Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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.
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Purchased
Reviewed By: Kelli
Can Colleen Hoover do any wrong?  I think not!  I have loved each and every one of her books, and Ugly Love was no exception.  I believe that Hoover stands out in the New Adult genre for her emotional depth, lyrical writing, and sizzling chemistry.
Ugly Love was such a compelling read.  It was one of those books that I finished in one sitting: the story moved so quickly and I had to know how it would all end.  There didn't seem to be a way that Hoover could wrap up the story without complete devastation to the life of at least one character.  I'm happy to say that she found a way to tie it all together beautifully without using any dreaded plot devices.
I liked Tate; although I didn't easily identify with her.  Miles was my favorite character.  He felt everything so deeply, and I was so moved reading his story, especially his history.  I just knew he was going to find happiness, but at the same time, I was scared that he wouldn't be able to let himself be vulnerable again.
Hoover's books always make me cry, and I think I cried more reading Ugly Love than I have with any of her other books.  There were certain aspects of the story that really hit close to home for me (I won't say any more, not to spoil the story). 
If you're new to Colleen Hoover, I highly recommend her books.  Ugly Love is a stand-alone novel, so it would be a great place to start.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Word verification stinks--- but spammers are worse. Thank you for your patience!