Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ugly Love

Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication date: August 5, 2014

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

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Miles Archer is a damaged man just trying to get through life with no more pain. He closes himself off from people and won't let his heart get attached to anyone. Until Tate, that is. When she moves in with her brother across the hall from Miles, he can't help but want her. But is he lets himself have her, there are rules that need to be followed.

"Don't ask about my past, and never expect a future." 

Miles, oh Miles *dreamy smile* He's one of those characters that makes you feel the strongest emotions that you don't even question feeling for a fictional character. I wanted to cuddle him close and just rock back and forth with him in my arms and protect him from the pain this world brings. Not that he needs protecting, though he definitely went through hard times and was had a broken heart, Miles was so strong. It's not evident right away but by the end I could see how tough he was and it made me fall in love with his character all over again.

I loved Tate and how she wouldn't let Miles push her away. She saw the broken pieces inside of him and wanted to put him back together like a puzzle. Their relationship had it's ups and downs and wasn't easy at all but the fight they both fought to be what each other needed was so beautiful to read about. I don't think I've cried this much over a book in a long time. Their love wasn't pretty, it wasn't tied together with a nice little bow. It was Ugly.

"Love isn't pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way."

This story broke my heart, made me laugh, cry, and just sit around with a stupid smile on my face. Such strong emotions were in this book and when you read it, you can't help but feel those same emotions. Colleen Hoover doesn't just write a story, her words put you into that story and make you live it.

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