BOOK REVIEW: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Posted January 14, 2019 by wildandw in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

BOOK REVIEW:  Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope WardHate Notes by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
Published by Montlake Romance on November 6, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Purchase

From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

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...


MY RATING:  4.5 stars

I have no chill about this…I LOVED THIS BOOK!

I am a much bigger rom com fan than I am that of drama.  However, Hates Notes is honestly exactly what I enjoy about contemporary romance.  It’s the perfect combination of comedy, drama, and steam.  The first half of the book is super light-hearted with great banter while the second half is a bit more serious, involving life-altering revelations for the main characters.

Can we just talk a minute about Charlotte and Reed!?  I absolutely adored these two!  Neither one is perfect — far from it, actually — but they are perfect for each other.  Charlotte gives Reed life and Reed gives Charlotte stability.  I really enjoyed the various aspects and evolution of their relationship.

Not to mention, their meet-cute is hilarious and definitely different!

If you’re wondering why the 1/2 star deduction after all this raving, it’s because I can never get enough of the ‘after’ with characters that I love.

This is my first experience with Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, but it definitely will not be my last.  OBVIOUSLY, I recommend this book!


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