Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is available NOW!
Hate to Love You
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 28th
Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, 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.
I was almost grinning from delight as I shoved open the back door. If I hit him, hey, all was fair in the war we were fighting of who could piss each other off the best.
He was leaning against the wall, the back of his head resting on the brick, and he looked over to smirk at me. “I want to see your room.”
I thrust my hand out. “I’ll take those notes.”
That smirk just widened. He patted his bag and pushed off from the wall. “They’re in my email. I need to get on a computer.” He patted my arm and moved past me, heading inside. “I can use yours.”
“Hey!” I followed him in.
He was looking up the stairs. “Sabrina said you were on the fourth floor. You saw my place. I want to see yours. It’s only fair.”
He wasn’t waiting for my go-ahead. He was already up and rounding second floor to third. He’d be at my floor before I could get there. “Stop! I am not okay with this.”
He was at the third-floor door. He glanced down with that same goddamn smirk. “Better tell me which room or I’m going to hang out in the hallway.”
“Why are you always smirking? Is it permanently attached to your face?”
“What room, Clarke?” He was at my hallway door.
Fucking hell. I gritted my teeth. “Wait. Just wait. My door automatically locks.”
He’d opened the door but let it shut. Waiting as I covered the last set of stairs, I refused to let him see me panting. I stood there, purposely holding my breath until he narrowed his eyes and cocked his head to the side. “Breathe, Clarke. You’re going to pass out.”
I almost burped out the small pocket of air I’d been holding. “I hate you so much.”
“Yeah, yeah.” He waved that off. “We get it. Eternal damnation in hell, the whole shebang. Whatever.” He nodded to the door. “Stop stalling. I want to see your room.”
I was picturing pitchforks and fire. Maybe that was the burning smell he mentioned. It was hell, and all the fire in there. I yanked the door, glaring as I did. “Was this Sabrina’s idea?”
“Nope. All mine.” He was right behind me. I could feel his breathing. “She refused to tell me your room number, said I had to call.”
My eyes widened at the thought of him coming up by himself, strolling down the hallway, and then knocking on my door. Good Lordy gracious. Too many would’ve seen him at my door. I would’ve been the talk of the dorm.
I shuddered, unlocked, and entered my room.
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My Spoiler Free Review
I just love college romance novels. Any book related to high school, college or boarding schools always hold my interest. There’s always drama to keep things interesting, catty girls and flirty boys. Young love to turn into something special and the complicated relationships that you must have to work hard for in order to make it work. Hate to Love You is everything you could want for a college romance. It has the hot football players, the girls who are mean and the true friends that have your back. Drama throughout the dorms and into the sorority houses. And, real life situations that make the book very relatable and real.
Kennedy has come to college hoping to stick to herself. No boys and no drama is what she needs. Having two brothers who are big in football has always given her the attention that she doesn’t want. Girls would use her to get to her brother’s and guys would pretend to be interested in her to also get close to her brothers. Now that she is in college where no one knows her, she’s ready to just to go classes and do her own thing. That is until Shay Coleman is in her class. Quarterback of the college’s football team. He knows who Kennedy is and he’s very much interested in her.
The thing with Tijan’s books is that I’m so engrossed by them. I end up staying up really late reading in bed all night, where I’m dead tired in the morning. But, her writing is flawless, her characters always have great chemistry between them, their personalities are unique and their backgrounds are always interesting and real. You can relate to their personal stories whether it be their family history, their mental health or just their mannerisms. Another great quality of Tijan’s books is that she tackles important topics and doesn’t play it off as nothing. Real life things that do happen and can happen to anyone. They are not glossed over, they are thoroughly talked about and addressed.
Hate to Love You will pique your interest, hold it down and then play with your emotions during and after you’re done. It’s very well written, sexy and emotional at times as well. It has everything you need for that perfect college romance. I highly recommend to anyone over the age of eighteen. There are sexual scenes throughout, some violence, and topics that may trigger some people, but shouldn’t deter you from reading this book.
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA
series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.
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