Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (really more like 3.5 but I really liked the ending)

Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Plot: Tate and Miles have nothing in common– except that they are very obviously attracted to each other. Tate is a nurse and a student and works crazy hours when she isn’t in school. Miles is an airline pilot and gone for days at a time. Neither of them has time for a relationship– but they do have time for casual sex. With two rules– never ask about the past, never expect a future– Tate and Miles stick to the arrangement… until they both begin falling. Tate begins to try to break down the walls Miles has built around his heart, before her heart shatters, while Miles tries desperately to keep the situation casual in order to keep his past in the past.

Pros:

  • The chapters in the past paralleled the chapters in the present, even if sometimes it was only subtle.
  • This book raises the question, “Is casual sex ever just casual?” and I think that’s really important.
  • Once Miles’ past is revealed, it totally makes sense.
  • Corbin is a good big brother.
  • Cap is a sweetie pie.
  • Miles confronted his past and that’s huge.
  • The sunset in the sky thing.

Cons:

  • A little too much sex for my taste.
  • It really bugged me that Tate agreed to the terms knowing that she had no intention of actually sticking to them.
  • It also really bugged me that she kept. going. back.
  • And that she kept trying to change him.

Favorite Quotes: 

  • “God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.”
  • “Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world.”
  • “Some people they grow wiser as they grow older. Unfortunately, most people just grow older.”
  • “The smaller the house, the more a family is forced to love one another.”
  • “There’s nothing in the world that compares to the feel and smell of brand-new rain.”

My Thoughts: It was… ugh. I have such conflicting feelings about this book. As a whole, it was good. Everything was resolved in the end, and it made me happy and feel-y and I think I might have cried at the very end? But all that good stuff aside, it’s totally unforgivable how Tate behaved, even if it did end up in her favor in the long run. Their relationship started off as a flat out lie and with her trying to change him, and that’s not cool at all. Especially when, throughout the book, she’s constantly saying, “I know I should just stop.” WELL THEN FRICKING STOP. smh woman you’re ridiculous.

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Colleen Hoover

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