From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us, aheart-wrenching love story that proves attraction at first sight can be messy.
Colleen Hoover is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels. Her first series was published in 2012 and includes SLAMMED, POINT OF RETREAT and the companion novel THIS GIRL. Her second series, published in 2013, includes the #1 NYT’s bestseller HOPELESS and the companion novel, LOSING HOPE. She has released a free novella, FINDING CINDERELLA, as a thank you to her readers for their continued support. The novella is a companion to her Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.
You can follow Colleen on Instagram @colleenhoover if you want to watch her pointless, random videos. You can also follow her on TWITTER, but she rarely tweets anything worth following. You can also find her on her blog at colleenhoover.com or on her very active Facebook page at facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away free stuff when her husband isn’t looking.
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s 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’ve been on a Colleen Hoover kick lately and I’m pretty sure she’s currently my second favorite author now! All the feels that I got from this book were indescribable!
Tate Collins decided to temporarily move in with her brother, Corbin, an airline pilot, while she saves for her own place and goes to school for her Masters in Nursing. On her first day at her brothers apartment complex, she finds a drunk man sleeping in front of the door and blocking her entrance to her brothers apartment; as she attempts to go around him to get inside, the man then wakes up and tries to get in too. Tate panics and closes the door on his hand. Well, apparently this man, turns out to be a friend/co-worker of her brother and was locked out of his apartment right across the hall. Airline pilot, Miles Archer – has a past that he can’t get away from and because of it he refuses to ever allow himself to love again. And although Tate almost broke his hand, the attraction between Miles and Tate is undeniable. Since neither of them are interested in a relationship, they both settle on being friends-with-benefits. They both have their own rules to be applied to this agreement, but somewhere along the lines, the rules begin to get muddied and confusing as feelings develop. Will it ever be possible for Miles to deal with his past so that he can finally have a future? Will Tate be able to stick around long enough while Miles deals with his demons?
“Every time I’m with him, he fills my heart up more and more, and the more it’s filled with pieces of him, the more painful it’ll be when he rips it out of my chest as though it never belonged there in the first place.” – Tate. I absolutely loved Tate and her character; as much as she wanted Miles, she was controlled in her actions, she didn’t come off as pathetic and needy. She lived in the reality of things – on one hand, she knows she wants more than what he’s able to give her and on the other hand, she can’t help but stick around for what she can get even though she knows it won’t end the way she hopes.
“I’ve never met anyone who can say so little when they speak. He’s definitely perfected the art of evasiveness.” – Tate. Has anyone ever dealt with a person who answers your questions in such an evasive way but you have no choice but to accept the answers being given, even though you need to hear more?
The writing in this book is so powerful, Colleen Hoover is an expert at ripping my heart out in a book and then somehow she manages to mend it back together again. She writes the story as a present day view of Tate, viewing the way that their relationship takes off; as well as the past of Miles, so you feel the depths of the pain that Miles experienced, leading him to the hardened, closed off way that he is today.
“It’s the beautiful moments like these that make up for the ugly love.” By the end, you truly understand what “Ugly Love” really means.