Review | Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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.


Rating: 2.75/5 Stars

My Thoughts:

Oh, Colleen. Colleen, Colleen, Colleen. Where did we go wrong, Colleen? We were doing so well, you and I, and then this?

You may have guessed by now that Ugly Love wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. I should clarify. To be clear, it wasn’t horrible. But it wasn’t great. It was just…okay.

I think my main source of discontent was the characters. First off, I found Tate really unlikeable. She seemed really young, air headed, childish, whiny, and self centered. I found her to be the most unrelatable characters of all of the Colleen Hoover characters I’ve read of as of yet. I found Miles to be…bland. i jut couldn’t bring myself to care about his “present day” self. I wish we saw a current perspective from Miles. I think it would have helped me feel more connected to his character.

I think this is kind of what was behind my next source of meh-ness, which was the relationship. I didn’t feel any chemistry between Tate and Miles at first. Like, zero. None. Zip. Nada. Nothing. I think this is partially because I felt like they didn’t talk. Not really. Not about anything substantial. Not like many other CoHo couples. This made it hard for me to believe they could fall in love. How can you fall in love without truly knowing someone, at least a bit? Maybe that’s just me.

On a related note, the instalove felt very noticeable in this book and it wasn’t necessarily because it was more present in this book than other CoHo books, but rather because the characters weren’t likable and had no chemistry.

I felt like there was no real substantial plot, at least not one that made me fall in love with the characters and want to know more. I think I built the book up in my mind to be this big, sexy, really, really good CoHo book and I hyped it up for myself and it just…didn’t…live up to it… The book was…entertaining, but not particularly compelling. It was entertaining enough for me to keep going.

All in all, Ugly Love left me disappointed. Don’t get me wrong; I still love Colleen Hoover books and Ugly Love hasn’t changed that. It just wasn’t my favorite. *Sigh*

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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

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