Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult - Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK
Tate Collins meets Miles Archer in a quite bizarre way, passed out in a drunken heap on her brother's doorstep. At first, it seems like Tate finds him complex, like she can't figure him out. But even still, it's soon indisputable that they have an undeniable chemistry that Tate has never had with anyone else before. Although Miles is a closed book on his love life and past from even his friends, when it comes to love, it's strictly off the table for him and Tate. But their attraction is too strong to deny - even with neither of them wanting love - they enter the agreement that will change both of them forever.
Written in a mixture of present tense and flashbacks, I got to know Tate quite well really fast, knowing what kind of person she was and what she wanted out of life. She was a strong-minded, smart and highly likable character that stood out among the other lead female characters in other books I've read. But Miles was a little different, never really showing his real self or wanting anything else from Tate than their physical relationship. In the flashbacks, chapter by chapter, it starts to piece together the puzzle of Miles Archer, giving us answers to the questions we were dying to know. The ones that could potentially give Tate and Miles a future beyond a relationship agreement - and to actually be open to the idea of love - if Miles could move past his past and look to the future with Tate.
Colleen's writing blew me away. I couldn't fault anything - in the character development, plot or ending - it's rare to find a book that you can read in one sitting (which I did) without getting disinterested - but I can definitely say that Ugly Love was a flawless, passionate and ardent novel that was one-of-a-kind. This will not be the last book I read by Colleen Hoover for definite. I'm adding her to my authors-to-watch on my TBR list and doing a little haul of her books for sure.
New Adult book lovers! Add this one to your pre-order now. You seriously don't want to miss this one at all. It was everything I was expecting and more. A five-star heartbreaking, divine masterpiece.
AH. I don't want to give anything away at all, because it would totally ruin it for everyone with all the clues.
So, I'll just say the ending - because that was IT - one of the best endings.
New Adult readers, fans of Colleen's previous novels and Adults alike are going to adore this.
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