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.
MY THOUGHTS (*Spoiler Alert*)
So I am on a Colleen Hoover book binge at the moment. I am not entirely sure if this is a good idea as I am noticing that her books are a bit on the heavyside. It reminds me to schedule something with my therapist. I started off with “It Ends With Us” and I finished reading “Ugly Love” last night. I didn’t plan on finishing this book in one sitting. However, I sat down and couldn’t put the book down.
Ugly Love follows the story of Miles and Tate, or should I say Rachel and Tate? Anyway, Tate meets Miles, who turns out to be her brother’s friend. Miles and Tate decide to be “sneaky links” (what this new age would call it) with no strings attached. Tate develops feelings for Miles. Miles develops feelings for Tate. Miles has some deep rooted trauma and loss that do not allow him to explore a relationship with Tate or fall in love with her. It gets messy. There’s a lot of sex and tears. A LOT OF SEX. I feel like there is more sex in this book than “It Ends With Us” to be honest.
I didn’t fall in love with you…I flewColleen Hoover, Ugly Love
Question for Colleen Hoover fans, are all of her characters in their early twenties? Does she not have any in their 30’s ? Are 30’s not considered sexy? Maybe I am just showing my age a little bit. I digress. I like the fact that the story is told through Miles and Tate’s perspective. We get a glimpse of Miles’ teenage years and his background with his first love Rachel which appears to be written as if Miles is reciting a poem. In those particular chapters, the writing is centered, like a poem. Perhaps, Hoover did that to romanticize what was happening between Rachel and Miles. But it was sooo f***** sad. When I read what happened to their baby, it pulled on my heart strings and I shed a tear. I can’t fathom losing my daughter. As a mother, reading that scene was hard for me. Miles needed therapy. I wish he went to therapy. Though he never would have gotten over the loss, the loss will always be there, heavy and understandable, He would have been able to love again sooner than he did. He would have some healing.
There were a lot of feelings, a lot. When Tate and Miles have a child of their own, it was beautifully written, yet heart wrenching to see the release of emotions that Miles has while holding his daughter. He loves her.
I highly recommend adding this book to your to be read list this summer, but prepare to be in your feels.
Happy Reading Folks.