Review | Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Love isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way. 3.5/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: orange juice, trauma, flights, elevators, nurses, long shifts and sweet 80 year olds.

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.

Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors of all time. I’m so used to her amazing writing and how she never disappoints with her work, so I was very excited to finally read Ugly Love. With that said, unfortunately this is probably my least favorite book from her. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still an okay book, but I was expecting more. I personally didn’t love the characters, the story or the “big twist”… but let’s talk about it individually!

The characters and the romance were somewhat disappointing. Tate’s one personality trait was to be obsessed with this guy she just met. Miles was okay, but there was nothing too special about him. My favorite character was Cap, and I wish he had more scenes in the book. He was too precious!

The plot was okay, but it lacked creativity. I kept expecting a big plot twist to happen, but it never did and the plot ended up being very predictable. The story is fast paced, but not in the best way – the romance developed too fast!

One a positive note, the writing is immaculate, as you would expect. I really like the format of the book, switching between the past and the present. I also love how the author changes the format of the text in Miles’ part – being aligned at the center when he is happy. That was such a nice touch!

I have high expectations when it comes to Coleen’s books, and that’s why I was disappointed. Sure, the book is entertaining, but if you never read anything by her, I would recommend picking one of her other books instead.


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