Ugly Love Cover

Author: Colleen Hoover
Title: Ugly Love
Published On: 2014-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Family Life, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with a new heart-wrenching love story.

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.


I absolutely loved this book. It was hot and sexy, yet gut wrenching and emotional. Everything had a nice steady pace that didn’t drag out or slow down just for the sake of making extra pages. And even slipping between time periods and different points of view went seamlessly along with the story.

Right off the bat, Ugly Love clues you in that it’s going to be ugly. It’s not going to be pretty. This guy is obviously wrecked by something or someone. And for a good chunk of the book we’re actually treated to two stories at once, the past and the present. And I was afraid for when they’re both going to collide. Because I knew that when it happened I wouldn’t be able to look away.

Honestly and funny in an odd way. The only thing that really took away from the story, was the raving about it everywhere. All of the *gasps*, OMG’s, and “reduced to a pile of tears” had me braced for impact going into the story and expecting the worst. Apparently ‘the worst’ in my head it a bit twisted and didn’t even come close to what happened. So when the bombshells were dropped my reaction was a bit numbed, more like “Oh that’s not as bad as I thought” and didn’t hit me as hard as I think it would have otherwise. So just relax, so you can enjoy having your heart properly broken? Something like that. 🙂

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.
Colleen’s newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.
You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn’t looking.

Colleen also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.