By: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Published By: Atria Books
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“So you give it up. You give it all up. You never want love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.”
Tate Collins moves in with her brother while she looks for a place to live while she starts school and works. Miles Archer, the guy that lives across the hall, is attractive. But he doesn’t want love and she doesn’t have time for it; with their mutual attraction, all they want from each other is sex. His two rules? Don’t ask about the past and don’t expect a future. Her 1 rule – don’t give her hope. What could go wrong? No matter what, Miles insists he cannot love anyone.
Hoover takes the reader on such a journey with his book. There are some many emotions, so many highs and lows. I was hooked on the book. It is fast paced and easy to read. It is obvious that Tate catches feelings fast for Miles, and she stays holding out hope that she can change him. That bothers me a LOT. If I were Tate’s friend, I would have told her to leave him by the curb very early on. He was clear in what he wanted, and she kept hoping. It almost felt like Tate was desperate. However, most of the book is written in dual timelines: the now with Tate, and the past with Miles. Through those past chapters, we learn why Miles is the way he is, and it made my heart soften for him. My favorite character in the book is Cap. He has such wisdom, and he’s so friendly and honest. And he told my son’s favorite knock knock joke! Hoover was also very creative in juxtaposition of the layout of the pages. When you read it, you’ll see what I mean! Overall, a great book, and perfect for any fan of Hoover’s or romance.