Goodreads rating: 4.34 / 5 stars
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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.
* Also posted on my Goodreads *
Ugly Love = Ugly Crying
To be honest, I don't know where to begin because I'm too numb from crying so much on this beautiful book. This is why I always look forward for another Colleen Hoover book. She will give you all sorts of feelings and emotions, there's pain, frustration, sadness, relief, happiness... EVERYTHING! It took me a while to gather all my thoughts so here are my thoughts.
Love isn't always pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.
Ugly Love is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story. However, you must need some patience because you might find the characters annoying in different ways. Starting with Miles Archer, he's an attractive pilot and a swoon-worthy guy (A HOT FREAKING PILOT) with a ghost of his past. He blames himself for a long time and feels like he deserved not to find happiness. He shuts off everyone who tries to get into his past and Tate Collins, sometimes I don't get her. I don't know if she's a martyr or what, but I don't understand why she lets Miles use her. I really find it stupid in some ways that I want to swat her with a roll of newspaper.
I'm mad on Miles for being a jerk.
I'm mad on Tate for being a stupid martyr.
"If someone told you they could get rid of the ugly stuff, but you'd lose all the other stuff too... would you do it?"
When I finished this book, I guess these two weren't bad at all. Their love story is perfectly imperfect. They hurt each other but learned from it to make their relationship work better to a blissful life and love each other more in every possible way. I love how Miles faces his fears and unresolved issues. It's easy to say "I'll get over it", but it takes one step at a time to do it because it takes time to heal the wounds of his past. I understand what he'd been through. Also, I love Tate for being patient to Miles no matter how many times he hurt her feelings. Seriously. If you really love someone, you'll never lose hope and I think she knows deep down, he is the one for her. That's why she didn't gave up on him.
Lastly, a special mention for Cap. Without his advises, I think Miles and Tate would be lost and their love story would take its downfall. This old man is the best! *I salute him*
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
- "God gives us the ugliness so we don't take the beautiful things in life for granted."
- "I don't believe in ending things with a tie. That's a copout for people who are too scared they might lose."
- "If that boy can't see what a good thing he could have with you, then he ain't worth your time."
- " I didn't fall in love with you, Tate. I flew." -- Oh gosh, *swoons*
Overall, this is a thumbs up & a hands down. I am surely looking forward for another Colleen Hoover book. :)
This is my 100th book on my 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge. That ends my challenge for this year. :)