ARC Review: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Title: Hate Notes
Author: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: November 6, 2018

 

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 . . .

 

Pre-order at:

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ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Just when Charlotte Darling thought there was no such thing as fairytale in real life, she found a love note sewn into a wedding dress at a vintage store. Upon some stalking, she found the writer of the note but apparently he turned out to be more of a villain.

Reed Eastwood might looked like a Prince Charming but he was anything but. Gone were the man who penned such a romantic message. What left of him was a bitter, arrogant, pain in the ass man who unfortunately she had no way to avoid.

I’d joked about Charlotte Darling and her pixie dust. There was always something magical about her, the way she’d just appeared in my life and turned it upside down.

It’s rare for me to love a female character, but Charlotte managed to make it on the list. She was funny and kooky which made her highly lovable. The air typing thing was priceless haha!

There was no middle ground with Charlotte. Either I was all in or all out.

At times, Reed could be a condescending asshole, but deep down he cared more than what he let others see. It’s quite entertaining to see him flustered by Charlotte “craziness”.

The story was funny and entertaining, and I like the secondary characters in their lives. One of my favorite aspects in the story was the “special” list. Naturally, her list was eclectic and the source of entertainment. I also like how this story had an unexpected element that added heart to it. I don’t usually like epilogue, but here it was a good closure and also touching.

Love wasn’t about a beautiful dress, a note, or even poignant words. It was about being with someone through thick and thin, about seeing them through not only the best moments of life but also the worst.

Hate Notes follows the lives of two people learning to take chances. It would appeal to readers who enjoy lighthearted romance.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

 

Penelope Ward

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

 

Vi Keeland

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

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. 📖 #CurrentlyReading: Hate Notes by #ViKeeland & #PenelopeWard Coming November 6, 2018! . Fun fact: The notebook below the book is my mum's recipe book lol! . . ★ Book Details ★ Pre-order: https://amzn.to/2yIBWtF Blurb: 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 . . . . . . #amreading #WarhawkesVault #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookblogger #booklover #bibliophile #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookporn #booknerdigans #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature #bookfeaturepage #mybookfeatures #igreads #bookphotography #BookstagramMalaysia #HateNotes #MontlakeRomance

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