Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
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.
Ooh, would you look at that, another Colleen Hoover book. I’m pretty sure everyone, if not, most of us are familiar with this book since it has been making rounds on the internet especially that it has been picked up to be adapted into a movie. Apparently, Nick Bateman is the lead actor and everyone is just going gaga and that includes Colleen herself.
Anyway, back to the review. All I can say is, it’s as disappointing as Hopeless (for you guys who read my review on that, you know what I mean). It’s another female protagonist who lets some dumbass “hot” guy who has some deep issue to stomp over her. But it seems that everyone is just so in love with this guy. Excuse my French.
I get the whole Friends with Benefits thing. Been there, done that. No strings attached. Right. Those things never work out, sometimes they do but most of the time, its a wreck. That’s why it’s an advice to everyone to stop committing to these if they’re too unstable and couldn’t control their emotions. But obviously, Tate ( the protagonist) is just too confident that she could be up for it. They both agreed to be in this kind of situation but it seems as if Tate was always on the worst end. She ended up being his booty call. He was the one who gets to feel satisfied and not used.
“If I were capable of loving someone it would be you.”
Why do these female protagonists think that behind the guy’s abusive and arseholish acts, they have feelings for them? Or they were done out of love and should be given the benefit of the doubt or should always be understood and pitied and sympathized. I mean, what are these female protagonists for? Are they just instruments in making these arseholes’ lives better? These kinds of female protagonists make me feel degraded. They are just too darn characterized with blatantly low standards, no dignity and no respect for themselves and always feel the need to baby a “hot” guy and let them used them as if they are a trash. Definitely who Tate is.
I know some people have some issues they are dealing with or pasts that they just can’t get into the back burner but c’mon, that doesn’t give them any right to be downright arseholes. Yes, I said it again and that’s the right adjective to be used to Miles. Well, I can’t blame him, Tate had given him all the right in the world to use her and treat her like a trash.
There is no reason to love the characters. I have no admiration nor good words for them because I felt as if they don’t deserve them.
And the whole Rachel thingy? It was not expounded as it should have been because clearly, it was the main reason the whole UGLY loving happened.
“You make it so hard to breathe.”
I have more to say on this but I’d rather not say them for they are not good stuff and I know that there are fans out there that may feel offended but I’m just speaking in Candor. There’s nothing wrong with that. And hey, I don’t judge people who love these kinds of stuff. We all have different preferences anyway.