I avoided this book for a very long time due to the reviews. I hate when you have a complete dick hero who the heroine just falls all over and lets trI avoided this book for a very long time due to the reviews. I hate when you have a complete dick hero who the heroine just falls all over and lets treat her like dirt. And that's what a lot of the reviews portray this to be. But it's really not and I wish that I hadn't stayed away due to that because Ugly Love turned out to be a really great emotional roller coaster that I enjoyed. I've avoided NA lately because it's like reading the same book over and over. Tortured hero meets tortured heroine and she fixes him. Well, Ugly Love is kind of that premise, but then it's kind of not.
Miles is a tortured hero. He's had a hard time with life after a devastating event changes his entire outlook on the world. Miles meets Tate and though she's fun and beautiful and he apparently enjoys spending time with her, he never leads her to believe that their relationship will be anything other than sex. He's upfront, honest and though many reviews stated he was mean to Tate he really wasn't. He was reserved, cryptic and a bit confusing at times, but he was never intentionally cruel or abusive towards her. It was Tate who couldn't accept him or their relationship. Though in the end her persistence paid off, she went through a lot of self inflicted heart ache because she couldn't just accept the arrangement that her and Miles had made in the very beginning.
In my opinion of a romance story, this isn't one of them. I could go out on a limb and call it a "love story" (because there's a difference) but this definitely doesn't give you the warm and fuzzies that a romance story would. This story is for the angst whore. The lover of reading about twisted relationships that dive deep into why the characters are so messed up but then come out with a HEA in the end with a cherry on top. That's me, so I really enjoyed Ugly Love. ...more
This was a DNF for me at around 50%. I was hoping it would get better but my reading time is valuable and I just can't force myself to devote anymoreThis was a DNF for me at around 50%. I was hoping it would get better but my reading time is valuable and I just can't force myself to devote anymore to this one. I do not agree with the other reviewers who say this isn't your normal love triangle. It is. It may actually be worse and I hate love triangles. After half the book I hated all 3 of these people and had no desire for any of them to find their happily ever after. Not only that but the writing rambled on. I was a huge fan of the first 2 Katy Regnery fairy tales but this one, despite having the outward appearance of a character driven story, was just telling the same story by 3 different people. There was no show here. We get 3 different perceptions of the same situations as they occur which gives the impression that the story isn't moving along at all. The only thing that IS moving the story along is the drastic time jumping.
Because I really enjoyed the first two in this series I'm hoping this one was a fluke and I will enjoy the next one. ...more
Though this is the kind of story that I'm so desperately searching for every time I pick up a book (or my Kindle) it is so bad for me... My face is stThough this is the kind of story that I'm so desperately searching for every time I pick up a book (or my Kindle) it is so bad for me... My face is stuck in a book while dinner is cooking, I'm ignoring my family, I'm counting down the minutes until my baby's bedtime and my poor husband knows not to even talk to me. I need to finish this story!
I was drawn in from the first sentence and could not stop thinking about Holden and Gris until the HEA was complete. I'm now addicted to Katy Regnery's fairy tale re-tellings. Character driven books are my absolute favorites and Katy Regnery does a fabulous job creating beautiful and lovable characters.