Hate to Love You by Elise Alden ~ Book Review

Book Summary: 

Despite my slutty reputation, I was technically a virgin at eighteen—though that tosser Alex sure shot hard and reached long. The faint positive on the budget pregnancy test sent me spinning, moments before I was supposed to meet my snooty sister's new fiancé.

Shaking hands with upper-crusty James was like downing a triple shot of vodka. Dizzy with desire, confused by my body's reaction, and shocked by the possessiveness flashing in his eyes, I deceived him that night and told the world at their wedding reception.

The truth?

I slept with my sister's fiancé. Hot and sweaty, all night long in a room so dark he couldn't tell I wasn't her.

The lie?

Said fiancé is the father of my child. The one I signed over my rights to just before he was born.

That was seven years ago.

It's time to come clean.

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About the Author:

At age twelve Elise borrowed Gone With the Wind from her school library and thought she’d be traumatised for life – until she wrote and pasted in a happy ending where Rhett declares his love and sweeps Scarlet into his arms. The librarian was none too pleased, but since the damaged book saved Elise’s parents years of therapy fees they were happy to pay for a new school copy. Since then Elise has cried, sighed and revelled in Romance novels. She’s drawn to flawed characters with a-typical backgrounds, people for whom love isn’t a simple matter of boy meets girl, but a gut-wrenching journey of transformation. 

Elise grew up in tropical Panama and spent several years teaching in Brazil, where she met a travelling Scotsman who did what Rhett Butler should have. Well, he dragged her to his mountain lair, but it’s the thought that counts! These days, whether she’s star gazing atop ruined castles or seeking rare butterflies in the jungles of Central America, Elise is thinking up characters who overcome the odds to be together. After all, if she and her husband could, then her heroes and heroines deserve the chance.  

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This is the first book that Elise Alden has published that I know of but it didn't feel like a first piece of work. I thought the storyline was really different so it made it a refreshing read from the your typical girl meets boy kind of book. This book had me on a roller coaster of emotions throughout, it roped me in, it had me hating, then wondering what would happen next happen between Paisley and James. Would Paisley grow up and would James see Paisley's true feelings and his own. One thing I didn't like was the jump near the beginning of the book where it skips through 7 years. I felt a little lost at first and also some of the back history of the characters were a little confusing at first. I really did love the tension between Paisley and James as it felt really real in the hate/love way it was being portrayed. I was very happy with the ending, I wont say anything more than that so I don't give anything away. I look forward to reading more from Elise Alden in the future. 

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.   

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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