Book Club Book Review #9 – Ugly Love

Its the first Tuesday of the month and so it Book Club time with Kari and I. How did we even get to March this quickly. In any event here we are and a book we shall review …

Colleen Hoover

Per Goodreads

When Tate Collins meets airplane 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 Think 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 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.

Ok, If I were to sum up this review in three words it would be “Read this book”. I mean even from the synopsis you can get the gist that this would be a really great read. It’s a love story but not the classic boy meets girl and falls head over heels with girl kind of story. It’s more of a “real” story if you will that many twenty-somethings (or maybe just me) can relate to. It’s a “friends with benefits” tale … and the story of how that situation can go wrong … or right, depending on whose perspective you view it from. I loved every minute of reading it and I thought it was impeccably written.

I also love when an author develops characters so well that you almost feel as though you know them. Tate and Miles, the central characters were just developed so well. I love books that use flashbacks as well (spoiler – there are flashbacks in the book I am writing). I find that it tells the stories of the characters and you really get to know what they are thinking and why. This book told the story of Miles and Tate, alternating between the present and years ago. Miles had some superb flashback chapters that really helped the reader understand him as a character. He was a frustrating character, one you wanted to shout at … but he was also awesome and I loved him. I had issues with Tate, but the issues I had with her are the issues I have with most females who say they don’t want love but really do – Stop kidding yourself and don’t get into situations you cannot navigate. Still, she was developed well as that girl. There was palpable chemistry between Tate and Miles and I wish I could say soooooo much more. But … no spoilers.

Go read the book. It’s really a good one and I don’t say that lightly.

“When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes to squeeze them in” – my personal fave ha!

“I didn’t fall in love with you. I flew”

“Some people they grow wiser as they grow older. Unfortunately, most people just grow older”

“I’m terrified to lose him for good, so I sell myself short and take what I can from him, even though I know I deserve better.”

Have a good one!!


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