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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover book review



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?

When Tate decides to move in with her brother for a while, she never expects to meet a man like Miles. Miles is a pilot like her brother. He seems flat. But there is something about him that intrigues Tate.

Miles and Tate develop a friendship, kind of. It’s difficult to be friends with someone who is closed off like Miles is. You can just feel the sadness radiating off of him. Then it happens. Tate feels like she is starting to make progress with this man. Miles really likes Tate. But the last thing he is looking for is love. Their attraction and chemistry is too strong to deny, so they go with the whole ‘friends with benefits’ thing. As long as Tate can follow Mile’s two rules, they can be together in that way.

Tate is so enamoured with Miles, she’ll take him any way she can get him. She’s never felt this strongly about a man. She feels so much when she’s with him, she can’t get enough.

But can she stay with a man who’d rather bottle up his past instead of talking about it, whose giving her false hope of a future even if he doesn’t realise he’s doing it?

Will the ugly love turn into true love?


Being only my second Colleen Hoover book I was excited to see if I loved this one as much as I love Maybe Someday. And I was so so right! I fell in love with the book from the first page, it was like I’d just stepped right into the story. We were shown the story through both Miles and Tate’s POVs in a mix of both present day storylines and flashbacks. The present was told from Tate’s POV and, because of how mysterious Miles was, we got to see flashbacks from his POV six years earlier. And as these little pieces of his past slowly began to line up with his behaviour in the present, I was able to begin putting together the real story he was hiding.

Every single moment while reading this book, I was feeling something, and feeling it oh so strongly. Especially when it came to Miles. Miles is such an intriguing character to try and figure out. Mysterious. Smart. Sexy. Sensitive. His past so full of pain that it shut him away from wanting any hope for his future. Not only was he unable to move on, but he genuinely didn’t want to.

Seeing how he couldn’t cope with the past events and what it led him to become and his growing feelings for Tate were just… Aahh so heart-breaking. He keeps a lot of things hidden between them and his rules; “Don’t ask about my past,” he says firmly.  “And never expect a future.”  Was just so powerful that you knew, you just knew, that Tate was going to eventually break down those walls. The little touches between them, the way he’d be tender with her, the way he’d smile at her or looked at her, proved that he was feeling things for her, but he was never ever going to admit it and I .JUST.WANTED. TO.SHAKE.HIM.SO.SO.SO.BADLY!

Tate is a strong character and she goes into this, at first, thinking that it’s not going to be anything more than just sex. But as soon as she starts to see him differently, as soon as he starts giving her false hope about the future it’s clear that Tate is in over her head. She falls for him hook line and sinker and she knows, she just knows, that she needs to end it between them but everything is so damn hard. And she is always telling Miles that she is okay with the relationship, despite the fact that it’s breaking her heart.

But on a more serious note…. The more I read, the closer I got to discover the source of Miles’ pain and when it hit, it was gut-wrenching. I did cry when you found out the reason as to why he didn’t want to love again, as to why he’d never let anyone in. That was the moment you understood everything about him.

I can’t tell you how it ends but honestly, none of you will be disappointed. And the epilogue… OH.MY.FEELS!
5 out of 5 stars!

I need to read more Colleen Hoover books!


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