Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Posted August 17, 2014 | 19 Comments

Ugly Love by Colleen HooverUgly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published by: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Format: eBook
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.

Pre-ordering books isn’t really my thing. I just wait for the book to be released and buy it whenever I get around to it.

However, I had to pre-order Ugly Love! I needed it delivered to my Kindle as soon as it was available. So yes, I think it’s safe to say I highly anticipated this book.

Did it deserve that anticipation? Was it worth the pre-order? Absolutely!

Ugly Love is a beauty! Colleen Hoover executed this book wonderfully. We get Tate’s perspective of what’s currently happening, and then flashbacks of Miles that lead up to what made him the way he is. And then the way it plays out towards the end is perfection, and had a greater emotional impact.

Tate agrees to Miles two rules and enters into a sex only relationship, and it’s a setup that works perfectly for them. At first. That attraction and chemistry they share begins to grow, and things get a bit messy.

Miles is a great guy, but definitely has reason to feel the way he does. He’s experienced heartbreaking tragedy, but hasn’t healed from it. He may come across as cold at times when it comes to him and Tate getting too close, but it’s easy to see past that and recognize that what he says doesn’t necessarily match what he feels.

I really like Tate too, and feel she’s a strong young woman. She did a really good job at navigating her way through everything. It wasn’t easy and she didn’t always know what she was doing, but I think she came across as very realistic.

Listen, the journey these two go on isn’t always rainbows and  flowers. I mean, look at the title of the book. But it’s beautiful, funny and sweet, too. It’s definitely an emotional ride.

Ugly Love is a gorgeous book and reaffirms that Colleen Hoover is simply amazing. So obviously, I loved it!

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19 responses to “Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

  1. I don’t pre-order as much anymore, I used to pre-order tons but only do the ones I need now, haha. Seriously though, haven’t heard a bad thing about Ugly Love so far! (okay, except for a few not liking Miles’s perspective, but other than that.) Still haven’t read any Colleen Hoover, but good to know it’s just as good as her others. 🙂

  2. You scared me when you asked on FB if you loved it or hated it
    Phew! I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this one soon. I love Colleen.

  3. *defeated sigh* I’m still someone who has yet to experience the magic that is Colleen Hoover. I FAIL SO HARD CHRISTY! I’m going to make it my mission to read something of hers before the new year. Do you have one that’s your favorite?
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  4. Why am I so hesitant to read this book?!! Everyone loves it, I’ve had a copy for months, and yet I can’t take the plunge. I’m so glad UL was worth the preorder!

  5. Thank you so MUCH for the non-spoilery review!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoox!!! I looked at Target for this but I think I’m going to have to go to B&N and pay big bucks for it! This sounds so edgy and hot – I must have! And you’re right, if you don’t know what you’re getting into from the title, you’re an idiot!!!!!!! 😛
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  6. I rarely pre-order books as well, unless it’s Cassie Clare, Jennifer Armentrout, Miranda Kenneally, or John Green. I’ve read Hopeless by Colleen, so I’m absolutely hoping that this is going to be just as good and even better! Awesome review! Messed up romance? Yum!

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