Hate To Want You
From bestselling author Julia Jarrett comes a steamy small town, enemies-to-lovers, medical romance about the oldest Donnelly brother, and the medical resident who tempts him like nothing else.
Doctor Heidi Morgan is off limits. She's an unwelcome reminder of the worst day of my life, and my new resident.
She's the definition of forbidden, and I hate that I want her anyway.
Every chance Heidi gets, she's testing the limits of my patience and my control. It should be easy to push her away; to convince myself not to trust her, or worse, give in to the intense pull I feel whenever she's around.
But restraint is never easy.
Her seductively sweet smile and perfect curves keep me up at night with dirty thoughts I really shouldn't be having. With every word we exchange, every touch we share, the fire she's ignited in me is shifting from frustration into something else. Something far more risky.
It's starting to feel like only a matter of time before I lose control and let her into my heart. I just have to find a way not to lose myself at the same time.
Hate To Want You is perfect for fans of steamy small town romance centered around a big family who love to get in each other's business. It has plenty of swoon, plenty of spice, light hearted banter, quirky small town vibes, low angst and a guaranteed HEA. It is a standalone, and the second full length novel in the Donnellys of Dogwood Cove series.
This series is for fans of Melanie Harlow, Adriana Locke, Claire Kingsley, Lucy Score, Laura Pavlov, Tia Louise, Jami Albright, Kandi Steiner and more.
Deep real life issues but so well written
First, this book touched on some very real issues that are faced by healthcare workers on the daily. As a healthcare worker, I feel that those issues were very well researched & written.
Max Donnelly is the brother who everyone can count on. He’s the “smart” one & the one who stood by his mom’s side when his dad was injured & on life support. How certain aspects of his life have effected him, no one knows, because he picks up & keeps pushing through. He’s the gorgeous pediatric doctor who has the temperament that has earned him the spot of being everyone’s favorite physician to work with.
Heidi Morgan was an amazing pediatric nurse who moved away for 6 years & has now returned as an amazing pediatric physician intern. Working under the supervision of Max was going to be a great pleasure & opportunity, until his past & reservations set her on his warpath.
These two had a level of chemistry that surpassed any walls that either of them had constructed. They remained professional, but the tension was jumping off of the pages & I don’t know how their coworkers didn’t feel it. I loved the way that they were adult enough to sit down & talk to settle their differences. That communication completely altered both of them professionally to where they could show a mutual respect for each other.
Once they both discovered they could no longer hold back on their attraction, wow…did that chemistry ignite! They were so in sync & so absolutely perfect for each other. I loved their mutual respect even more behind closed doors.
The very real issues they encountered at work were heart breaking & it showed a level of grief that healthcare workers suffer from, even though others may not see it. Again, I felt that that aspect was so well written & it resounded in my reading.
This dive into the Donnelly’s was not at all what I was expecting the next installment would be. But at the same time, it was so much more than I could’ve bargained for. I’m definitely ready to get Jude’s story & see how his life changes.
My new favorite enemies to Lovers
This is definitely my favorite book of Julia. Enemies to lovers is my favorite trope and this book didn’t disappoint me at all. Max Donnelly is here to make you anger, laugh, swoon and blushing too. Heidi is so perfect, powerful, smart and everything Max need to be better. I love how they works their problems and in a snap everything looks so much good, and very appealing lol. The ups and downs are really hard here, maybe you are going to cry like me (hey don’t judge me, I’m emotional), and all this feelings are going to make you love Max and Heidi more and more. I love all the Donnelly Siblings and how they connect with each other, they are definitely one of my favorites families. Can’t wait to read all their stories.