Opposites in every way, Chase and Arianna have been bitter rivals since childhood. Constantly in competition, they fight incessantly, making it nearly impossible for them to be in the same room with each other. Until they slept together.
Sex changes everything.
In one emotional evening, they go from enemies to lovers. Hate quickly evolves into passionate lust, but old habits die hard. The love growing between them can’t erase a lifetime of animosity. The two quickly fall back into old routines of spite and vengeance, and their relationship crumbles under the weight of their deep-seated distrust.
Chase and Arianna spend the next two years on opposite sides of the globe, avoiding each other at all costs. Despite the lies they tell themselves, neither one is ready to let go. Even though they are both engaged to other people, they can’t find it in their hearts to forgive each other or to move forward.
A family emergency calls Arianna home, where they have no choice but to face each other again. Will they finally admit the truth, or will they remain forever trapped between love and hate?
Jesey & Roxie’s Review
Jesey’s text to Isabelle Richards the moment she finished this story was “I love you but I hate you right now LOL I need more ASAP” and then she had to wait for Roxie to catch up LOL We both agree that this story will have your heart racing and that it will hook you fast!
Hate to Love You is an amazing story and the way that Isabelle Richards tells it is well executed. Told in dual POV and taking place in both the past and the present, we delve into the toxic relationship between Arianna and Chase. The struggle and the emotions are so real, the tension is thick enough to cut with a knife and you never know if they are coming or going. From childhood, Chase and Arianna were always getting back at each other…
“Retaliation was a fixture in our relationship.”
We learn about their past, Arianna was touring the world playing tennis while Chase was finishing high school and preparing for his collegiate football career. The heat between the two of them is constant. Sometimes it’s passionate and loving while other times it’s volatile and downright nasty. Either way, these two give each other all that they have in love and hate.
“I don’t want to think about her. I don’t want her in my dreams. I don’t want to be in the same room with her, because when I am, I can’t stop looking at her. I don’t want her anywhere near me because I hate her for what she did to us, but I can’t break this connection that draws me to her.”
Damn….that says is all RIGHT there! They are BOTH so F^&*ING stubborn all of the time!! However, no matter what they are doing, they can’t seem to forget about one another…that is what made this book so amazing for us. The fact that they can hate each other so much, but really what it boils down to is that they love each other so much. It’s confusing and heart wrenching and well worth the read!!!
Grab Hate to Love You NOW because Love to Hate You will be released in early October!
About the Author
Isabelle Richards spent years as a speech writer before tackling fiction. An avid reader of all genres, Isabelle is drawn to romance novels as they provide an escape from daily life. Through her complex cast of characters, Isabelle creates a sanctuary for readers to dive into for a break from reality.
When she is not writing, Isabelle works as an advocate for persons with disabilities in Washington, DC. Her two yellow labs are her writing partners, although they frequently sleep on the job.
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