In "Ugly Love: A Novel," author Colleen Hoover explores the complexities of love, heartbreak, and second chances. The story follows Tate, a young woman who moves in with her brother and his best friend, Miles, after a sudden break-up. As she begins to fall for Miles, she soon learns that he is not ready for a serious relationship due to his painful past. Despite their undeniable chemistry, they agree to a no-strings-attached arrangement, but their feelings for each other continue to grow deeper. Along the way, Miles' dark secrets are revealed, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and insecurities. Through heartbreak and pain, they discover that love can be both beautiful and ugly, and that sometimes the most unexpected love can be the one that saves us.