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Publisher's 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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🌟🌟 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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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.

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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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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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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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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

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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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Ugly Love

I've loved Colleen Hoover's other books so much but this one just didn't quite hit the mark for me. Maybe it was because I got the audio version of this book.

The story unfolds slowly as Miles tells his story of why he can't love all the while not telling Tate. I think if they talked more about the reasons he was so shut off from love it would have been a better read.

I felt Tate just didn't love herself enough to walk away sooner. Loved big brother Corbin as overprotective as he was.

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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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not as good as the ratings

there's nothing different in this story. this story has been written in the past in many books. dissatisfied and disappointed!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-08-21

Loves the story ❤

I loved the story, the struggles they have and ending. Definitely recommend the book.

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  • Hannah
  • 07-30-21

Miles and Rachel

Pulled at my heartstrings. Good read, felt more for the flashback chapters. Tate didn't given enough

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  • alex
  • 07-18-21

Addictive!!

Couldn't wait to put the next chapter on. Absolutely captivating listen start to finish Colleen Hoover has a way of pulling you into her characters past, present and future.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-21

Immature and frustrating

I had high expectations for this book because of all the tiktok recommendations. I was really disappointed, I found it to be irritating and an immature representation of love and lust.

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  • TRTM
  • 04-12-21

I can’t stop listening

This is the kind of book you can’t help but keep reading/listening. First time I have read a book by CH, and I was impressed.

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  • Jane Adelakun
  • 12-14-20

Underwhelming

I loved the sound of the plot but the execution was very underwhelming. The chemistry of the main characters lacked any real depth and I was particularly disappointed by the sexist/patriarchal undertones - the female lead was definitely the weak submissive stereotype while the toxic behaviour of the male lead was attributed to past trauma. The writing, particularly for younger Miles, lacked the creativity I’ve come to appreciate from Coleen Hoover and overall I would suggest you save your 9 hours.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-31-20

Brilliant

Narrators were the best I've ever heard! I listen to audio when working as a cleaner and the amount of times a book has been ruined by the narrator is high. This however was brilliant, I don't often listen to romance, this wasn't predictable and I loved it ❤️

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  • Yewande LS
  • 04-24-19

I Looooove this book!!!

Loved it. I guessed right why Miles was crying right at the beginning. It was sad initially but I loved the ending

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-17

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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  • Shutupshabby
  • 07-17-17

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-21

Slow but good

It took me quiet a while to actually get into this book and understand what was going on. It was only at about the half way mark where I felt engaged in this book. I’m glad I continued to read it as the ending is great. Very emotional
Will definitely be looking at more books from Colleen Hoover

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  • Fran
  • 09-19-21

Slow but a heartfelt ending

I wanted to love this book but it was filled a few too many intimate scenes and lacked substance in the beginning and middle. Nice closure to the story at the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-21

The end had me in tears.

Brilliant story.. I'm so glad I bought this book. So relatable and heartfelt. thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-21

So much emotion

Loved this book so much I read it in one day. So much love and pain. ♡

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  • Roo Gambiza
  • 07-18-21

Definitely gonna cry about this once a month

Honestly so beautiful and the performance made it that better. The story began a bit iffy but the unraveling of the characters past was done so well

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-15-21

My first bad audiobook review

Purchased this in audiobook format based on the hype in the reviews. I’m 4 hours in and absolutely nothing of any sustenance has happened yet, I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish it. The plot is boring, the characters are plain. The narrator for Miles’s flashbacks sounds robotised and is void of any emotion; I cringe every time he says the name “Rachel”. So listen at your own risk, but I do not recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-21

Another great read by Colleen Hoover!

I’ve read most of Colleen Hoover’s books and this is definetly added to my list of favourites. The time line following two different time frames kept the book engaging and exciting.

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  • Paullette
  • 01-11-21

Great listen.

Really enjoyed this audio book. Enjoyed the way the story was told from 2 different dates in time. And I love me a happy ending.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-22-20

amazing

wow can' t stop listening...impressive very impressive...I am sure the next book would be as good

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  • -H
  • 04-18-20

10/10 would buy again

Great performances, it was easy to get sucked in.

Great book, Colleen is a fantastic writer that catches me with each novel.