Synopsis: 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.
Review: I did only read one book by Colleen Hoover (Maybe Someday) but I was really touched by the pen of the author and the history that encompasses us completely. And it’s true that when I heard about the release of Ugly Love, I was immediately intrigued and interested in everything that this new novel could offer. I have not yet read a lot of novels from Hugo Romance (French editor), but the little I have tried (Maybe Someday & Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen) pleased me more than I expected. The two facts combined have forced me to throw myself as soon as I could in this new novel and it has completely transported me once again. Admittedly, Colleen Hoover shakes our heart, tickle our tears and our feelings while presenting us a story full of emotions.
We follow here two main characters: Tate and Miles. These two POVs are written at a different period which adds a twist to the story. Indeed, we find Tate nowadays, a girl actually living with her pilot brother, the time to resume her life and find a new apartment. Alternatively, we can also follow Miles, his history six years ago, the events that made him what he is today. I admit that I was curious to know about his past, to understand what had been pushing him to become that bitter regarding personal relationships, what happened to the young woman that we hear about at the beginning of the story. But the novel is done so that we can only know the truth when we reach the end of the story.
In all cases, we follow the meeting between these two characters, two people who did not expect to experience such feelings towards each other. It’s quite sad to see Tate fall gradually in love with the young man, to see that she gets stuck in feelings that do not seem reciprocal and so that Miles accepts a possible relationship without particular expectations behind it. Yet he does not realize the harm he does to the young woman, the hope he places, or the ignoble way he treats her sometimes. At the same time, it is very difficult to Tate to come off, to realize that nothing will be possible and that perhaps he is not the one for her. It’s a difficult history, unhealthy, but we’re curious to see the purpose and the consequences. We remain touched by the feelings of the young woman, to see how she will react.
You’ll understand that I spent once again a great time with the author and I advise you to discover one of her writings, you will pass from joy to sadness in no time without being able to let go of the novel before finishing it.