Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover  



Title: Ugly Love

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publication Date: August 05, 2014

Publisher: Atria Books

Pages: 337

Edition: Kindle

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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.



This book got me emotionally exhausted and high.

The last I wanted to do was cry over how both equal parts excellent and excruciating Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover is, but, holy crap, did my heart ache from pain and swelled from happiness when I finished reading! Ugly Love is the second book of Colleen Hoover that I’ve read, the first one being It Ends With Us, and if you want to experience more angst then I suggest you read it.




Kidding, but seriously, read it. You’ll thank me later.


His name was Miles Archer, and he was like ice, beautiful but cold.

I’ve fallen in love with Miles Archer in his first chapter, for the way he fell in love. He felt so much, loved so much and in the end, he hurt so much, I was hurting too during reading his POV. He was a boy who could not hide what or how much he felt because he always felt too much. You could see it in his eyes, his smile, and the way he acted..

When the world is against you, no matter how high the odds of being together, you told her “We’ve got this.” And you did. You both conquered it together. In that moment, everything feels perfect.

It was perfect.

Then it’s not.

How can love so perfect and beautiful turn out ugly?

That’s what Miles felt years ago when he walked on the ugly side of love, and when Tate meets him now, she saw the aftermath of it. It held his mind with heavy guilt, drowned his heart in a lake of sorrow, and grief consumed his soul until it buried itself a place in his hollow heart.

Her name was Tate Collins, and she was the one who set his heart in motion again.

She was the first thing to breathe life into him since his soul drowned in regret and grief.

She wanted to read his mind, and get to know his thoughts, for she would never know what he feels nor what he thinks for he is surrounded by a great wall of sorrow and regret. She wanted to him to let her in his walls, to take a look at the pieces of the boy he had been, the boy who had always felt too much before he became into the shattered and cold-hearted man he is now.

He feels love and he feels terrified. And nothing feels worse than love being held back. (Someone better quote me on this one.)

Ugly Love is a very compelling, heart-wrenching, captivating read.

Colleen Hoover writes a masterpiece of regret, angst, and of how powerful the power of love and time is to heal the bruises in our hearts and scars in our souls mixed into one novel. This book definitely had me hanging on to every word written in its pages (or typed, as I read the kindle version, but whatever), knew how to make my heart skipped a beat or pumped faster.It’s amazing how Colleen Hoover seizes her readers’ hearts with her beautiful words, perfectly flawed characters and heart-gripping storyline.


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