Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published: August 5th 2014 by Simon & Schuster
Blurb: 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.
First of all I'd like to thank the girls of The Hot Bed for sending me this amazing book to review.
Review: This book should come with a warning because it is completely addictive. Once you enter Tate and Miles' world, there is no going back. Tate is a really strong character, she knows what she wants in life: a career. No time for relationships, no time for love. But when Miles appears at her doorstep (actually, his brother's, because she's moving in with him) drunk and hurting for a girl named Rachel, she can't deny her attraction, she just wants to make him feel better. So when Miles, all sobered up, lands eyes on her, there's no denial of the mutual attraction, they are game.
They start this kind of friends with benefits relationship, only they are not friends, they don't talk about the past nor the future, at least he doesn't. She just tries not to fall in love with him. But their attraction turns into something more, even if he is not ready to admit it. And you just want to keep reading to know what damaged him so much and what you can do (I mean... Tate, what Tate can do) to stop him from hurting.
The book is written from both perspectives, Tate narrates the present and Miles the past. Miles' chapters are really intense, his relationship with Rachel, when they were teens, was pure love. And then the unexpected happened and he turned into this bold version of him that is no able to love. It broke me.
This is my first Colleen book and I cannot believe that. I am totally checking more of her books. Ugly Love is so utterly compelling, she creates a love story so intense, so pure. And so sexy. This is a book you don't want to miss, so pre-order it now, it goes out the 5th of August.