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Ugly Love

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  173,373 ratings  ·  19,184 reviews
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, s ...more
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Atria Books
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Albert Barnedo Actually, after reading this I've not yet read any romance novel, not because it's bad but because it's sooo damn perfect love story with broken chara…moreActually, after reading this I've not yet read any romance novel, not because it's bad but because it's sooo damn perfect love story with broken characters.(less)

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Aestas Book Blog
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Casting for Miles...

Holy WOW!!! What a beautiful story!!!

It was absolute stunning perfection in every way. My heart is just overflowing with emotions ♥

Starting with Slammed and Point of Retreat, then with HopelessLosing Hope and This Girl, and once again with Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover has proven over and over again that her stories are unique, powerful and incredibly well written. I have come to trust her writing implicitly. I love the pa
Sasha Alsberg
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finished Ugly Love in exactly 24 hours, couldn't put it down! So good. Now I know what all the fuss is about with Colleen Hoover books! Can't wait for the movie :)



Ugly Love was nothing like I expected it to be. I excepted it too be like a 50
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
2 stars!


First, I really have to thank my good friend Geri for buddy reading this with me or I would’ve taken a screwdriver to my eye long before I finished this book. I honestly have nothing positive to say about this book so I’m going to put all my complaining in a spoiler tag so I don’t purposely hurt anyone who loved it.

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I know most of my GR friends–in fact, most everyone–loved this book, so please don't throw rotten tomatoes at me. I wish I could say I loved it, too, but I can't.

When I read a romance, I need to FEEL some semblance of that romance. I need to LIKE at least ONE of the characters. If that's not possible, I need to be able to at least SYMPATHIZE with one them. Unfortunately, I never once felt the romance, and I could neither like nor sympathize with either one of the characters.

Whitney Atkinson
Jun 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book was miserable. It goes toe to toe with Hopeless for the worst book I’ve read by her. There are three things that I think went horribly in this book. First, there is blatant sexism and the perpetuation of gender stereotypes on every. single. page. Second, this main character had absolutely NO self respect. I know this may be part of the plot, but it was absolutely despicable. She let Miles walk all over her and decimate her feelings to a pulp. She was spineless and pathetic, which was i ...more
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Love isn’t always pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.”

“Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren't even worth it. Without the beautiful, you'll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it all up. You give it all up. You never want love agai
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5+ Flying in Love stars!

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Colleen Hoover has done it again. Not that I ever doubted her, but I didn’t know what to expect when starting Ugly Love. It’s safe to say she never disappoints. With her amazing writing style, fascinating characters and original story lines, I was hooked from the beginning. I expected to love this book. What I wasn’t expecting was for my heart to be shredded.




This book pulled at my heartstrings. I felt so much heartache while reading. The
Geri Reads
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 'underwhelming' stars!


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I hate being in a minority when it comes to books. I wanna be able to love or at least like the books that most of my friends love. Furthermore, there is no other book I would really love to have the same feelings for than this book because it's CoHo, you guys. I love CoHo.


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I wish I did. Most of the things that bothered will be reflected in the way I'm writing this review.


See, I could forgive Tate f
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
im a simple woman - give me a colleen hoover book and i will read it, no questions asked. its as easy as that!

my love for CoHo aside, let me begin by saying i can understand why this book has received a lot of mixed reviews and negative feelings. i really do. because this is probably my least favourite book of hers that i have read thus far. i know my rating suggests otherwise, but there is just something missing from this story that i normally expect from her books. however, i dont think this i
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister

*4.5 stars*

Ugly Love wasn’t quite as ugly as I thought it would be, but this emotionally-charged love story definitely had its share of un-pretty moments.

This book seems to be generating some mixed emotions amongst CoHo fans as far as her unique writing style is concerned.

Yes, it’s slightly different from this author’s usual style. Certain pieces of the book are more lyrically pronounced, but I’ve always found her writing to carry a heavy poetic prose.

This story in particular emphasizes that
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't think that I can say anything that hasn't been said before about Ugly Love,nor that my tangled thoughts will do justice to a book that was more than a book,but I know one thing for certain.It left me an ugly mess.And it proved that love is beautiful.
“God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.”

I ate a bucket of ice cream and cried my eyes out to get over the sorrow that tried to consume me,but it wasn't enough.The only way to make sure
Natasha Polis
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in 12 hours. ONE DAY. I finished it in one day. I'm giving it 5 stars because I still can't believe that I, Natasha Polis, finished a book in a day. I've never done that before. Ever. It was so good and so entertaining. Lots of sexytimes, very mature scenes, which I did enjoy but still not heavily detailed which I'm very thankful for. The emotions and tears I felt for and had for Miles really made this book. I can't wait to read another Colleen Hoover book!
Cristina Monica
May 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
I couldn't endure Miles' melodramatic chapters anymore. And the narrator (audio book version) had such a deep voice; it was painful to listen to and, at times, hard to discern the words uttered. But, well, this was one of my first experiences with audio books. DNF at 33%.
Christine Riccio
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED UGLY LOVE. Here's my full booktalk/review: ...more
You know when even one star feels too generous?
Yeah, that's me right now.

"Ugly love becomes you.
Consumes you.
Makes you hate it all.
Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it."


Someone, please explain to me why everyone hates Miles? Now don't get me wrong, i don't like the guy either but i perfectly understand the cause of his actions. Did he ever promise Tate "true love" or any other shit? No, he offered fucking with no attachments and no sentimental
Evgnossia O'Hara
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review was originally published on Through the Chapters|Blog

*4.5 stars*

What a ride it's been!

A love story between two people, Miles and Tate, who weren’t ready to fall in love, or at least they thought so. They came to an agreement from the very beginning.


But was an agreement enough to prevent them from feeling something more than the mutual attraction they had?

I had a love-hate relationship with this one. This story, those characters, and their relationship were so conflicting. On the one hand,


I have no words. No words.

Okay maybe a few.

I LOVED THIS STORY. Every single thing about it. I loved Tate. I loved both her and Miles' point of view. I loved Miles. Every version of him.
Sweet Miles.
Asshole Miles.
Young Miles.
Jealous Miles.

I loved how it had me gushing and squealing and sighing and squeezing my kindle to my chest in giddiness. I won't even go into details. Just read the damn thing because
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Title: Ugly Love
Series: Standalone
Author: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Ugly Love is exactly what you can expect from the title. It’s not flawless romance about flawless couple who quickly gets their happily ever after, not at all. Ugly Love is gritty and real and beautiful in completely astonishing way. It was the 'ugly' that made this novel 'beautiful' in my eyes. It was the struggle, the fight that characte
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Latest info about -Ugly Love Movie- and it's not good.... :'(


Colleen Hoover just shared this. OMFG :-D

Yeah, so here's a bonus scene I wrote for Ugly Love just for kicks. It falls somewhere on the timeline before the epilogue in the novel. And no, I don't have any recent updates on the movie other than they are in pre-production, so while we wait for another update, I thought I'd share this nice little teaser that is not safe for chi
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“I didn’t fall in love with you… I flew.”

I am ruined.

I would like to think that after more than half a dozen books read and loved, I could call myself a seasoned Colleen Hoover reader and thus be equipped for all her ‘mind trickery’, and yet nothing, nothing in this world could have prepared me for the emotional avalanche that is Ugly Love. This is a book like no other in this author’s impressive repertoire, a book that gets under your skin from the very first sentence, and then page
There's one thing I don't understand with romance novels.. When the characters and plot doesn't actually remind me of a love story. This is pure lust and obsession. There's a trope that everyone is familiar with: the man who doesn't want to commit and the woman who wants to change him for the better. It's not new, it's not exciting, it's just boring. This one had it all and I was terribly not impressed. Sprinkle that with sex scenes and this is what you get. I was more interested in Miles' past ...more
My first book from Colleen Hoover even though I have several others on my bookshelf.
I decided to read this after I read "the review from the author":
Miles, Miles, Miles.
Seven books I've successfully completed.
Will? He didn't make me cry when I wrote him.
Holder? Nope. No tears, here.
Daniel? I might have pissed myself laughing.
Ridge? Heart wrenching, soul-crushing. But dry eyes.
Miles, Miles, Miles.
He's making me bawl like a baby.

Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Can't seem to get into this genre. The story was too random for me.
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"If I were capable of loving someone… it would be you."
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This story has a bit of a different vibe from Colleen Hoover’s other stories, yet it had the same amazing flare, and inspirational message she delivers every darn time she gifts us with a book. The story will grab you and make you feel, cringe, cry and then the author will build you back up again so carefully and then bam it’s over and you wish it had just one more chapter.

The story starts in the present day with Tate Coll
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Queen Hoover has done it again with this masterpiece

Actual Rating: is more in-between 4 and 5 than just 4.

From the moment I opened this book I was already immersed in the story and completely invested in the characters.
Colleen writes such incredible characters, and these ones were right up there with Slammed for me.
Tate and Miles were such amazing, well thought out characters that I just loved so much... Cap was a great mood lifter too :')

The chapters from Miles's po
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
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Let it be known that the men who don't want to get attached trope has never worked for me before. Call me shallow, but I thought that since this book was going to be turned into a movie, that it would just have that special umph! that this trope so desperately needs.

And now that I've finished the book, I can hear the book gods laughing at me, pointing fingers and snorting. Thanks for the warning, y'all.

The synopsis actually leads you to think that
Dana Ilie
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yet again Colleen Hoover has made me feel so many feels all at once. I went from happy to sad, laughing to crying so many times. I loved the characters, I loved the story line, I loved everything.

The book is written in dual POV with Tate's written in the present and Miles' written in the past. This helps give you a clearer view on why Miles feels the way he does, even though you don't actually find out what happens until the end of the book.

Believe it or not, I actually loved Miles and Tate's r
Larry H
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars.

"Love isn't always pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way."

When Tate first meets Miles, her initial impression isn't a positive one, despite how handsome he is. Of course, the fact that he's passed out in the doorway of her brother's apartment where she's about to move in—and so drunk that she c
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Reanell Tisdale
CoHo wrote about the uglier side of love… when love ruins you. The “thing” that ruins Miles for love is definitely ugly. Tate is willing to be the woman who will be in Miles life with no strings attached.
She agrees to his two rules:
1. never ask about his past
2. don't expect a future

But Tate lets her heart "hope" for more. I was "shipping" for these two. Even though their relationship was only built on a mutual attraction and a desire for sexy time... I wanted MORE for them.

I bro
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