I have had Ugly Love practically since it was released. I don't know why I'm just now reading it. Well, yeah, I do. It's because of my ever-growing TBR list. However, I could kick myself for not reading it sooner. This book was like my kryptonite--in other words, my weakness. When I was within close proximity of it, I couldn't focus on anything other than this story; Miles and Tate. I have come to realize that there's not many authors who can make you feel so much, the way that Colleen Hoover does.
Ugly Love switches back and forth from present day with Tate, to Miles' past, six years earlier. We, slowly, come to understand what makes Miles shut off his emotions the way he does. But, sometimes, those emotions build up so much that his barrier breaks and you get a peak at the Miles that he is trying his best to keep hidden.
Tate struggles with the feelings she is experiencing for Miles, because that wasn't part of the plan. She wants to break his rules and make him see what a good thing they have together. When she starts to think it's all one-sided, she keeps telling herself she should stay away. But, the truth is, she'll take Miles any way she can get him, at least until the it's too much for her heart to handle.
I don't like to read any reviews before I read a book (because I'm afraid of spoilers), but I do have a look at the ratings, and with Ugly Love the ratings vary. I have to say, though, this is one of those rare books that, if I were able to give it more than 5 stars, I would. It's heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. You'll keep guessing at the reason for the war inside of Miles' head until it is revealed and when it is, you may need to put some tissues within reaching distance.
I can easily say, this is one of the best new adult books I have read and I'm a little bit giddy to see it brought to life on the big screen. Fans of New Adult, you need this book in your life.