AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: VI KEELAND & PENELOPE WARD ✭ HATE NOTES

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: VI KEELAND & PENELOPE WARD ✭ HATE NOTESHate Notes by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
Also by this author: We Shouldn't, The Naked Truth, When August Ends
Published by Brilliance Audio, Montlake Romance on November 6th 2018 /
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
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Narrator: Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington
four-half-stars

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…

HATE NOTES

by VI KEELAND and PENELOPE WARD

 

This is my first book by this author duo. Yeah, yeah, I know. No, I haven’t been living under a rock, I just haven’t had time to get to my TBR, ‘kay? But thank God for audiobooks! First things first – Sebastian York? How hot can a man talk? Seriously. He’s sex on…bytes? I’ve listened to him before but damn…he can talk dirty to me anytime (she says with a Southern accent). I also loved Lynn Barrington who brought Charlotte’s sweet nature to life.

I love a great office romance and this one falls into the category of awesome. I loved how hero and heroine met in such an usual way, how their chemistry was palpable from the first moment.
While Reed needed to get his head out of his ass, he totally made my heart pitter-patter when his walls came down. He was charming, fun, caring, sweet and oh so jealous.

But it was Charlotte, a head-in-the-clouds, hopeless romantic and all kinds of quirky young woman who made this story for me. With her cute, witty and smart way, Reed never stood a chance.

I’m glad we got both point of views otherwise I would have kicked Reed’s ass to the curb and moved on. Only an eternal optimist like Charlotte could take him on. If I have one quibble it’s the epilogue. To me it was a little bit of a downer how it ended and took a little away from the uplifting story and introduced a little angst towards the end that I didn’t really appreciate. But that’s preference.

Hate Notes is a slow burn romance that made my clutch my hand to my heart and swoon at all the goodness. I am going to read another book by either Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward soon.

four-half-stars

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