With its fantastic characters, Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward was such a fun, sweet, and emotional romance!
Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Release Date ~ November 6, 2018
From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…
It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.
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.
But I have no idea how this one is going to end…
Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward was our monthly selection for our book club, and this fun, sweet, and emotional romance resulted in a total win for us all!
Charlotte Darling was just that! I loved her personality and outlook towards life and that she wouldn’t give up on her dreams. Her spontaneity with her ‘F*ck-It List’ (I’m now wanting to start one too!) was fantastic and nothing was going to hold her back!
I also love it when a moody and brooding hero like Reed gets surprisingly smitten with his leading lady! He tried so hard to keep Charlotte at arm’s length, but it was just too hard with her (literally) falling across his path.
Reed and Charlotte were perfect together, and she saw behind his mask and really helped him with her gentle (and not so gentle) encouragement. Their slow-burning romance felt natural, and when it took its emotional turn, it just made my heart even meltier!
The secondary characters were fantastic, and Reed’s grandmother, Iris, was an absolute hoot! I loved her candor, feistiness, and matchmaking skills, as well as her sweet and caring nature and belief in both Reed and Charlotte. I’m also curious to know more about Reed’s brother Max. He was so adorable and perhaps he has a future story as well?
Keeland and Ward make a fantastic writing pair, and I look forward to reading more of their works!
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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 one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six 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.
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA 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 before switching to a more family-friendly career.
Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.
She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and an 11-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.
Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.
She is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.
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8 thoughts on “Review ~ Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward!”
Ahhhh I loved this one, too! I thought the epilogue wasn’t as uplifting as I’d expected but overall this was such a beautiful story.
Lovely review, honey!
Thanks Astrid! My father-in-law had what Reed did, and I guess I could relate to the ending. The emotional turn suprised me, but I loved the fun characters and story! ❤️
Thanks Kayla! 😍
Great review! I’m happy you enjoyed this one. I remember liking it. I also remember thinking that there should have been more stuff to do with notes.
Thank you, and that’s a great point on the ‘hate notes’! I actually didn’t really think about it, but there’s not much about that! 😂
Love your review, DG💜
Thank you dear! ❤️