Unbelievable Heartbreaking & Honest – Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Posted 4 August, 2014 by Danny in Blog, Book Review, Danny, Danny's Book Review / 11 Comments

Unbelievable Heartbreaking & Honest – Ugly Love by Colleen HooverUgly Love by Colleen Hoover
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2014-08-05
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher
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5 Stars

#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.

I adore Colleen Hoover. She rocks the New Adult genre and her books always bring me to tears. Of course, I was simultaneously excited and scared about Ugly Love.


Incredible Chemistry and Friends with Benefits – really? And what about the heart?

In Ugly Love, we get the POV of both Tate and Miles, which was somehow necessary for this story. Tate moves in with her brother and when she meets Miles the sparks fly immenadietaly. Just Miles is in a really and place and doesn’t want to commit to feelings or a relationship. Just, they can’t deny their chemistry and attraction so they slip into a dangerous relationship. However, Tate slowly falls for Miles and knows that this won#t ever end well for her, but she can’t help – she can’t stay away from him.

It’s excruciating to see Tate suffer. They are so good together, yet Miles pushes and pushes and breaks Tate’s heart over and over again.

And before anyone goes and judges Tate – she knew what she was getting into, and she knew she was going to get hurt – but when love is involved you’d do whatever it takes. It was genuinely heartbreaking!

Master storytelling, with so much emotion!

Often with dual POV’s the authors don’t really capture each voice so distinctively that it’s easy to separate them both. But, here Colleen did an amazing job. Miles parts used short sentences not much flourished and it was easy to get a feeling for his character. Even more. we are always wondering what broke Miles, what damaged him so badly that he refused to acknowledge his feelings for Tate. We get to the bottom of this through flash back chapters, and even here the voice is clear, the writing style distinct!

Favorite Quotes

Quotes that make you swoon and make you want to pick up this book right now! 

“His lips against mine feel like everything. Like living and dying and being reborn, all at the same time.” Tate, ARC – Ugly Love

“But it’s hard not to notice his presence when his presence becomes everything” – Tate, ARC – Ugly Love

“Me – not wanting to admit that I just let him use me again. Him – not wanting to admit that there was more than just sex” Tate, ARC – Ugly Love

“It’s the beautiful moments like these that make up for the ugly love.” ARC – Ugly Love

Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover is incredible intense. so full of sizzling chemistry that its oozing out of the pages. But it’s also honest, and heartbreaking and it will make you tear up so many many times Be prepared for the full range of emotion, crying, laughing and hoping and happiness, Ugly Love has it all and is the next masterpiece of this incredible storyteller Coleen Hoover!


New Adult 

Additional Info

Guys, do you also love these books that are flu of emotion and heartbreak and hope and wonderment? Do you love Colleen Hoover’s other books?


About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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11 Responses to “Unbelievable Heartbreaking & Honest – Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover”

  1. I know you loved this book but Miles sounds like kind of an arse, breaking that poor girl’s heart over and over! Of course, it is Colleen Hoover and she does amp up the angst in her books — and does it well!
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    Danny 8/6/2014

    I know it sounds so bad – but Miles really got burned and he told Tate over and over again that he can’t love.
    Sure I got mad at him too, but still! Gosh this book was so intense!
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  2. “Miles pushes and pushes and breaks Tate’s heart over and over again.”

    That makes me a tad nervous, but this book sounds really good! I kind of trust Colleen Hoover to be able to rock a romance, even if there’s heartbreak.

    Awesome review! Glad you loved it. 🙂 I should give it a try.
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    Danny 8/6/2014

    I know I know it sounds so bad – but really this book is amazing even though it will be heartbreaking!!!
    That was why she needed to include also Miles POV – without it we would just thought he was only playing Tate!
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  3. I’ve seen a couple of people raving about this recently, which has definitely got me curious now! I will admit that Colleen Hoover’s books never seem to blow me away as much as they do other people, but I’m still willing to give this a try. I’m glad you loved it, Danny! 🙂
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    Danny 8/6/2014

    I love Colleen Hoovers books, but then every once in a while I’m in the mood for broken characters and angst. I can see where that might not be for everyone though… This is a tough one, but I hope this might be “the” Hoover book for you:)
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  4. This sounds intense and amazing, Danny! Yet, I’m nervous a bit about the angst and heartbreak. But, sometimes those reads with the high emotions gets the best payoff and hopefully HEA 😉 I’m making sure to add this to my wishlist – I can’t resist a romance with five stars. So glad you loved it, Danny 🙂
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    Danny 8/6/2014

    I get everyone gets started about Miles and how awful he might be – but he’s not, he’s just broken and sometimes a little lost. This is an intense story an d… yes of course there is a HEA! :)) I wouldn’t love it without it!
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  5. I got this one in the mail yesterday and now I’m even more excited to read it as soon as I can! I absolutely love Colleen Hoover and I’m so glad that she’s decided to right something that intense. Glad you loved it!

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  6. Amber Elise

    My God, am I gonna cry? Cuz if so, I have to prepare myself!

    This sounds like an excellent read, I’m surprised I haven’t read anything by Colleen Hoover before.

    Her characters sound so realistic.

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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