hooter’s waitress. They live in the same apartment and, while they initially cannot stand one another, their guards come down.

Maybe Not brings more spicy romance scenes, and Ridge and Sydney are also part of the story. It’s a really fun, quick read with a healthy dose of humor.


Maybe Now (Book 3 of 3)

  • Trigger Warnings: infidelity, terminal medical diagnosis
  • Spice Level: 2 out of 5

Maybe Now brings back both couples from the first two books, and it also puts Ridge’s ex-girlfriend, Maggie, at the forefront. Told from various points of view, the story bounces among all these characters.

It primarily focuses on Maggie, her complex medical diagnosis, and how breaking up with Ridge brought her dependency on him to light. This is difficult for Sydney to grapple with as she navigates her relationship with Ridge.

Warren and Bridgette also grow both as individuals and as a couple, particularly Bridgette, who softens up a bit.

Maybe Now blends humor, spice, love, and medical issues. There has been some criticism that it inaccurately represented Maggie’s condition, but overall, it ties up the series well.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maybe Someday series about?

Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday is an adult contemporary romance trilogy including the tropes rock star romance and neighbors-to-lovers. It’s known for the significant role of music in driving the narrative and its exploration of themes like trust, betrayal, and the challenges of love.

What order does Maybe Someday go in?

The order of publication Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday book series is Maybe Someday (2014), Maybe Not (2014), and Maybe Now (2018).

Is Maybe Now a sequel to Maybe Someday?

Maybe Now is the third of three books in Colleen Hoover’s Maybe series: Maybe Someday (2014), Maybe Not (2014), and Maybe Now (2018).

Is Maybe Someday a trilogy?

Yes. Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday series is a trilogy that includes these three books: Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, and Maybe Now.

Conclusion

Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday is an adult contemporary romance trilogy (Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, and Maybe Now) including the tropes of rock star romance and neighbors-to-lovers. It’s known for the significant role of music in driving the narrative and its exploration of themes like trust, betrayal, and the challenges of love. It’s best for Mature Adults ages 17 and over based on some adult issues and spicy romance scenes.

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4 Comments

  1. What book is Maggie referring to in Maybe Now when she says she is reading a book where the characters make lasagna every time they need to talk through something??

    1. I feel like that’s a reference from one of her other books “slammed” they make lasagna every time there’s important (bad) news.

  2. this is really helpful thank you! I can’t wait to get to reading all of theses tonight. (omg i sound so weird so srry but actually ima read this whole series in 2-3 days max)