Review: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Review: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope WardHate Notes by Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
Series: +++
Published by Montlake Romance on November 6, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon Unlimited
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It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Romance
  • Narrative
  • World Building
  • Heat Level

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REVIEW: Ah, what a story. Hate Notes is one of those love stories that stays with you long after you have finished reading it.

Charlotte is a twenty-six-year-old woman who has recently broken up her cheating fiance,  she has experience deceit and betrayal first hand when she found her soon to be husband with another woman. But Charlotte isn’t the kind of person who sits and duels on her misery. Her optimistic side sees the best in almost every situation and while she is sad that her relationship is over, she understands that it is time to move on.

In an attempt to start letting things go, Charlotte decides to get rid of her wedding dress, what happens next is the beginning of a sweet, intricate and wonderful love story.

Reed is a good looking man, with a great life, money and everything he wants or so most people think. What others don’t k now is that Reed hides his emotions well. After a breakup with his fiance, Reed decided to dedicate his time to his work, putting everything into his business.  As a real state executive, Reed is used to meeting all kind of people but mostly the rich kind. What he didn’t plan or even consider what to meet a twenty-something-year-old woman who would turn his life upside down.

Hate Notes is a wonderful and witty love story that will put a smile on your face. Hate Notes has the perfect balance of angst, romance, and sensuality. As we dive into the lives of Charlotte & Reed we come to learn a lot about each of them. Charlotte a dreamer without a past, but with a bright personality that makes her shine. Reed a dark and beautiful man with a big but broken heart. They both hold secrets that will put their relationship to the test, but it is their ability to adjust that makes these two work very well.

I enjoyed the pace at which the story flows, the dialog is witty and fun, the sensuality that entices both the characters and reader is beautifully executed. Keeland & Ward know how to make one’s heart melt with a beautiful romance that speaks to the heart.

This story feels and reads very real, the characters are well balanced and their connection flows and feels natural. If you are looking for something light, yet romantic and filled with satisfying angst then read Hate Notes.  I am looking forward to more from these two authors. Hate Notes should be added to your reading list ASAP.

Do I recommend this book? HELL YEAH
Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!

Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

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