Hated You Then by M. Robinson

September 10, 2019     Elle    

Hated You Then by M. RobinsonHated You Then by M. Robinson
Publication Date: September 20, 2019
Series: Love Hurts duet #1
Genres: Romance
Pages: 213
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My Rating : five-stars

From Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson. A coming of age, enemies to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels.

I couldn’t remember a time before her... Harley Jameson.

Before she owned me.
Hated Me.
Needed me.

Before I hated her…

Things were simple.
We had an understanding.

Bully. Fight. Hate. It’s what we did.

Mind. Body. Soul. It’s how we loved.

I thought nothing would ever change that, until everything did.

She was mine.
Always had been.
Always would be.
Nothing altered that.

Not how much I hated her.
Not how much she hated me.

Especially, not how much I hated…

That I LOVED her.

This book takes the enemies-to-lovers trope to a whole new level! WHAT A BOOK! I was laughing, I felt the heartbreak, and then was laughing some more. M. Robinson has created a genre on her own with this an emotional comedy and I fell HARD for Jackson and Harley’s story! While I am bummed that I have to wait two months for the second book (yes, this one ends in a cliffy) I KNOW M. Robinson will not disappoint and the wait will be worth it.

Now, before I get into WHY I loved this book so much I want to recommend readers to read the PIERCED HEARTS DUET first . I say this because you may find this one contains spoilers for that duet. Not only that, it’s frigging amazing! The Pierced Hearts duet is the first books I have read from M. Robinson and I am now head over heels in love with her writing. She writes alpha males like no other and you will LOVE the sass in her heroines! Here is the link to that duet if you are interested THE PIERCED HEARTS DUET.

Now, on to this AMAZING read.

Hated You Then is Jackson and Harley’s story. If you have read The Pierced Hearts duet you will realize that Jackson is the son of the hero from those books. He’s the kid with a major chip on his shoulders because of the way his family fell apart (I don’t want to spoil it and TELL you what happened- you need to read it for yourself). I think his behavior is justified and normal for his situation, but he takes it to a whole new level when it comes to his arch-nemesis, Harley. These two HATE each other with a passion. They write nasty letters to each other back and forth (these letters had me laughing out loud), mercilessly tease one another, and sometimes even get physically aggressive with one another. Their hatred is THAT bad. It’s been going on since they were teeny tots and hasn’t let up even as they grow into teenagers.

That is, until something starts to shift…

You know how moms would tell their kids that if a boy is picking on you it’s because they like you? Well, that’s THIS book in a nutshell. Only much more heated!

Throughout the book we see how these two have grown together (along with their growing hatred) and readers are able to experience their lives from a very young age until the age of 16. I love how M. Robinson weaved the story this way because we really gained a sense of how they grew up together. The family dynamics also play a key role in the novel and this is why I suggest you read The Pierced Heart duet first. It will give you a lot of insight into Jackson and his behavior.

Other than this, all I can say is read this book! It’s absolutely engrossing from start to finish. Again, I wish I didn’t have to wait until November to see how their story will end, but it’s so worth the wait! I can’t wait to see what other readers think of this book when it releases in a few short days!


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