Genre: New Adult
Publication date: August 2014
Publisher: Atria books
Read: October 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.
I didn't know what to expect from this book. I never read a book by Colleen Hoover but a lot of people said she's an awesome author and her books are all amazing. You can say I had high expectations on this novel. After reading "Beautiful Disaster" by Jamie McGuire, I didn't know if I was going to like Colleen Hoover's books. I don't know why. I'm just a big Abbi Glines fan that I feel like no one can beat her writing. But I'm so happy I picked up this book though because I really enjoyed reading it. Probably not as much as I enjoyed Abbi's series but Ugly Love was a really good read.
"Love isn't always pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. Something better. Then before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way."
One of the things I really liked was the way Tate and Miles first met. I don't know if it's just me but I thought that scene was hilarious. I really liked Tate's character because I find her different. I honestly haven't known a character who's like her. You know sometimes you compare some characters you know who are almost alike. In Tate's case, I don't remember any character who's like her and I think that's a good thing. I understood all her decisions and it was really easy for me to put myself in her place.
“I’m terrified to lose him for good, so I sell myself short and take what I can from him, even though I know I deserve better.”
I honestly thought I was not going to like Miles. I started comparing him and Travis Maddox. The difference is in this book, there is no love triangle or such. That's a good thing because I hate love triangles. Miles can be annoying at times but the mysterious side of him just makes me like him a lot which was not the case with Travis. See? I'm comparing them again. I just had so many problems with Travis I just had to say it. I'm sorry if you end up liking Beautiful Disaster or Mr. Maddox, I just dislike him. Ok! Back to Miles. I know it's hard to recover from what he went through but I think six years without dating or even trying to be in a relationship is shocking. I might be wrong because I never went through those situations but I'm happy Tate made him happy again because I was starting to feel really bad for him to the point where I was going to start crying. Yep!
The other characters I really appreciated was Cap and Corbin. Cap was just a really nice man and very understanding. Corbin was such a good big brother. Those two characters were a "plus" in the story.
About the author
COLLEEN HOOVER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, and Maybe Someday. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com