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Snap Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (Audio Book)

Title: Ugly Love

My rating: 5/5

Synopsis:

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


Snap Review:

Such a different experience listening to this story instead of reading it! I first read this novel by Colleen Hoover about a year ago. As a frequent traveler, I wanted to listen to a story I already knew I loved and boy it did not disappoint in stereo. On my first stretch of the road trip, I could sense the intensity and intimacy of the characters through the reading of the text. The man’s voice for Miles, however, was somewhat robotic (and yet the narrative itself for Miles’ chapters is simple, stagnant, short, and repetitive), so in a way in made sense. Beyond that, it was still raw and sexy, reminiscent of what we think we can handle in a casual relationship that is everything but for one or both parties. Sadly (and maybe unrealistically), this story gives hope to those of us who believe that it can be more and if we give it time and/or challenge the person, they other person will come to their senses and break through their rough exterior to open their hearts up again from whatever closed it in the first place. I can definitely seeing my brother being as protective over me as Corbin is over Tate!

Overall, I am pleased with my decision to re’read’ Ugly Love. Probably not something I would listen to in the company of others haha! Sometimes, it is just nice to absorb a contemporary/modern love story as it gives me some interesting perspectives to reflect on – as CoHo usually installs first-person narrative from the love interests as main characters.

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