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. (Goodreads)
Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published: August 5th 2014 by Atria Books
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Review: Colleen Hoover and I didn’t get off to a great start. I read Maybe Someday a few years back, and it was mediocre at best. However, I gave another CoHo book a chance. I really want to like Colleen Hoover so much. But honestly, I think I just love to hate her books.
It was definitely my mistake listening to the audiobook because I hated the narrators, but I very much tried to not have that affect my opinion of the book.
CoHo writes her characters to be so dramatic, and I don’t understand why.
I hated Miles’s chapters, and usually, I’m a huge fan of alternating perspectives. Miles’s chapters are set 6 years prior to the events happening in Tate’s chapters, so you see a younger Miles. He was obsessive and cringe-worthy, which had me conflicted because I liked present-day Miles. But younger Miles was crazy obsessed with his high school girlfriend and her name (Rachel) is said a lot throughout the novel and it’s all just so much. Rachel was a very dramatic character as well, even though she was a background character.
I think I would have enjoyed the alternating perspectives a lot more if Miles’s chapters where is present-day. If it wasn’t for his chapters I might’ve rated the book a little higher.
Tate wasn’t a perfect character either; I felt like she was fairly naive and at times very annoying. I liked when she finally stood up for herself.
Hoover does have a talent for building up sexual tension, which I do like. I also liked when Miles and Tate finally kissed; it was very steamy. I do enjoy her writing, it’s her characters I have issues with. There were some great one-liners in Ugly Love.
Despite the issues that I have with her characters, I feel like Colleen Hoover writes books for those who love those dramatic, cheesy romance movies with bad acting; and I am one of those people. So despite the fact that this is the second Hoover book I’ve given three stars to, I’ll probably read more.