Author: Colleen Hoover (Website | Twitter)
Age Group: New Adult
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t 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.
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My favorite part of every Colleen Hoover novel are the characters. This one was no exception. I adored Tate and Miles in this novel. They were so easy to relate to and sympathize with. Especially Miles. He is definitely my newest book boyfriend. He won me over so easily in this novel; I was a puddle whenever he was on the page. I just want to give this dude a huge hug. Every time he was on the page my heart went out to him. You could just so obviously see how much emotional stress he was under by how closed off he was. Tate was a girl that I felt I could relate to very easily. She didn't want to be distracted from her goals and aspirations with a relationship and I respected her for that. That sort of changed throughout the novel but it was understandable because of the way her relationship with Miles progressed.
I really liked the plot and the development in this novel. It was just planned out so well. Never once did I have to skim or skip pages because I was bored. This story and these characters just grabbed me from the beginning and didn't let go until the very last page. I was actually in the process of packing to move the day after I began reading this and I just couldn't put it down, even though I really needed to.
Another aspect of this novel I just loved was the writing style. It flowed so well and it made the story easier to completely immerse myself in. I was taken by the lyrical manner in which it was written. And the fact that it played along with the emotions within the story was amazing.
Read it. Seriously, that's the biggest thing I can say about this book. It is amazing. It's so full of heart and struggles and real characters. You won't regret your decision to pick it up. This is by far my favorite Colleen Hoover novel that I've read to date. I'm so incredibly excited to see what she comes up with next.
“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.”