“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 could write this review in one word. WOW! This book absolutely leveled me. I openly sobbed and ugly cried for the last 40 pages of this book and then for about an hour after I finished. And again the next day when I woke up. Every time I tell someone they need to read this book, my eyes well up with tears. I am thoroughly convinced that Colleen Hoover is an evil woman who takes extreme pleasure in making people cry. I am only slightly joking here.
Miles is the epitome of jerk who is not interested in a relationship. Tate is a busy, self-confident girl who claims not to have time for a relationship. Neither of these descriptions is anywhere near accurate. Feelings develop, a connection is made and slowly and painfully we get to the bottom of who these characters really are. Why they are so resistant to love. Why Miles is such a jerk. Why Tate seems so willing to just take what little he is willing to offer.
As with any CoHo book, I will not go into too much plot detail. Her stories are best read if you are going in blind. I can tell you everything that it made me feel though. I was full of anxiety and a deep need to know all of this books secrets.(There are many) She has a way of writing that makes you want to read as fast as you can but also makes you want to savor every word that she has written. I honestly cannot think of any book that has made me cry so much in recent history. My husband was actually concerned about my mental state. “Why, why are you reading something that is making you cry so much?” he asked. Because it’s just so amazingly great! It’s happy tears and sad tears all at the same time.
“Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it. Without the beautiful, you’ll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it all 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.”
I must say that this book really upped the sex factor. It is much hotter than any of her previous stories. This does not, however, take anything away from the story itself. Every story she writes is so unique and unlike anything I have ever read that it absolutely blows my mind. There is no other book that you can even remotely compare to any of her stories. Her writing style is amazing and the plots are even better. I will enthusiastically be preordering anything Colleen Hoover writes, as her books just keep getting better and better(if that’s even possible).
5 stars is not enough for this book. Grab a bottle of vodka and box of tissues and prepare yourself for an ugly cry! Enjoy!
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