A Sex-Only Relationship
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It’s not a meet cute when Tate and Miles first lay eyes on each other. She is just moving to San Francisco from San Diego and is going to stay at her brother Corbin’s apartment. He is out of town but has given her the key. The only problem is the drunk guy who is passed out at Corbin’s door making it impossible for her to get in.
She soon learns that the guy is Miles, her brother’s neighbor and friend, so she lets him into the apartment. Before long, he is sobbing. As she tries to comfort him, he calls her Rachel and apologizes to her. These are all turn-offs, but…
In spite of all of this, we soon realize that there is instant chemistry between Tate and Miles.
When they finally get together, the sex is prolific! But don’t expect this relationship to go anywhere because of the two rules Miles imposes when they first hook up: Tate may never ask about his past and she can never expect a future. Thus they embark on a sex-only-relationship.
Tate and Miles are 23 and 24 respectively and are busy with their careers. She is working shifts as a nurse in a hospital plus she is in school doing clinical and classroom hours. Miles, like Corbin, is busy as a pilot. So, perhaps this sex-only situation may fit their needs, it’s just that neither of them expects to fall so deeply in love with the other.
All along, the reader is thinking – what is Miles’ problem?! And in alternating chapters we eventually find out. When it is Miles’ turn to narrate, we learn about his life in high school where he falls instantly in love with Rachel. Ultimately, we see that relationship through to its bitter end. In Tate’s chapters, we follow the ups and downs of Tate in her sex-only-relationship with Miles. As she falls for him, she of course wants more. As he falls for her, he gets scared and pushes her away with all his might.
And then what happens? Well, you’ll have to read it to see.
I will say that the book is compelling and I wanted to know all about Miles’ past, while rooting for his future with Tate. But I will also say that the Rachel/Miles sex as teenagers and the Tate/Miles sex as young-adults was a bit much for my taste. But, the vast reading public who gobbles up everything written by Colleen Hoover a.k.a. CoHo, will clearly disagree.
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