Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
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.
Kelly - 5 Crowns
"I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Colleen Hoover never seems to fail me, ever!!"
Ugly Love is raw, passionate, honest story telling at its absolute finest.
A compassionate and caring girl who sees hope in a young man emotionally shut off from life is the main theme here but like anything CoHo, it is so much more than that.
Her characters breathe, their trials become a part of you as you follow their journey into the unknown but knowing at the end you will come out of it with a new found respect for an amazing writer and another little piece of her soul. That's what reading Ugly Love gave me,... everything! The good, the sad, and the ugly, and it was perfect in every way.
The past and present prose was insightful and refreshing. The structuring a little unconventional but it worked and that's what I love about this author, she's not afraid to try something different and in doing so, delivers something extraordinary.
Tate and Miles are not like any other characters we have seen before, but already I know they have made a huge impact. My mind is still re-playing certain scenes over and over and that is when you know the author has done her job, because this story continues to exist long after the final page.
The EPILOGUE was perfection to the point of emotionally crippling me to a blubbering mess...but in a very good way because it gave me a sense of peace and closure and that was what this story needed. It was more a cry of relief then one of pain. As much as I felt for Miles due to an event in his past, I often questioned his morals, but after 80% everything made sense.
I can't end this review without mentioning 'the' man that stole my heart, and that goes to Cap. His kind words of wisdom and unjudgemental heart gave this story that extra touch of magic. He just needed to sprout wings because he was like a guardian angel just waiting at the push of an elevator button, always there ready to listen.
Ugly Love is painful, it can hurt and break, but sometimes switching off and not allowing yourself to love may just be the hardest thing of all.
Ugly Love is an emotional and delicate tale of second changes. A powerful story of love and loss, hope and trust, and the belief in a person who has none. A beautiful and honest depiction of (ugly) love in the 21st century.