Published by Simon and Schuster on 2014-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Family Life, Fiction, General,New Adult, Romance
#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with a new heart-wrenching love story.When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future.They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered.Love gets ugly.
If you get on goodreads right now you will see this book has like a 4.47 avg. with over 13,000 ratings. I mean this book has been pimped more than a pair of 70-year old prostitutes in Amsterdam.
This book honestly had taken over all of my social media. So I knew I had to read it, after all it was by the Queen Colleen Hoover. I to start by saying I read this book twice. Once because again, I felt like if I didn’t I was no longer welcome in the book world. After the first read through I honestly enjoyed. I was on cloud nine.
But after a few days I went back I realized that somethings just weren’t okay.
Miles: You are a pilot. Shakespeare is a poet and I’m a book lover. Life works out pretty well when we all try and stay in our spheres. Why in the hell Ms. Hoover thought his words should be written in poetry type of style is beyond me. In my mind you can’t want to distance yourself from love and then try to write in the language of love at the same time. It just feels odd.
Tate: Doesn’t mind being a door mat. (Which drives me crazy because I feel like I read about the same heroine a thousand times already. Anastasia Steele 50shades, Abby Abernathy Beautiful Disaster, blah blah). Really at this point we might as well skip writing heroines all together and just make the women mindless sex dolls.
“Oh, he so hot let me ignore all of the crap he does because I haven’t had sex like this in forever.” Or “Oh, he’s such an ass but I know if I just love him hard enough even when he pushes me away then it will all be okay”
Throw in a little angst here and a little alpha smirks there bada boom bada bing you have the next great love story.
AND I KEEP READING THEM!
I don’t know whats up with me. But even with everything I just stated I couldn’t bring myself to hate this book. In my head there were parts that I really did enjoy.
“Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.”
“Love isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.”
“I find myself comparing the feel and smell of brand-new rain to his kiss. His kiss is much, much better.”
To her credit, Ms. Hoover can write. There is no doubt in my mind and I know I will still by any other books from her.
WHAT I LIKED BEFORE:
I think I liked it so much the first go around because it reminded me of my own life. I could understand being like Tate….I knew that battle with yourself over being in a relationship with someone who just wasn’t able to be in one. But again I wanted Tate, Idk, grown? Because stronger? I felt like I was waiting fro a climax that never came.
As you all can see I’m totally confused when it comes to this book.
Tomorrow I could read it again and fall in or out of love with it all over again. But that is to Ms.Hoovers credit.
For now 3.5 stars.
Ps. That .5 is for the cover alone! It is AMAZING! It’s a true work of art and looks totally real. 5Stars to the Designer.