Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2017
At the heart of the story is pilot Miles Archer who has a tortured past that prevents him from moving on and falling in love again. Enter nurse Tate Collins, who comes to temporarily live with her brother Corbin in his apartment building. This is how Tate and Miles meet, Miles lives in the apartment across the hallway.
Miles and Tate are attracted to each other but Miles is reserved and aloof. He admits to Tate that he hasn’t been with a woman in six years. He makes her a proposition however, they can get into a sexual relationship, no strings attached. Tate agrees but as hard as she tries not to get emotionally attached she can’t help but start to fall in love with him.
The story is told in alternating chapter flashbacks from Miles’ past. I liked the flashbacks, one chapter would end from six years ago, leaving a little cliffhanger, then the next chapter would go onto the present time with Miles and Tate.
Miles’ heartbreaking past is slowly revealed and I have to admit I teared up a little.
I’m big on book settings, one thing I did not like is that I didn’t feel the San Francisco setting here. I would have loved a few vivid descriptions thrown in here and there. Aside from that minor qualm, Ugly Love was good, it was really good contemporary romance. The steamy scenes between Miles and Tate were perfect, they had great chemistry. The dynamic between them worked, Miles needed someone to rescue him and Tate was that person. She had alot of patience for him.
Sometimes love bites but the main theme in Ugly Love is that it is worth it nonetheless.
I have read her before and Colleen Hoover has a way of writing that just draws you in. She makes her characters seem like real people and she makes you care about what happens to them as she tells you their stories. I recommend Ugly Love if you enjoy new adult contemporary romance with characters who have haunted pasts.