Skip to main content

Ugly Love by Coleen Hoover Review

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
"You're solid, I'm liquid. You part the waters, I'm your wake," (Hoover 109).
On a search to find her brother's apartment came to a halt when Tate Collins notices a drunken man, Miles Archer, sitting in front of the door. Reluctantly she had to pull him into the apartment on a request of her brother, Corbin. In the middle of the night, she somehow find herself comforting a crying Miles. Much to her discomfort, he wakes her up early in the morning demanding to know what happened last night. That is how Tate and Miles first met each other; they sure left a lasting first impression on each other, but sparks didn't fly immediately. They did noticed how physically attracted they were to each other, so they came to agree upon a no string attached kind of relationship. Unknowing to them, this little arrangement between them will change their lives.

(WARNING! Content contains spoilers. Book content have explicit scenes.)

Characters and Plot Development:
Two people taking off on a flight to find love. The story opens out with Tate's perspective in the present of how she was not thrill to move in with her brother. She is smart, and strong heart woman, who life objectives were to find job, and obtain a master in nursing. In comes Miles's point of view, but 6 years ago, where readers are able to see his dark past that led him to be the person he is. As his history is slowly revealed, he comes as a workaholic and brokenhearted pilot, who deeply traumatized by his part that he constantly wears a mask on his face. It will slowly began to break when he meets Tate.

Along the way their flight hit turbulence in forms of emotions. Upon agreeing to a relationship of sex only, they had to agree on a set of rules established by Miles:
"...'Don't ask about my past...And never expect a future,'" (Hoover 88).
He wants to bury his ugly past; yet at the same time he doesn't want to image future with her. Doing all this would eventually lead to love, which he thought he will never be capable to doing again. She, on the other hand, quickly agree to his terms even if it means she will not be able to get his heart:
"I'd agree to anything if it means I get to be kissed by him again. Especially if it means I get to experience more than just his kiss," (Hoover 85).
 A kiss that started it all that led to wanting more of him. (Cue "Just a Kiss" by Lady Antebellum playing in the background) All he is willing to give her is his body, but not his heart. Smooth agreement until they suddenly notice emotions surfacing. A final straw pulled when Tate done trying to be with him. She walks away from him that made he realizes he need to seek closure from his ugly past. A storm brews ahead for them.

Their flight made it through the storm, and reached the point of destination. After a tough journey, they are able to breath in again. Miles is no longer guarded with his past, or doubtful of the future. Tate got what she wanted, his heart.    

Comments
Another book by Colleen Hoover that had me completely blew away. I am currently working on Colleen Hoover's books-a-thon that I started in March, and this book happened to be second last book I planned to read as of the moment. there is only one more book left. Enough me of rambling, let's get back to how I feel about Ugly Love, and behold it's amazing. I do not know how the author did it, but she had done it again. She had created these two characters, who seeking more than physical comfort, and found it in each other.

What else can I say about this incredible book? Just go read it; readers will not be disappointed.

Rating: 5/5 stars    

Extras
  • Based upon a recent post on Colleen Hoover's website, Ugly Love is in the process of being made into a movie. I can't wait to see if it does go through.
  • Griffin Peterson wrote a song called "Ugly Love" for this specific book, so go listen to it.

Reference
Hoover, Colleen. Ugly Love. New York: Atria Paperback, 2014. Print.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

C-DRAMA REVIEW: When a Snail Falls in Love

When a Snail Falls in Love left me with quite a first impression that I ended up marathoning the whole series or the current episodes already released online. I kept telling myself “patience is a virtue” as I waited for the last two episodes of this crime thriller. Although I have been spoiled for the ending, I still waited for English subtitles because I wanted to see how it all ends.
Straight from the start, this drama intrigue viewers by its unique title, When a Snail Falls in Love, which simply draws us in. It’s a figurative saying; it’s not about an actual snail and lion. In this case, the snail is Xu Xu, who is clever when it comes to psychoanalyze a crime, but slow when it comes to love. Ji Bai is the lion in terms of his fierce and brave ability to pursuit crimes and love. Two polar opposites; yet they make a perfect crime solving duo.

DRAMA RECAPS: 7 First Kisses Episode 3 & 4

Previously on Seven First Kisses, fairy godmother Choi Ji Woo granted Soo Jin’s wish of getting her first kiss by allowing her to meet seven mysterious men with “kiss” number one given by Lee Joon Gi. Just right after the kiss, she came back to present time and met her handsome boss, Park Hae Jin aka potential kiss number2.
EPISODE 3:  Park Hae Jin  Due to her using her cell phone during work, her boss inquired her to work overtime with him. When she walked into his office, she expected there to be lots of works to be done; rather she ate dinner with him. He seeing it was already late said he will take her home.

FIRST & LAST IMPRESSIONS: Medical Examiner Dr. Qin (C-Drama)

I intentionally meant for this to be a first impressions post, but somehow it led to the lasting impressions and review of this crime action Chinese drama. The title of this drama was what initially drew me into watching it since I am a fan of the American television show, CSI (Crime Scene Investigators). As luck would have it this drama is very similar to CSI; yet different in its own ways. Similar in that the opening song sounds very much like the one for CSI with several different beats and it follows Qin Ming (played by Zhang Ruo Yun), a chief forensic investigator for the Chinese police as he solve crime cases. The different in that its very fast pace.