Ugly Love by Coleen Hoover – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads

An unforgettable love story that breaks all the rules.

When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door, it is definitely not love at first sight. In fact, they wouldn’t even consider themselves friends. But what they do have is an undeniable mutual attraction.

He doesn’t want love and she doesn’t have time for a relationship, but their chemistry cannot be ignored. Once their desires are out in the open, they realise they have the perfect set-up, as long as Tate can stick to two rules – never ask about the past and don’t expect a future.

Tate convinces herself she’s ok with it, but soon realises that it’s harder than she thought. Will she be able to say no to her sexy pilot when he lives just next door?

My Review

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

You already know this story before you even begin…

Boy meets girl.
Girl doesn’t like boy because he is rude and standoffish.
Girl is attracted to boy in spite of this.
Boy is attracted to girl.
Boy and girl agree to a “no strings attached” relationship.
Boy and girl have sex.
Boy and girl have lots more sex.
Girl develops feelings for boy.
Boy is too broken for a proper relationship.
Girl believes she will be the one to change him.
It’s all a big mess, it is ugly love…

The girl is named Tate, the boy is named Miles…but does it really matter??? This book was like a lovely bowl of lemon sorbet. It was perfectly lovely, bittersweet at times, very light and a great palate cleanser!! I needed something incredibly easy to read after being very emotionally involved with my last two reads.

I felt no emotional connection whatsoever to either main character but that was ok. I didn’t really need it. This book just perfectly distracted me for a few hours once I decided to not let the clichés bother me…too much!… What?????????? I’m not perfect!!!!!!!!! And this book definitely did frustrate me at times!!!!

The book is written so that each alternate chapter is from either Tate’s or Miles’ point of view. I was ok with Tate; I mean she didn’t exactly make the smartest move by getting involved with someone so emotionally unavailable in the first place buuuuut, I didn’t hold it against her… well I tried my best not to!

But Miles’ chapters????????? Miles’ chapters were set six years in the past and focused on the relationship that “broke” him… good gosh was he ridiculous!! Talk about an unhealthy relationship with a stupendous dollop of insta-love thrown in for good measure…
and oh I so did not care for this whole needy inner monologue thing he had going on…
“oh how I need you,
I love you,
you’re going to fall in love with me,
your smile is mine,

blah de blah de blah…..………………………………………”

*withering look*

This was my first book by Colleen Hoover. I know none of my bookish friends actually recommended this book to me as the one to start with… and now I can see exactly why!! But unfortunately this was the only CoHo book my library had when I visited.
I’m not completely put off reading any more books by her… as I said this served a purpose and provided me with a mostly pleasant distraction for a few hours… but now I need to get back to reading a book that just gives me more…

“I have no thoughts left. Brain = Liquid Heart = Butter”

*cue more withering looks*…………………………..

I’m feeling charitable so two stars but could so easily be one.

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12 thoughts on “Ugly Love by Coleen Hoover – Book Review

  1. I agree with you so much on that one! It was really cliché ^^
    It’s actually one of the CoHo books I liked the less, so you might give her a second chance if you haven’t already (I really recommend It Ends With Us)

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      1. Haha it’s okay! It takes all sorts to make a world 🙂 And I’ll definitely go check out your review because I’m always interested to see what people disliked about a book I loved (and loved about a book I disliked)

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  2. “your smile is mine,
    blah de blah de blah…..………………………………………”

    *withering look*”

    LOL!! I can totally relate to your feeling here. (Is ‘your smile is mine’ a real line in the book? haha I’ve read two other CoHo and can totally imagine it!) Have heard wild things about this book and am looking forward to venturing into it someday. The lead guy seems like a love him or hate him (or be annoyed with him) type.

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  3. Hahahaha those withering looks. I can so imagine you doing this, Emer! I used to read CoHo back in the day but I honestly don’t remember what books of hers I’ve read save for the ones that I picked up last year 😅 I haven’t read this one but haven’t really heard a lot of romance readers talk about it either, so I’ll probably give it a pass! Hilarious review, friend!

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