Ugly Love (Colleen Hoover)


Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

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. 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

I’ve been meaning to start my Colleen Hoover “marathon” for awhile now, and the other day I finally got a hold of Ugly Love and decided to devour it. Oh boy… did I love this book…

To start, the writing is brilliant and lovely and emotional. This book is told in dual POV, with a twist: Tate’s POV is in the present, while Miles’ POV is mostly in the past. There’s this little detail, where Miles’ chapters are centered when he’s happy, and normal when he’s not. It’s a detail, but it gave me a sense of the character in a huge way. Then there are expressions and thoughts that run through their heads that are so lovely written. I was already a huge CoHo fan since reading Hopeless and Finding Cinderella, but Ugly Love took my breath away.


Now about the characters… I have to say, it’s not easy to love Tate and Miles right away, well, I loved Tate from the get go, but present day Miles is tough. And as time goes by, Tate has some problems, and I understand that some people might dislike her for that. However, I did understand Tate completely, and I loved her so much, and I wanted her to stop putting herself through that situation. She’s a strong woman, who fights for herself, and she does just that, and I was so proud of her.


Then Miles, we have 18 yo Miles and 24 yo Miles, and I loved loved LOVED teen Miles! He was so amazing and good, and the more you know about teen Miles, the more you understand present-day Miles, and if you’re anything like me, you will then find it impossible to fault present-day Miles for any of the things he did. But adult Miles is such a good person, you just have to look at the little things to actually see it clearly.


I really liked the secondary characters… most of them at least. Cap, Corbin and Ian were amazing, and I wanted to see more of Tate’s parents, because they were hilarious. I loved how protective Corbin was of Tate, even if it was a bit too much at times, eheh.

I loved the plot, it was so heartbreaking… but I don’t think I can say anything about it, because SPOILERS. I just loved it. Tate and Miles had an amazing chemistry and I was rooting for them so so much. What happened in the past broke my heart, but let me just say that the chapter that had me bawling my eyes out was in the present… and boy… did I cry! It was 5 a.m. and I was sobbing! Also, I thought the parallelisms between the past and the present was very smartly done, we would have things that happen with Miles in the past, happening on the present as well but with different interpretation to him, while we, as readers, can see exactly what’s happening. Very smart!


So, people, have you read Ugly Love? Did you like it? I personally loved it, and so far, it’s my favorite CoHo book. I highly recommend it to everyone!


Greek Mythology Tag


Thank you so much to Deanna @A Novel Glimpse, for tagging me to do this tag, the Greek Mythology Tag. I love Greek Mythology, so I find this tag amazing and fascinating 🙂 .

Zeus (Jupiter): God of the Sky and Thunder / King of the Gods

Favorite book (choose your own category!)

This one is always hard, so I’ll say a favorite YA Contemporary Romance that I read this year of 2016, and that is Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman. The title alone is amazing, and the book is so cute and adorable – read it!

Poseidon (Neptune): God of the Seas and Earthquakes

Book that drowned you in feels

Incredible, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins drowned me completely in feels. I can’t even explain it, but I cried and cried and cried. So so good!

Hades (Pluto): God of the Underworld

Favorite book with a dark / ominous plot

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover is definitly dark and ominous, but I can’t explain it better than this 😛 . You should read it though, because it’s so good.

Hera (Juno): Goddess of Marriage and Family

Cutest fictional couple

I’m still very much in love with Jamie and Wes, from Him and Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. I just think they’re super perfect for each other, and they’re the perfect balance of funny and romantic and they’re just awesome.

Athena (Minerva): Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft and Strategic Warfare

Series with the best world-building

I love the world building in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, by Sarah J. Maas. I find the courts fascinating, and I can’t wait to enter A Court of Mist and Fury and see it expanded.

Aphrodite (Venus): Goddess of Love and Beauty

Most beautiful cover on a 2016 release

I would say that the upcoming Nicola Yoon book, The Sun is Also a Star, is probably one of the most gorgeous books that will come out this year. I mean, look at it!

Ares (Mars): God of War and Bloodshed

Most violent book you’ve ever read

Well… I could go with Game of Thrones, but I’ll say The Hunger Games instead. This is definitly a very violent book, especially because we’re talking about kids killing each other =/.

Hephaestus (Vulcan): God of Blacksmiths and Fire

Scorching hot swoon worthy character

Hmmm, so so many! Today I’m gonna say Kolton from My Perfect Mistake, the first book in the Over the Top series by Kelly Siskind. He’s just… yummi!

Artemis (Diana): Goddess of the Hunt and Virginity

 Favorite Kick-Ass Heroine

Because I’m reading The Rose and The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh, I need to say Shahrzad. She just kicks ass and I love to read about her. She’s so stubborn and dedicated and strong.

Phoebus Apollo (Apollo): God of Light and Healing

Sequel book that redeemed its series

This is hard! “Redeemed its series” is a serious expression, and I don’t think that’s exactly the case here. I liked the first book of this series, Spanish Lessons, the thing is I LOVED Lessons in Gravity.

Hermes (Mercury): Messenger God of Thieves and Commerce

Book with the best message

I really liked the message within Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I like that choice is important and so is live instead of just existing.

Hestia (Vesta): Goddess of the Hearth and Home

Book with the most relatable story

Is there any other answer than Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell? Is there anyone more relatable than Cath? 🙂 Seriously, I just feel like she represents a lot of us here in this corner of the web. Now I just need my own Levi.

Demeter (Ceres): Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture

Favorite bookish setting

I really like The Lunar Chronicles setting, because not only is it set in the future, but the action occurs all over the world and in space too – THE MOON!

Dionysus (Bacchus): God of Wine and Celebration

2016 release you are most anticipating

I’m highly anticipating 2 books right now, one of them is Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and the second is The Goal, 4th book on the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy (which still doesn’t have a cover… I NEED A COVER!).

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