I voluntarily received an advance review copy of this book and chose to review it.
I love Tijan. She is undoubtedly one of my favourite authors. Having said that, I found Hate to Love You a bit hard to get into. I felt it started in the middle and never really explained what happened at the start. Kennedy and her brothers weren't ever really explained, or their relationships and why they caused her trouble. In fact, I had a really hard time trying to get a read on Kennedy. At times she was shy, then angry, then scared and shuffled through them on a dime.
I did like Shay, even if, again, we don't really find out too much about him. I assume this is to replicate his and Kennedy's relationship, but as a reader it makes it hard to relate to the character.
I also found some of the plot points a bit strange. All the stuff with at the end kind of came out of nowhere for me. I would have liked to have seen some more, and bigger, hints at it throughout the book.
I did like the friendship between Kennedy, Katrina and Casey though and Linde was awesome.
I felt the underlying message in the book was great, but I did feel it could've been tightened up a lot more.
A good read though. 📖📖📖📖
Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is LIVE!
Hate to Love You by Tijan Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 28th
Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.
Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.
Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.
And all because of Shay Coleman.
Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .
. . . and he was about to break all my rules.
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About Tijan:Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores. To find what to read next of hers, go to www.tijansbooks.com WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
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