Two For One Reviews is a meme that I do in which I review two books that have a common element be it the same series, genre, author, or topic. These are full reviews and not recaps, but it allows me to have more posts and more content here on the blog.
I tried out Audible for the first time this month. I've been really enjoying Audiobooks recently so I gave it a shot. It had 2 free credits so I got two Colleen Hoover books that I have always wanted to read. I liked Audible, but I don't see myself paying every month for Audiobooks. These were also my first Colleen Hoover reads and let me tell you I'm hooked!
Genre: NA Contemporary
Received: Free Trial of Audible
Published: August 5th, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly
Ugly Love was the first Colleen Hoover book that I read and I thought it was fantastic. I was listening to this on audiobook and was listening to it very chance I got. I think I would have enjoyed my experience of reading this even more if I was reading it on a page.
The male narrator was horrible and robotic. It was probably why I didn't enjoy Miles' backstory that much. I really just wanted to skim through those chapters as much as possible to get back to Tate's story. I did enjoy the narrator for Tate.
I really enjoyed seeing Tate and Miles' relationship grow. I definitely blubbered like a baby by the end of this book, not going to lie. Tate is a much more mature character than in most New Adult stories. I do think this is more of an Adult story than New Adult.
I expected this to be more of a sexy story that didn't really have much depth to it, but both characters were highly developed and I was very emotionally attached to them. I am very excited for the movie that is in the works.
I couldn't get enough of Colleen Hoover so I had to read another one of her books, plus I had a second Audible credit.
Author: Colleen Hoover
Narrators: Zachary Webber and Angela Goethals Genre: NA Contemporary
Received: Free Trial of Audible
Published March 18th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Audio
At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her—and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be. Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one. A passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance, Maybe Someday will immerse readers in Sydney’s tumultuous world from the very first page.
I was obviously on a roll after finishing Ugly Love so I started Maybe Someday. I have to say I think I enjoyed the story line of Maybe Someday more than Ugly Love. The tension and romance of Ugly Love was much more enjoyable, but just the story telling and its uniqueness alone made Maybe Someday better.
The beginning in which the story kept switching between past and present was extremely confusing on audio. I was really glad to see that stop and not be a thing throughout the story. I really don't have many things that I didn't like about this book. I shipped the hell out of Ridge and Sydney. This was the first time in a long time that I thought maybe these two won't end up together. I might have been okay with a sad ending, which is crazy.
I loved that we had a characters who were deaf. There is never enough representation in books and it was great to read this love story. Ridge was such a fantastic character. I also adored all of the supporting characters. They were so real and they were genuine friends.
Sydney at times was really annoying, but anytime there was a scene with Ridge I was just so happy. I highly recommend the audiobook for this because I think it did add to the experience of reading it. I definitely think of the two of these books Maybe Someday is the one you need to read.
Have you read either of these? What is your favorite audiobook? Have you read any of Colleen Hoover's books? Which Colleen Hoover book should I read next?