Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward Review

Title: Hate Notes

Author: Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: 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. 

Something blue. 

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. 

Something new. 

But I have no idea how this one is going to end…

“You can only find true happiness within yourself, not inside of other people, no matter how much you care about them. Make yourself happy, and the rest will come. I promise.”

Format: ebook

Pages/Hours: 301 pages

Ownership: Own

My Rating:  ★★★☆☆

Themes: Enemies to Lovers, Office Romance, Tortured Hero

Book Review Elaine Howlin Book Blog

This started out really well but lost momentum around the middle. Reed seemed to undergo a personality change completely losing his ‘jerk’ status which is fine really but he should have grown into not transition all of a sudden. My guess is the authors couldn’t really commit to the negative aspects of his character.

I will admit to expecting something similar to The Hating Game based on the synopsis but it’s nowhere near as good.

Get the book: Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Synopsis and book cover from Goodreads. Photos from my Instagram @elainehowlin_

5 thoughts on “Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward Review

  1. I think this was my first book by these authors and I remember enjoying it but I can’t actually remember what it’s about now 😂 I think I’ll have to re-read it and write a review for it this time. Though I do remember thinking “finally, the guy on the cover matches the guy described in the book!” haha

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    1. Yeah, he does! I hate it when the people look totally different to the characters. I really hate it when they put a woman in a slinky dress and high heels on the cover when not once the main character dress like that


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