“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’ve said it a hundred times, and I’ll say it a million more, COLLEEN HOOVER IS THE READING SLUMP TERMINATOR. Her bottomless well of beautiful words impact every page and conquer the evil that are reading slumps. I finished this book in two sittings, because it was THAT HARD TO PUT DOWN. I swear I would’ve finished the book on the first sitting, but it was already 5 am, and I had school, so I had to go to sleep, but IF IT WEREN’T FOR MY DAMNED HUMAN NEEDS, I would’ve devoured the entire book that first sitting.
This book was TERRIFIC. Surprise, surprise. It never ceases to surprise me just how fast you can get sucked into Colleen’s writing, her stories & her characters. This book was heartbreakingly beautiful, thought-out, raw and real.
Ok, I guess I should share with you a guys a bit of what the story is about. So this PHENOMENAL book is basically about a girl named Tate who moves in with her brother in San Francisco, to finish getting her Masters degree in nursing & working as a nurse. The day she moved in, she met her brother’s neighbor, Miles Archer, aka tormented-tragic-past-swoonworthy-hunk. They don’t really consider themselves as friends, but they acknowledge their mutual attraction, so they decide to start a physical relationship, but without any of the emotional stuff. Kind of like friends with benefits. But, as always, this plan doesn’t really go too well, after a while.
The story is told in two POVs, present day is in Tate’s perspective and “six years earlier” is in Miles perspective. At first, I found Miles’ chapters very strange, slightly creepy, and melodramatic, but it got a LOT better after a couple chapters, until I actually started enjoying reading his perspective from six years ago, and started to understand its importance to the present day storyline.
That’s really all I can say without spoiling, so if you haven’t read it, I suggest you go pick this book up RIGHT NOW, you’ll fly right through it, I CAN’T RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH.