Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sy reviews: UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

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, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.


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I wonder why Colleen Hoover would put her readers through more than 60% of the time feeling frustrated and angry and hurt and heartbroken with this book. Did she stop with Maybe Someday? No. She has to write Ugly Love and torture us again. Sadist much?

I just read Ugly Love and I loved it. And I hated it. And then I loved it again. At first I love the dual POV in this story. But that didn't last long. I ended up just loving Tate's POV and found myself bracing for a world of pain and hurt reading Miles's POV.

Tate. I like Tate. I like how she was hopeful in the face of hopelessness. I love a heroine who knows when to fight for what she wants and when to stop.

Miles. God, Miles. I'm still torn about his character even if he redeemed himself in the end. Reading Miles's POV and past is like watching a train wreck. It's like watching closely a person make one bad decision right after another.

I was really conflicted with this book and whether I hate it or love it. I was so conflicted that it came to the point where I questioned myself if I should start basing my rating of a book on the number of times it made me swoon and fall in love with the characters, the number of times I highlight certain parts of the book or the life lessons it taught me. This book did not make me swoon and fall in love with the characters. This book never really taught me life lessons or words to live by. Hardly. I did highlight a lot of lines from this book though.

I decided to just simply rate the book based on what and how it made me feel. How strongly it made me feel throughout the whole time I was reading it. Sure, most of the time I had the urge to drink some hard liquor while reading this book just to help me get through all the heart ache that eats at me chapter after chapter of this book but I guess that's why I still loved it in the end. Because it made me hate it just as much as I love it.

And yes, this is a story about love. This is a story of how ugly love can become. How painful it can hurt. This is also a story of how love can be beautiful and how all the heart aches and pains are worth it because in the end, after everything people go through, when they find love those beautiful moments of love make up for all the uglies. So thank you, Colleen for reminding us of that. And thank you for still giving me an ending I loved. Even if the journey to that last page was a slow torture. Haha!


Here's my Ugly Love playlist:
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Demi Lovato - Fix A Heart
Christina Aguilera - Hurt
James Morrison - You Make It Real
Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Paolo Nutini - Last Request



About the Author

She loves music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. She has eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them her way! She's addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It's a serious addiction. She gets stoked whenever she gets a message from goodreads saying she has a new friend request... If you want to know when she has new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, stalk her!

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