Friday, August 1, 2014

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover: Blog Tour Review & E-book Giveaway


Blurb:

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.


  



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About the Author:

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...so request me, dangit!

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 www.colleenhoover.com

Avoid my Twitter at all cost. It's propaganda.

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Review by Yvette:

There comes a moment in every Colleen Hoover book when I read a page, a paragraph, or even a sentence that reinforces the fact that I have irrevocably fallen in love with the story – moments that have given new meaning to words such as “live” and “butterfly”. In Ugly Love, this moment happened surprisingly fast and I wasn't quite prepared for the impact of reading the narrative through the perspective of protagonist Miles Archer, especially after his character’s not-so-favorable introduction. Every thought that was translated to the page was captivatingly beautiful and everything a romance lover could possibly want in an introduction between a hero and his love interest. The only problem was that these entrancing words were dreamed up for someone other than the book's heroine, Tate Collins.

Colleen Hoover's narratives are never simple, boy-meets-girl and they-live-happily-ever-after, situations. Each character has a painstakingly detailed history that has shaped their present state of mind, and these histories are nothing if not complex. With Ugly Love, two love stories are told simultaneously, with one taking place in the past and one occurring in the present time. Both stories have Miles in common, but each narrative may as well have been talking about two entirely different people. It's a clever tactic interweaving the two storylines with each other because if I were reading Tate's story without the background knowledge of Miles's past, I might have been more inclined to believe Miles and Tate were doomed from the start. It seems impossible that one character could make me feel such clashing emotions from one chapter to the next, but Miles somehow managed this feat.

When I think of Colleen Hoover, the words sexy and provocative don't immediately come to mind. Physical intimacy has never been the main draw of her books, which usually have an extended buildup to that aspect of the protagonists' relationship. Ugly Love, however, is the author's steamiest book to date, reversing the typical relationship process with Tate and Miles. The bond between these two characters is intimate even before they've been intimate with each another. Once they admit their mutual attraction, each moment leading up to consummation of their casual sex arrangement is an unbearably powerful tease. A situation that, by definition, relinquishes any expectation of romance, injects feeling into every thought and touch. Expecting Tate to be unaffected by swoon-worthy assessments such as, "You make it so hard to breathe," is completely unrealistic. I could only empathize with Tate’s ever-changing state of emotions, because if she been privy to the full force of “before” Miles, as I thought of him, she would’ve lost her heart much sooner.

After reading Maybe Someday, I honestly didn’t think Colleen Hoover could get any better, but Ugly Love proved me wrong with each sentence of the book. Do you ever come across a line in a book and want to read it again and again because you never thought that a grouping of seemingly average words would result in utter perfection? I must have highlighted at least one quote per page in Colleen Hoover's Ugly Love, delighting in the pleasant, butterflies-in-the-stomach sensation a superbly-written story provides. For all of the aforementioned reasons and many more I could list (but I won’t at the risk of giving anything away), I have to give Ugly Love 6 glowing stars.

Rating: 6 Stars

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54 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for this release cuz who doesn't look forward to an ugly cry!

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  2. I am waiting so impatiently for this book!

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  3. Ughhhh I'm dying a slow painful death waiting for this beauty!!

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  4. I can barely wait for this book! I love Coleen Hoover!

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  5. I love Colleen's books! Thanks for the chance!

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  6. I am simply dying to read this. I love Colleen Hoover! Can't imagine anything Ugly about it, but can't wait to read it!

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  7. I love your blog and Colleen Hoover. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  8. I love Colleen's books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I ♥ Colleen Hoover! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I have been looking forward to this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  11. thanks for the giveaway!!!!!! I really want this ebook :)

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  12. LOVE your blog!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Can't wait to read Colleen's new book & I love this blog.
    It is the 1st I followed & it is still the best.

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  14. I'm so excited to read Ugly Love! Thanks for the chance to win an ebook :)

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  15. I love Colleen!! Can't wait for this book :)

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  16. I soooooooooo cannot wait for this. I went to Nashville Author signing and she was giving away a couple of copies. Didn't win. **Sad Face** Thanks

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  17. Can't wait to read this latest book from Colleen Hoover

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  19. Love colleen Hoover, can't wait to read this one.

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  20. Dying to read another great book by Colleen Hoover! So many great reviews already! Thanks!

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  21. Thank you for the giveaway. Can't wait to read!

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  22. Love anything Colleen Hoover. Can not wait for this book. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  23. Thank you for this giveaway ! <3

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  24. I would so love to read this book. Thank you for the chance! :)

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Colleen Hoover.

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  26. Yay!! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  27. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance!

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  28. Thanks for this giveaway! I love Colleen Hoover's books!

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  29. ~Thank you so much!! I love this author!!!

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  30. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!!

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  31. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  32. Thanks for the chance! I want to read this, so bad! (:

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  33. Can't wait to read this! Thx for the chance :)

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