"The world can only see us as we see ourselves."
by mouna elhajji | 2022/08/10 | 10:08:10am
Well, I have to admit that I'm a little bit confused about that one 😫. I won't lie if I say that I loved the second half of the book more than the first one.
why 3 stars?
Let's start with Tate. I have to admit that I hated her especially starting from page 100. She seemed to me like that weak-minded girl that wants nothing but the love of a man 😐, and she doesn't mind sacrificing her dignity for it. Okay, I understand that she falls badly for miles, adored him, wanted him to love her back.. he didn't.. then what'd she done.. YES, APPLY FOR HIS RULES ‼. And what his rules are... no past, no future...ONLY SEX!! AND YES, THAT MAKES ME ANGRY EVEN MORE WITH HER, how could ahe make sex with him allowing him to use her as a thing, and once he's finishing he will leave like she was never there... IF I WAS HER, I'LL LEAVE HIM NO MATTER HOW I LOVE HIM. I wish I could enter the book and tell her that her dignity is so much important than the love she holds for him.
"love isn't always pretty, Tate. 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"
Miles didn't deserve Tate. She knows it, he knew it, even the old man Cap knew it. And he wasn't wrong saying:
"if that boy can't see what a good thing he could have with you, then he ain't worth your time"
Here is the fact. My 3 stars are because I HATED THE TWO PROTAGONISTS. Miles was just the type of weak male that let their painful past get over them and control their future and their lives, enduring this way a short love life with sorrow and sadness.. never attempting to love anyone, and hurting people around them.. THEN, WHY THE HELL MILES DID YOU GET ENGAGED WITH THAT EMOTIONAL GIRL KNOWING THAT SHE COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU AND YOU DON'T WANT LOVE!!!
I won't say much not wanting to include any spoilers. BUT I felt confused reading this novel.. but after all, I appreciate the idea colleen wanted to reach through her book.... LOVE ONLY THE ONE WHO DESERVES YOU. The one who's going to protect you, stand by your side, get rid of hi dignity for you. That's the right person to love.
"The difference between the ugly side of life and the beautiful side of love is that the beautiful side is much lighter. it makes you feel like you're floating, it lifts you, Carries you"
And one of the funniest things that ever was written is what cap said to Tate “When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in.”
And I can feel Miles when he said:
"I was scared of the fear that comes along with loving someone that much"
“God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.”
“Some people they grow wiser as they grow older. Unfortunately, most people just grow older.”
“That’s how it is when a person develops an attraction toward someone. He’s nowhere, then suddenly he’s everywhere, whether you want him to be or not.”
“Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world.”