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Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author Colleen Hoover returns with a new heart-wrenching love story.

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.

©2014 Colleen Hoover (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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was good

I loved the story but ..it just too much sex !

and the fact he didn't get mad at Rachel ... I couldn't relate if I were him I would be angry the fact she thinks it his fault it was so absurd to me.

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Not a fan

Didn’t enjoy this at all. Male protagonist was unlikable as both a 17 and a 25 year old with zero personality.
I found it quite boring, only kept listening to hear the ending and I wish I hadn’t bothered.

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Sad but enjoyable

I know all coho stories have an element of sadness so i was prepared for that. i enjoyed this, the characters where cool and voicover was good.

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gripping

amazing story was very gripping loved it however the reading was very robotic at times.

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ugly love

Great book and excellent plan to the story. I liked how the flash backs were eeked out piecemeal.

Some less well marked reviews have said about the leads being weak, I don't agree. The problem with such a consuming love is that - no matter your character strong or not, there is going to be the one person that makes you question everything you thought you would put up with (the anomaly). I'm a strong woman, my partner is closed as far as his past is concerned. I respect that he will tell me what he wants when he wants, but I could easily relate to the female character and the periods of questioning she put herself through.
Really well narrated, thoroughly engaging.
I loved Cap. xxxx

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Ms Hoover does it again!

Any additional comments?

So after getting my emotions together I can finally write a review on 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, and Yummy!!

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.

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Disappointing

Of all the books Coleen Hoover has written this is by far the worst. The audiobook was well done but the plot is thin at best and piled fool of all the stereotypes I ha thought left to the history of forgotten rom com tropes

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  • Michelle
  • 20-05-15

Good story, difficult listening

The male narration was difficult to listen too. He seemed choppy and not comfortable with the part.

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  • Megan English
  • 09-06-15

Better Male Narrator

Grace Grant was excellent as always. I just wish the would've picked a better narrator for Miles. I almost didn't think I would finish because his voice is so whiney. I did however skip a lot of the Miles parts.

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  • erobbins33
  • 09-11-16

SOOOOOO good!

Would you consider the audio edition of Ugly Love to be better than the print version?

Yes, always, if the narrators are good, they bring the book to life. These two did a great job.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ugly Love?

The part where we finally found out what happened to Rachel. Completely devastating.

What about Grace Grant and Deacon Lee ’s performance did you like?

They really projected the emotions of the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did. I listened all day.

Any additional comments?

This is my first book by this author. I've been hearing a lot about her books, and when my book club friend offered to send me a copy, I said yes. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to try a new to me author. I absolutely loved this book, and look forward to reading many more.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Tamara Wu
  • 21-06-15

shame about the male narrator

What made the experience of listening to Ugly Love the most enjoyable?

Female narrator was fantastic

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The male narrator was way to effeminate and made the character come off as gay

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Cyndi
  • 16-06-18

🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

I love this story. It was heartbreaking and healing. I love that we get to see them fall in love and see them both grow. The only thing I can say besides how much I love it is Miles from the past chapters comes across a little creepy. I don't know if that is the narration or the way he is written. He doesn't speak like a normal person, it's more like he's telling the story to us even though it's written in the first person POV and he says her name so many times. But that didn't change how much I like this book.

I love 1/2 the narration. Grace Grant is an awesome narrator, her male and female voices are great. Deacon Lee on the other hand isn't my first choice for Miles. He is a good narrator but he just didn't fit the Miles in my head. Also he sounds too much like John Malkovich for me.

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  • Miss54321
  • 07-08-14

Another release day dedicated to C. Hoover!

Would you listen to Ugly Love again? Why?

Yes...I want to hear all the inner dialogue again.

What other book might you compare Ugly Love to and why?

Maybe someday...

What does Grace Grant and Deacon Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hints of sarcasm.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the scenes that were in the present.

Any additional comments?

Did I say how much I love her books!

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  • Monica Sofia
  • 29-08-14

Everybody hurts... sometimes

Although it's a good emotional and rough story, well written, after 50% of the book, I'm afraid I didn't like the most mercurial important character in the book. Yes I had hope it would be ok, but...

I don't understand him, so selfish!

You know, you're not alone Miles! Some people actually lost more than one love by accident or else and they moved on without leaving a wreck behind. Can't think of one good thing about Miles. He was smarter when he was 18... A man this big and so self center. I understand he's hurt but exaggerating words and silent, silence but deafening... duh

You're smart enough to know, your friends worry about you but you can't care less about them.

Ian was so good to you, even Corbin was taking care of you and most of all, Tate! How could you torture her so and not Rachel, who left you?
Are you aware they had feelings too and maybe they were hurt like you, before they met you?

Everybody hurts... sometimes.

Loved Cap! What an amazing and wise old man! And I got to say that Tate saved a man who doesn't deserved to be saved at that moment.

All through the book, too much information about the "six years earlier" and I wasn't impressed. I wanted to know more about the present and the development and interaction between Miles and Tate.

I wanted more about the realization of Miles almost throwing his whole life away! His story was tragic, ok! But there's no hope, so why live and let others feel pain?

If you loved Maybe Someday, this isn't enough and doesn't come close.

I felt the ugliness not in the story, but in the character...

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  • The Mays
  • 16-11-16

I loved how it ended.

I felt like I really liked the beginning and the ending, in fact I loved the ending, but the middle dragged for me. I found the characters likable, but Miles was kind of whiny for a lot of the book. The ending made it worth it, but I felt like it could have been cut down some.
I felt the narration was very good, I did enjoy Grace Grant's performance more than Deacon Lee's. It wasn't his talent level as much as I found his voice a bit irritating. However I don't know if it's more the character, the narrator or the combination to be completely honest. I would listen to either narrator again.
If you are a fan of contemporary romance novels, I think this is worth a try!
Happy listening!

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  • Sherry Lynn
  • 16-12-14

Great Story - Worth the Credit

What made the experience of listening to Ugly Love the most enjoyable?

The best experience was the dual narration. I like how Myles Archers story gradually unfolded leading up to his present situation with Tate.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I feel that both narrators did a great job narrating. I just wasn't particularly satisfied with the presentation of the male narrator (no offense), something off about the voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book left me on edge at points,which is a good thing. Emotionally, toward the end when we finally find out the issue with Myles is where my heart broke, but it turns out for the best.

Any additional comments?

Overall, worth the listen. Great story.

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  • Kristin
  • 11-08-14

Ugh!

Maybe I'm just over the whole broken soul dragging his heart around for hours of listening torture to be miraculously healed by some chick hopping into bed with him. It's just so dumb. The story line is weak and is mainly filled with fluff of the same agonizing dilema over and over and over and over and all they do is have sex that just gets monotonous. The dialogue is mainly in their heads so very little interaction...aside from the sex....which wasn't that good.
As for the narrators...Grace Grant was really choppy at times in her reading and Deacon Lee isnt always the strongest narrator but in his defense his character was pretty weak so what are you going to do?
Ugh!!!

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