Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

Title: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Series: standalone
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Atria Books
Release Date: 5 August 2014
Length: 337 pages (Kindle)

» Book blurb
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.

My Review: Colleen Hoover, you slayed it!

Miles and Tate are certainly not love at first sight. Miles didn’t exactly put his best foot forward on the doorstep of Tate’s new whare.

I read this while sitting in the back of a van, on a whirlwind road trip of 12+ hours to Auckland and back. I was Super Duper tired but couldn’t stop reading, even when we returned home at 2am! Thank god I was in bed when my ugly tears started and even luckier that everyone else was asleep by then!

I really felt like Tate gave in too easily with Miles. I wish she had a little more willpower in the beginning. She agreed to the conditions but she knew her heart wouldn’t handle it. She gives Miles more chances than what he deserved.

Cap, my fave character, he’s the man! An 80 year old man, who pushes the lift button for guests and tenants. He has heart to hearts with Tate and becomes her best and only friend. 🙂 I love him! He sounds like he’d make the best grandfather.

I love the fierce protection from Corbin too, Tate’s older brother. That’s what every big bro should be like. Looking after his little sister’s heart and making sure her potential love interests meet his standards and expectations.

This has become more of a character review. I don’t want to give any spoilers. Ugly Love has Colleen Hoover greatness all through it.

It’s a must for any new adult!

My Rating:
5 Leaf

I will read anything from Colleen Hoover. She just knows how to pull the emotions out of me. I hope there are many more to come.

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  1. Alex

    I read blurb, and thought, “Oh no, another book where both agree to keep it light, but then the woman starts nagging and wanting more!” Did Hoover manage to keep away from the stereotype?

    1. Post

      Hi Alex, thanks for stopping by. Tate didn’t nag but we read through her inner monologue and it gets a little repetitive. You might see it as naggy but I think it’s more “trying to feel sorry for her, but its her own fault!”. Miles does play a hand in their on/off relationship too though 🙂 so it gets balanced out. You should read it for your Romance novel. I stopped by your site and WOW you are taking on a lot of challenges. Wish you the best!

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