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Ugly Love: A Novel Paperback – August 5, 2014
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"Only Colleen Hoover can pack that much brilliance into one novel." (Jamie McGuire #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Beautiful Disaster)
“Hoover builds a terrific new-adult world here with two people growing in their careers and discovering mature love.” (Booklist (starred review))
"A must-read book of the year! I loved every word, I felt every moment, and I will never forget this story. I don’t give out a lot of 6 star ratings (in fact this will be the first one I’ve given this year) but the truth is that this book went above and beyond. The story was powerful, the writing was stunning, and the way every single piece of it was woven together was simply breathtaking.” (Aestas, blog review)
“By the end of this book, my heart was aching and rejoicing at the same time from the countless emotions it had been exposed to. This is the sexiest, most heart-wrenching Colleen Hoover book to date—a book that shows us a brand new side of this author’s writing genius, and it is in my humble opinion, her best work thus far.” (Natasha is a Book Junkie, blog review)
“Colleen Hoover once again proves she’s a master storyteller in her best and boldest work to date.” (Vilma’s Book Blog)
“She's done it again, my friends. And to be honest I didn't think she was ever going to write something I loved more than MAYBE SOMEDAY, but I was book hung over for 2 full days after UGLY LOVE.” (Me, My Shelf, & I, blog review)
“I fell in love with this book from the very first chapter.” (Owl Always be Reading, blog review)
"Ugly Love is another hit from Colleen Hoover that will leave your heart open and exposed to the myriad of emotions Tate and Miles' story will inflict upon it.” (Lovin Los Libros, blog review)
“ Colleen Hoover has given us a story that is full of emotion.... she stayed true to her reputation of writing characters that are real and a story that is both compelling and powerful.” (A Literary Perusal, blog review)
"Colleen Hoover just demolished me. Completely and 100% blew me away…not that I’m surprised or anything because she never ceases to amaze me.... I was pulled in from the beginning…and I loved every second of it!” (True Story Book Blog, blog tour review)
From the Author
Colleen Hoover is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels. Her first series was published in 2012 and includes SLAMMED, POINT OF RETREAT and the companion novel THIS GIRL. Her second series, published in 2013, includes the #1 NYT's bestseller HOPELESS and the companion novel, LOSING HOPE. She has released a free novella, FINDING CINDERELLA, as a thank you to her readers for their continued support. The novella is a companion to her Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.
You can follow Colleen on Instagram @colleenhoover if you want to watch her pointless, random videos. You can also follow her on TWITTER, but she rarely tweets anything worth following. You can also find her on her blog at colleenhoover.com or on her very active Facebook page at facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away free stuff when her husband isn't looking.
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Miles and Tate are attracted to each other but Miles is reserved and aloof. He admits to Tate that he hasn’t been with a woman in six years. He makes her a proposition however, they can get into a sexual relationship, no strings attached. Tate agrees but as hard as she tries not to get emotionally attached she can’t help but start to fall in love with him.
The story is told in alternating chapter flashbacks from Miles’ past. I liked the flashbacks, one chapter would end from six years ago, leaving a little cliffhanger, then the next chapter would go onto the present time with Miles and Tate.
Miles’ heartbreaking past is slowly revealed and I have to admit I teared up a little.
I’m big on book settings, one thing I did not like is that I didn’t feel the San Francisco setting here. I would have loved a few vivid descriptions thrown in here and there. Aside from that minor qualm, Ugly Love was good, it was really good contemporary romance. The steamy scenes between Miles and Tate were perfect, they had great chemistry. The dynamic between them worked, Miles needed someone to rescue him and Tate was that person. She had alot of patience for him.
Sometimes love bites but the main theme in Ugly Love is that it is worth it nonetheless.
I have read her before and Colleen Hoover has a way of writing that just draws you in. She makes her characters seem like real people and she makes you care about what happens to them as she tells you their stories. I recommend Ugly Love if you enjoy new adult contemporary romance with characters who have haunted pasts.
This book is based around the friends with benefits concept and while it seems like its so over done and cheesy, this book isn't like that at all. Be prepared though, because this one packs quite the punch... It evokes all the feels and left my gasping at a few twists. I didn't really love the Tate or Miles individually, but found myself rooting for them as a couple. Miles chapters were by far my favorite and getting to dive into his past to see why he was such a difficult character. The flashbacks worked so well in introducing us to Miles and the walls he's built up around him.
If you haven't picked this one up yet, what are you waiting for?!
Tate the heroine quote - " I am stupid, stupid, stupid"
This statement is very descriptive of the heroine Tate. I could not agree more.
Here is a beautiful young lady in the prime of her life. Moved to San Francisco to start a new career and graduate school
She falls for her neighbor/brothers best friend. Said hero, Miles, makes it abundantly clear he is not capable of a relationship, he is only able to offer her sex. Miles wants no emotional connection, not even friends with benefits. He is just interested in "bend you over, screw you sex" and walk away with no conversation. Tate, who truly desires Miles and wants to have a relationship with him, accepts these terms with the intent of changing his mind. There in lye the problem. Ladies we all know in the real world this scenario hardly every works out in the Heroine favor. I am all for fiction and romance but this is a little over the top. Due to his tormented past, Miles is strongly adverse to any human connection but some how in the end he......., okay no spoilers, but you get my point.
It was difficult for me to accept that Tate was so willing to lower her standards just to win at the game of love. Plot was also dragged out, was not much substance to the storyline. I understand this book was highly rated. But also understand, this review comes from a avid romance novel reader who has read at least 100 romance books in the past year. This book did not meet my standards substance, character development, and believable storyline.
Miles is so unbelievably broken and hardened. He doesn't think that he deserves to be happy or have joy in his life. But when he meets his friend's little sister, Tate, for the first time in six years, Miles feels something again. But all he can offer Tate is a physical relationship. At first, that's enough for the nursing student, but it's not long before Tate wants his emotions and heart as well. But since Miles told her that the two rules to their friends-with-benefits agreement was to not ask about his past and to not expect a future, things get complicated and messy!
I loved everything about this story. The characters were rich, the friendships were solid, the hints into Miles' past and why he became the man he is now were amazing. I laughed and I cried. And I went back to re-read sections again. Absolutely amazing.