Friday, October 31, 2014
Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
August 5th, 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.
Colleen Hoover has done it again and at this point I think I would read anything she wrote, even if it was about a chicken and his harrowing journey to cross the road.This book had me hating and loving Miles Archer. When we first meet him, he is a drunken mess, seems heartless and he treats Tate not so great.
" I just don't want to like you. I don't want to like anyone. I don't want to date anyone. I don't want to love anyone. I just...."
You know something horrible had to have happened to him as the story alternates between present and past and you get glimpses of this wonderfully romantic and emotional guy.
I didn't think God would make someone go through that much physical pain. I didn't think God would make someone suffer like she suffered. I didn't think God was capable of making someone go through something so ugly." But then I met you, and every single day since then, I've wondered how someone could be so beautiful if there wasn't a God. I've wondered how someone could make me so incredibly happy if God didn't exist. And I realized...just now...that God gives us the ugliness so we don't take the beautiful things in life for granted.
I adored the "before" Miles and I had to keep reading, I had to know what could have happened to this man to destroy him so completely. Needless to say I was up later than I should have been as I just kept reading and reading. And then bam, talk about destroying a guy and breaking a readers heart, no wonder he is a broken man.
Tate is a great leading lady, she is strong, self sufficient, driven and has a huge heart.I liked her from the get go. And like her, I slowly fell for the mysterious Miles, the enigmatic guy that seemed so heartless but would buy a blanket for a homeless man.
This is an emotional roller coaster of a read, be sure to have tissues handy because Colleen Hoover definitely knows how to make a reader feel. I strongly recommend this book to anyone that can read from the age of 15 to 115. This is my favorite read of the year so far.
Ugly Love: 5/5 stars