Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Posted August 8, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

by Colleen Hoover
Pages: 239
Published on August 5th 2014
by Atria Books
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: This Girl, Hopeless, Slammed, Maybe Someday, Maybe Someday

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

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. 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.

5 Stars

This is another home run for Colleen Hoover. But what did you expect really? I knew it’d be good. I expect it to be good when it comes to this author. She’s on my author autobuy list and she’s there for a reason. She ruins me every single time. It’s been more than an hour since I finished the book and I’m still not quite sure what to say.

Ugly Love is about Tate and Miles. Tate just moved in with her brother in San Fransisco for her school and work. On the day she moves in, she meets Miles, who lives right across the hall. Miles is a friend of her brother and a pilot. and he’s also very, very hot. Tate can’t deny the attraction she feels towards him (duh). But Miles isn’t interested in love. He doesn’t want it. Ever. So the two make an arrangement. Just sex. Nothing more than that. And Miles has only two rules: Don’t ask about his past and don’t expect a future. But the longer she knows him, the more she realizes she wants more. But Miles will have to make amends with his past before there can be anything more between them.

Seriously, I still have no clue what to say. I’m just going to roll with it as always and just write what comes up in my head. First of all I’ll state the obvious. Colleen’s writing has improved even more. She gets better every book she writes. This book is darker and more adult than her previous works. There is quite a bit of sexy times in this book and of course Colleen pulls it off perfectly. It’s not just about that, it’s about Miles and Tate, but Miles especially. The alternating chapters take a bit of getting used too. The chapters from Tate’s perspective are the present, but Miles’ chapters are from six years earlier and it slowly tells his past and why he just doesn’t want love in his life anymore. And after finishing it, I totally understand why Miles is the first one of Colleen’s main guys to make her cry. I totally get it. He made me cry too.

I read this book in one sitting. I knew I would so I made sure to have a couple of hours free so I could. I couldn’t put it down, I was glued to the screen of my e-reader. Colleen’s books are always so intense, you can’t put it down, literally. This was one of my most-anticipated books of the year and it met all of my expectations. Perfect writing, perfect romance. Perfect everything.

I did love Tate but I can see why others might have problems with her. To be honest, I’d probably be exactly like her if I was in her shoes. (I kind of wish I was…) I also loved her brother Corbin. He was very protective over his little sister and I wish I had a brother like him. My favorite character is Cap though. The old man sitting at the elevator. Tate befriends him and he’s the sweetest old man ever. And he gives excellent advice. He’s one very wise old man. But Miles. Miles. Miles broke my heart. Shattered it into a million pieces. He’s such a great guy and I fell in love with him immediately. His story is so heartbreaking. I really wish I could hug him. I love Miles so much.

Ugly Love is a heartbreaking and very emotional story, something I’m used to by now from Colleen Hoover. While Maybe Someday remains my favorite of hers, this one is still there at the top. Brilliant. Just brilliant. And highly recommended.

“Love isn’t always pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your life hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.”
~ Cap. in Ugly Love, page 120.


About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels. Her first series was published in 2012 and includes Slammed, Point of Retreat, and This Girl. Her second series, published in 2013, includes the #1 NYT’s bestseller Hopeless and the companion novel, Losing Hope. She has released a free novella, Finding Cinderella, as a thank you to her readers for their continued support. The novella is a companion to her Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

Colleen lives in East Texas with her husband, their three boys, their dog, Pacey, and their zombie, Steve. Colleen loves Diet Pepsi more than all of the things, and is a ninja in her spare time.

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9 responses to “Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

  1. I dont care if Tate was weak or made stupid choices. I understood why she made them which is all I care about. And honestly, I (and most other girls) would do the same choices she did. She did them because she loved him. If she didn’t care, then it would have been easy to end things with Miles.
    And even as much as Miles claimed to never give her hope, we all know he did, all the time. In his own ways. Which is what kept Tate from trying to get through him.
    I have to admit that I loved Miles chapters. I loved how intense his feelings were over Rachel and the contrast to the present Miles.
    Such an amazing book. Glad you loved it!

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