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.
I haven’t read any of her books mostly because I tend to avoid NA, but I’ve heard such wonderful things and I trust your judgement completely.
you should try, she is good!
Hmm, intrigued by the dual POV’s set slightly apart, I’m hoping our library will have a copy of this.
I hope that you’ll be able to try!
*sigh* I still have yet to read Colleen Hoover Melliane. I know, I know, I can’t believe it either 😉 So glad you seem to be enjoying her books so much, I hope I love her as much as everyone else when I finally give her a try! Soon, I promise 😉
Ah you need to try soon! Definitely!
Glad you loved this! I really really did as well. 😀
yes it was so good!
Sounds complicated, but in a wonderful way. I’m going to read my first C.Hoover book this month, too 🙂 For book club! So excited – everyone seems to love her.
yes I was so happy by this one! SO curious to see what you’ll think of it!
I was disappointed in this one. I didn’t like how typical NA it was and the drama and angst were over the top. Glad it worked for you.
I get happy when I see an author I want to read one day on a blog I frequently check in with 😀 Glad to see you enjoyed the book, I’ll get around to reading her work eventually!
I really enjoy her work for now
I have not tried a Hoover yet
New author to me, but if a book tugs on your emotions, it is a good one!
yes I was really touched
I’ve never read her. I’ll have to see if I can fit her into my TBR pile at some point.
I hope you’ll be able
Haven’t tried the author either. I’ll have to keep an eye out at the library for this one.
I’m glad to see you enjoyed this one. I still need to read a book by this author – soon I hope!
I hope so too
I am avoiding CHoover not because I don’t like her, but I’m aware her work is heart rending! I can’t take a hard tug on my emotions, I unravel!
Yeeeeeeesssssss! I loved this book. Hell, I’ve loved every book I’ve read by her. So glad you liked Ugly Love.
I need to try more!
Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with Ms Hoover once again
Ugly Love made me cry so hard, and so ugly towards the end, Melliane! I don’t know how Hoover does it, but her stories always hit me straight in the heart. I’m glad you enjoyed Ugly Love, too 🙂 Great review.
yes… me too
I purchased this book a long time ago for my Nook and have not gotten around to reading it yet, but it sounds wonderful!
I’ve been wanting to try this author but I always wonder if it is more drama than I can deal with in a contemp. I’m thinking if you didn’t see it that way and got involved with the characters than I might as well. Brilly review!
it’s drama, but it’s really well done
Oh yes. The many feelings a reader goes through whilst reading a Colleen Hoover book. I can totally relate. 🙂
I’ve yet to try one of Collleen Hoover’s books – I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! I’ve heard this story (and her writing) is filled with lots of emotions and that the characters just come to life under her pen. One day I hope to read something by her.
Wonderful review, Melliane! 🙂
I need to read this one so bad. I love that the reveal is saved for the end.
I loved Maybe Someday as well and it was my first read by her also. This doesn’t exactly sound like there is a happy ending so I am not sure about it. I am glad you liked it so much though.