Feb. 28, 2019

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

 

 

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is an incredible story of love and life, and enjoying both no matter what obstacles are put in your way.

 

Synopsis:

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…

 

Ceej’s Review:

Hate Notes is my first book from this duo and I believe it was fate, just as it was fate for Charlotte and Reed.  This book made me smile, grin, belly laugh, grimace, smack my forehead, groan in frustration, gasp in disbelief, cry, and lastly, sigh in complete happiness.  I loved this book.  It’s one of the few where I saw more of myself in the hero than in the heroine, though I absolutely wish I could be like her.

Charlotte isn’t perfect, though some may argue that her looks make her seem so.  But that’s not what makes me wish I could be like her.  Her openness, her eagerness to love, her optimism, her view through those “rose-colored glasses” make me smile.  She could easily have used her recent experiences to change the way she handles life, but it was like she flicked them off like lint.  I loved her shenanigans!  She’s definitely someone I’d love to have in my life.

As for Reed, the more I got to know him, the more it was like looking into a mirror, at least emotionally and mentally.  I mean, it was eerie.  My reason is different from his, but the resulting actions were way too similar.  Our motivations were altruistic.  However, it made me incredibly happy that Reed had Charlotte.  I think she’s his perfect balance.

Ms. Keeland and Ms. Ward, this book means more to me than you can ever know.  It’s an incredible story of love and life, and enjoying both no matter what obstacles are put in your way.  This book was the reminder I needed today, and I am beyond grateful.  Thank you.

P.s. I loved this book so much that I not only have the Kindle version, but I have the Audible version, and ordered 2 signed paperbacks.

 

Buy Links:

Kindle US: https://amzn.to/2UcpD1F

Kindle CA: https://amzn.to/2VrbEVO

Kindle UK: https://amzn.to/2U7VjVL

Kindle AU: https://amzn.to/2VrQNl0

Audible US: https://adbl.co/2tENr2o

B&N Paperback: http://bit.ly/2GPxRK3

iTunes Audiobook: https://apple.co/2H3ObGi

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2TlVG1O