I’ve seen so many positive reviews about this book, that I just had to read it! And I wanted to like it, I really did. But then I started it..
And I’ve never met two main characters that I’ve disliked more in my life.
They form a friends-with-benefits relationship and Miles is pretty clear they will never have more than that. He only has two rules:
1 – Don’t Ask About the Past.
2 – Don’t Expect a Future.
There’s Tate. How little does she think of herself? There’s a thing called self-respect, sweetie, you should get some. Who cares if she thinks she’s in love? She should not have let herself be treated like that. What she thinks she sees as little signs of love can’t be nearly enough to put herself through that. She was nothing but a booty-call. And she was okay with this!
And man, she’s completely obsessed with Miles! She lives and breathes him. I don’t understand this, as she knows pretty much nothing about him. But she’s convinced herself that Miles loves her, too.
“That’s how it is when a person develops an attraction towards someone. He’s nowhere, then suddenly he’s everywhere, whether you want him to be or not. It makes me wonder if I’m anywhere to him, but the thought doesn’t last long.”
And then there’s Miles. He’s pretty much the biggest dick ever, because of something that happened in his past, something with Rachel. Rachel, Rachel, Rachel. UGHHHH.
“My thoughts are Rachel.
I can’t fall in love with you, Rachel.
I look at the sink. I want to look at Rachel.
I breath the air. I want to breathe in Rachel.
I close my eyes. I only see Rachel.
I wash my hands. I want to touch Rachel.”
“My new favorite flavor is Rachel.
My new favorite thing is Rachel.
I want Rachel for my birthday. I want Rachel for
Christmas. I want Rachel for graduation.”
He’s so worried about the past, and what happened, that he won’t admit that he’s falling in love with Tate. I can’t tell you much else about him, except that he’s a pilot, he’s tall, and he’s handsome. That’s because he’s quiet, and doesn’t tell Tate anything about himself.
To be honest, the only reason I finished the book was to find out what happened to make Miles how he is. And even that was a little under-whelming. I did feel sorry for him, I did, but that doesn’t give him the right to treat Tate the way he does.
What I did like about the book was Cap! He was so entertaining, and such a cute old man! I loved how he gave advice to Tate, and how they bonded.
“When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in.”