Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
It's not exactly love at first sight for Tate Collins when she meets the tormented and secretive Miles Archer. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. the only thing Tate and Miles have in common is a mutual physical attraction that can't be denied. Once their desires are out in the open, they realise they might have stumbled on the perfect no-strings arrangement. He isn't looking for love, and she doesn't have time for it- so that leaves just the sex. What they've got could be surprisingly satisfying, as long as Tate can stick to the two rules Miles has for her: never as about the past; don't expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but everything is different when real emotions start to change the equation.
Hearts get infiltrated
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly..
Thoughts on the book: Ugly Love would have to be my favourite book of 2014. I absolutely loved it and the emotional rollercoaster that I was taken on. The characters were all ones that you could easily relate to and were really likeable from the first moment that you meet them, well maybe except for Dillion. The writing is just superb and easy to read and follow so you aren't constantly turning back pages to make sure that what you are reading makes sense. The topics that are written about such as teen love and pregnancy, loss and family dramas are written about and discussed with such ease that you don't even really realise that they are being discussed. And the last few chapters will have you bawling like a baby, especially the epilogue.
Ugly Love is just a really fantastic book with an amazing storyline and is a must read for all book lovers, not just YA or NA and I will be highly recommending it to everyone. I really can't praise it enough.
Favourite character: Without a doubt it would have to be Cap. He is the funniest old man and never really gives much away about himself but gives great advice to everyone. He also gives him time and attention everyday to the lift and doesn't expect anything in return.
I think this quote explains why the book was called what it is:
“Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren't even worth it. Without the beautiful, you'll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it all up. You give it all up. You never want love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.”
Rating: 5/5 and even that isn't enough