Friday, August 8, 2014

Blog Tour and Book Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover



I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of this tour. Colleen Hoover is an amazing author and her latest release is outstanding. I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I swooned, I got mad and most of all, I had an amazing time while doing it all.




Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
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.





About the Author:


Colleen Hoover's love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled "Mystery Bob" and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, "Slammed." She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT's bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT's bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term "author" still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn't work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.

Colleen's newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.






Hoover is definitely a master at what she does. There are few people I would give that title too but if anyone deserves it, Hoover does.

What she does, she does brilliantly. She manages to get you to not only think, but to really feel about her characters, their lives and their eventual outcome. You root for them, you love them, and most of all, you care deeply about them.

It doesn't matter who they are or how their story starts out, by the end of it, they will have a place in your heart.

She has a talent of shattering your heart one moment and then quickly mending it back together the next.

If I came into this one expecting anything less I would have been a fool. Hoover doesn't disappoint. She once again delivers with a story so beautiful it is sometimes painful.

With lyrical prose that will make you cry just as much as it will make you smile. And moments that are every bit as tender as they can be harsh.

This was beautifully written and another one to add to the “Hoover is an amazing author, you must read this now, list”.




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

46 comments:

  1. I love that when we really feel like the characters. I haven't tried any of her books but I heard great things about her. Glad you had a great time with this new book.

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    1. You really should try one, they are amazing!

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  2. I've never read anything by her but I love it when authors are able to transfer emotions so well. It makes me want to start reading everything she ever wrote. I've seen so many recommendations!

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    1. You need to Maja, you won't regret it!!

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  3. "This was beautifully written and another one to add to the “Hoover is an amazing author, you must read this now, list”."

    How absurd is it that I still haven't read anything by her? *falls down dead with shame* I've heard nothing but outstanding things about her books and her ability to write stunning characters, so I need to finally pick up something of hers! You have a favorite Ali?

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    1. I haven't read them all but out of the ones I have this one is definitely a favorite and I think a great place to start!

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  4. I love that this isn't your typical romance story, and I've been reading such great reviews for this book that adding it to my TBR pile is a no-brainer. Happy Friday!

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  5. I'm so glad you loved this! I read it the same day it was released and was in awe by how gorgeous the book was and I honestly couldn't stop sobbing once I got the significance of the cover. I feel like Hoover can do absolutely no wrong. I've loved everything she's written and I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeves. Gorgeous review! :)

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    1. Yes! Once you really get the cover it makes it even worse and better all at the same time. ;)

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  6. Oooh, this sounds wonderful! I have not had the chance to pick up one of Colleen Hoover's book, but this sounds like she did a great job with the romance and characters you can really care about. With 5 stars, this is going on my tbr list for sure Ali! :)

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  7. WOW, you convinced me Kindlemom ;)
    <3

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    1. So excited and happy you are going to read it Debbie!

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  8. I haven't read any of her books yet but I follow her on facebook and she says the funniest things. I think she's probably wonderful at creating characters!

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    1. Oh gosh now I need to go stalk her on FB. :P

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  9. Gosh. This sounds terrific. I have only read two of her books but I liked them both. I just requested an audio book of this and I am excited to check it out.

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    1. I hope the audio version is just as fabulous!

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  10. I haven't heard of this author before, but now I'm intrigued!

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    1. Oh goodness Jayne you need to check her out. I am sure the library has something of hers!

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  11. wow, five stars! i've heard good things about Hoover, so I really should read something by her soon.

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  12. It's the shattering my heart part that scares me about her books. I'm too sissy to try! Maybe I'll read it in secret that way nobody will know that I cried ugly buckets of tears LOL

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    1. LOL! I always try to read them when no one is around as well. No one needs to see me ugly cry. ;)

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  13. My review is going to be up soon, I really enjoyed it too. Colleen Hoover never disappoints me, even though I had issues with this one I still really loved it. I hated Miles POV, all the Rachel stuff just got on my nerves... the way he said things lie 'My favourite flavour is Rachel.' or 'I want Rachel for Christmas. I want Rachel for New Years. I want Rachel for Thanksgiving.' I kinda wanted him to just shut up already, haha!!! Loved the book though.

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    1. His POV was quite different. More like a poem than actual thoughts.

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  14. Ugly Love has been getting such great reviews! I'm really scared to pick up any Colleen Hoover books because I heard they're really intense. I'm soooo tempted to get Ugly Love though! Should I?1?!?

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    1. Yes do it! Actually they can be intense but in a really really good way!

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  15. *dances* I am getting the audio and cannot wait. I am so glad you loved it Ali. I do enjoy her characters :)

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  16. I'm not sure with authors shattering my heart hahaha, but it won't kill me I guess. ;) Glad you had the chance to participate in this blog tour and liked, LOVED the book. :)

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  17. LOVE IT. Oh, yes I did! She executed this book perfectly.

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to read your review for it Christy. :)

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  18. There really is nothing better than when an Author gets you to fall in love with their characters. I cannot wait to read this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Awesome review. I can't wait to read this one!

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  20. Eeeep I'm so excited for this! The fact that you gave it 5 stars is huge. I hadn't seen you give a book 5 stars before :D

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    1. It really was that good! I hope you love it too!

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  21. I love Colleen Hoover too, and I can't wait to read this one for myself. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Jessica and I know you are going to love it!

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  22. I agree with your entire review :) I read this book in one sitting, and loved it! Colleen Hoover definitely knows how to mess with your emotions. Awesome review!

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    1. She really does but in such a good way! :)

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  23. I haven't heard of this book or this author, but this is the first time I've seen you give out a 5 star! I will definitely have to check this out!

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    1. Oh gosh you have to give this author a try, well you don't HAVE to but you really should, she is fantastic!

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