Three years. A million dollars. A solution to both of their problems. They planned it all, from the story of their first meeting to the date of their divorce. Nothing could go wrong.
But what they didn’t consider was chemistry, and Nina and Max have no shortage of it. After too many near-kisses, Nina convinces herself that hating Max is better than loving him, and the more she gets to know this soon-to-be-husband of hers, the more she discovers just how very much she truly, madly, and deeply . . . hates him.
This isn’t a love story. This is the other kind.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
Always love diving into a new Nicole Williams book as I never know what I’m going to get, well, that’s not entirely true, I know that I’m going to get a real heartwarming story, with interesting and likeable characters and that is what she delivered with “ Hate Story.”
Nina and Max two people doing what they needed to do for different reasons, but ultimately it was the same thing to stay in the place they called home. Both hurt by love before and therefore love wasn’t going to come into play just hate. However, Nina and Max soon discover that there is a fine line between love and hate.
“Sometimes I wanted to smack him across the face, and sometimes I wanted to do something else. I disliked him as much as I like him”
“I hadn’t seen her coming. I hadn’t expected her. I hadn’t known I’d…feel for her.”
Nina and Max were two likeable characters. Max had a tough exterior at times, but heart was in the right place and had so many great qualities. I liked Nina was a tough cookie and I could understand why she was defensive at times, as she just wanted to protect herself.
I loved the banter and dialogue between Nina and Max, and watching the dynamics play out between them as they both tried to fight that growing attraction, which was hard to do as their chemistry and attraction were palpable. The growth of both characters throughout the story leads to a sweet ending and a touching epilogue.
Hate Story was an easy entertaining read and one not to be missed.
Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.