Monday, 22 December 2014

{Review} Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

17788401Posted by Jess
Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Finished Date: November 27th, 2014
Publishers: Atria Books
Genre: New Adults, Contemporary 
Source: Bought
Format: eBook
Pages: 337
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.

The Review: Well what can I say. Ugly Love stole my heart. It always takes me some time to get around to reading a Colleen Hoover book, mostly because I can seem to prepare myself for all the angst and emotional rollercoasters that she puts us through.

Ugly Love was probably one of my favourite Colleen books. I've read 2 others of her books, but this is definitely the firm favourite. I was engaged from the start, I loved the concept and the way the alternate points of views were written. By about the 70% mark I did start to struggle with liking Tate, mostly because she seemed to be a glutton for punishment, and I of course didn't understand her need for Miles. Naturally Miles is completely charming, completely irresistible, but I just didn't get why Tate stuck around, and I'm still pretty much feeling the same way. However, after finding out what had happened to Miles in his past, I did get a better understanding of him, and his reactions and behavior toward Tate.

The story paced well, and had plenty of development. Writing style was unique in the sense of the way Colleen wrote from Miles's point of view. It continued to engage and awe. 

Full of complete angst and yet satisfyingly engaging and somewhat humorous in parts, I enjoyed Ugly Love, and of course I will naturally be reading more from Colleen, even if it does take me some time to get to the books.

I drop a star mostly for Tate and that 70% mark in the book where I got extremely frustrated with her. Overall, a wonderful story which always left me wanting more from each page, and in the end, a book that I couldn't put down.



3 comments:

Book Lover said...

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TheRest IsStill Unwritten said...

Great review! I have a copy of this I still need to review. I adore Colleen Hoover's work!

alessya said...

Awesome review! Can`t wait to see this book on the big screen! :)