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Ugly Love: A Novel Kindle Edition
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's 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.
“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 Iris' 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 )
"Thank you for another 'rip my heart out' excursion ... and with Ugly Love you somehow managed to do it TWICE! And I loved every bit of it!” (The Real Housewives of Romance, blog tour review )
“If you were to only read one book this year, make that book Ugly Love.... It's definitely my favorite book of all time, and that's not a phrase that I use lightly.” (Kayla’s Reads & Reviews, blog tour review )
“I LOVED this book. I stayed up until 1:00 a.m. to finish it, something I haven’t done in ages.... Ugly Love was a riveting page-turner that I couldn’t put down.” (Reading Books like a Boss, blog review )
“Colleen is an artist. She has this uncanny ability to take normal, everyday words and somehow turn them into the most beautiful poetry I’ve ever read. The beauty of her lyrical writing style made me teary-eyed countless times. She can take something so simple and make it so powerful.” (Nestled in a Book, blog review )
“Colleen Hoover does it again. She always creates a story that gets under your skin and hits you right in the heart. Ugly Love was no exception. Miles and Tate have a very intense story to be told and only Colleen Hoover could do it justice.” (Readers Live a 1000 Lives, blog tour review )
“I’m not sure my heart will ever forget this book. Incredible read!!!” (Flirty and Dirty Book Blog, blog tour review )
“Colleen Hoover has done it again. Her words have wholly altered me, mind, body, and spirit. I can’t explain what I’ve done or where I’ve been the past few hours, and the only thing that is in my mind is WOW.” (The Scarlet Siren, blog tour review )
"Ugly Love carries the kinship of stellar writing, (poetry, really), searing emotion, and a story that hits you in your very core.” (I Heart Big Books, blog tour review)
"I LOVE everything and anything that this woman writes…This is everything we come to expect from Ms. Hoover and SO MUCH more! You know when you come across a book and you don’t know what to say about it other than that you loved it and it was amazing?! Well thats how I feel about Ugly Love. JUST READ IT! TRUST ME!” (Shh Mom’s Reading, blog tour review)
From the Author
You can follow Colleen on Instagram @colleenhoover if you want to watch her pointless, random videos. You can also follow her on TWITTER, but sherarely tweets anything worth following. You can also find her on herblog at colleenhoover.com or on her very active Facebook page atfacebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away freestuff when her husband isn't looking.
- ASIN : B00HB62MC0
- Publisher : Atria Books (August 5, 2014)
- Publication date : August 5, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2660 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 333 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1476753180
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #213 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Tate Collins decided to temporarily move in with her brother, Corbin, an airline pilot, while she saves for her own place and goes to school for her Masters in Nursing. On her first day at her brothers apartment complex, she finds a drunk man sleeping in front of the door and blocking her entrance to her brothers apartment; as she attempts to go around him to get inside, the man then wakes up and tries to get in too. Tate panics and closes the door on his hand. Well, apparently this man, turns out to be a friend/co-worker of her brother and was locked out of his apartment right across the hall. Airline pilot, Miles Archer – has a past that he can’t get away from and because of it he refuses to ever allow himself to love again. And although Tate almost broke his hand, the attraction between Miles and Tate is undeniable. Since neither of them are interested in a relationship, they both settle on being friends-with-benefits. They both have their own rules to be applied to this agreement, but somewhere along the lines, the rules begin to get muddied and confusing as feelings develop. Will it ever be possible for Miles to deal with his past so that he can finally have a future? Will Tate be able to stick around long enough while Miles deals with his demons?
“Every time I’m with him, he fills my heart up more and more, and the more it’s filled with pieces of him, the more painful it’ll be when he rips it out of my chest as though it never belonged there in the first place.” – Tate. I absolutely loved Tate and her character; as much as she wanted Miles, she was controlled in her actions, she didn’t come off as pathetic and needy. She lived in the reality of things – on one hand, she knows she wants more than what he’s able to give her and on the other hand, she can’t help but stick around for what she can get even though she knows it won’t end the way she hopes.
“I’ve never met anyone who can say so little when they speak. He’s definitely perfected the art of evasiveness.” – Tate. Has anyone ever dealt with a person who answers your questions in such an evasive way but you have no choice but to accept the answers being given, even though you need to hear more?
The writing in this book is so powerful, Colleen Hoover is an expert at ripping my heart out in a book and then somehow she manages to mend it back together again. She writes the story as a present day view of Tate, viewing the way that their relationship takes off; as well as the past of Miles, so you feel the depths of the pain that Miles experienced, leading him to the hardened, closed off way that he is today.
“It’s the beautiful moments like these that make up for the ugly love.” By the end, you truly understand what “Ugly Love” really means.
*Side note – there was a movie made based on this book, starring the sexy Nick Bateman!! Which is now on my list of “must see” movies (insert fangirl scream here)! 🙂 ❤
check out my review on loveatfirstreadcom.wordpress.com
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.
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My star rating reflects the service/advertising, the book itself is a 4 star read for me.
Ugly Love has not only stolen a little piece of my heart but maybe the whole damn thing. I was completely swept up in Miles and Tate's amazing story. I fell in love with the way Colleen completely shattered my heart and then slowly pieced it back together, I love that I lost myself in all that was unfolding before my eyes and like a starved animal, I devoured it all. Every. Last. Word.
The story is so perfectly balanced, it's angsty, beautiful, ugly, honest and completely raw. There is no sugar coating the pure emotion and the chemistry is off the scale. Whatever you feel from what you read, you will will feel is completely and while heartedly.
No good love story is simple, where would the fun in that be? It has more ups and downs than a rollercoaster, it has the power to break your heart and make you pray that love is strong enough to conquer whatever life decided to throw in its path. Ugly Love has this magical way of combining all of the above and making you hang on to top the very end to find out how it ends. It doesn't help that Miles is well just gah! I love him, all of him! He may be a little messed up, he may be closed off and he may be an absolute tool sometimes but he's a tool I would happily have!! And Tate. Isn't she every one of us women? We have all been in that situation. Hoping that by sticking it out and holding on, no matter how much it kills us, we will eventually get what we want not matter how impossible it seems. The feelings, emotion and decisions, what woman hasn't been there. I certainly have. I think that is what makes Ugly Love able to steal its readers hearts.
I am off to find me more CoHo to read and immerse myself in.
But for those of you who haven't read Ugly Love? Get to it! You won't be disappointed.
"𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝"
Queen CoHo has done it again and managed to make me feel so many emotions all at once. I think everyone knows how much I adore It Ends With Us and Ugly Love is right up there on the pedestal with it for me. An absolutely stunning read that I know will stay with me for a very long time
I don't know what it is about Colleen's writing but I don't just read it, it actually crawls under my skin and straight into my veins. I just can't walk away once I've started, which is why Ugly Love is now the 4th book by her that I've devoured in a day
The story is flawlessly told from both Tate and Miles' POV, Tate in the present and Miles in the past. Miles' past was so full of pain and the more I read the more I could actually feel it deep in my soul and when the source of his pain is revealed it is gut wrenching. It breaks you, but it also makes the tender moments with Tate - the small smiles, the stroke of a thumb or a stolen glance, so powerful and meaningful. Tate is willing to be the woman in Miles life with no strings attached, quickly agreeing to his two rules of "never ask about my past" and "don't expect a future" but of course she quickly let's her heart hope for "more" and oh how I wanted MORE for both of them too
If you're thinking of picking this one up let me tell you that it is worth every single emotion you will feel because when all of the broken pieces are put back together it is truly wonderful - you just need to be prepared to embark on the journey to get there. Its not easy, it's broken, it is indeed 𝐔𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞