by Colleen Hoover
Narrator: Deacon Lee, Elizabeth Louise, Grace Grant
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Narration: 4 cups
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.
Ugly Love is a clever, clever tale Colleen Hoover!
I was delighted to receive a copy of the audio version of Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover narrated by Deacon Lee and Grace Grant along with Elizabeth Louise. The tale Hoover weaves takes place in both the past and the present. Love isn’t always pretty, in fact sometimes it’s even ugly but it makes your heart flip all the same. I laughed, giggled and cried. Tears of joy, tears of sadness *complete with hiccups.* Ugly Love is a story you will not want to miss and one that will stay with you.
Ugly Love is told in dual perspectives. The present day affair comes from Tate Collins perspective. She is a single, registered nurse who moves into her brother’s high-rise apartment while attending school. Here she meets airline pilot Miles Archer. The two of them share a mutual attraction and soon are tumbling into bed. It is friends with benefits relationship. A complicated affair with rules that we know will get broken. The second perspective belongs to Miles, and he shares his heart-breaking, beautiful, complicated romance with Rachel that ended six years ago. It is what has shaped him, and Hoover did an excellent job of unfolding that story.
Gads. My emotions were all over the place while the story unfolded. Have you ever loved someone who is somehow broken? You know they are not good for you but somehow you are drawn to them. They are a good person, but part of them is so scarred they have built these impenetrable walls. Miles has walls. Unbelievable walls and Tate knows she should run, but somehow she sees beyond that. At times, I was furious with her and at other moments, I felt for her. Miles, oh lord. He is so broken, and his story slayed me open. Hoover was clever revealing his story; at first, I thought he was an ass. Seriously. *nods head* but the more we learned about his past the further he wedged himself into my heart.
The title Ugly Love is such a contradiction because the story inside is so beautiful. The narrators did a spectacular job of bringing forth both Tate’s and Mile’s feelings. They added a level to Hoover’s tale giving me an emotional connection that left me weepy eyed and spent. Ugly love is the story of growth, letting go, faith, love and hope. It shares the complexities of the human heart and its ability to love again. It gave me the “feels” like only Hoover can do.
If you love Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love is sure to be your favorite. If you haven’t you need to add this to your audio collection.