Published by Montlake Romance on November 6, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
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.
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!