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Ugly Love: A Novel Paperback – Aug. 5 2014
"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
About the Author
- Publisher : Atria Books (Aug. 5 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476753180
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476753188
- Item weight : 454 g
- Dimensions : 20.96 x 12.7 x 2.29 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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This book pulled at my heartstrings. I felt so much heartache while reading. There were some lighter moments, but the majority felt heavy and emotional.
When Tate decides to move in with her brother for a while, she never expects to meet a man like Miles. Miles is a pilot like her brother. Miles is taciturn. He seems flat. But there is something about him that intrigues Tate.
I have no idea what’s going through his head. He never smiles. He never laughs. He doesn’t flirt. His face appears as if he keeps a constant veil of armor between his expressions and the rest of the world.
Miles and Tate develop a friendship, kind of. It’s difficult to be friends with someone who is closed off like Miles is. You can just feel the sadness radiating off of him. Then it happens. Tate feels like she is starting to make progress with this man.
Miles really likes Tate. But the last thing he is looking for is love. Their attraction and chemistry is too strong to deny, so they go with the whole ‘friends with benefits’ thing. As long as Tate can follow Mile’s two rules, they can be together in that way.
“Don’t ask about my past,” he says firmly. “And never expect a future.”
Tate is so enamored with Miles, she’ll take him any way she can get him. She’s never felt this strongly about a man. She feels so much when she’s with him, she can’t get enough.
Miles is the way he is for a good reason. The book is in dual pov, going back and forth between Tate’s perspective in the present, and Miles perspective in the past. You get to see as time goes on, why Miles has these rules and why he is protecting his heart this way. When you get hurt in such an ugly way, you want nothing to do with love. No matter how beautiful it can be. But that doesn’t stop Tate from developing feelings for him. Even though she knows they can never be reciprocated.
Miles is a character that broke my heart. At first you see his past and the type of guy he was… then you see him so standoffish in the present. It makes you wonder what could have happened to make him that way. I had my theories (all of which were wrong) but once I found out- I wish I would have been right. It was something unimaginable and you can see why he wouldn’t be able to move on from that.
I loved the chemistry and the slow build between them. Even though the feelings were fought most of the book, you could still feel them brewing just below the surface.
I think every book I’ve read by this author has made me cry. Even if it’s just a few tears, I always cry. This book. I did more than just cry a few tears. Oh the tears. There were times I couldn’t control the tears. They just streamed down my face continually while I read through them. It was heart wrenching and so emotional. Ugly Love made me Ugly Cry. Big time. Some parts were worse than others, but wow. I just FELT so much while reading this.
I am a huge Colleen Hoover fan and I’ve read every one of her books. This one has a little something different than the others. Most of her books make me feel strongly and contain a lot of emotional moments, and Ugly Love had that for sure... but it also had much more steam than the others. And yes- CoHo can write some sexy scenes!
It’s been a while since I’ve read a paperback book, but when I heard this was out early at several bookstores, I ran to my local store and picked up a copy along with a mini light so I could read in bed. And I did. I stayed up way past my bedtime reading this book. I went into work the next day sleepy and raw from crying, but let me tell you- it was worth it! Although Hopeless still takes the top spot of my favorite book by this author, this will be a close second!
Colleen Hoover is one of those people who is doing what she was born to do- she's sharing her amazing stories with us. Her writing style is unique and incredible. Ugly Love is captivating, beautiful, emotional, and devastatingly painful to read but I’ll let you in on a little secret. The ending makes every ounce of pain I felt worth it. An unforgettable story I highly recommend!
Had no idea what these ppl saw in each other beyond physical attraction, though she could have been Snuffleupagus for all the non-description.
Uncomfortably close brother sister relationship and porny step-siblings made this reader uncomfortable, and unhappy.
80 YO appallingly described as shuffling, wheezing, drooling virtual hobo. He is the best character. Let that sink in.
Characters are 23/24 and have no cultural context or frames of reference beyond vague mention of “sports.”
They are dumb as rocks and duller but if you like soft, very soft core smut and being hammered with the idea that the HEART and MIND are, gasp! different entities, this is the overpriced little tale is for you!
I’m now hooked.
Ugly Love took me on an emotional journey and I enjoyed every minute of it.
It was beautifully written.
So much so, that about halfway way through, my instinct was to trash every story I've ever written because they'll never be as good as this one.
I managed to refrain... for now.
Guess who’s going to one-click every book with Colleen Hoover’s name on it?
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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.
I thought both the main characters were really good,
Tate seemed like a genuinely lovely person who was desperate for Miles to love her like she obviously did him even to the point of forgiving him for saying another woman's name (she's better than I am lol) & Miles........My heart went out to him. With a lot of men in these sort of books they have a tortured past but his was a little different and it was heart wrenching so while you knew he was falling for Tate, when you found out his back story you could understand why it was so hard.
My only criticism was that when he did finally get closure and admitted his feeling it seemed to rush to the end then so you never really got to see them as a couple for more than a few pages although even right to the end the author made your heart pull for him as he looked at his future.
Really recommend this book
Ahhhh the feels, the feels.
I absolutely love Ms Hoover and in my humble little opinion she can do no wrong, however I know that this new book of hers has had a mixed bag of reviews, some hated it and some loved it, I fall in the latter category, I loved it a lot!!
The story is told in 2 different POV a little like Maybe Someday However the male POV, Miles (I shall get to him later) is telling the story from a different time in the past.
Tate has moved into her brothers apartment and is training to be a nurse, she hasn't got time for herself, let alone a relationship, and likes it like that thank you very much!
Miles lives across the hall, he is a pilot.
Anyway Miles won't /can't have relationship either, in true CoHo style the 2 of them meet, but then decide to come to an arrangement to suit them both.........sex!
So they have a "friends with benefits" relationship but Miles will not open up to Tate, and she starts to feel more than friends.
I won't give any spoilers in this review but oh boy I was NOT expecting the story to unfold as it did.
My little heart was shattered in a thousand tiny pieces, the characters are so strong and even the back characters are fab, you just wait till you meet Cap!
She is still a brilliant writer and one of my favourite authors, I ♡ this book.
A big 6 ♡ read.