Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Review


Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria
Format: eBook
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Purchased


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.


Ugly Love was a heartbreaking book, and Colleen Hoover deserves a massive round of applause for writing such a great novel. This is New Adult at it’s best, with characters that will continuously break your heart.

Tate was a spunky, weird, self-assured nurse, and I loved every second of her weirdness. I felt for Tate through the whole book, because her feelings for Miles were always out of control. I can understand why she thought that any time with Miles was worth it, but it was so hard to read. Miles was such a jerk to her at times, and despite his reasons it still wasn’t fair to Tate. I do wish there had been a little more to her side of the story. I felt by the end of the book that I didn’t really know her as well as I knew Miles. However, this book was really about Miles, and what he went through.

Miles was one of the most heartbreaking characters I’ve ever read. I’ve never wanted to cry such ugly tears in my life, and the fact that he was still semi-functioning just made him more admirable. His story was told in pieces as flashbacks, while his relationship with Tate was told from her perspective. He didn’t treat Tate well, but at least he tried to be honest with her and told her that it would never be love. These two characters bumped and scraped at all the wrong places at first, and then eventually began to click. Unfortunately, they agreed to keep things simple. No relationship or falling in love. It sounds cliche and it is, but the book transcends the cliche and opens up an “ugly love” story.

I always enjoy Colleen Hoover’s books but this goes right up there with her other book Hopeless as far as gut-wrenching. It’s a 5 star book, and if you’re burned out on New Adult or looking for a great one in the genre check this one out!





**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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