Title: Hate to Love You
Author: Elise Alden
First published January 1, 2014
250 pages, Kindle Edition
At twenty-three, I was a successful businesswoman with a string of failed relationships. But when I met my new boss, all that changed.
The way his suit clung to his broad shoulders, the way his eyes darkened when he looked at me, made me forget all the rules I’d set for myself. One night of passion led to a secret affair, but when his ex-fiancée came back into the picture, I found myself caught in a web of deceit.
I never intended to fall for my boss, let alone be the other woman. But as our relationship deepened, I couldn’t bear to let him go.
Will our love survive the lies and secrets or will it all come crashing down?
About the Author
Elise has a passion for romance novels, regardless of the sub-genre. She’s particularly interested in characters who have flaws and come from non-traditional backgrounds.
She enjoys reading about individuals who go through a transformative journey when it comes to love. For Elise, love is not just a simple matter of two people meeting and falling in love; it’s a complex, emotional rollercoaster ride.
Elise Alden’s Hate to Love You is a delightful romance novel that will leave readers feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Published on January 1, 2014, the book is Alden’s debut novel, and it is a perfect representation of the romance genre.
It is a light and easy read, which will keep the readers engaged from beginning to end. The story is about Scarlett and Blake, who have a long and complicated history.
Scarlett is reeling from a broken heart and the tragic loss of her mother. She moves back home to start over and reconnects with Blake, her childhood best friend, and former flame.
The rekindling of their relationship is explosive, and readers will be on the edge of their seats rooting for Scarlett and Blake to end up together. Alden’s writing is fresh and sophisticated.
She has a unique voice that separates her from other authors in the genre. The characters are well-developed, and the pacing of the novel is perfect.
The author has a way of drawing the reader in with her witty banter and romantic prose. One of the strengths of Hate to Love You is the author’s ability to explore complex themes.
Alden deals with issues such as loss, grief, and family dynamics. The novel is not only well-written, but it’s also relatable.
Readers will find comfort in the fact that they are not alone in their struggles. Although Alden did an excellent job with character development, there were some instances where the characters’ actions felt forced.
However, this was a minor flaw, which did not detract from the overall reading experience. Readers who enjoy contemporary romance novels will love Hate to Love You.
It is a fun and entertaining read. The book deals with serious themes while remaining lighthearted and enjoyable.
The author has a way of making the readers care about the characters, which is a testament to her writing skills. In conclusion, Hate to Love You is a well-written and engaging novel that will leave readers feeling satisfied.
Elise Alden is a talented author who shows promise in the romance genre. This book is highly recommended to those who enjoy a good love story.
It is a perfect escape from the chaos of everyday life. Rating: 4/5