Thursday, August 7, 2014

Anything but UGLY... UGLY LOVE Review (Spoiler Free)


Before I say anything here is the Goodreads Blurb

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.

Now I'll try and talk.
Colleen Hoover has done it again folks! 
It may be safe to say that Ugly Love has just become my favorite (or tied with Maybe Someday as my favorite) Hoover book. 

Tate Collins is moving in with her brother when she happens upon Miles outside of her brother's apartment. From their first meeting there is intrigue, attraction, and tension (all signs of a great story to come). 
Miles is a 24 year old pilot who has the sexy and swoon worthy thing down pact. But he also has closed off his heart for good.  When Tate arrives he finds himself wanting her but knowing that he can only allow himself to have her if she understands his rules.  
1. Don't ask me about my past
2. Don't expect a future with me
And because she wants him she agrees. But that doesn't stop her from wondering what happened in his past that keeps him from allowing anyone... especially her... in. 
And as in real love... it gets messy. 
But it's such a glorious mess! What starts off as a "simple arrangement" quickly becomes anything but as the rules become harder to follow and the past and future keep colliding in the present. 

Ugly Love sucked me in from the very first page and didn't let me go until 'the end.'
Unlike her other novels, Ugly Love gets HOT really fast. 
But each and everyone of the steamy, no, the sizzling...ugh... they're just HOT  love scenes are definitely needed to make this love story, UGLY LOVE.

Fantastically written in a beautiful (and well done) alternating POV arrangement, Colleen Hoover does an amazing job at linking the past that Miles carries around his heart, with the present tense voice of Tate as she tries to uncover the why's behind the rules. The character voices flow so fluidly, as we get the feelings of can't-stop-reading-suspense while we try to discover the same thing that Tate is trying to figure out. 
I think that is partially why I loved Tate so much. I couldn't help but to bond with her as we both tried to figure out the reasons behind the pain this young man was carrying around.
I loved all the characters actually. (If you don't love Cap- what is wrong with you?!)
I love the amazing story behind the characters. 
A story that continues to remind us that love and loss are sometimes so intrinsically intertwined, and that one doesn't necessarily cancel out the other.
Ugly Love is a story that reminds us that some people in our lives will love us to death, while others can love us to life


Amazon: Ugly Love

Barnes & Noble: Ugly Love


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