Thursday, December 6, 2018

Review: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Hate NotesHate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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...

Quick Review:
I enjoyed listening to the audio version. Great dual male/female narrators. I probably enjoyed the first half more than the second because I loved their banter and fun. The second half moved in a sad direction I wasn't expecting. I'm not a huge fan of the sad town blindside some authors enjoy tormenting their readers with. But I was able to compartmentalize this one and really enjoy Reed and Charlotte's story. Charlotte was so much fun. Reed was annoyingly stubborn. But together they were a delight. And this one had a lovely ending to boot.

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