“Ugly” is the second book by Sam Crescent that I’ve read. It was a quick read, not just due to relatively small number of pages (a little bit over 100), but also because it’s fast paced. Beside that it is interesting story.

“Ugly” is a story of a girl who was not loved and not very pretty and a boy who finds her beautiful and interesting. It is a highly sensual story full of heartache. Both sensuality and the interesting writing kept me on the edge of my seat. Both characters, Blake Carson and Logan Black, are very complex and both of them went through a lot while still so young. Although I know there will be a HEA for Blake and Logan I was cheering for them all the time.

There are some parts of this story that I found a bit over the top. The first is the whole mistreatment of Blake by her parents. The second is the conclusion of the story, especially the part when Blake and Logan decide to change their future path through school. I know that is a possible ending, but for me, taking everything into account during the story…it just wasn’t a very realistic one.

Anyhow, “Ugly” is an enjoyable story. It’s perfect if you are looking for a quick, sensual and interesting read.


Beauty is in the eye of a beholder. In school Blake Carson was bullied and at home she was ignored. But everything's about to change when new guy, Logan Black, enrolls in her high school. Logan Blake is beautiful, not just physically. Soon they become friends and then they slowly fall in love. But will their love survive?

Book Blurb for Ugly

In every element of her life, even before she was born, Blake Carson has failed. She isn’t a boy, she isn’t pretty, she doesn’t fit in—she is ugly. That is what she believes. All of her faults make her ugly.

Then he comes along. Logan Black has met ugly head on, and lived to tell the tale. Now he has moved to West County, to get away from both his father and the pain of the past. He never expected to meet his future, but there she sits in the cafeteria at school, accepting everyone’s judgment, and worse, believing them.

But Logan knows she isn’t ugly. She isn’t a failure, and he is about to show her another way. He is determined to be her friend—and more.

Then a fight brings his father to town, and Logan runs, taking Blake with him. But they can’t run forever, and when an accident leaves them no choice, they have to head home and face the consequences of what they did. Can their love survive the real ugly in the world?

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2016 3.50