Ugly Love (Colleen Hoover)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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38 thoughts on “Ugly Love (Colleen Hoover)

  1. anovelglimpse says:

    Great review! I’m happy you loved it. It seems to be one of CoHo’s books that people either love or hate. I loved it, too. It’s still my favorite book from her and I’ve read them all. 🙂

    • My Tiny Obsessions says:

      thank you :). Miles is amazing. I was a bit scared there for a minute, because present day Miles was not seeing the things in front of him. But each time he cried, my heart broke 😦

      • Cátia says:

        Present day Miles went through a lot when he was younger so I understand him. I was also kind of scared but the guy had his reasons. He’s still amazing 😀

        • My Tiny Obsessions says:

          yes and yes. i absolutely love his way of looking at things, when he’s ok, you know? the way he dealt with the whole Rachel and the effects of breaking the rule, was amazing. I love him.

  2. Stopfi says:

    Oh I’m soooo excited for this book (it will be released in July in Germany)!!
    But sadly they changed the cover AND the title… 😦 😦

  3. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    I more summer-ey the weather gets the more I start wanting to read romance novels. This sounds adorable. In general I’m not a massive fan of dual POV, but this one sounds like it could be interesting.

  4. thebooklander says:

    “I didn’t fall in love with you… I flew.” Oooh, that line! ❤️ I miss Tate and Miles! You make me wanna have a good re-read here! ☺️

  5. flowlessbooks says:

    Great review ! I really loved this one (but my fav is Maybe Someday)
    But oh the tears !!!! Ugly tears haha !
    Miles is so conflicted !
    I can’t wait for the movie adaptation !!

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