Tuesday, August 5, 2014

BLOG TOUR ~ Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover ~ Review


Ugly Love
By Colleen Hoover



When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's 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


Where to begin with this book…

Ugly Love has the reader all over the place emotionally. There were parts where, if Tate had been real, I would have looked at her and told her she’d lost her damn mind. And Miles, poor misguided Miles, he must not have heard that rules are meant to be bent. Boy do his rules get bent. They get so bent I imagine they look something like this;
I could understand Tate and Miles thinking what’s wrong with having a little fun, but if you’re a dude and you meet the woman who can tempt you to have sex after abstaining for six years, it’s probably going to be more than just sex. Just an FYI.

Miles has deep issues. Tate is a nurse, by default, that makes her someone who wants to help and heal others. The toughest lesson for Tate is you can’t help the unwilling. I could empathize with Tate. She knew she shouldn’t care, but she couldn’t help herself and gave up trying to fool herself early on. Watching Miles’s past claim another casualty was disheartening. I wanted to tell her to run away at the same time I wanted her to fight to save Miles from himself.

Miles was deluded. There were moments I had a really hard time liking him—a really hard time. When the truth came to light, I felt a little sorry for him, but mostly I felt anger at how much he had been let down by those who supposedly loved him. No wonder the guy was messed up and had no clue to engage in a loving relationship.

In the end Tate can’t save Miles. She can’t heal him or take away his pain. But, sometimes, when you find acceptance, you find peace. Miles had a long way to go to find peace. I have to say I could see their story ending in two very different ways; they could each move on and find their peace without each other, they could find their way with each other through all of pain and damage that comes when love gets ugly. I was wondering until the very end.

Colleen delivers another book that will leave you guessing and your stomach in knots until the last word.

Reviewed by Liz.  An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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