Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover - OUT TODAY

***** 5 Stars

I am very pleased to say that I have now joined the Miles high club :)
I saw many wonderful things about this book on Twitter that I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy. Thankfully the girls at The Hot Bed saw my plight and sent me a review copy. I've never read a Colleen Hoover book so wasn't really sure what t expect and happily this book blew me away.

The Blurb

An unforgettable love story that breaks all the rules.

When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door, it is definitely not love at first sight. In fact, they wouldn't even consider themselves friends. But what they do have is an undeniable mutual attraction.

He doesn't want love and she doesn't have time for a relationship, but their chemistry cannot be ignored. Once their desires are out in the open, they realise they have the perfect set-up, as long as Tate can stick to two rules - never ask about the past and don't expect a future.

Tate convinces herself she's ok with it, but soon realises that it's harder than she thought. Will she be able to say no to her sexy pilot when he lives just next door?

My Thoughts

This book is told from 2 points of view, one in the present & one in the past. Tate Collins is our leading lady, a nurse who has just moved to San Francisco to stay with her brother Corbin - we see her living very much in the present. Then we have our leading man, Miles Archer, a sexy airline pilot and one of Corbin's best friends, he is very much living in the past and is unable to let go and has his barriers firmly up. The pair meet and there is an instant attraction but as with all good stories the path to true love is not going to run smoothly.

Miles has not had a relationship for 6 years, not even a one night stand so he really struggles to cope with his attraction to Tate. He makes it very clear from the outset that he doesn't want a relationship with her and that he has rules that she is going to have to live by if she wants to be in his life.
"Don't ask me about my past,"he says firmly."And never expect a future." 
 Tate tries very hard to live by those rules but ends up falling head over heels for Miles. 
I don't know if I can do this, Miles. I don't know if I can follow rule number two, because I suddenly want to climb into your future more than I want to climb into the backseat with you.
So present day is told from Tate's point of view as things begin to develop between her and Miles, the attraction and the passion between them is strong but Miles is running from something, we just don't know what and he doesn't want a future with Tate or anyone else. Tate is very focussed on her career and is constantly trying to convince herself that she is happy with the arrangement she has with Miles. The other side of the story is told from Miles's point of view and takes us back 6 years when he is with a girl called Rachel, the girl who broke his heart. It looks at their relationship and we see why Miles refuses to see a future with love in it. What happened between them? How was his heart broken? Why will he not allow himself a future? The reason is totally mind blowing and left me totally shattered. I had to stop reading for a while just to compose myself before diving right back in.

I must say at the end of this book I was emotionally drained, it was one of those books that pulls you in right from the beginning and refuses to let you go until you reach the very last page. Even when I finished this book at gone 2am having totally absorbed myself to get it finished I found myself unable to fall asleep as the book had totally consumed me. In this book Colleen Hoover had created 2 wonderful characters that had me totally engaged and invested in what happened to them. 

You feel sorry for Tate, willing her to walk away from Miles for her own sake but then Miles just gets totally under your skin that you want him to be loved by Tate and for him to fall in love with her. I felt the ache of the pain that Miles so obviously felt and felt totally overwhelmed by his heartache. I just wanted to cuddle him and tell him that everything was going to be ok. Now I feel as though I am beginning to gush but I really don't have a single bad thing to say about this book other than it was over too soon and it left me with a serious book hangover.

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