Number one New York Times best-selling 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.
©2014 Colleen Hoover (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Great book and excellent plan to the story. I liked how the flash backs were eeked out piecemeal.
Some less well marked reviews have said about the leads being weak, I don't agree. The problem with such a consuming love is that - no matter your character strong or not, there is going to be the one person that makes you question everything you thought you would put up with (the anomaly). I'm a strong woman, my partner is closed as far as his past is concerned. I respect that he will tell me what he wants when he wants, but I could easily relate to the female character and the periods of questioning she put herself through.
Really well narrated, thoroughly engaging.
I loved Cap. xxxx
AKA V-Audio Nerd
So after getting my emotions together I can finally write a review on this book.
Ahhhh the feels, the feels.
I absolutely love Ms Hoover and in my humble little opinion she can do no wrong, however I know that this new book of hers has had a mixed bag of reviews, some hated it and some loved it, I fall in the latter category, I loved it a lot!!
The story is told in 2 different POV a little like Maybe Someday However the male POV, Miles (I shall get to him later) is telling the story from a different time in the past.
Tate has moved into her brothers apartment and is training to be a nurse, she hasn't got time for herself, let alone a relationship, and likes it like that thank you very much!
Miles lives across the hall, he is a pilot, and Yummy!!
Anyway Miles won't /can't have relationship either, in true CoHo style the 2 of them meet, but then decide to come to an arrangement to suit them both.........sex!
So they have a "friends with benefits" relationship but Miles will not open up to Tate, and she starts to feel more than friends.
I won't give any spoilers in this review but oh boy I was NOT expecting the story to unfold as it did.
My little heart was shattered in a thousand tiny pieces, the characters are so strong and even the back characters are fab, you just wait till you meet Cap!
She is still a brilliant writer and one of my favourite authors, I ♡ this book.
A big 6 ♡ read.
Of all the books Coleen Hoover has written this is by far the worst. The audiobook was well done but the plot is thin at best and piled fool of all the stereotypes I ha thought left to the history of forgotten rom com tropes
"Everybody hurts... sometimes"
Although it's a good emotional and rough story, well written, after 50% of the book, I'm afraid I didn't like the most mercurial important character in the book. Yes I had hope it would be ok, but...
I don't understand him, so selfish!
You know, you're not alone Miles! Some people actually lost more than one love by accident or else and they moved on without leaving a wreck behind. Can't think of one good thing about Miles. He was smarter when he was 18... A man this big and so self center. I understand he's hurt but exaggerating words and silent, silence but deafening... duh
You're smart enough to know, your friends worry about you but you can't care less about them.
Ian was so good to you, even Corbin was taking care of you and most of all, Tate! How could you torture her so and not Rachel, who left you?
Are you aware they had feelings too and maybe they were hurt like you, before they met you?
Everybody hurts... sometimes.
Loved Cap! What an amazing and wise old man! And I got to say that Tate saved a man who doesn't deserved to be saved at that moment.
All through the book, too much information about the "six years earlier" and I wasn't impressed. I wanted to know more about the present and the development and interaction between Miles and Tate.
I wanted more about the realization of Miles almost throwing his whole life away! His story was tragic, ok! But there's no hope, so why live and let others feel pain?
If you loved Maybe Someday, this isn't enough and doesn't come close.
I felt the ugliness not in the story, but in the character...
"YOU NEVER KNOW WHY SOMEONE HEART HURTS!"
Tragic, Hopeful, and Healing!
There are many romances out there...this is a good one...based on a tragedy...
When Miles finally went and visited Rachel....
** Some Spoilers **
This is the second baby related Tragedy I have listened too in the last 7 days...and I know it rips most peoples hearts out....Mine already has been ripped out...so that is not what gets me...I have experienced this...and no matter how it happens...and it happens HORRIBLY in this story...its the way people recover that gets to me...I know MIles was hurting...but he handled his grief so badly....I feel so much for him...you can not tell someone how to grieve...but he really did put himself and Tate through sheer torture...I was so proud of him when he finally visited Rachel and saw her happy...he could finally let go...Miles is a rare one...he was set to be a provider, husband and daddy from the get go...and when it was taken from him so abruptly it basically shattered his young soul!
Tate was smart..she knew she couldn't take much more, so she let him go..even though it was painful as heck for her, she knew this was something he had to figure out on his own..he would not let her in...so she backed off...This is a true example of loving something and setting it free...becauses it did come back to her and was meant to be hers!
Oh and Thank Goodness for Cap...HE WAS AWESOME!!!
I want authors to stop writing their characters so young...24yrs old is a baby to me...would it hurt you to write people in the 30s-40s every now and then..I mean KA does it...and her books fly off the shelves...to me this would have been a more believable story with older characters...but I understand...the whole first love..forbidden..and heartache aspect of the story..Overall it was a good one...it kept me engaged...I only shed a handful of tears...and they were more for happiness because Tate got her man...and she helped him heal...
Female Narration Was Great...Male Narration, just ok...he came across as creepy some of the time..and we needed more broody and alpha!
NIce Book club listen...I am interested in more from CH..she did keep me up till 6am!! lol
"I loved how it ended."
I felt like I really liked the beginning and the ending, in fact I loved the ending, but the middle dragged for me. I found the characters likable, but Miles was kind of whiny for a lot of the book. The ending made it worth it, but I felt like it could have been cut down some.
I felt the narration was very good, I did enjoy Grace Grant's performance more than Deacon Lee's. It wasn't his talent level as much as I found his voice a bit irritating. However I don't know if it's more the character, the narrator or the combination to be completely honest. I would listen to either narrator again.
If you are a fan of contemporary romance novels, I think this is worth a try!
"Better Male Narrator"
Grace Grant was excellent as always. I just wish the would've picked a better narrator for Miles. I almost didn't think I would finish because his voice is so whiney. I did however skip a lot of the Miles parts.
"Good story, difficult listening"
The male narration was difficult to listen too. He seemed choppy and not comfortable with the part.
"shame about the male narrator"
Female narrator was fantastic
The male narrator was way to effeminate and made the character come off as gay
This book kept me interested with Miles's back story and I can understand why it has been chosen to be made into a movie after the success of book/movies such as Me Before You. However for me, the ending wrapped up like a midday movie. An easy read.
"Another release day dedicated to C. Hoover!"
Yes...I want to hear all the inner dialogue again.
Hints of sarcasm.
I liked the scenes that were in the present.
Did I say how much I love her books!
Yes, always, if the narrators are good, they bring the book to life. These two did a great job.
The part where we finally found out what happened to Rachel. Completely devastating.
They really projected the emotions of the characters.
I did. I listened all day.
This is my first book by this author. I've been hearing a lot about her books, and when my book club friend offered to send me a copy, I said yes. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to try a new to me author. I absolutely loved this book, and look forward to reading many more.
"Great Story - Worth the Credit"
The best experience was the dual narration. I like how Myles Archers story gradually unfolded leading up to his present situation with Tate.
I feel that both narrators did a great job narrating. I just wasn't particularly satisfied with the presentation of the male narrator (no offense), something off about the voice.
This book left me on edge at points,which is a good thing. Emotionally, toward the end when we finally find out the issue with Myles is where my heart broke, but it turns out for the best.
Overall, worth the listen. Great story.
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