Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love
By: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
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GR's Summary:

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. 

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.

My Thoughts:

Ugly Love was such a profound story about life, love, and loss.  There is something so special about Ms. Hoover's writing style.  She has the ability to completely pull me in to each story she writes, I get completely invested, and feel every ounce of pain and joy that her characters feel right along with them.

In Ugly Love, we get Miles and Tate's story.  Tate is an RN, and moves from San Diego to San Francisco to live with her older brother, Corbin, while she gets her Master's Degree in Nursing.  When she arrives at Corbin's apartment, she meets Miles (Corbin's across-the-way neighbor, and good friend.)  The two don't exactly hit it off, but Tate finds Miles extremely attractive.  The more time that Tate and Miles are around one another, the more that their attraction and sexual attraction grows.  Miles approaches Tate about having a sex only, no-strings attached relationship, and has only two rules.  The first rule is that she is never to ask him about his past, and the second one is that she is never to expect or hope for a future.  Tate readily agrees, and thinks that they can both keep everything light and fun between each other.

However, Tate finds herself falling in love with Miles.  Yet, it is obvious that he has some serious issues.  Miles is a shell of a person, and hasn't had a girlfriend or sex in six years.  This story is told by Tate in the present time, as well as Miles as we get the story of what happened to him six years ago to make him the shell of the man that he is today.  I completely felt for Tate, and understood that even though it was tearing her up inside, she didn't want to leave him.  It was also obvious that Miles was a good person, but that he was emotionally scarred.

Ugly Love was about the fact that when we love someone deeply, we become vulnerable.  Is it worth it to love someone, and risk the possibility of feeling tremendous pain as well?  Ugly love made me experience a large array of emotions.  I felt excited, hopeful, angry, sad, relieved, and happy.  This story touched so much on real life, and how painful it can be, as well as how joyful it can be.  I highly recommend Ugly Love.  It is another exceptional story written by Colleen Hoover.  

My Rating:

I give Ugly Love, by Colleen Hoover, 5+ Heartbreaking, Beautiful, and Hopeful stars!  This story was so beautiful!  It really touched my heart.  I can't imagine anyone reading this, and not shedding tears.  This story was written in Ms. Hoover's signature writing style that I have come to treasure and love; character's came to life, Miles and Tate's feelings were palpable, and I was completely immersed in their exquisite love story!   

My Favorite Quote:

"...I've wondered how someone could be so beautiful if there wasn't a God.  I've wondered how someone could make me so incredibly happy if God didn't exist.  And I realized...just now...that God gives us the ugliness so we don't take the beautiful things in life for granted."  (ARC, Loc. 142)


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About Colleen Hoover:

I love music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. I have eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them my way! I'm addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It's a serious addiction, I tell you. I get stoked whenever I get a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request me, dang it! If you want to know when I have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow me at Avoid my Twitter at all cost. It's propaganda.


  1. I'm not surprised you loved this. Colleen Hoover is a master. I'm excited to get to this one.

  2. Thank you for the great review! I really want to read this book now. Can't wait to get a copy!!

    Eileen @ BookCatPin :)

  3. Great review! I definitely want to read this someday soon. CoHo is brilliant!

  4. I've not read any books by Colleen Hoover before, but Ugly Love sounds great! Thank you for the review and giveaway! Fingers crossed. :-)

  5. Colleen Hoover is an amazing writer! I loved all of her previous books, and I can't wait to read this one, especially after reading your review! I am soo exited! I can't wait for more books from her!

  6. I just finished this book this morning and all ready want to read it again. It had me captivated and up all night. I love when you find such a good book you keep saying to yourself "just one more chapter and I'll go to bed." Such a lovely and heartbreaking story. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to own the book so I can read it as many times as I please.

  7. I can't believe she already has another book out and I haven't read Maybe Someday yet. I love Colleen Hoover's writing.

  8. This sounds like such a fantastic book! Thanks for your review.

  9. Great review. I love Colleen Hoover and I can't wait to read Ugly Love.

  10. great review. can't wait to read this

  11. I never miss a Colleen Hoover book this is on my TBR list for sure

  12. I'm so excited to read this book! I adore Colleen Hoover's books, so I know this one will be just as amazing as the rest :D

  13. Colleen's books are always amazing. I never fail to be amazed by them. She's brilliant!

  14. ow i cant wait to read this it sounds great

  15. I'm so glad you loved this book! I read it the day it came out in one sitting. In 5 hours, I read it cover to cover and was absolutely exhausted -in a good way! My heart felt like it was torn from my chest, trampled by a thousand elephants, then shoved back in, assuming that it would beat the same way. Oh my heart. This is such a beautiful and heart breaking book. Thank you for the giveaway and review! I love your blog! :)

  16. I've only heard great things about this novel. I'm sure like you, these characters and their story will pull me in. Your review makes me what to get my hands on Ugly Love asap!!


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