Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly LoveTitle: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
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.

My Review:
This was a beautifully written poignant, heart-wrenching love story that really tugged at my heart strings.

I’m almost ashamed to admit that this is my first Colleen Hoover read. I’ve heard so much about this author’s books and she’s been on my TBR list since forever. When I spotted this book on sale on Amazon a few days ago I grabbed a copy and I’m so glad I did. Now I understand the hype, and I totally get it.

I ADORED the writing. Gosh, I was highlighting so much I just gave up in the end. May as well just highlight the entire book. Lol.

The best part of this book was the skillful way the author elicited emotion from the reader. I felt EVERYTHING alongside Miles and Tate. All the pain and the heartache and the hurt. I cried and I laughed and I cringed.

Miles was in so much pain that it was difficult to read at times. I knew his treatment of Tate came from the issues in his past, but he was really horrible to her at times, and it was challenging not to scream at Tate to walk away, because he trampled all over her. However, she was tenacious and determined to cling onto her hope that he would come through and realize what they had.

I liked the way this book was written in dual perspective, switching from persent to past. It didn’t take much to figure out what had happened six years ago so I can’t say it was a major shocker, but it was very emotional all the same. I enjoyed getting Mile’s current perspective at the end.

I loved how protective Corbin was of Tate, though it was a little OTT at times. My favorite secondary character, without a shadow of a doubt, was Cap. He was awesome, and so full of wisdom. He always knew the right thing to say, the right way to act.

I had a few minor issues with this book, but not enough to merit mention or a reduced rating.

All in all, this was a really great read and I look forward to checking out more of this authors work.

This review will be posted to my blog in due course: http://myyanabookobsession.com

Some favorite quotes:

“That’s how it is when a person develops an attraction toward someone. He’s nowhere, then suddenly he’s everywhere, whether you want him to be or not.”

“His lips against mine feel like everything. Like living and dying and being reborn..”

“I’m not Tate when I’m near Miles. I’m liquid, and liquid doesn’t know how to be firm or stand up for itself. Liquid flows. That’s all I want to do with Miles. Flow.”

“I don’t know if I can do this, Miles. I don’t know if I can follow rule number two, because I suddenly want to climb into your future more than I want to climb into the backseat.”

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