Book Review (BR) 2:
With a 4.31 star-rating (108,855 reviewers) on Goodreads, Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover delivers an emotional, romantic, steamy story full of heartbreak and rejoicing.
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.
Ironic that my second book review is another standalone. Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors, although I either really love her books or hate them (cough, Too Late, cough).
Ugly Love definitely falls into my LOVE category. From the first page to the last, I cried, laughed, and sighed in jealousy.
Who are the central characters? Tate and Miles (who can take me for a ride any time!). Tate is a nurse who’s continuing her education. She moves to a new city and decides to live with her brother, who happens to be a pilot. She’s super busy and more focused on her career then a relationship.
Miles is a young pilot with a sordid past. His story goes back and forth, slowly peeling back his layers of trauma and heartbreak. His entire story broke my heart.
Miles and Tate’s first meeting is sad and funny. He’s passed out drunk and she thinks he’s crazy. But the chemistry starts flying almost immediately. It’s supposed to be a no-strings-attached arrangement with no questions asked, but Tate struggles with developing feelings and Miles is hung up on the past. Doesn’t make pleasant arguments!
If you haven’t noticed, my book reviews are short and to the point. I don’t believe in giving details, as that gives away too many aspects of the story. But I do give an honest review on the feels I get from the books.
And Ugly Love is beautiful.
This book was so emotionally beautiful. It had a central theme that is rarely used, which makes it even more heartbreaking. But the passion between Tate and Miles is slow-building and powerful. Watching Miles overcome his demons is brilliant. I feel for Tate most of the time, but her willingness to forgive and hold on is admirable.
I give it 5 “ugly” stars!