10 Books Like Ugly Love
Tate Collins is a graduate nursing student interning at a hospital when a chance meeting with her brother’s pilot friend, Miles Archer, leads to an uncontrollable attraction, but they both know it’s not love at first sight, just hormones. Miles has two rules for Tate, the first being: never ask about each other’s pasts. The second rule is that don’t expect a future between them. They thought they had found a balance in their relationship, but things don’t always work out the way people think they will, and human emotions are even more uncontrollable. While Tate’s heart starts to move uncontrollably towards Miles, Miles moves further and further away from her. The pain he has experienced in the past is too great for him to allow himself to fall in love again for any reason or for anyone.
The main part of the Ugly Love book is written in two plot lines. One is from Tate’s perspective now, and the other is from Miles’ perspective six years ago. Tate’s point of view will make you wonder what Miles was going through six years ago. Some feel she is weak and not independent. But Tate is an ordinary woman who wants what all women want. To be loved. She can be an ordinary woman who makes bad decisions like she would in real life.
Relationships between adults are always complicated. We will kiss and we will fight, we will laugh and we will cry. This story may make you shed several liters of tears, but it will also leave you with a satisfied smile at the end. This Ugly Love book tells readers that even if our feelings have been seriously hurt, the love in our hearts can always find its own way out. If you would like to read more adult romance novels like Ugly Love, here are ten books like Ugly Love I recommend for you that you might enjoy.
1. Reminders of Him
Kenna was involved in a serious car accident that resulted in the death of her ex-boyfriend, and she was convicted of manslaughter for which she was sentenced to five years in prison. She was pregnant at the time, and after giving birth to her daughter, she was picked up by her ex-boyfriend’s parents and the heroine never saw her. After her release from prison, she returned to the town and wanted her daughter back. But her ex-boyfriend’s parents saw her as an enemy and had good reasons for not allowing them to see each other. Later, she meets Ledger at a bar in town, and their relationship heats up quickly, and their understanding of each other grows. However, she later found out that Ledger was driving a car driven by her ex-boyfriend, and also learned about the unusual relationship between Ledger and her daughter. As time passed, Ledger also found out Kenna’s identity, Ledger’s attitude changed 180 degrees, and the relationship between the two fell into a deadlock.
In Reminders of Him book, the author describes both Kenna and Ledger’s perspectives. colleen is a very good writer at portraying the psychological activities of her characters, and she conveys the tangled and torturous process that the hero and heroine go through, so if you have a strong sense of empathy, you are likely to be torn between the two people’s positions. Ledger is a very empathetic person, and his kindness and forgiveness form the backbone of the story, and he becomes the catalyst for changing other people’s perceptions. Despite all that Kenna has been through, she remains a kind and considerate person who still wants to do the right thing to make up for her mistakes. She is a character who deserves to be loved by many.
Love and redemption are the themes of this Reminders of Him book. One mistake has the potential to bring you consequences you never imagined, and it can ruin the rest of your life and the lives of others. If you can’t even forgive yourself, how are you going to get forgiveness from others? So, learn to forgive yourself and learn to love others while making up for your mistakes. I hope everyone has the courage to forgive themselves and the compassion to forgive others.
2. The Love Hypothesis
Adam Carlsen is a young, wealthy and handsome professor, as in almost all novels, the male protagonist is generally not very likeable character. Olive Smith, the heroine, is a third-year PhD student who doesn’t believe that love lasts forever. Anh is the ultimate romantic, and coincidentally, the romantic is in love with Olive’s ex-boyfriend, who Olive says she doesn’t mind at all, but Anh is still upset that her best friend can’t betray each other, and even though the heroine tries to prove to Anh that she’s really forgotten about her ex-boyfriend, Anh still doesn’t believe her.
The female protagonist as a rigorous scientist, she believes that all assumptions need to be supported by evidence, so she just standed next to the male protagonist and kissed down, in order to prove to her best friend that she has forgotten her ex-boyfriend. The two kisses made a lot of noise, the whole school is rumored their gossip, the main male and female as an excuse to do contractual couple, and by September to end it all. However, with the passage of time, these two persons have mutual affection, that can this contract still end as scheduled?
While The Love Hypothesis is a fun and romantic book, it is equally about the pain of family death, power differentials, the challenges of intimacy, and most often, the serious topic of sexual harassment in the workplace. At the same time, it is true to the challenges faced by PhD students in academia, such as the challenges Olive and Adam face with funding, time-consuming research, and questioning their sense of mission. Love is beautiful, funny, and amazing, but the love hypothesis also takes a serious look at these realities. These topics, plot points, difficult conversations, and complex emotions take the love hypothesis to the next level.
3. It Ends with Us
It Ends with Us is the heartfelt book of American author Colleen Hoover and is based on her own experiences. Lily’s father is the revered mayor of Pullehra, Maine, the owner of the city’s most successful real estate company, and her mother is the most respected and beloved teaching assistant in all of Pullehra. She lived a privileged life, but grew up in the shadow of her father’s domestic violence against her mother, who was smart, charismatic and motivated, and who loved her very much. But because of his domestic violence against her mother Lily hated him far more than she loved him. After graduation, Lily moves away from her hometown to Boston and opens a flower store, convinced that she has stepped out of the shadow of her family and is ready for a new life.
When her love and career are on track, the nightmare of her youth comes back to haunt her. Her husband Lyle is brilliant in many ways, but like her father uses domestic violence. He loves her, but he can’t control his split personality. Will Lily choose to be brave and leave?
In the end, Colleen still gave the book a warmer ending than reality. Atlas, who once had a warm romance with Lily and who silently watched over her, rejoins Lily at the end. In Colleen’s eyes, women who are willing to take responsibility for their lives deserve better. This It Ends with Us book is actually a starkly realistic one. If you have suffered domestic abuse or are still experiencing it, it’s time to give yourself a chance to break the cycle. If you have a daughter, tell her when she can understand the story that no matter when, where, or what state you are in, mom and dad support you in leaving someone who is causing you pain and want you to leave quickly if you find yourself in danger. Because you are so wonderful and you deserve better.
4. By a Thread
The heroine, Ally, meets Dom in a very unique way, and after she writes something inappropriate on the pizza he buys, she gets fired for it. Ally’s life hasn’t really been easy lately, and the pizzeria job was the last straw for her. As bad as it was at the time, it was the best thing that ever happened to her because Dom’s mom gave her a job that helped her tremendously. The story is how Dom and Ally started from hating each other to having to tolerate each other at work.
Dom has a short temper, but through his exterior you can see his sparkling interior. ally is a brave girl who keeps that optimism alive through her determination and resilience. Both of these characters have depth to them. You’ll love this heartwarming book.
5. Heart Bones
The heroine beyah was born after her mother had a one-night stand with her father, she followed her mother who had a serious drug addiction and grew up in a daze. But one day, her mother died of a drug overdose. Beyah’s friends set up the heroine with samson from the villa next door. samson looks handsome, mysterious and rich, but he also seems to have a lot of stories and secrets. The two fell in love at first sight and soon began to fall in love. The result of sweet love just started, samson was caught in prison, and then samson’s secret and growth experience is slowly known by the heroine.
I was struck by beyah’s strong heart throughout the book, her ability to control her emotions and her independent personality was enviable. I was also moved by the way samson and beyah, two broken and mysterious souls, met and redeemed each other. If you want a novel that you can fall into, laugh and cry, I recommend this Heart Bones book to you.
6. You’ve Reached Sam
This book is about Julie and Sam, a pair of graduating high school seniors who had everything planned, a small apartment together, and college together, but everything changes when Sam dies in a car accident. Julie didn’t attend his funeral and tried to forget him, but seeing Sam’s message to her in her graduation book brought back all her memories of him. Missing Sam’s voicemail, Julie called his phone and the call was answered! They were connected and could talk to each other. But every call only makes things more complicated.
In addition to Julie and Sam, the author also portrayed other characters such as the understanding boss Li, helpful colleagues and “villainous” hair. When a very important person leaves, you know you have to let him go, even if there are a thousand reluctances. But letting go does not mean that he disappears from your life or is forgotten, but that the memories are put in your heart and you can think of him all the time. I really recommend this You’ve Reached Sam book, the ending will make your heart break. Every story does not necessarily have a good ending, but the process always leaves a mark on your heart.
7. November 9
The story of November 9 book revolves around two eighteen-year-olds, Ben and Fallon. One day Fallon is having lunch with her dad, but they have an argument. Ben, who is sitting next to her, overhears their conversation, and Ben pretends to be Fallon’s boyfriend to help her avoid an awkward conversation with her dad. They then hit it off, but Fallon is moving to another city the next day. They think although they can’t be together, they can meet each other on November 9, so they’ll meet every year on that date, at that time, at that restaurant. For five years, they met each other only that day a year, and in between they do not have any contact. Both people then agreed to this rule.
Colleen Hoover’s classic approach to writing is to write through the different points of view of two people. Readers can feel both the hero and heroine’s different feelings and opinions about the same thing. Read slowly until there are a few particularly big plot reversals later on! I was really shocked and excited while reading. You will see how the two main characters slowly build up their relationship and love and how they overcome the obstacle when you read the rest of the story. The name of the book is November 9, which is very self- explanatory. this date is especially important to both Ben and Fallon, not only because they met each other on this day, but there is a more important meaning for you to discover in the book itself.
8. Stuck with You
Sadie, an engineer just one year out of her Ph.D., works for a small company focused on providing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings, and Erik, an executive at an established construction company, both happen to work in the same office building.The novel is told from both the present and past perspectives. From the past perspective, it all started when the heroine had to eat the awful coconut from the bakery under the office building as a lucky thing to make her meeting with the client a success, and the last coconut happened to be bought by the hero, so their love began from here.
Then from now perspective, after that incident the hero broke the heroine’s heart, the heroine blocked the hero for three weeks, finally things turned around when they were trapped in the elevator together because of a power outage in the neighborhood, it turned out to be all a misunderstanding.
The female lead is a high intellectual, career-loving, scientific researcher. The hero is a handsome Scandinavian man with a career, money and commitment! According to the author’s description, he seems to be of Viking descent! The first meeting of the protagonists is very interesting, and later on the intimate relationship, the description is also more in place. Go ahead and read it!
9. One Day in December
One day, Laurie looked at a handsome guy at the station for 10 seconds, and it was love at first sight, but didn’t have the heart to go up to him and just missed it. The more Laurie thought about it, the more she regretted it. For a year, she went to the station where she met him to look for him. She was so desperate that she met him at a Christmas party, but he was already her best friend Sarah’s boyfriend, and Laurie was so sad and happy that she had to pretend not to remember Jack and continue to have dinner and fun with him. She thinks Jack doesn’t remember her, but in fact Jack does, but because of this complicated relationship, he pretends not to remember Laurie, and so the two people who actually like each other begin a tangled journey of not knowing what to do.
The entire book starts when Laurie first meets Jack and the timeline spans ten years. It’s a long span of time in adult romance novels. The book is narrated in the first person by both the male and female protagonists, and each one is labeled Laurie/Jack at the beginning. Especially to see the psychology of the male protagonist! What surprised me is that although some of the plot is slightly cliché, but the plot development and character growth is very real, many plot developments are completely different from what I thought. The description of the friendship between the two girls in the book is also moving, and the place that makes me want to cry is actually when the friendship breaks up.
There is a lot of cinematic feel to this One Day in December book, back and forth, which would make me think the arrangement is clever. The whole book has a very British tone, Christmas, love at first sight, tangled emotions, romantic and delicate. The reading process is very graphic, in short, if you like to see the plot, then definitely do not miss this one!
10. Tell Me Three Things
Jessie’s father met her stepmother in an Internet chat because her mother died, and her father quickly moved her into her stepmother’s house. Jessie entered an expensive private school in the light of her stepmother, and as a transfer student, she was completely out of place and even bullied at first. Until one day, a mystery man sent her an email telling her how to survive in this school. In the process of interacting with the mystery man, Jessie gradually attracted to him and began to try to find out who this mystery man really is. In her mind, there are three objects of suspicion. To prevent spoilers, let’s leave the male lead’s name out for now.
The great thing about this Tell Me Three Things book is that they are not attracted to each other because of their appearance, but because they are comfortable with each other, you understand me and I understand you, and are attracted to each other by the charm they exude. This kind of couple is not dating before they get together, but have already finished or do not even need to get together, naturally together kind.
This is a book I highly recommend, completely different from other relationship chaos romance. it is more inclined to young boys and girls youthful beautiful ambiguous period, for their own transformation of confusion, and finally heal each other become better, very fresh.
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