Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

Ugly Love
by Colleen Hoover
Publication date: August 5th 2014
by Atria Books
Category: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Personal purchase

My Rating:

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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 Thoughts~

I’m embarrassed to say this is the first book I’ve read by Colleen Hoover. I’ve owned several of her books for quite some time, but haven’t read any until now. That’s about to change, my friends. I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on! It’s like getting your first microwave and then wondering how you ever lived without a microwave. This author is a GODDESS of the writing craft. Every word written is exactly as it should be. Every word I read was like a drop of creamy chocolate on my tongue — even the words that made me cry. I can see myself blocking off some time to read all of her books in the not-too-distant future.

Ugly Love is a story about exactly that; love in its ugliest form. But it’s also about love in its most beautiful form, and what it feels like to have it, to lose it, and to never want to know of its existence again in any form because it’s just too much.

This story made me laugh and cry and want to hit things. It made me feel so much.. and that is what makes this the perfect story. It’s beautiful and morose, gut-wrenching and glorious, heart-breaking and heavy. It’s so much all wrapped up in a perfect blanket of life and all its possibilities. The characters are so easy to relate to; I could easily imagine myself in these situations, and then I cried imagining myself in these situations. I felt so bad for Tate, and then even worse for Miles. Nothing was sugar-coated, but parts were sweet, nonetheless.

If you love books that make you feel ALL THE THINGS, then this is the next book you should read, my contemporary romance fans. It was worth every cent, and every one of my tears.

~About the Author~

colleen hoover

Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.
Colleen’s newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.

You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn’t looking.

Colleen also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.

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