“It’s not exactly love at first sight for Tate Collins when she meets the tormented and secretive Miles Archer. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is a mutual physical attraction that can’t be denied. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they might have stumbled on the perfect no-strings arrangement. He isn’t looking for love, and she doesn’t have time for it-so that leaves just the sex. What they’ve got could be surprisingly satisfying, as long as Tate can stick to the two rules Miles has for her: never ask about the past; don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but everything is different when real emotions start to change the equation”.
I’ve been hearing only great things about Colleen Hoover’s book whether it’s on Instagram or Twitter and I was curious to see why. And now I can see the reason behind all the buzz.
Ugly Love was the first book of this author that I’ve read and I’m really satisfied with the result. First of all, the story is told by two points of view but not in the same timeline which is interesting. The first one is told by Tate Collins and happens in the present; the second one is told by Miles Archer and happens 6 years earlier. The 2 points of view complete each others.
Tate meets a drunk Miles when she moves to her brother’s apartment, As the weeks pass, they didn’t get along so well. Miles was that mysterious guy who didn’t talk this much. On Thanksgiving, they agreed on a friends with benefits relationship based on 2 conditions that Miles have put: “Don’t ask about my past,” he says firmly. “And never expect a future.” The more time they spent together, the more complicated things became as the lines between friendship and love began to blur.
It is known that in every Colleen Hoover’s book there has to be a tragedy that happened with one of the characters. Through the 6 years gap, we get to understand why Miles acts the way he does and why he doesn’t want to get attached to Tate. I was frustrated at times with the way he acted toward Tate. He really did love her and wanted a relationship with her but in the same way he didn’t get any closure with his ex Rachel and didn’t know how to deal with the death of their son. He didn’t want to fall in love again because he didn’t want to get hurt in the end or hurt the other person in the relationship. But when he did have the closure and saw that Rachel had moved on with her life, he didn’t hesitated once to go and have a relationship with Tate. Meanwhile, I loved how Tate handled the situation and how she stood up to him at times. She really wanted to know what had happened to him because she really wanted to help him deal with everything.I loved the relationship between the two of them and how it was build.
“If I were capable of loving someone . . . it would be you.”
This is really a heartbreaking story. Colleen Hoover knows how to make her readers feel every emotion her characters are having. She knows how to make us laugh, cry, …
I would recommend every person to read all the books that Colleen Hoover has published. Personally, I would even read her grocery list lol.