Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
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.
This was my first book by Colleen Hoover and also my first book that I would classify as New Adult. So if anyone has other suggestions by Colleen Hoover or other New Adult authors let me know. Maybe Someday has been recommended already so it is on my list!
I have to admit that when I first started reading this I was not at all thrilled.
After only the first twenty pages, I was already tired of the sexism and the bullshit gender stereotypes. They died down towards the end of the novel but were very present in the beginning.
I love the dual perspective and that one of them is always a flashback until the end. I love when stories come together that way.
If you know me at all then you know that I hate instalove. I hated the instalove with Miles and Rachel and it was there with Tate as well. Miles also felt it with Tate but it is very much appreciated that he kept it hidden.
I sort of dislike Tate as a person. Her inner dialogue is incredibly annoying and she was way too gushy over Miles, way too soon. I also hated how quickly she forgave him in the end. Yes, she did bite off more than she could chew with this whole situation but after what he did to her, she was way too forgiving. I get it, she loves him and all that but still.
I also found that the writing in this kind of annoyed me. It was very repetitive to the point where I was skipping lines because the same thing was being repeated over and over and it was usually a repeat of what someone had just said or saying I love you.
Aside from all of that though, the story itself was very good. There’s a happy ending but the story itself is pretty heartbreaking. Don’t read this if you want happy feels.
3 out of 5 stars.