TITLE: Ugly Love
WRITTEN BY: Colleen Hoover
HOW I GOT IT: bookdepository
VERSION I READ: paperback
GENRE: young adult, mental illnes, contemporary, teen, scifi.
“When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in.”
(PLOT BY GR) 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.
DOES IT HAVE SEX SCENES?
YES, A LOT!
DOES IT HAVE SADISM?
DOES THE FEMALE CHARACTER NEED TO RESPECT SOME RULES?
YES, BUT SHE DOESN’T GIVE UP TO HER RIGHTS IN ORDER TO DO THAT.
So, the story doesn’t have nothing of original. REALLY, NOTHING. But you can’t compare this story to ’50 shades of Grey’, OH NO. Before this thing that a lot of people calls ‘a book’ there was a simple thing called FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS’: see and re-see on television and movies during 20 years — so I’m sorry, but ’50 shades of Grey’ didn’t create sex without attachments. OK?
Tate and Miles story is based on the concept of ‘Friends with benefits’, where Miles doesn’t want feel and the only rules on their ‘relationships’ are: forbidden ask anything about his past and do not expect a future.
The story has been told by two different POWs: Miles’ POW is placed in 6 years before the present facts, where he’s facing the events that brought him a feelings locked. Trust me, whatever you expect it’s not closely heartbreaking as what it will happen — prepare the tissues.
WHAT I LIKE: ✔ Miles’ POW through FLASHBACKS. I’ve LOVED it.
✔ MILES’ DRAMA: it kills the reader and you want to throw the book against the wall. I LOVE DRAMA. GIVE ME DRAMA.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE: ✖ Tate. I didn’t like the female character. It’s not well devolp. It didn’t convince me.
✖ The last two chapters. It was too fast. It was like a forced ending.