Ugly Love is the second book by Colleen Hoover that I’ve read and I had so much fun. It was completely different to the other one of hers I read, It Ends With Us. That one was to do with physical abuse and as hard as the topic matter was to read about, I thought the book itself was amasing and it got to me a way that few books ever have. Similarly, this one tackled difficult themes, but nowhere near the same level. It was mostly just a really fun read.
The story followed Tate and Miles who meet each other under dubious circumstances and a physical attraction develops between them. Miles doesn’t want a relationship, just something casual. He propositions Tate and she agrees.
This is a novel of dual perspectives. The chapters in the present day are written in Tate's, while Miles narrates the alternate chapters that take place six years in the past. The chapters from the past illuminate the reasons why Miles can’t bear the thought of falling in love again and only wants a sexual relationship.
I loved virtually all of the characters. Tate was fun and quirky and she showed such vulnerability when she began to see Miles as more than just a casual fling. All she wanted was for Miles to feel the same way about her and I could almost taste her disappointment when he kept shooting her down. There were several times when I wished Tate would walk away because I couldn’t bear to see her hurt anymore, but she kept coming back for more. This was infuriating to a degree, but communicated the depth of her feelings for Miles.
Miles himself was a very stoic character who it was hard to get a measure of. His chapters, which were often written in verse (I didn’t get that at all), really helped to shine light on his character. I preferred the chapters written in the present day as I did find the angst a little too much in Miles’s chapters, but they were okay.
A lot of people go on about Cap (one of the side characters), an old man who operated the lift for residents at the tower block where Tate and Miles lived .I liked him, but I really don’t get why people were so enamoured with him. He was fun, though, and I certainly didn’t dislike his parts.
This was such a fun read that was perfectly paced and really addictive. If you’re in need of a light read go check it out. It left me with such a warm glow!
By: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 5th 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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At this point i’m just going to accept the fact that i have a Love-Hate relationship with Colleen Hoover’s books . But i love her , she’s such a nice spirit and fun!
Going back to the book , i also read it without the slightest idea about its content . at first it was bit boring for me , and i admit i put it on hold for a long time until i finally decided to finish it a couple days a go .
The writing style is obviously good since it’s Colleen , i didn’t have trouble getting into it
The characters were fun but i didn’t find them interesting enough
Tate wasn’t that great for me , i found her to be very weak and annoying most of the time
Miles , i don’t see the hype about him , he isn’t that great either , i get it , the ” boy with tortured past” kind of thing , but i didn’t buy it ,i just didn’t like it .
i didn’t like them or their relationship with each other
i LOVED cap thought! he’s such a sweetheart and he’s funny
the reason i gave it three stars is because i understand what Colleen was doing , and i loved the meaning behind the story and the entire concept about letting go of the ghosts of our pasts .
I did cry while reading it , some parts were too much for me to handle so i’m warning you .
i don’t recommend this book , but i know some people would love it , so pick it up on your own risk . it just wasn’t made for me
Question : what do you think of Colleen’s books? which one is your favorite ?
and , did you love Miles with Tate?