From Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson. A coming of age, enemies to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels.
I couldn't remember a time before her... Harley Jameson.
Before she owned me.
Before I hated her...
Things were simple.
We had an understanding.
Bully. Fight. Hate. It's what we did.
Mind. Body. Soul. It's how we loved.
I thought nothing would ever change that, until everything did.
She was mine.
Always had been.
Always would be.
Nothing altered that.
Not how much I hated her.
Not how much she hated me.
Especially, not how much I hated...
That I LOVED her.
This made me laugh, cry, and angry at times. But that ending is just SMH. Heart wrenching. Cannot wIt for the next book.
Review: Love Hurts Duet 1: Hated You Then
Hated You Then by M. Robinson is the first book in her Love Hurts duet. A story of a young boy and girl whose lives have been intertwined since birth - who have consistently and constantly clashed against each other at almost every turn. With a few respites in the process when tragedy strikes, but the bond that has grown between these two is strong despite their surface animosity. They both hate each other so much but it is such a fine line with them between that hate, that denial and the love you can see between the lines. Ending in a cliffhanger and told in dual POV this book was a little painful and a little sad. Being the first book, we don't yet get their happily ever after and I felt a tad emotionally drained after reading this. I will definitely be reading book two, Love You Now, due out November 12, 2019. Enjoy!
Enemies to lovers romance at its best
I couldn’t put this enemies to lovers book down! Harley and Jackson walked right into my heart and haven’t let it go since!!!!
Hated You Then is a brilliant blend of enemies to lovers romance, along with the coming of age story of Harley and Jackson. To say these two hated each other is putting it mildly. They were constantly finding ways to torture each other as children and driving their mothers to their wits’ end. As time passes, those feelings somehow shift to something more. They aren’t quite sure how to deal with it, even though their parents seemed to know the affection they had for each other. I guess the saying is true, “There is a fine line between love and hate.”
Both Jackson and Harley are strong, independently-minded characters. That was evident from the very first pages of this book! I laughed so hard at the things they did to one another as children. Both were so precocious as well!
As the years passed, the two somehow always had each other’s backs despite their confusing feelings for one another. I really loved how Robinson wrote this book. It started with a bang in the present, but then, she went back into the past to the beginnings of the relationship between the two. She didn’t rush it. She took her time, allowing her readers to fall in love with the story and the characters. This does end in a cliffhanger, but that’s okay because this story didn’t need to be rushed. It has all the feels…laughter, swoons, and sadness. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.