Thursday, March 2, 2017

Book #Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover .@colleenhoover

Book Title: Ugly Love
Author:  Colleen Hoover |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher:  Atria Books
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: Trade paperback
Cost: $15.00
Pages: 324
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: August 2014
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hen 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.
I said I wasn't going to cry. Then I get to the last few chapters and I can't stop the first few tears then before you know it, tears are rolling down my face and Colleen has won.  Yeah I loved this story and it was so good.

I went into this story completely unspoiled (which is a miracle in itself, considering how popular this books was).  I also went into it not knowng what it was about, just it's new adult and I wanted to read it and I'm so glad I went into it this way.  It's funny like within the first few chapters I was laughing and I was like I might enjoy this book.  There were corny moments within that the characters recognized and it just made me love it even more.

Told in dual perspectives we learn the back story of one character while the other shares the current events of their lives and how they intersect.  It's not until the end that the second character catches up to the present and it totally works with how the story is written.  I loved it so much because the character was living in the past so much they couldn't enjoy the present which is why we never got their POV.

I loved that Tate is a nurse and that Miles is a pilot. I loved how they were able to be strong in the own little worlds and yet be so weak when it came to each other.  I loved she was working on her masters while Miles was working his way up the ladder of being a pilot.  They were so funny together and still so good when apart that you couldn't help but see why one saw things so differently from the other.

I loved the way in which Colleen choose to share this story and how it's all shown and how the title gets used and love in it's many forms is highlighted.  We don't get a lot of other characters in this one because really the story is about the main two and a few others who interact only do so to help them along and I loved that. This was about their journey and not so much about their growth as humans but how to love and be loved in return.  There is a strong familial relationship that is explored and the hypocrisy of wanting one thing for your sibling while being the thing you don't want to happen to them to others. I loved that the character called the brother out on this and I loved his reaction to being put on the spot.

It's a strong story and it made me love it and want to read all her works and I shed a few tears as well so yeah, I loved it and I highly recommend it.
Make sure to bring along some tissues when you read but as always 
Happy Reading my loves, 

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