I was actually late for work because I had to finish reading Ugly Love. Colleen Hover decided to infiltrate my morning routine by making the 80% of the book really but really heartbreaking even through I pretty much saw it coming alongside the heroine, Tate.
Not only did I mass up by showing up late to work, but I was sitting like the nerd that I am in my car eagerly reading line after line, crying my heart out, while people paced back and forth on the pavements around me trying to figure what came over me with their stares and brow frowning.
I guess you pretty much figured out by now that I L-O-V-E Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.
The plot line of relationship rules never holds when feelings are involved, which is what this book is based on – Miles likes his life of pain and torture as it is, but Tate walks into their strictly sex relationship with the aim to change his mind.
Boy, is her work cut out for her!
Miles and his rules that leave the present as only theme viable in his relationship with Tate.
Tate is smart though. She used all her offense abilities to crash down Miles walls using only the present as a weapon.
Tate is also stupid. She walked in for a prominent heartbreak with her eyes open. And hurt she did – fiercely – throughout the entire book.
Miles POV as an eighteen year old served as a climax climber for the entire book and showed how much in love he actually was with Tate even though he refused to acknowledge it and how greatly her love and her fighting for him is reciprocated in the end to an all-consuming love story.
After the UGLY parts of love clear both Miles and Tate’s view, that is.
Even though Ugly love is such a wonderful told book for me, there are some things I didn’t like:
- The fact the relationship was confined to Miles presence at his house including texting, which did not sit well with me when Miles and Tate’s relationship progressed.
- The use of the exact same phrases when switching between characters.
- The description of reaction to the same events in exactly the same manner when switching characters.
- Miles present POV was too similar in characteristics to Tate’s POV.
By no means did I less enjoy the book, and this is the reason it gets 5 mega stars from me:
- Tate feelings were described to perfection.
- I LOVED 80-year-old Cap – he is the ultimate matchmaker!
- The sex scenes were so hot and so in contradiction to the aftermath I was overwhelmed!
- Car sex scene – to the classic list!
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.