ARC Review: The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel

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ARC Review: The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel
The Trouble with Hating You

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: May 12 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Trouble with Hating You #1
Published by Forever
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

“THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU was an entertaining book to read but I wasn’t 100% sold on it.”
~ Under the Covers

I love reading romances that center around Indian culture, which is why I was so excited to read this debut novel.  I’ll admit though, I didn’t jump on it right away and I started seeing some mixed reviews for it.  But I started reading it with an open mind and as a disclaimer, also not the biggest knowledge of true Indian culture.  That being said, I can’t necessarily give you an opinion on that representation.

THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU was an entertaining book to read but I wasn’t 100% sold on it.  I think one of the things that I had the hardest time with was liking the heroine.  She’s pretty tough and unlikeable most of the book.  And I had the most trouble with when it came to her interactions with the hero and how she treated him.  Also in her behavior in society and a little also on her high opinion of herself. Granted, we know there’s something that has shaped her personality to be the way she is.  When it’s revealed, yes I felt terrible for her.  But I hate that this is dragged on for so long in the book. For me, her redemption came a little too late as I already didn’t care enough about her.

All that being said, there are many things about this story that made it entertaining, like I said before. I still consider it a pretty good debut novel and I’ll probably try another book by this author.


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About Sajni Patel

Sajni Patel was born in vibrant India and raised in the heart of Texas, surrounded by a lot of delicious food and plenty of diversity. She draws on her personal experiences, cultural expectations, and southern flair to create worlds that center around strong Indian women. Once in MMA, she’s now all about puppies and rainbows and tortured love stories. She currently lives in Austin where she not-so-secretly watches Mathew McConaughey from afar during UT football games. Queso is her weakness and thanks to her family’s cooking, Indian/Tex-Mex cuisine is a real thing. She’s a die-hard Marvel Comics fan, a lover of chocolates from around the world, and is always wrapped up in a story. Her debut Women’s Fiction, The Trouble With Hating You, was featured in Apple Books’ Top Ten Debuts to Read in 2020, Oprah Magazine’s Top Romances to Read in 2020, and Cosmo Top 12 Summer Reads for 2020.


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Thanks but if one if the main chraracters is as you describe, then no.


Thanks for the review Francesca

Amy R

Thanks for the review.