Hate Story by Nicole Williams – Book Review by Penny Cooper

Hate Story, a romance novel, by Nicole Williams. Book Review written by Penny Cooper.

“Nina can’t let herself fall in love with the man she’s going to marry. Both of them have experienced the sting and sham of love and have no intentions of falling victim to it twice. Love is expensive—hate is free.

Three years. A million dollars. A solution to both of their problems. They planned it all, from the story of their first meeting to the date of their divorce. Nothing could go wrong.

But what they didn’t consider was chemistry, and Nina and Max have no shortage of it. After too many near-kisses, Nina convinces herself that hating Max is better than loving him, and the more she gets to know this soon-to-be-husband of hers, the more she discovers just how very much she truly, madly, and deeply . . . hates him.

This isn’t a love story. This is the other kind.”

Lets start with some thoughts about the two main characters, Nina and Max. I liked Nina’s reasoning behind why she wants the money in agreeing to this farce of a marriage. I also like the drive and determination she has. Like she’s going to make her way and not on the backs of anyone else. That being said, this can work against a person if they become stubbornly independent. Which we see happen with Nina. I must say though that I loved how Nina handled Max’s family. She handled them a lot better than I would.

So Max is an interesting character. He’s your handsome millionaire. I totally get why he wants to marry just to become a citizen. His reasons are legit. But he kind of does a 180 really quickly. I can’t judge him too much. Living with someone changes the time frame on a lot of things. Also, again with Max’s family. His parents suck. I don’t blame him for how he acts towards them. And the whole thing with his ex? Woah, that was left field and crazy.

Over all, this book was okay. It was not my favorite by Nicole Williams. I liked her last book Touching Down a lot more. It has a HEA but like it just seemed rush. I wish Nina’s and Max’s relationship was better developed. Word of warning. If you can’t tell from the cover, we’ve got some sexual scenes and also swearing. We were given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


(3.5 / 5)

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