Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: August  5, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s 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.


Review: Sometimes you find a book that just draws you in so completely that can’t or don’t want to put it down until you get to the end.  That’s what I found with Ugly Love.  I really enjoyed Ms. Hoover’s story about Tate and Miles.

What would you do if you found a man passed out in front of your brother’s apartment as you were trying to move in? This man just happened to be extremely hot from what you could see of him.

From the beginning you feel the heat rising up off of the pages. As these two embark on a no strings attached relationship (which usually doesn’t work) they find that it is hard to keep your feelings out of relationships at times. Someone always ends up breaking the rules.

I enjoyed Cap…an older gentleman who witty adding allot to the storyline. I liked his talks with Tate wishing that there were more. He was a delightful addition to the story.

Ms. Hoover added more depth to her perspective of the story by going back and forth between Tate and Miles. When Miles was telling the story it was usually from his past which helped in understanding why he didn’t want to love again…or helping us to understand further what exactly Ugly Love was.

While Ms. Hoover drew us into Miles and Tate’s romance of sorts we not only felt but also experienced what they (Miles) had gone through realizing how painful it was all those years and the guilt he carried around. All the time learning that by facing the past…reliving the tragedy he was able to move on and once again find love.

Truly a story that grabs at your heart… Watch out you may need something to drab at those tears…but you will also find yourself smiling.