Ugly Love (Colleen Hoover)

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Tate Collins has just moved in to her brother’s apartment with him “just until she gets back on her feet” after moving away from home. Across the hall from her brother’s apartment lives Miles Archer, the mysterious bad boy who Tate immediately dislikes. But that doesn’t stop either of them from exploring their physical attraction to each other.

This book would have been rated so much higher if it wasn’t until the very end that I finally clicked emotionally with the characters. They come off pretty flat and superficial (although the narrative is decent and I did enjoy reading it the entire time) until maybe fifty pages from the end of the novel when we get an in-depth look into why Miles is the way he is.

This was the first Colleen Hoover novel I’ve ever read and I’ve heard great things about her books so I was interested in getting into this one. Certainly not the worst book, but I was a little thrown off since the synopsis of the book made it sound like Tate was “too busy” for a relationship, so a friends with benefits thing was right up her alley. Which there’s nothing wrong with, but through the entire book it kind of seemed like she was interested in an actual relationship with him. She only ever mentioned being too busy once or twice in the book. So I really do wish that she had been less obsessed with a typical relationship between her and Miles at the beginning. The fact that she really did seem intrigued by him from the onset made me feel like she was just one of those simple female protagonists who swoon for a boy she barely knows and who refuses to treat her with any respect.

But their dynamic did change drastically toward the end, which (like I mentioned) made me feel like the both of them were a lot more human and well rounded. It was just a shame we only got to see that for a few chapters before the novel ended.

That being said, I’m definitely going to be picking up another book by Colleen Hoover in the very near future because it was a cute read!

Emotionally Drained Bear

Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are simply my own honest ones and I have not been asked to write this review. Not everyone may agree with my thoughts and that’s okay! I hope you enjoy reading about mine.

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