Published: August 5, 2014
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.
I started this book about 7pm and stayed up until 1:30 am to finish it. I could not put it down because I was so drawn in at the very beginning.
This is the story of Tate and Miles and the chapters alternate with her telling in the present and his telling six years in the past. Miles is a very tortured soul and we don’t find out why until almost the end and it is heart wrenching. He is complete dead inside and feels he can never love again. Tate is immediately drawn to Miles and thinks she can make him love her. But he want only sex and she agrees to that just to be with him. Well, we all know that kind of arrangement never works and so Miles and Tate part badly a few times and you feel for both of them. Finally Tate tells him that he either gives her more or she’s done with their arrangement. Miles stays away as long as he can but inside he knows he does love her but must make a break from his past first. By the time I came to the end I was bawling like a baby. I loved this book and highly recommend it if you enjoy tragic love stories and are not offended by explicit sex.
I rated it 5 stars *****
I just found out that this book is being made into a movie in 2016. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ugly-love-the-movie#/story