Review of Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

Published: 5th August 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352


When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door, it is definitely not love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to 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 realize 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 is determined that she can handle it, but when she realises that she can’t, will she be able to say no to her sexy pilot when he lives just next door!


Thank you to Simon & Schuster for the review copy – I actually picked this up whilst I was there for my internship. I’ve never read any of Colleen’s books before but I’ve heard nothing but praise from fellow book bloggers.

23 year old Tate has moved to San Francisco to complete her Masters in Nursing. Her brother, Corbin has given up his spare room for her, but on moving day, she has an odd meet-cute with Miles aka. the gorgeous pilot. Their friendship (although they deny having one) quickly heats up and the chemistry becomes unbearable for the both of them. I liked how Colleen allowed Tate to have really cute, exciting thoughts – “our knees were touching.” It reminds readers of how exciting it is to find someone new.

Tate’s point of view was in the present and we read how her life revolves around home, family, school and her situation from Miles. For me, there was one thing missing – friends! She only had the elevator man, but I wanted her to gossip with some female friends about Miles, but sadly, there was none of that. We hear from Miles as well, but in the past, six years ago to be precise. The story of him falling in love in high school and the drama he faces relates deeply to how he acts in the present day. In my opinion, it was a fantastic subplot and I absolutely loved reading about Miles in a different light. That storyline heated up very quickly and it was very shocking!

Miles and Tate have quickly become one of my favourite couples within a book. It would make an incredible film and I urge people to treat themselves to a copy because it’s one of the most courageous, life-changing, romantic books I’ve ever read. If you enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks, this is one for you.

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