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.
My 6 + Star Review
We have five senses. All of those senses give us feelings, emotions—tears, sniffles, whispers, goosebumps, butterflies in our bellies. We savor the times that all of our senses work at once and take over, escaping to a place where they flow together—creating havoc but giving us the most incredible feelings.
You turn into “liquid” going down, down, down and up, up, up. Every one of your senses on high alert. soaring, floating, flying–feeling every one of your emotions catapulting until you are breathless.
This is a story filled with love, pain, heartbreak—it’s why we read. Why we get lost.
Tate Collins moves in with her brother Corbin when she returns to pursue her master’s degree in nursing, doing whatever she can to avoid having a relationship. Her main focus is her career. Her goals are set. She has no time for love. She’s focused, driven to succeed. Little does she know that heartbreak is waiting for her right next door. From the moment she meets Miles, she doesn’t understand the crazy emotions she feels from just one simple glance, touch, or word.
Enter Miles Archer. The brooding airline pilot. He is so broken, incapable of love. He doesn’t do relationships. No hearts and flowers here. He has a suit of armor around his heart and I wanted more than anything to rip the armor off.
The chapters alternate between Tate in the present and Miles in the past. We watch Miles as he experiences first love—and what a first love it was. It was poetic, the kind you feel down to your very bones. The Miles of the past is completely opposite of the Miles we encounter in present day. He guards his feelings the way he guards his heart. He’s quiet, doesn’t show emotion, and Tate never has any idea what he’s feeling. You just know that Miles has been wrecked. You know he must have experienced something so completely earth shattering that he is incapable of more.
Miles and Tate agree to a “no strings attached”, “friends with benefits” relationship with two rules Miles establishes:
“Don’t ask about my past….” and “never expect a future.”
Although Tate agrees to his rules, with each day she finds herself slipping further and further, her heart at war with her head. The chemistry between these two was off the charts and the sex was HOT!
“Anywhere I sit, I’ll feel him. He’s everywhere.
Everything is Miles.
That’s how it is when a person develops an attraction toward someone. He’s nowhere, then suddenly he’s everywhere, whether you want him to be or not.”
But you know that the story is going to be ugly. You know it’s going to be beautiful. You know that you’ll melt like butter and you will actually feel like you’ve stopped breathing. I ugly cried. I laughed. I fell in love with the secondary characters. I especially loved Cap—he was a perfect addition to the story. As you read, everything begins to come together and yes, your heart will hurt.
“I don’t understand how it can be so perfect. How life and love and people can be so perfect and beautiful.
Then it’s not
It’s so ugly.
Life and love and people become ugly.
It all becomes water.”
That’s about all you’ll get about the story from me. This is one of those books that you need to read without knowing anything more than what you’ve read in the blurb or a review with no spoilers.
Ugly Love was ugly beautiful. Never have I ever encountered an author that can make me feel so many emotions at once. She is brilliant. She is lyrical. And because of that, You are wrecked. In the end, You’ll cry ugly tears just like me and then start rereading from the beginning because once is not enough.
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UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover
Atria Books | 336 pages | Paperback | ISBN 9781476753188 | eBook ISBN: ISBN 9781476753195 | August 5, 2014
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