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Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover
Published by: Simon & Schuster Audio, on 5 August 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Length: 9h 14m, - Deacon Lee, Grace Grant Format:Audiobook
Source: Audible Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2015 Audio Book Challenge, Winter COYER 2014 2015
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.
Listening to Ugly Love made the story somehow feel closer to me, the characters were literally telling me their story.
The narration was so good, I really felt like I was listening to Miles and Tate throughout Ugly Love, and that was both very good, and sometimes a little strange. When I read my kindle version of Ugly Love, I cried so much, and so ugly in many places. And I actually enjoyed the story more when I read it myself, even if I really did enjoy listening to the audio version as well.
For one, listening to Miles go on and on about Rachel, from the very first time they met made him seem a little bit creepy. The way he would repeat her name, or say that she would love him, and she would be the mother of his children sounded really weird. It was not at all weird to me when I read it myself, though.
Another thing that made me take one star off was that I actually felt really embarrassed when I was listening to Tate describe the sex she and Miles had. I can’t explain why, I read a lot of erotica, and that’s never a problem for me. Listening to someone describe every touch and feeling to me made me feel a little awkward, though, but I might just get used to that if I’m a good listener and keep up getting more audiobooks in the future.
I have to say that both the narrators did a really good job, and I loved having a male narrator for Miles’ chapters and a female narrator for Tate’s chapters. It made the story very vivid, and when we finally came to the place where the readers find out why Miles doesn’t want to love anyone anymore, I cried ugly tears once more.
The story is very emotional, but I have already written a more in-depth review for the written format already. If you’re a CoHo fan, and you want to try an audiobook, I think Ugly Love is a good place to start, especially if you think you won’t be weirded out by listening to the description of the hot sex
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