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.
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"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...
"shame about the male narrator"
Female narrator was fantastic
The male narrator was way to effeminate and made the character come off as gay
"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.
"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!
Maybe I'm just over the whole broken soul dragging his heart around for hours of listening torture to be miraculously healed by some chick hopping into bed with him. It's just so dumb. The story line is weak and is mainly filled with fluff of the same agonizing dilema over and over and over and over and all they do is have sex that just gets monotonous. The dialogue is mainly in their heads so very little interaction...aside from the sex....which wasn't that good.
As for the narrators...Grace Grant was really choppy at times in her reading and Deacon Lee isnt always the strongest narrator but in his defense his character was pretty weak so what are you going to do?
"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.
"BEWARE... THIS BOOK WILL HURT"
I've just gone through about 9 hours of tension, heartbreak and drama followed by about 15 minutes of joy...... and I wouldn't change a thing because this was a well-written, tough, raw, touching and very emotional love story that morphs into one of grief and suffering that loss brings, followed by hope, forgiveness and finally redemption.
It's not the usual 'feel good' romance but a bitter-sweet one as it continually takes you backwards 6 years slowly feeding you bits of the history of young forbidden love and the devastating consequences that followed then forward to the heartache of a present day relationship where one lover can only offer sex as his shattered heart has no more to give and the other lover hangs on because she want it all.
Worth a credit? If you're in the mood for a totally different kind of love story.... one that will wring out so many different emotions from you like hope, happiness, grief, pain and anguish and back again, and then finally gives you a HEA ending, then this book is for you. Creditworthy only if you're ready for a torturous, but beautiful, ride.
I've loved Colleen Hoover's other books so much but this one just didn't quite hit the mark for me. Maybe it was because I got the audio version of this book.
The story unfolds slowly as Miles tells his story of why he can't love all the while not telling Tate. I think if they talked more about the reasons he was so shut off from love it would have been a better read.
I felt Tate just didn't love herself enough to walk away sooner. Loved big brother Corbin as overprotective as he was.
"Perfect Title... Ugly Love"
Wow, what emotions... Happiness, tenderness, sadness, heartbreak, love, devastation. they we all present. I cried tears of joy and of sadness.
Thank you for such a beautiful story of life, death, and being reborn.
amazing story was very gripping loved it however the reading was very robotic at times.
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
"Ms Hoover does it again!"
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
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