Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Date Published: August 5, 2014

Genre: NA fiction, adult, romance, contemporary, realistic fiction

Pages: 336 (paperback)

Age Range: 18+ (sexual content, language, drinking)


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.


So, I decided to buy a few Colleen Hoover books and give em a chance. I bought 3 of her books off of recommendations without even reading their summaries, deciding to see what everyone is talking about. I'm sorry to say that I really don't see what all the fuss is about with her books. I guess I get it from the point that it's pretty much all about sex, but I've read better books with the same amount of sexual content.

The writing wasn't all that great, the characters didn't seem to have much of a personality to me. I mean, yes, a bunch of tragic stuff happened to Miles. I felt his pain. Every emotion he had really when it read from his perspective.

I didn't really feel Tate's emotions though, which was unfortunate, considering that most of the book was in her perspective. She was a bland character that fell for a guy too hard, too fast. And when she didn't even know him! She didn't know anything about Miles but she fell for him anyway! She basically got wrapped up in a sexual relationship with this guy, knew nothing about him and somehow ended up falling in love with him. I was severely disappointed with this female character.

I liked Miles back story. I liked how the chapters jumped from Miles past to Tate's perspective on the present. I really liked how emotional Miles was; it was just raw. I could feel everything he was feeling. It was so sad. Why he fell in love with a girl that has such a bland personality, I don't know.

I was disappointed with this whole book in general really. I was kind of disappointed with Hopeless too. So far, Colleen Hoover's books haven't impressed me. Hopeless I let slide because it was on a subject that should be written about more often but this book.....I can't let it slide.

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