Blog Tour Release Day Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Posted August 5, 2014 by Holly in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments

Today I have my review of Colleen Hoover’s Ugly Love for you. There really are no words to describe how phenomenal this book truly is but read below for my thoughts <3

Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: August 5th 2014


#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with a new heart-wrenching love story.
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s 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.

My Review

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Colleen and her writing anymore, she goes and gives me Ugly Love. I’ve read it twice since receiving it and it was just as amazing the second time around. Although, with my second read, I had a much better arsenal of tissues! Ugly Love absolutely consumed me from start to finish; I ignored everything and everyone around me. I stopped caring about the time and my 6 am alarm. Ugly Love is told in an alternating POV, Tate narrates the present while Miles tells us his story in the past.  Their story intrigued me, especially Miles. There were times I was tempted to skip ahead and read his chapters and then go back to Tate’s. He’s like no other hero I’ve read so far, he wasn’t the typical man-whore AT ALL, just the opposite. Learning his back story seriously had me scratching my head at his reluctance to be in a relationship. I just didn’t get it…so I kept reading. And then…I GOT IT! And when I finally understood why, I was a snotting, crocodile tears streaming down my face, fist in my mouth to mask my sobs HOT MESS! Colleen reached into my chest and ripped out my heart for Miles. I felt his hurt, HARD. I felt for Tate too, despite knowing Miles’ rule of “Don’t expect a future” she couldn’t help her feelings that surfaced. She knew she was setting herself up to get hurt when things got ugly but you can’t control your heart. It wants what it wants. Deep down they both wanted each other. Deep down I hoped that after all of the ugly that they had experienced they could find the beautiful side of love. Maybe they do, you’ll have to find out for yourself. 
Ugly Love is the ultimate reading roller coaster, there are beautifully amazing highs, soul crushing lows, and twists that will make your head spin. But like all the best rides, as soon as it comes to an end, you’ll find yourself back in line to experience it again.


About Colleen

Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday, Losing Hope, Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl and Hopeless. She has recently been featured on ABC’s Nightline, The Associated Press and CBS This Morning. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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About Holly

I'm a born and raised Jersey girl (not as seen on TV) who loves escaping in books. I Google everything and I hate rain. I have a deep love for Starbucks, shopping, and HEAs. Stay as long as you'd like. Stalking is highly encouraged :-)

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