Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Updated: Feb 12
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
If you have not read Colleen Hoover, I suggest you start immediately. She has written a wide variety of novels, all ranging from suspense (Verity) to romance (Ugly Love) to facing the harshness of life (It Ends with Us).
Ugly Love is one of those books that stays with you after reading the final page. It has been a while since I have read a book so emotionally charged. The way the story unfolded kept me wanting more, needing more. Ugly Love was one of the first books I have read by Colleen Hoover and made me an instant fan. There aren't many stories that I have come across that elicited such strong emotions. It was sad and heartbreaking but also filled with humor and hope, hope that Love can turn from something ugly to something beautiful.
The Story: Tate, the main character, is moving in with her brother to start living her life and going to school. She receives a surprise in the form of Miles, who is her brother's neighbor. The chemistry begins building between the two, and naturally, it is just friends with benefits (which we all know NEVER works out), then it turns into something more, but Miles is pulling himself away each time Tate gets closer.
Throughout the book, we learn about Miles's past and why he is the way he is- an ass. With all his faults and not so perfect tactics, as a reader, you will fall in Love with Miles as he struggles with his feelings towards Tate, second-guessing his happiness. Tate is such a light to his darkness, which makes their pairing perfect. We see their journey unfold and go through their ups and downs.
Overall this book has it all, humor, tears, and the feeling that Love doesn't have to be ugly but amazing and beautiful if allowed to feel.