Published August 5th 2014
“When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s 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.”
I’d seen this book many times over the past few months but I just never got around to buying it. I didn’t really know what it was about but when I seen on Instagram that it was being made into a movie, I thought I better get around to reading it. Within a few days of buying Ugly Love, I started it. I was pretty sure I knew what to expect from this book. The synopsis on the back of the book says Miles is “secretive and tormented” which immediately made me roll my eyes. I was sure that the hype of this book would let me down.
However, nothing could have prepared me for this book.
Saying Miles is “secretive and tormented” is, on one hand, accurate. But it’s not in the way I thought it would be. Miles isn’t all that broody (he is but not in an annoying way) and he is such a complex character. All though out the book, I was impressed by how awesome he is. I thought I wouldn’t like him but that’s not the case at all.
Tate is outrageously. I loved her so, so much. She’s insanely well written.
Ugly Love is told in present day Tate’s perspective and “six years earlier” Miles perspective. AT first I really didn’t like the “six years earlier” chapters. They were so melodramatic and over the top and annoying. But in the middle of book, they stopped being so melodramatic and actually became something worth reading.
I finished this book last night and I still can’t stop thinking about it. This is a really hard review to write because I still can’t think of any words to describe how this book makes me feel.
Overall, not only is this book worth all the hype (in my opinion) but it has become one of my favorite books of all time. Colleen Hoover wrote a book with characters that has torn be apart but put me back together again. I just don’t have any words for this book.