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.
What can I say? Colleen Hoover has done it again. I love every single one of Colleen's books. Ugly Love is no exception to that. For those that know me, they know that Hopeless is my favorite book of all time. In fact, if you do know me personally, I've probably badgered you into buying it and reading it at least once. Well, Ugly Love has just replaced Hopeless as my favorite book of all time. Without a doubt, it will be my favorite book of 2014.
Colleen Hoover usually writes young adult/new adult books. This is her first time writing an adult romance novel, and she nailed it. Ugly Love is filled with the "heart breaking, earth shattering, this book is going to change my life" plot and romance that only Colleen can pull off. Also, she can write a damn good sex scene. The sex scenes that she writes are hot, but they are also sensually appealing. If this were the first book of Colleen Hoover's that you picked up, you wouldn't be able to tell that this was her first time writing a detailed sex scene.
As far as the characters go, I have two words for you: Miles Archer. I felt exactly like Tate during the story. I fell in love with Miles. Then I was mad at him. After I got to know more of his story, I fell in love with him again. Miles' chapters, especially towards the end of the book, had me full on sobbing. I loved the way the poetry was added to his point of view. It really added something special to the story. I also loved Tate. She had a spunky, smartass attitude. Hearing her banter with both of the guys had me cracking up through out the book.
If you were to only read one book this year, make that book Ugly Love. Heck, if you read three hundred books this year, find some time to put Ugly Love in your TBR. It's definitely my favorite book of all time, and that's not a phrase that I use lightly. Ugly Love is the perfect book to showcase why Colleen Hoover is a New York Times bestseller. I wish I could give it an infinite number of stars, but unfortunately the maximum number that Goodreads and Amazon allow is five.
I give Ugly Love: 5/5.
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