Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

ugly love

An unforgettable love story that breaks all the rules.

When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door, it is definitely not love at first sight. In fact, they wouldn’t even consider themselves friends. But what they do have is an undeniable mutual attraction.

He doesn’t want love and she doesn’t have time for a relationship, but their chemistry cannot be ignored. Once their desires are out in the open, they realise they have the perfect set-up, as long as Tate can stick to two rules – never ask about the past and don’t expect a future.

Tate convinces herslelf she’s ok with it, but soon realises that it’s harder than she thought. Will she be able to say no to her sexy pilot when he lives just next door?

From one pilot to the next. So I really enjoyed this, it is currently sitting at my favourite Colleen Hoover book. I think the new adult aspect of this was just much more interesting to me as a 20 year old.

Published August 5th 2014

322 pages

Try It – 3.5 stars

Read from 17th to 19th April

I really liked how career driven our characters were. They had such focus and life was more about themselves rather than solely the relationship. I can’t say that they were my favourite main characters but as a whole it created a whole story and journey that I just couldn’t put down.

I absolutely fly through her books and I think it’s because of how it is written. It is just such a pleasing writing style for me and I just get hooked on the drama. I just love how the story was built out and all of the small turning points that we get.

I really wasn’t a fan of Miles because he just couldn’t deal with his past and as hence was putting himself into a negative present situation. I can understand how difficult the past was for him but he refused to deal with it and I think that’s the hardest thing.

Again Hoover brings in this huge dramatic moment and it was much more related to this story and fit better. In the past I just haven’t cared for the twist. This does seem incredibly unlikely, like the others, but for some reason having gone on the journey makes it that more relatable.

Colleen Hoover is definitely my guilty pleasure read and I’ve been trying to pick up some other contemporaries. I do find it hard to write a long review about her books because there isn’t really much to talk about.

Also, I will mention, the protective brother in this isn’t great. He’s kind of meh, like he is ‘protective’ but its poorly shown until the end and it’s done in such a forced way throughout. I think that’s my only criticism in the grand scheme of things.

There may also be ‘problematic’ themes but if you’re old and mature enough then you should understand how to deal with these situations and understand the difference between fiction and reality. If you want a more true and realistic account of some of the events then surely you should seek out books actually designed for that rather than a contemporary.

I will say that if you feel too old for all the ya contemporaries out there then this might be a book for you. I want to try reading some other new adult contemporaries, but just don’t know where to start so would love some recommendations.

That’s all folks!

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