American author Colleen Hoover (née Margaret Colleen Fennell; born 11 December 1979) specializes in romance and young adult fiction. It Ends with Us, her 2016 romantic book, is her most well-known work. Several of her works were released independently before being picked up by a publishing house. As of October 2022, Hoover had sold about 20 million volumes. In 2023, Time magazine included her among the top 100 global influencers. author of more than twenty-three novels, including It Starts with Us, It Ends with Us, All Your Perfects, Ugly Love, and Verity.
INTRODUCTION Ugly Love By Colleen Hoover
“Ugly Love” is a captivating contemporary romance novel penned by the talented author Colleen Hoover. Published in 2014, this emotionally charged and thought-provoking story delves into the complexities of love, loss, and the healing power of second chances.
The narrative unfolds through the alternating perspectives of Tate Collins and Miles Archer, two damaged souls whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways. Tate is a young nurse who moves in with her brother in San Francisco, seeking a fresh start and hoping to focus on her career. Little does she know that her path is about to intersect with the enigmatic and brooding pilot, Miles Archer.
As their lives become increasingly entangled, a complicated and intense relationship develops between Tate and Miles. However, Miles is haunted by a tragic past that has left him emotionally closed off and unwilling to love again. Despite the undeniable chemistry between them, Miles sets forth a heart-wrenching arrangement with Tate: a no-strings-attached physical relationship without the messiness of emotional attachments.
As their unconventional arrangement unfolds, Hoover takes readers on a poignant journey, exploring themes of vulnerability, trust, and the scars that shape us. With her signature style, the author intricately weaves together the present-day narrative with glimpses of the past, slowly unraveling the mysteries and traumas that have shaped Miles into the guarded man he is today.
“Ugly Love” is a deeply emotional and raw exploration of the complexities of human relationships. Colleen Hoover’s masterful storytelling transports readers into the hearts and minds of her characters, making them laugh, cry, and ultimately question the true nature of love. This unforgettable tale of love and redemption will leave readers captivated until the very last page, as they discover that sometimes the most beautiful love can be found in the most unexpected and imperfect places.
Book Review Ugly love By Colleen Hoover
Tate moves in with her pilot brother who lives across the hall from his friend and coworker, Miles. The attraction is instant and the steam is out of this world, but Miles is quick to lay down boundaries of no talk of the past and not to expect a future. Tate agrees but doesn’t realize what she’s gotten herself into.
This ugly love story was a tear-jerker, gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking. It had you in the feels for both characters constantly, a girl who falls in love with a boy and a boy who can’t love anymore.
The dual pov, which is a favorite writing style of mine, was perfect in this story as I loved to read both characters’ thoughts throughout. All you want is for Tate and Miles to be happy, but they both have different expectations of what will make them happy. A story about loss, finding yourself again, and how love can be life-altering in both good and bad ways. Trust me when I say this one isn’t a sweet romance,
Thoughts: When Tate and Miles meet it’s not under the most pleasant of circumstances. Although neither would consider the other a friend they both can’t deny the attraction they feel.
They don’t want to deny their desire but Miles doesn’t want love and Tate doesn’t have time for it, so an arrangement is made. Miles only has two rules: never ask about the past and don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it but quickly realize they may be in too deep.
Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. • Love gets ugly.
The story is told in dual POV, dual timeline which is one of my favorite formats. Tate’s POV takes place in the present and Mile’s POV takes place six years ago. I liked how it was done but I do wish we had gotten present Mile’s POV a bit more.
Their not so meet cute was pretty entertaining, I’m beginning to realize I might like these types of intros more than meet-cutes. And that epilogue, oh my goodness it made me swoon and squeal so hard!
In typical Cotto fashion, this book makes me laugh, smile, cry, and want to throw it. The thing about Cotto’s books is they are so messy, complicated, and hard but also wonderful and sweet. It can make them hard to read at times but it’s also what makes them feel all the more real.
Plot summary: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Tate moves in with her pilot brother and meets his next-door neighbor/fellow pilot friend Miles. Tate and Miles start to hook up with the understanding there are z rules: (1) she can’t ask questions about Miles’ past and (2) be expected for the future. You can guess where this is heading…as the story unfolds the rules become harder and harder for Tate to live with.
I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read, I read it in a day. The characters were so compelling I stayed up well past midnight last night because I had to know the secrets of Miles’ past as they were finally unfolding! Ha ha. Overall I’m enjoying Hoover’s books and plan to continue to dive into her work. I would recommend this one as a good, easy read with great characters.
Ugly Love Book Summary By Colleen Hoover
Tate Collins moves in with her brother and meets his neighbor, Miles Archer. The two have instant chemistry, and they realize they have the perfect setup to become friends with benefits. Miles has two rules, which are 1) Never ask about his past, and z) Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but it soon becomes clear that they can’t.
Where do I start? One of the things I loved about Colleen Hoover’s book It Ends With Us was the personality of the main character. Even though Lily was flawed, she was still strong and someone you could root for. Tate Collins is everything that Lily Bloom is not. She is a doormat with no self-respect, who becomes obsessed with Miles for what reason…? Because she thinks he’s hot. He doesn’t treat her well, but apparently, that’s okay because of his past trauma. Tate frequently talks about how she turns into liquid around him, because she literally can’t stand up for herself or have a backbone when she’s around him. This is not a character I could relate to or even want to read about.
I also hate the whole friends-with-benefits trope where one person is only doing it in hopes the other person changes their mind and falls in love with them. Tate is basically yearning to be his girlfriend, yet walks on eggshells because simple questions like “Do you have brothers or sisters?” set this guy off. Miles is not someone I rooted for either. He’s not someone who needed to find love – he’s someone who needed to find a therapist. Like yesterday.
The reveal of Miles’ past trauma was basically what I expected it to be. Yes it was sad, and I do have empathy for him, but it didn’t make me change my mind about him.