Genres: New Adult, Romance
#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with a new heart-wrenching love story.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.
Colleen Hoover has done it again
Thoughts on Ugly Love
This book messed me up. I need to stop assuming that Colleen Hoover is going to write a book that doesn’t tear me to shreds. It’s like she rips out my heart, stomps on it, and then I thank her profusely for it. It’s not healthy.
Tate is moving to San Francisco to live with her pilot brother and when she gets there, she meets Miles. This is like the most anti insta-love book if there ever was one. So let’s dive in piece by piece, shall we?
The characters: Tate is moving out to live with her brother in a town where she knows no one. She’s fun. She’s a character that I would totally love to hang out with. She is written perfectly. And then there is Miles. He’s a very closed off asshole. I didn’t know how this relationship (or lack thereof) would go because from the start I knew that Tate wanted one and Miles, well, didn’t. But even though they were very different people, their characters just kind of fit. The sexual tension was so real. They were sexy and honest. Sometimes too honest.
The writing: This book was dual perspectives. Tate from present time and Miles from this secretive “six years before.” Usually I don’t like the back and forth between different time periods, but I could not get enough of both sides. The book was just very fluid even with the time changes. I think the book was stronger BECAUSE of the time changes and dual perspectives.
The romance: Wow is it hot in here or is it just this book? I thought the sexual tension was hot until I got to the actual sex. Yeah. I’m all for Tate and Miles. They are fun characters that have depth and great arcs.
This book was fabulous and I am all for this book.