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~Review~Hate to Love You by Tijan~


36135327Title: Hate to Love You
Author: Tijan
Page Count: 400 pages
Release Date: August 26, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, New Adult & College
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5


Rule #1: No hot guys. 
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of was, 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. 
Hate To Love You is a full-length standalone. 
There are elements that deal with the dark side of college.

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I have been binge reading the “Fallen Crest”  series and when I was done…I didn’t want it to be done ;). So I figured, why stop here, why not continue on my “Tijan” streak. 😛

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Now I have to say…I really enjoyed reading “Hate to love you”…

But I am gonna be honest here and also say that, even though Kennedy and Shay were great, they were no Sam and Mason.This is probably because Sam and Mason have like 7 books centered around them, so I got to know them really well and I came to see them as a family of sorts.

Kennedy and Shay only have this one book, so things moved a bit faster between the two of them. Now, I am not a real big fan of insta-love but then again…this is college and I have a vague memory of things moving a lot faster when you are younger. 😛

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Kennedy is starting college and to prevent a repeat of her high school years, she has some rules.

  • Rule #1: No hot guys.
  • Rule #2: No drama.
  • Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.

This especially means staying away from the very hot and cocky quarterback Shay Coleman. Too bad he sees things quite differently and he is not put off by Kennedy’s feisty and snarky behavior.

I liked Kennedy, she was pretty funny and feisty, she didn’t take any shit. My kind of girl. 😉

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Shay was awesome !! He was a bit cocky and he was very popular but all in all, he was just a real good guy. Being the amazing guy that he is,  it didn’t take him long to knock down all Kennedy’s walls and make her break all her rules.

There is plenty of drama in this book. Not as much as the “Fallen Crest” series, but damn Kennedy didn’t have it easy…These two have amazing chemistry and they are pretty hot together. Their back and forth banter was very funny and when shit goes down… they are really there for one another.

“We hate each other. Fine. But not right now.”

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This was a great read, though “Fallen Crest” remains my favorite so far.

I am not done with Tijan yet…There are plenty more books I want to try out and hopefully, there will also be plenty of new ones coming out.





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