Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hate Notes - Book Breakdown

From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end...

Book Breakdown

Wow! Just wow!

Charlotte and Reed have both been blind sighted by those they thought loved them most. Charlotte's partner cheated on her and Reed's partner left him after deciding she didn't want to deal with his health. Well, fate just happens to throw these two crazy kids together but Reed keeps fighting his feelings because he doesn't want to be a burden to Charlotte. But Charlotte doesn't want to give him up.

This book was so emotional. I laughed, cried, cringed, and just felt like I'd gotten off a roller coaster when it ended. It's well written, intriguing, and just sucked me in. I couldn't put it down! No wonder everyone raves about it, the hype is worth it for this one! Trust me.

It's a slow burn with an alpha male and our heroine is just so freaking cute and quirky that I loved that. Her texting in the air was the funniest and probably most cringey (I'm making this a word) thing ever but I just loved it so much. I loved how she brought out the man he'd been trying to bury deep and finally let himself find real happiness with her. The journey was rough - in the best possible way - and so worth it to get to the end.

Favorite Quote 

"Love wasn’t about a beautiful dress, a note, or even poignant words. It was about being with someone through thick and thin, about seeing them through not only the best moments of life but also the worst."