Monday, September 8, 2014

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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:

What a powerful, wonderful, heart-wrenching read! I swear, Colleen Hoover knows how to manipulate emotions. With each story, she brings in a fresh atmosphere and strong emotions that always gets me in the feels!

And like all her other books, Ugly Love is beautifully written, captives my attention and my heart right away. The characters’ voices were powerful and felt real. The emotional aspect of this book left my heart all in knots! Hoover fully delivered a brilliant, heartbreaking story one again.
“I suppose if a man lived through the ugliest side of love, he might never want to experience it again.”
I fell hard for Miles and I just adored Tate.  The cast of characters in this book was amazing and I really enjoyed them. I also felt that Miles and Tate were a powerful contrast of characters, yet they were also perfect for each other.

Tate is a strong heroine, and I loved that about her. And when she gets caught in Miles’ world, her heart really took a beating. But I enjoyed that she fought for herself and for Miles.  Tate was nice, considerate, but a sarcastic and spunky chick.

Miles is, by far, one of my favorite male characters that Hoover has created. I think that’s because he really has a lot of emotional baggage, scars that run very deep, but he has one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen. I loved watching him get ensnared by Tate and, though he made some mistakes, I loved watching his love for her grow.

The chemistry between Tate and Miles was, wow, intense! I could really feel it; it was very strong between them. And, of course, I ate it up! But that wasn’t the only aspect I enjoyed. The character growth in this book was remarkable. Watching Tate learn about herself and try to help Miles was heartbreaking. Watching Miles overcome his ghost, his scars, and love again was absolutely beautiful.
“It may be a small piece at a time, but my past is yours now. All of it. Anything you want to know, I want to tell you. But only if you promise me I can also have your future.”
The book played out wonderful. I loved how Hoover did the flashbacks that slowly revealed Miles’ past. I also can’t get enough of her writing style, her voice! I adored that so much about this book. It flowed so well. The buildup was suspenseful and very much gripping and the conclusion left me clutching the book to my chest.

Colleen Hoover is just a wonderful author and has, once again, made me fall in love with her characters and her story. Ugly love was a powerful, emotional read. And it showed that love isn’t easy, it’s hard and it’s ugly. But it’s worth all the pain and all the bruises.



  1. Awesome review, Magen. I really want to read this book because I liked Slammed and Point of Retreat. I still need to read her other newer book too.

  2. This wasnt my favorite CoHo book but I of course still loved it. The writing was just so damn gorgeous in this book. Miles broke my heart! Gahhh just so much love. Awesome review!

    1. Slammed will always be my absolute favorite! This one was good, but not my favorite either. :)

  3. Sounds captivating and like I would love this one

  4. I'm glad you loved this book. I just picked it up and can't wait to start it.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  5. I haven't read Ugly Love yet, but it is great to see that Hoover continues to sweep you away! Fantastic review Magen!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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