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.
Before starting my journey with Ugly Love, I must admit, I was absolutely terrified. Terrified because, based on the reviews and teasers I had already read, I knew this book would probably rip my heart out and give it back to me in pieces. My fear was justified after reading Ugly Love because my heart was indeed ripped apart, overflowed with emotion, and handed back to me as an emotionally tired and aching mess.
When writing a book review, the book you are writing the review on should be on your mind, that’s not a bad thing, but Ugly Love has infiltrated my mind so completely that it’s almost distracting. I don’t even know what to write about or where to start because I just keep on thinking about the story, the characters, the conflict, the writing, the ugliness and beauty that is Ugly Love.
What I love about Colleen Hoover’s writing is that she leaves no emotion untouched and you feel every single word, paragraph, and page. Ugly Love was no exception. I felt everything from hate to love, and lust to absolute agony.
Ugly Love placed a huge weight on my heart and soul, which I felt, and still feel, in every fiber of my being. It’s only been an hour since I finished reading it and I’m already contemplating a re-read. THAT is how amazing this novel was.
Ugly Love is rough and gentle, tempestuous and calm. Ugly Love is like that time you went to the beach when you were younger and dived into a wave, but the wave is rougher than you thought it would be, so you get caught in it. By the time you get out of the wave your hearts pumping like you just ran a marathon, and you don’t know whether you just had the greatest thrill of a lifetime or the greatest heart attack.
Miles Archer. Miles Archer broke my heart and put it back together. His story was devastating and tragic and reading it was like a shot to the heart. Miles is a mystery that you are just dying to unravel and he is definitely book boyfriend material. I found Miles Archer’s character to be almost a combination of Will Cooper (Slammed series) and Dean Holder (Hopeless series). His chapters showed us a sweet and poetic side, much like Will, and he also had a mysterious, sensual side that just screamed Holder.
“Don’t ask about my past,” he says firmly. “And never expect a future.”
Tate Collins didn’t hold anything back. She had no filter and I loved every second of it. My heart felt every emotion alongside Tate and oh did she have to go through some heart-wrenching moments. Falling for a guy like Miles Archer is no easy thing to go through, but I honestly think she handled every moment and situation as best as she could.
“I’m not Tate when I’m near Miles. I’m liquid, and liquid doesn’t know how to be firm or stand up for itself. Liquid flows. That’s all I want to do with Miles. Flow.”
These characters were flawed. They were not perfect, and to me, imperfect characters create for a perfect story.
I could go on and on about how much I adored this novel and describe in detail why and what scenes I loved, but this is one of those stories where going in blind, and head-first is the best approach. Ugly Love will leave you breathless, gasping for air, frustrated beyond belief, and wanting more. Every sentence in this novel had me addicted and captivated.
Ugly Love left no emotion untouched. It was intense, emotional, heart-wrenching, and also steamy as hell! This is Colleen Hoovers sexiest novel yet, and dare I say…possibly her best? I wouldn’t want to make Will or Holder jealous so I’ll keep that opinion to myself. 😉
Ugly Love was one of my most anticipated novels for year and it is another 6 STAR, MUST READ by Colleen Hoover!! It’s one of those books I wish I could undo from reading just so I can read it and experience it again for the first time. Ugly Love will have you shedding tears and flying in love.
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