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Hate You Not by Ella James Review

Title: Hate You Not

Author: Ella James

First published February 20, 2020

Rating: 3.89


Hate You Not by Ella James is a heartwarming story of love, family, and second chances. When June Lawler becomes the legal guardian of her niece and nephew, she leaves her life in San Francisco behind and heads to her hometown in Georgia.

But things are not as easy as they seem. The farm where June and her sister grew up is in disrepair, and the kids are struggling to adjust to their new life.

Meanwhile, billionaire investor Wes Halsted is reeling from the loss of his brother and his brother’s children. He’s determined to get them back, even if it means using his wealth to do so.

When Wes and June cross paths, sparks fly, but they both have their own agendas. As they navigate their way through the challenges of raising children and rebuilding a farm, they can’t deny the attraction between them.

But will their pasts and their secrets keep them apart?

About the Author

Ella James has quite the impressive resume as a writer, boasting over twenty books and a spot in both the USA Today and Amazon Top 10 bestseller lists. When she’s not crafting stories, Ella resides in Colorado with her spouse and trio of children.

On her off-time, you might catch her exploring the nearby foothills.

Editoral Review

Hate You Not, by Ella James, is a contemporary romance novel that was first published on February 20th, 2020. James is a New York Times bestselling author, and this novel is one of her most recent works.

The novel is a classic hate-to-love story and follows the lives of two young characters, Dash and Willow, who initially hate everything about each other. Over time, they come to understand one another better and eventually fall in love.

In this novel, James explores some of the themes that are common in contemporary romance novels, such as love, hate and the complexities of human relationships. The author’s writing style is straightforward, accessible, and relatable, which makes it an easy read for anyone looking for a light romance novel.

The book is set in the small town of Bluff, Arizona, and explores the lives of its inhabitants, including the two main characters. Dash is the town’s kingpin, a wealthy and successful businessman who has everything going for him.

Willow, on the other hand, is a new high school teacher who immediately clashes with Dash, and their mutual dislike for each other sets off a chain of events that drives the story forward. Despite their conspicuous differences, the two protagonists begin to realize that they may have more in common than they initially thought.

The novel’s strengths lie in its well-crafted characters and the witty banter between them. James does an excellent job of making them relatable to the reader, and their conversations are often entertaining and realistic.

The pacing of the story is also impeccable, with each chapter building on the last to create a satisfying and cohesive narrative that keeps the reader engaged. The book’s biggest weakness, however, is its predictability.

While the author does a good job of building up the tension between the two main characters, it is clear from the outset that they will eventually fall in love. This predictability takes away some of the tension from the story, and it becomes apparent that they will eventually overcome their initial animosity towards each other.

In conclusion, Hate You Not by Ella James is an enjoyable and engaging romance novel that showcases the author’s skill in crafting relatable and realistic characters. The book would appeal to young adult and adult readers who enjoy a light-hearted romance novel.

While the story has its predicted moments, James’s writing keeps the reader invested in the characters’ journey, making it a worthwhile read. We highly recommend this book, and it receives a solid rating of 4 out of 5 from us.