Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover

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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.


Our D.E.A.R. author has done it again! This book is perfection.

Another amazing book by Colleen Hoover, once we got stuck into this book we couldn't put it down. Colleen has an amazing ability to pull you in so much you feel like you are there with these characters, like you're apart of their relationship.

Love is passionate, intense, steamy, sultry and sometimes so heavy it makes you reach deep into your soul when you have this intensity with someone. But in some cases while love is simple and beautiful other times it's ugly. Only the toughest and those who can see past the imperfections will find true love.

Hearts get infiltrated
Promises get broken
Rules get shattered
Love gets ugly

We were both hooked from the beginning, these characters were so easy to connect with, you could feel the chemistry radiating from them in the few times they had crossed paths. This book will pull at your heart strings in more ways than one. We weren't sure what to expect but we didn't expect to have our hearts shattered. This book is heavy and emotional.

Tate has just moved in with her brother until she can find an apartment of her own, she wasn't expecting to meet a man like Miles. And meeting him in the hallway, passed out in front of her brothers apartment wasn't what she expected. Miles is good friends with her brother, both who are co-pilots. Miles is different he is very closed off, and different to most men but there is something about him that intrigues her.  

Miles and Tate attempt to develop a friendship but it is hard when he is so closed off. It isn't easy for Tate, you can feel the sadness and emptiness radiating from him. This just fuels Tate to get to know him more, slowly she starts making progress with him.

Miles might not show it but he really likes Tate, the attraction and chemistry is there. The last thing Miles is looking for is love or commitment, they are two rules he will not break. The chemistry is so strong they try a 'friends with benefits' relationship with 2 rules.

"Don't ask about my past" he says firmly. "And never expect a future."

Tate is smitten with Miles, as much as she would love to have more with him she will take him any way she can get him. He has evoked something within her, she's never felt so strongly for anyone before.

"He's just invading my thoughts and my stomach and my lungs and my world."

We love the way this book has been written. Dual point of view, going between Tate's POV in the present and Miles POV in the past. Going back and forth, the suspense and the build up at the end of each chapter will keep you on the edge of your seat.

"Sometimes a man's spirit just ain't strong enough to withstand the ghosts from his past."

Miles is the way he is for a good reason and in Miles past POV we get to see why. Miles doesn't have the rules in place because he's an ass, they are there for a good reason, he needs to protect his heart. When you have been hurt in the worst way possible it's hard to let anyone else in again. Why put your heart through the pain and ugliness of love again? Regardless of how beautiful it can be when you are truly in love with someone.

"You make it so hard to breathe"

Tate can't stop herself from developing the strong feelings she has for Miles and Miles is struggling with the feelings he has for Tate but he can't go there again. Even though she knows her feelings won't be reciprocated it doesn't stop Tate going after what she wants.

"If I were capable of loving someone... it would be you." My heart cracks with his words, and I feel the hope seep in and leak right back out again.

Our Thoughts

Kristy - Miles is such a beautiful character, his past just broke my heart. Seeing what he was like in the past to what he became in the present was heart breaking but what he's been through would change anyone. This book is heart wrenching, emotional yet beautiful. Have the tissues, vodka and chocolate ready because Colleen is going to rip your heart out and put it through a meat grinder! I absolutely LOVED this book.

Kayla - I found myself getting so frustrated at times reading this book. I felt like Colleen would give us just enough in the past chapters and then leave us hanging. I wanted so much more from the past but at the same time I craved to see where Miles and Tate’s relationship was going to go. This book brought out all the feels.

It's books like these that make us glad that we buddy read. There were so many times I (Kristy) messaged Kayla telling her I was going to skip present chapters and read more of Miles past chapters but as always Kayla kept telling me NOT TO DO IT.

We can't wait to see what Colleen delivers in her next book November 9.




Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit - See more at: dpuf



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