Author: Colleen Hoover
Published by: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
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.
Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.
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.
Pre-ordering books isn’t really my thing. I just wait for the book to be released and buy it whenever I get around to it.
However, I had to pre-order Ugly Love! I needed it delivered to my Kindle as soon as it was available. So yes, I think it’s safe to say I highly anticipated this book.
Did it deserve that anticipation? Was it worth the pre-order? Absolutely!
Ugly Love is a beauty! Colleen Hoover executed this book wonderfully. We get Tate’s perspective of what’s currently happening, and then flashbacks of Miles that lead up to what made him the way he is. And then the way it plays out towards the end is perfection, and had a greater emotional impact.
Tate agrees to Miles two rules and enters into a sex only relationship, and it’s a setup that works perfectly for them. At first. That attraction and chemistry they share begins to grow, and things get a bit messy.
Miles is a great guy, but definitely has reason to feel the way he does. He’s experienced heartbreaking tragedy, but hasn’t healed from it. He may come across as cold at times when it comes to him and Tate getting too close, but it’s easy to see past that and recognize that what he says doesn’t necessarily match what he feels.
I really like Tate too, and feel she’s a strong young woman. She did a really good job at navigating her way through everything. It wasn’t easy and she didn’t always know what she was doing, but I think she came across as very realistic.
Listen, the journey these two go on isn’t always rainbows and flowers. I mean, look at the title of the book. But it’s beautiful, funny and sweet, too. It’s definitely an emotional ride.
Ugly Love is a gorgeous book and reaffirms that Colleen Hoover is simply amazing. So obviously, I loved it!