“I suppose if a man lived through the ugliest side of love, he might never want to experience it again.” – Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love
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. – Goodreads
Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Avg. Goodreads Rating: 4.31/5 stars
My Rating: 4.75/5 stars
Background. This book follows Tate who is moving in with her brother, Corbin in San Francisco while trying to get her Master’s and working nights and weekends as a RN. She meets Corbin’s friends and has an almost immediate sexual chemistry with Miles. They decide that they just want to keep a purely sexual relationship between the two of them because Miles will never love again after his past, which Tate isn’t allowed to ask about.
Pros. The characters of this book were great. I felt a huge connection to all of the them, from Cap to Ian. Hoover gave each of these characters such a great voice and really made me want to learn more about each of them. I felt the repulsive feelings towards almost any interaction with Dillon and I felt Miles’ pain when going back six years to his time with Rachel.
I was really hesitate to continue this book once I realized the story-line between Tate and Miles. Like it was so Fifty Shades of Grey that I was just not sure I wanted to go that route again… I’m so glad I stuck with it though. Miles’ story was so heart breaking and I can totally understand why he felt the way he did for 6 years of his life.
Speaking of Miles’ story. Man what a story that was. I loved reading this book in this format because it didn’t give everything away right away. Miles and Rachel’s story felt like it happened a while ago but still kept the pain in Miles’ heart during the current-time chapters. I think Hoover did a great job keeping us in suspense of what happened between Rachel and Miles until the very end of the book and at such a crucial time during Miles and Tate’s relationship. Let me tell you how horribly I cried when I found out what actually happened between Miles and Rachel.
The character progression through this book was phenomenal as well. Miles learned how to deal with the cards that had been dealt to him and found how to grow and accept what happened to him.
Cons. Honestly, I can hardly think of any cons for this book. Maybe I’m still just meh about how Miles and Tate originally got together, it just doesn’t seem like reality to me. I don’t know many people who arrange an agreement to only be sexual with each other and nothing else. I mean it happens, it just doesn’t seem very realistic to me.
Overall. This is my favorite Colleen Hoover book so far. I love a good, happy ending and this book gave me everything that I wanted and more. It made me laugh, it made me cry (and by cry, I mean bawl my eyes out) and it was just what I needed after reading My Sister Rosa. I gave it a grand total of 4.75/5 stars!
Have you read Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover? What do you think about Colleen Hoover books in general, there seems to be a big segregation between those who like CoHo and those that don’t like her at all. Let me know below!