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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ugly Love ~Review

“When life gives you lemons,
make sure you know
whose eyes you need
to squeeze them in.”

Back of Book:
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.

I got a glimpse of Colleen Hoover as a writer and now I can't stop reading her books! Hoover has an incredible way of making her 300ish page books feel like six chapters. They are fast paced, no dull moments, and extremely entertaining.

I really enjoy how she has one chapter be from one character's view point and the next chapter is from the other character's view point. What I enjoyed most about these chapters, was that Miles chapters take place six years earlier.

Just by reading the back of the book, everyone knows something must have happened in Miles's past that has made him the way he is. Being able to read these events as they unfold, while still knowing what's going on in the present is great!

While Tate spends her chapters in the dark, the readers are in a small circle of light. We know what's going on with Miles, slowly but surely we are getting the entire story.

There was a lot of sex in this book. And these moments where steamy. Like fog up the windows steamy. So it is definitely for a more mature audience. However, as much sex as there was. The story itself was so overwhelming that it out did the mature content. There was so much to the actual story line that looking back on it, there seemed to be so much less sex than there actually was. The mature content just doesn't stick with you as much as the story itself does.

The character development in this book was outstanding. I loved Cap and Corbin. Corbin's relationship with his sister, Tate was protective. He loved his sister and would do anything for her, and you could see that in the way he treated her and the guys in her life. Cap was hilarious. Having an older character in the book to give these younger ones advice was a great idea. I loved him, he felt like my own grandfather.

As I read their stories, I could feel the tearing and ripping of my heart as I went on the journey with the characters. My heart ached for Miles's pain and I wished nothing more than to take it away from him.

This novel had it's sad parts, and when they were sad they were the saddest thing I could imagine, but then there were these beautiful moments where the world seemed perfect. This was an incredible read. I find myself loving Colleen Hoover more and more as I continue to read her books.

I highly recommend this book to those of you who want to have love, drama, sorrow, and excitement tied into one book. It is definitely for a mature audience though, it's a New Adult book for a reason.

Comment below and let me know what you thought of this book!


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