It is true. This blog post is a review. I know, I know. I haven’t reviewed a book on my blog in a very long time. But, after reading as many as ten books in the last two weeks, and writing Chasing the Tide, Ugly Love has left a most lasting impression. So, round of applause for Ms. Hoover. Your words caused me to want to tell the world about them.
Blurb: 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 opened this book, began to read Tate’s POV and instantly loved her. I wanted her to be real so I could take her out for drinks and we could talk about how HOT Miles is but also, how genuinely effed up he is. As an author, I know this is what Colleen Hoover wants. And she was successful in making me root for her character.
Ms. Hoover was so successful, in fact, that I rooted for both sides. That rarely happens! One person is good, the other is bad. We all grow up with this in mind. But, even though I loved Tate and hated that Miles was hurting her, I couldn’t hate Miles himself. Because his character was so well-built, so well-written, that I fell for him too. And his story was just so sad.
I give this book a big, fat five star review. I love the characters, I love the flow of the story, it didn’t feel forced, and the sex scenes weren’t absurd. Everyone writing romance is trying to beat out 50 Shades for raunchiest scenes, I swear. But these scenes were actually bearable. Great job, Colleen Hoover.
Now playing True Love by Coldplay.
All my love,