Thursday, August 18, 2022

Book Review: Ugly Love

Hey, hey! I'm starting to get the hang of the audiobook thing,  so I've been trying to listen to one between podcasts, so it's not the worst thing. 

Ugly Love - 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.
I have to first say, the voices on this? Were kind of awful. No, I shouldn't say that, the voice of young Miles was the absolute worst. The way he would say "Rachel" made me want to dig my own eyeballs out to shove them into my ears. And that is my least dramatic opinion on that. 

Moving onto the story though, it wasn't bad. I absolutely called what was going to happen long before it did, and that's because Colleen Hoover is predictable in that way- what is the worst thing that could happen to a person in the set up she's given us? Because that's what is going to happen, it never fails. I will say, I did like Miles, even though his reaction to the traumatic event seems a bit insane, I really liked him. I also really liked Tate, but I liked the chemistry between Tate and Miles so much more. Tate referred to herself as "liquid" and I'll be honest, that seems really strange, and just.... creepy. Literally the only highlight of the book for me was the Thanksgiving trip to Tate's parent's home, only because her dad reminded me of mine, so I got a good chuckle out of that. 

I will say though, the scenes with Miles and Rachel are pretty good, but then it gets to be uncomfortable when you realize these are teenagers and almost/kind of step-siblings, so its just really... I don't know. It literally almost ruined the entire book for me. 

Overall, this was just.... meh. Let's just say this was a borrowed audiobook from my library instead of a purchased book. Colleen Hoover is a toss up on how I'll like the book anyways, but this was SO heavily suggested, I thought for sure I'd really like this one. Alas, I was disappointed. I will say though, if you're a fan of Colleen Hoover, you will really love this one because it follows her recipe for a novel, but if you're looking for something different, this wouldn't be it. 
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