New Adult, Contemporary Romance
‘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.’
Today I am spotlighting Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. If you haven’t read a CoHo novel then you’re missing out. Colleen Hoover writes the most poetic loves stories of the contemporary romance. They are full of angst and are always a rollercoaster of emotions.
I devoured Ugly Love. I was cursing every time the baby woke up because I just didn’t want to put it down. If I didn’t have any distractions, this would have been finished in a matter of hours. Written from the current perspective of Tate and Miles perspective 6 years prior to current events, you are instantly drawn in. You want to know where it is going. You want to know where Miles story is leading and how he got to Tate’s front door drunk. You want to know why he doesn’t want to love anyone. You want to know how the “friends with benefits” will end. I thought I knew how it was going to end but Colleen Hoover seems to be the queen of throwing in a good twist and I ended up blown away.
As it is a CoHo novel, I expected angst. I expected an emotional rollercoaster. I, however, did not expect to be emotionally destroyed. There were moments where I just wasn’t sure that I could finish the book because I was too upset by the content. I persevered and finished the book. CoHo ties up all the loose ends and makes sure that everyone has a happy ending so it’s worth the ride.
My recommendation: Grab the tissues and prepare for the rollercoaster ride of your life.