Ugly Love: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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#1 New York Times bestselling 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, ...
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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling 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.
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#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire
"Only Colleen Hoover can pack that much brilliance into one novel."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476753195
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 489
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.
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  • Posted August 4, 2014

    I love everything Colleen writes. I'd follow her blindly into a

    I love everything Colleen writes. I'd follow her blindly into a re telling of last years phone book with complete faith it would be heart wrenching and hilarious. So I may be a little tiny bit biased. But this book was AMAZING. I finished it in one sitting. I can't tell you the last time I finished a book in one sitting, because I honestly have no idea when that was. Oh wait, yes I do. It was Maybe Someday. Another brilliant CoHo book. And before that? All of her other books. And prior to that? Probably a Harry Potter book. So that explains the level with which I adore the genius that is her writing.




    Miles. He's a pilot. And he's heart breakingly beautiful and tortured. And he's a pilot. And he's broken. And did I mention he's a pilot? Yum! 




    So lucky I found it a bit early and got to enjoy the brilliance that is a CoHo book! Counting down the days until the next!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2014

    I tried to protect my heart from Colleen Hoover. I really did. I

    I tried to protect my heart from Colleen Hoover. I really did. I went into this story knowing that Hoover herself cried while writing
    this--something she's never done with her other stories. I'm tough, I said.  I won't breakdown, I affirmed while doing the downward
    dog yoga move in my imagination. Besides, if she didn't cry while writing Holder and Sky's story, UGLY LOVE can't be *that* sad.  
    Oh, boy. Was I wrong. So, so deliciously wrong.

    This story is told both in present and past tense through alternating point of views. A highly effective method of writing in this case
    because we get to see the loving, caring side of Miles that Tate suspects is underneath his shell of indifference.  But, why? What
    could have possibly happened to transform the young man that would qualify as the best boyfriend ever into a man that doesn't allow
    himself to feel darn near anything any more? Hang tight. You'll find out and I'm going to go as far as saying...your life as a reader will
    never be the same once you experience it.  Bold words, right? But listen.  This book and it's revelations are going into the history book
    as one of the greatest stories ever. EVER.  You will always remember it and it's watery cover. *sobs uncontrollably*

    I pre-ordered a signed copy of UGLY LOVE with explicit instructions to have Miles personally deliver it to my doorstep wearing nothing
    but aviator glasses. I'll let you know how that goes. 

    PS - Tissues are not optional while reading.  Your sleeves will be snot and tear stained should you not heed this warning.  
    You're welcome.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Wow

    This book is amazing I read it in one sitting literally never put it down untill the last page....this is the kind of book that gives u goosebumps from the emotion that just pours of each page....just wow luv it

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Beautiful

    Amazing...loved the characters and she is my new favorite author!***must read***

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Highly recommend!

    WOW! Holy cow! Sooo good! I've read books by Colleen Hoover before and thought...their okay but, WOW, yeah! I really liked this one. Duel POV, sex scenes, and a tantilizing romance! Best of all, great writing and a well edited story. Loved it! I immediately bought another book by Ms. Hoover, MAYBE SOMEDAY, and intend to read it right away! I highly recommend UGLY LOVE.

    S.A.K.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2014

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    What kind of love gets ugly? The kind Hoover writes about, that'

    What kind of love gets ugly? The kind Hoover writes about, that's what kind! And boy does she know how to write it because there was not one second during this book that I didn't have my heart bleeding in a table somewhere. Bleeding, you say, this can't be good, right? Oh, but it is so right because Hoover knows how to gut you, draw and quarter you, and then slowly sew you back together again. I know going into a Hoover book that it won't be pretty, but I do it anyway because in the end, she makes the story well worth the ride.




    Blurb from Goodreads:
    Never ask about the past.
    Don’t expect a future.
    When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t 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. 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




    Imagine a tragedy so terrible it makes you never want to put yourself out there for love again. Now imagine having someone enter your life that you try your hardest not to love because there is no way on this earth you could ever love again. Now scramble your brain. Yup, that's pretty much this book.




    Tate moves to San Fransisco to live with her brother and go to school. What she doesn't expect is to be attracted to her brother's very hot, very closed off, and totally not willing to love next door neighbor. But who is capable of ignoring matters of the heart? I loved this character. She is starts off as a strong and very well rounded. She knows what she wants, and does what she needs to have at least a little part of it. And, like many NA characters, she can't ignore what her heart feels. I found her very relatable and realistic. Does she have weaknesses, she sure does. Her weakness is not being able to stay away from someone who she feels such a great connection to she just knows there must be a way to break through. But you can't change someone unless they want to change, right? One thing that bothers me about Tate is that she does show more weakness during the book than I would have liked. Yet, I understood the need for her to have this weakness. And as much as I wanted to chastise her for it. one cannot go lightly into such deep affairs of the heart and not show weakness at some point.




    Enter Miles. Sexy, swoon worthy, pilot Miles Archer has a lifetime of tragedy behind him at only 24 years old. And he won't open his heart to anyone. He's a mystery that Tate can't figure out, as much as she wants to. But Miles has his rules: he won't talk about the past and he has no intention of creating any kind of future. He's straight forward and to the point about it. At first, this made me mad at him. Had it not been for his chapters, I'm pretty sure I would have thrown this book up against the wall a number of times with the anger he caused me. But it isn't that Miles in incapable of love, it's that he doesn't want his heart to get hurt. He's closed and unpredictable, and his mystery was something I wanted to crack wide open. He reminded me a bit of Christian Grey. I know I know, don't punch me, why on earth would I ever compare Hoover to James? Well, I'm not, I'm just saying that some of the qualities you see in Christian are there with Miles. But in the end, his reasons for being who he is are sad and powerful. Miles was one of the most heartbreaking characters I have ever had the chance to get to know.




    Hoover has this way of flaying you open, making your heart bleed out all over the place until you have almost nothing left to give. And then, in one foul swoop, she redeems herself and sews you back together, little piece by agonizing piece. Her words are powerful. She writes like a musician, creating lyrics that drag you along, even if you feel like you don't want to go. Her words are a powerful tool and weapon against her readers for sure. And with each book she writes, she gets better and better at showing us how broken people can really be. But she also shows us how they are capable of mending and healing and becoming whole again.




    This book is definitely a bit more racey then her past stuff. Darker and different than what you have seen from her in the past. While most of Hoovers books have focused on the story behind the plot, this one really jumps into the sexy. But the sexy is the whole point of this story. Because without the sexy, there would be no connection formed with Tate and Miles. And then their story would have gone nowhere at all. Friends with benefits takes on a whole new meaning when you watch Tate and Miles together. Their attraction is undeniable, but there is so much more underneath, so much more depth to their experiences together. And that just makes the book that much more engrossing.




    There is one word I use whenever I describe Hoover's books. One word that always ends up in my status updates on Goodreads. Because there is only one word that can show exactly how Hoover's books make me feel. And that word is INTENSE. The intensity of her writing, her plot lines, the connections between her characters cause a physical ache in my heart. I'm not much of a crier when it comes to reading, but Hoover always seems to be able to pull the tears from me.




    Tough Critic Book Reviews summed this book up perfectly, so I will quote her: "This is definitely a story about loss, but more importantly an excruciatingly painful story about love" And excruciatingly painful it is. This is a nonstop, un-put-downable book that will leave your heart aching in ways you never thought possible. Just when I think Hoover can't make a story any better than she has in the past, she surpasses what she did before. I don't know how she does it, but I don't care. All I know is that I cannot wait to see what she gives us next.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2014

    Tate (who is obviously a girl ¿ the first few minutes I thought

    Tate (who is obviously a girl ¿ the first few minutes I thought Colleen was now writing m/m romances!) has just moved in with her Pilot brother Corbin in San Francisco. She's glad to live with him, that way she can save up for her own place while she's working as a nurse and going to school to get another nursing degree.

    Across the hall from her brother lives Miles.

    Miles with no Smiles.
    He's friends with her brother and also a pilot.

    The way they meet is really funny .... but kind of sad too...

    There's this huge immediate attraction between Miles and Tate. Well at least it's on Tate's side. She can't read him at all. But he seems to be looking at her a lot.

    For whatever reason Miles doesn't want anything serious - well - that's not really the surprising thing - most guys are like that. But Miles asks only 2 things of Tate - to basically not fall in love with him and expect a HEA and to not ask about his past.

    >>Don't ask about my past, and never expect a future.<<

    His past.

    The book is told from both POV's - but where Tate is telling us what happens in the present - Miles tells us what happened six years ago. Six years ago when he met the love of his life - Rachel.

    He fell in love with her in their last year of high school - but unfortunate coincidences make it very hard for them to be together...

    And whatever happened six years ago is the reason for Miles being and acting like he is and does.

    But of course their attraction is way too strong to resist...as long as Tate keeps following his rules they can have this 'thing' for a while....

    >>He tightens his grip on my neck . . . and then he kills me. Or he kisses me. I can't tell which, since I'm pretty sure they would feel the same.<<

    And even though Tate knows she's having this going-nowhere-fling with him - she's still secretly full of hope that he might change his mind - and if he doesn't, it's still better to have this amazing person for as long as she can, than to never have him at all.

    WHAT WiLL HAPPEN TO TATE & MILES???
    WHAT HAPPENED SiX YEARS AGO??
    WiLL THERE BE A HEA???
    WiLL THERE BE A CLiFFHANGER???

    NOPE . . .
    I'm not telling you ¿
    I don't want to spoil too much . . .
    __________________________

    I REALLY LOVED THE BOOK!

    This was such a beautiful & moving & sexy story!

    Told from both perspectives - but in different times - that was something completely new. I liked it. I didn't think I would at first - but the mood that Miles created with his words was just so sad and beautiful.

    Not only did I cry for the last 25% of the book, but I think I started crying the first time Miles starts telling his story. Nothing bad was happening and still you just knew that there had to be something - there had to be some kind of major thing that happened to him and you just felt so bad for him all through the book. Ok - sometimes you might have wanted to slap him too for not saying - Eff it - it's been six years, whatever happened, I should've gotten over it, or at least learnt to live with it....
    But we don't really want to slap his beautiful face!

    The way Miles 'writes' in those six-years-ago scenes is just so poetically amazing - reminded me a bit of poetry-slamming Will from Colleen's older books. I loved it!
    He puts soo many feelings into his words. And they are really simple words or sentences sometimes, like the diary of a 8-year-old. But that's exactly what makes them so special, so full of emotion.
    a little example:

    I close the door.
    It's the saddest door I've ever had to close

    I liked the setting too - I'm a fan of San Francisco & San Diego ¿

    I think this was really one of those rare perfect Romances.
    It had everything a good book needs.
    LOTS of feelings - funny moments - sexy moments - moving moments...

    And it had this special extra person every novel needs. Cap - an 80 year old elevator-button-pusher who lives in their building. He's the one Tate goes to when she needs someone to talk to. Because Miles obviously doesn't talk to her.

    UGLY LOVE was an amazingly beautiful & moving Romance. Be sure to stock up on tissues!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    I cannot put into words how much this book completely overtook m

    I cannot put into words how much this book completely overtook me, completely stole my attention and reached into my soul. I read it from cover to cover in a single sitting in about 4 1/2 hours because there was not a chance that I was going to be able to walk away from this book. I was up until almost 2 am reading it and I had absolutely no idea that it was way past my bedtime. To give you some perspective, I can’t stay up past 11pm, it’s like I have a self sleep button, 11 pm comes around and I am out. Not this night, I was so completely entranced by this novel that I kept on reading completely unaware of time. Completely aware of the heart breaking, soul crushing story of Tate, Miles and Rachel. If you think you know what this book is about I can guarantee you that you don’t.




    “The difference between the ugly side of love and the beautiful side of love is that the beautiful side is much lighter. It makes you feel like you’re floating. It lifts you up. Carries you.”




    I felt such strong emotions for every single one of these characters and there was no one to hate. This book is not about that, this book isn’t about finding someone to blame for everything that is going wrong, this book had no one to blame except for a series of extremely unfortunate events and the unbearable pain that was left behind. It’s a story of absolute loss, a loss so great that the only thing leftover is a body. The soul lost within the blackened clouds of heartbreak and loss and can never have agains. A pain that can only be created from first having the feeling of absolute bliss and the most unconditional and truest of love. This is a story about losing that love and some how finding it again, some how being able to realize that the absolute and most unconditional of love is worth risking the chance of having to experience the ugliest of love too. Love is a double sided coin, one of completely magical happiness that makes you feel like the richest person in all the world without having to have a single cent to your name, the other side is the absolute gut wrenching pain that will completely hollow you out and leaving you as nothing more than a shell of human flesh. The pages within this book will give you a good does of both. Be prepared.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What a story. What an emotional rollercoaster. I

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What a story. What an emotional rollercoaster. I don't know how Ms. Hoover does it, but she has a way of ripping your heart out and putting it back together in just simple sentences. I loved this Story. There were times I truly hated it. But those were the moments that she was making my heart melt. Somehow she put me back together at the end. The writing style of this book is very unique to Ms. Hoover but it works. It makes you feel that you are living their emotions. I love this story. I love anything she writes. This is one of her best ones. Wow.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Love

    I have loved every one of colleens books but this one blew me away...cant get enough of miles and tate...hopefully we will get her brothers story and be able to see snipets of miles and tates life. Please colleen i have fallen in love with each and every one of your characters and dont want the stories to end!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2014

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    Perfection! I enjoyed this book so much! Loved every second of i

    Perfection! I enjoyed this book so much! Loved every second of it. You can never really go wrong with a Colleen Hoover book, but this one here tho = PERFECTION! Loved it so much that this is the only book this year that I really can't wait to reread.! Epic!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Tissue and tears

    Loved this book! I would have never guessed the ending!

    Very touching and how we all need some type of closure! Colleen you rock! You had me hooked with the Slammed series . Thank you for this gem

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Amazeballs!!!

    Seriously one of the best books I've ever read!! Try and put it down, I dare you ;)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Amazing

    Colleen has never let me down, and she certainly didn't disappoint me with this one either. She writes one hell of a steamy book, and its not disgusting like some other authors. Absolutely loved it, worth every penny!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Amazing

    All of her books are perfect

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

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    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    I can hear your gasps from all the way over here.  As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Colleen Hoover.  I think her writing is superb and can really weave a magical tale.  I felt drawn in by UGLY LOVE at the beginning, and quite frankly I loved it.  I was intrigued by the drama and angst and wanted to uncover all the secrets.

    Tate, our heroine, was a very enjoyable narrator for this story.  She’s just a likeable girl, who loves her brother and happen to have a crush on a guy that’s emotionally unavailable.  But she’s open enough to still pursue it.  Try to break down those walls a little at a time.  After a while though, I wasn’t a fan of Miles treatment.  There’s only so much a girl should take before she puts her foot down and pushes the guy off to do some thinking and reflecting on his actions.  She should, at some point, show enough self respect to know she’s worth more and deserves better.

    After I hit the 25% mark, some annoyance started to kick in.  By half way through, I was getting pissed.  And by 80% in, I wanted to kick some teeth in.  See, I love a jerk hero as much as the next girl.  But if you’re going to make him a jerk he also needs to have this huge redeeming moment.  A lot of groveling is a must.  And I kept looking for that, but I don’t think it came.  This is where the book fell short for me.

    As much as Miles had the potential for being a swoon worthy hero, he didn’t quite get there for me.  Their chemistry was definitely there, the background story was unveiled beautifully, albeit in a way that is becoming customary for Hoover, and in the end we got a good an emotional closure.  But as far as that HEA?  I don’t think it got there satisfyingly enough for me.  All the issues came out and got resolved in the span of a quick conversation.  The resolution was too quick for an issue that seemed so ingrained in the character’s heart.  And that is why I felt his actions throughout the book where then unjustified.

    UGLY LOVE is emotionally charged and an angst ridden relationship that develops slowly, chipping away at the iceberg that has taken over Miles heart.  It still has all the markings of Colleen Hoover’s beautiful writing, and it was still a story that I enjoyed reading.  But it wasn’t my favorite by her by far.

    *ARC provided by publisher

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Rachel

    Next result.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Loved it!

    Colleen Hoover never disappoints. Another amazing book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Really enjoyed this book. Did not want it to end......

    Really enjoyed this book. Did not want it to end......

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    :))

    Loved it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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