Mini Review Monday – Ugly Love (Spoiler Free)

Hey everyone! Here I am with another Mini Review Monday created by me, where you write a short review for a book/series you haven’t reviewed on your blog. Because either you read the book before you started blogging or you never got around to it. If you decide to participate in this new meme, please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. Also! Let the people know if it’s a non-spoiler/spoiler review.


Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Published: August 5, 2014
Read: August 2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.


If you want to read a sucker punch New Adult novel, then you need to pick this one up. Cause this one will have you in all your feelings. I literally kept yelling at the book with all the wtf moments going on.

Tate and Miles meet and there’s an attraction, but neither want to get serious. Tate is busy moving in with her brother, trying to get her masters degree while Miles is a airline pilot. Miles ask her to never ask about his past and Tate is fine with that. Till things get heated between them and Miles past starts crawling along.

Ugly Love is told in dual prospective, Tate’s and Miles. One thing I enjoyed about Miles chapters were that sometimes they were told in verse. Also, Miles chapters are told in past tense while Tate’s is present. Which I thought was really great and heart wrenching because it started connecting and that’s when your heart gets broken.

I loved how relatable Tate was too, I feel like a lot of women can just connect with someone like Tate. Her insecurities, her doubts and worries were just the nail on the head for me. Especially in those moments when Miles was a total douchebag to her.

I also had my laughing out loud moments in this book too, don’t mind the title, there is some funny in here. The reader also gets to meet this elder man Cap and I looooooved him so much because he’s like a grandfather to everyone.

This book is about forgiving yourself and others around you when you’re a little too hard to love.

Character driven story? Yes
Plot twist? Yes
Recommend for first time New Adult readers? Yes!

“Love isn’t always pretty. 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.”


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42 thoughts on “Mini Review Monday – Ugly Love (Spoiler Free)

  1. I loved Miles and didn’t like Tate. She was such a pushover, I thought. I kept yelling at the book for her to start respecting herself. Man, she was annoying me with her stupidity, especially after Miles told her he was looking for nothing more than sex. But I read the book in three hours because I had to find out what happens. That ending though. OMG cuteness! ❤️🙌 I wouldn’t have minded seeing more about Tate’s brother in another book. He sounded kinda cute. 😉 CoHo needs to write a pilot series so I can fan myself over them instead of athletes. lol Have you read November 9? Tate and Miles make an appearance in that book.

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  2. Now I see why you’ve recommended this one to me as my 1st CoHo book! I like that the dual POV’s are formatted a bit differently. I think having one characters chapters written in verse only adds to giving that character a distinct voice of their own which I LOVE! also…”This book is about forgiving yourself and others around you when you’re a little too hard to love.” <—–So I can relate LOL! love it, searching for a Kindle deal asap lol 🙂

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  3. I love this book so much! It’s probably one of my favorites by CoHo. There were definitely some laugh worthy moments but then there were those ones where my heart broke, especially for Miles. Your mini review Monday’s always make me want to reread books 😂🙈. Great review as always, Gretchen!

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  4. Ahhhh we were just talking about New Adult books! Obviously this is the type of NA book I should be reading. I actually have 2 signed CoHo books sitting on my shelf (November 9 and It Ends With Us) but I have YET to read one of her books ((Yes I’m living under a rock))

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