by Colleen Hoover
Summary: 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.
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Source: I purchased a Kindle copy.
Review: I’m a huge fan of Colleen Hoover. Even though contemporary romance is definitely not my preferred genre, a few authors worm their way into my favorites list when the contemporary mood strikes me. So far, I have yet to be disappointed by her books.
Ugly Love was a book that I frequently passed by and ignored because I didn’t know if I’d enjoy it. After all, unless I’m in the right mood, most contemporary books go unnoticed by me. Ugly Love was a wonderful book.
I really liked the way the whole thing began with Tate moving in with her brother and meeting Miles. I liked the characters, the side characters, the background on each character, and even Captain, the old man Tate met on the elevator. I think contemporary romances fall so short for me when the whole thing is poorly fleshed out and you can tell the author only cared about the two main characters and their interactions between each other. And while that is the meat, I think a good author works on the sides, too.
Colleen Hoover never disappoints me. Her storytelling, writing, characters, and backstory are always awesome. I loved the way Tate and Miles connected, their interactions with one another, and the things that were holding them back. I loved that it was Miles, not Tate, who had the issues and made (in my opinion) the terrible decisions that lead to miscommunication and heartbreak. Most of the time, it’s always the girl being stupid and I just love coming across a heroine with her shit together!
I highly recommend Ugly Love. It was deeper than I expected, as most of Colleen Hoover’s books seem to be and I loved the characters. It wasn’t my absolute favorite of hers, but it was still really good and enjoyable to read.
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