Monday, September 19, 2016

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 324 (paperback)

Synopsis: "#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." -Goodreads

I've been putting off reading a Colleen Hoover book for the longest time because I've been terrified of the hype that surround them. I finally decided that being a lover of contemporary that I should try this book, so I did... And I really liked it.

As for the characters, I can honestly say they stole my heart. I loved Tate and her hope and ambition. I love how she pushed herself in what she did and try to accomplish all her goals. I also love how even when I would lose hope, she would show back up and keep kicking.

I also loved Miles. In the beginning, I thought Miles was too obsessive in his chapters. I felt like his behavior was really uncomfortable and his internal monologue was just weird. I will say it took at while to get over this, but after we get the backstory that his parts are telling, you can see the growth and progress he has made.

I can't lie either when I say that Corbin was another character that stuck out to me. He melted my heart, and his role as the protective older brother was genuine.

This book ripped my heart into shreds. It left me emotionally exhausted. I was so satisfied with the ending of the book and the way the story tied up, but it didn't change how drained I felt after reading the last pages with these characters.

As for the plot, it is very vague. As for the overall story of these two people with a friends with benefits relationship, there was only so much you could do. I will say that the sex scenes actually got really boring about half way through. If it wasn't for the secondary plot that was unraveling every other chapter, I would have DNF'd this book because the lack of substance.

I want to say this was a fun and thoughtless read, but I can't really say that. This was a heartbreaking and beautiful read, that left me thinking about it for weeks. It left me in a state of desire to reread the entire book again from start to finish.

Have you read anything by Colleen Hoover?

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