Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is LIVE!
Hate to Love You by Tijan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 28th
Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.
Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.
Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.
And all because of Shay Coleman.
Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .
. . . and he was about to break all my rules.
When diving into a book by Tijan I never wonder if I’m going to like or love it, I wonder on what scale of love its going to land on. Tijan is a writing force to be reckoned with, she has this style that just pulls you in giving you every detail you would want leaving nothing out. I’ve yet to read a Tijan book that I didn’t love and Hate to Love You is no different with its strong characters, sensitive subject matter and a romance that leaves you feeling hot.
Kennedy Clarke is a freshman in college and all she wants is an identity of her own. One that is defined by her, not by her popular brothers. Her goal to keep her head down and to stay un-noticed is ruined by the one and only Shay Coleman quarterback of Dulane University who has eyes for Kennedy the moment she walks into Political Science. Unfortunately Political Science ruins the idea of being a lawyer for Kennedy and Shay puts a strain on Kennedy staying invisible to others. She decides that the arrogant too gorgeous for his own good football player is a thorn in her side and one that she wants nothing to do with but he doesn’t agree with her plan.
Kennedy is a very strong character who has gotten where she has by the lessons of her past. I don’t want to say she’s a damaged character, just very cautious with the people she allows in her life which at times does read a little exhausting but without it this story wouldn’t be what it is. She is an amazing character with her quick wit, feisty sarcasm and vulnerability.
Shay Coleman can hold his own against Kennedy, taking her sarcastic barbs and rejection in stride. He may be gorgeous and smart and not to mention the quarterback but he’s grounded and knows when people are using him which makes him keep his circle small. Kennedy is quick to judge Shay but he’s able to take it in stride, eventually opening Kennedy’s eyes to who Shay really is. Shay is fiercely loyal, funny and ready to take on Kennedy and her jaded view of himself.
This story isn’t just about shy girl hooking up with the college hotty, it is so much more. It focuses on some pretty sensitive issues and how society views them and how life helps us cope afterward. Kennedy has to learn that being invisible doesn’t solve anything, that real friends are out there and that sometimes you have to judge a person by who they are and not what they look like.
I give this story 5 incredible stars and highly recommend that you read it !!!
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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.
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