Book Review: Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

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 “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
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I have a love/hate relationship with this book. Everyone was hyping Ugly Love up and making it seem like the most amazing book ever. I’m not saying that it’s not the best book ever, I’m just trying to say that I picked it up without checking what it was about because I had a lot of faith in people’s Goodreads and Instagram comments. In doing this I was completely propelled into a story that I had relatively no knowledge about (yeah I’m an idiot and didn’t even check the blurb before reading). In doing this I was stumped when those scenes came along (look I’m not really into reading about characters doing it) and felt really uncomfortable. AFTER that I read the blurb and pretty much hit myself on the head with the book. I don’t know, I’m not sure I’m ready to read new adult books… I found it quite awkward.

Anyway, Besides this, at the beginning of the book, I found Miles to be the most annoying character ever. I really despised him. However as the story did progress I caught glimpses of his character before his life-changing accident and soon realised he wasn’t that bad (THAT BAD YES, I could learn to love him as a character). However, I must say I absolutely loved Tate, but again I hit a wall with her character during the book. The decision she was making made me want to go into the story and hit her with a book (I’m sorry I’m not usually this violent) but she annoyed me to no end after a while. So all in all, at a certain part of the book I pretty much was sitting there really annoyed, reading the stupid things Tate and Miles were doing! REALLY STOP PLEASE.

Although I felt this way about the characters I did feel as if there was some kind of character development, which made me super duper happy. I love the way Hoover changed perspectives per chapter and I found it was the thing making me flip the pages faster, it made me want to know what was happening next. I love when authors do this (which you probably have picked up from my other reviews).

I also found Hoovers writing style very easy to read and I was very thankful for this, she does a great job describing whats happening and also developing the characters. Some parts of the book did make me laugh out loud a bit and HOLEY MOLEY did I cry at the end? Well… Maybe…..

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Favourite Quotes:

“You got any birthmarks, Cap?” He grins. “As a matter of fact, I do. Seems in my past life, I was shot right in the ass. Must have bled out”

It all comes back tenfold, spilling over like a flood and I’m the dam. The pounding, the sweaty palms, her name, a newfound insecurity I never knew existed, burying itself in my chest. All of it takes over and feels like it’s building a wall around her.

 I haven’t seen him in almost six months, Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much you miss people until you see them again.

As soon as he comes into view, I lose the war. The war I didn’t even know I was fighting. It doesn’t happen often, but when I do find a guy attractive, it’s better when it happens to a person I want it to happen with.

Love isn’t always pretty Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.

When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in.

The difference between the ugly side of life and the beautiful side of love is that the beautiful side is much lighter. It makes you feel like your floating. It lifts you up. Carries you. The ugly parts of love are too heavy to move back to Phoenix. The ugly parts of love can’t lift you up. They bring you down. They hold you under. Drown you. You look up and think, I wish I was up there. But you’re not. Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Make you hate it all. Makes you realise the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it. Without the beautiful, you’ll never risk feeling this. You’ll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it up.

 “Miles,” I say with a smile. “you’re looking at me like you fell in love with me”. He shakes his head. “I didn’t fall in love with you, Tate. I flew

 

Rating:

I rated Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover 4 out of 5 stars. Yes, the book was really well written. I loved that It made me feel something through the whole book and at the end. But, I felt like I was jumping into the deep end of the pool. I wasn’t ready for this book, this book annoyed me. However this is just my opinion, so keeping up with this four out of five stars, I would say that this book was good and I would recommend this to my friends if they were interested in reading it.

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