ARC Review: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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ARC Review: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Hate Notes

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: November 6 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by Montlake Romance
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“HATE NOTES was the perfect blend of sweet and fun that I knew these two authors could deliver.”
~ Under the Covers

I confess I debated whether I would read this book or not.  To be honest, I’ve gone a bit away from reading both of these authors (their solo books) the past few months.  But ultimately the fact that I tend to enjoy what they write together made me cave.  And I’m happy I did.  HATE NOTES was the perfect blend of sweet and fun that I knew these two authors could deliver.

It’s a unique take on an office romance in how they came to work together.  Maybe a little over the top, but fun nonetheless.  One drunken night puts Charlotte in the path of possibly the man of her dreams.  All thanks to a returned wedding dress and a blue note.  Starting off not liking each other much but having to deal with working together, they quickly develop a friendship and that was probably my favorite part of the book.  It’s really sweet how they become friends and the way they connect with each other.  They pushed each other to be better and live life to the fullest.  It was sweet and fun to watch.

As always, it has the trademark chemistry that I expect from this author collaboration.  But it also packs a bit of an emotional punch.  I thought I wouldn’t cry but then the epilogue got to me.

Overall, this was a great solid read from this duo and I’m happy I got to read it!  Now looking forward to what they put out next.

Favorite Quotes:

“I think it’s better to spend years treasuring a memory that might hurt sometimes than to never make one at all.”

“You want to mold my cock?  Do you have enough clay?”


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About Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

About Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York TimesUSA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.


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Amy R

Thanks for the review.


Yay! I just bought this.

Jennifer Estep

I’ve been seeing a lot of good reviews for this one. It sounds really fun.

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review Francesca!!! Love this cover!!! I’m glad it was good!!! Shared on all my socials!!??


This book took me on an emotional journey I wasn’t expecting. I cried through a lot of the second half. Loved it, but I am drained.


Thanks for the rec and review Francesca