Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

5/5 Stars

“Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it. Without the beautiful, you’ll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it all up. You give it all up. You never want love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.” 

When Tate Collins moves into her brother’s apartment building, she meets Miles Archer, the airplane pilot across the hall. They aren’t friends, and they definitely aren’t in love, but there’s a mutual attraction between them that leads to a strictly benefit relationship. No strings attached. Miles only has two rules, and Tate follows them both.

  1. Don’t ask about the past.
  2. Don’t expect a future.

But rules were meant to be broken, leaving the two in a dangerously messy situation.

Colleen Hoover outdid herself in this scarring novel about painful love and beautiful messes. Without going into too much detail and risking spoiling this book for readers, I can really only say that this is my absolute favorite book of Hoovers. I’ve recommended it to everyone I know. Seriously. It’s painful and emotional, filled with so much damage, it was written specifically to split your heart in two, but in the best kind of way. I promise.

The title really is the best descriptor of this tragically haunting novel. Miles and his story will make you cry, and Tate’s lonely heart will make you anticipate the taste of a happy ending. I can’t say whether or not you’ll get one, just that it’s worth the emotional damage to read this novel.

I didn’t fall in love with this book, I flew.

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