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Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of was, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.
Rule #2: No drama.
I'd major in pre-law. I'd make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy-breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn't let them.
Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.
And all because of Shay Coleman.
Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight...and he was about to break all my rules.
Hate to Love You is a full-length standalone. There are elements that deal with the dark side of college.
About the Author
Tijan is a New York Times–bestselling author who writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing Fallen Crest Six (untitled) along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.
- Publisher : Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (February 20, 2018)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 154369554X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1543695540
- Item Weight : 3.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
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Kennedy is a character that you will want to love and hate from the moment you meet her. She's rough around the edges, but as you get to know her and more about her past you'll understand why she is the way she is, and will come to love her more and more. She only lets a few people in, and when she lets you in, she is very protective of those people. So when Shay comes barging into her life, she is not happy about it. He's everything she said she would stay away from, and she immediately hates him, but Shay has a way of breaking down her walls and I loved everything about it. With the help of Linde, Shay is able to help break Kennedy down more and more. Linde is a safe friend for Kennedy, but there is an attraction between Shay and Kennedy that even though she wants to hate him, she can't seem to stay away from him.
When things start to heat up between them, I loved how she said they couldn't talk about it, because you knew that Shay wanted to broadcast it out there, but Kennedy wasn't having any of it, and my heart actually hurt for Shay for how she treated him at times. She took her past hurts out on him which wasn't fair to Shay, but he more than made up for all the pain that Kennedy had been through.
Not only do we see Kennedy go through A LOT with Shay but we also see her find a great group of friends, some that you may not have expected her to be friends with in the beginning of this book when you first meet them. When one of the girls goes through something horrific, how Kennedy deals with it and how she was there for her was beautiful and really showed what type of person Kennedy was, and really strengthened the bond that some of these girls had. When Kennedy also went through something traumatic as well, seeing how Shay and others reacted to it and how they were there for her was amazing and really showed that you don't need a huge group of people to be in your friend circle, but the ones who really care, those are the ones that matter, and will do anything for you. The support she received and the love that they showed her was amazing. When she finally came out of hiding the reaction she got brought tears to my eyes.
This was a beautifully written love story, but also a story of self discovery and friendship. I loved watching Kennedy grow throughout this book, and seeing the friendships form. Shay and Kennedy are perfect for one another and I loved watching them go from Hate, to tolerate, to like, to love. It was a long journey for them, with many bumps and bruises along the way, but in the end, it was a perfect story. I fell in love with them and all of the characters. I really didn't want to say goodbye to them or the secondary characters in this book and I can only hope we can see Casey, Kristina, Linde and others in future books by Tijan one day. If you are looking for an angsty book to dive into that's full of laughs, tears, and steam, I highly suggest one-licking Hate To Love You by Tijan today!
There is so much going on between the two main characters that you have to wonder where it can go if there is so much hate between them....even if it’s only one sided. Well, the story blew me out of the water because I could not imagined everything that I read coming to fruition on the page. I was right there with Kennedy throughout her journey. I was there when she stumbled, when she triumphed, when she doubted....I was her or I wished that I was her because she has a strength that is unparalleled only to a few. Seriously one of my favorite heroines in Tijan’s books.
And don’t get me started on Shay Coleman. Man if I had been in college with a guy like this....it would have been heaven. Who could possibly imagine that the start quarterback at the university could more perfect. Obviously he was perfect in his looks, but to be perfect on the inside. Perfect for Kennedy, perfect for bringing out the side of her that was soft and needed love. Perfect in the sense that he was all in even before he could even fathom having those thoughts. I need a Shay Coleman in my life and in my relationship. I want him to be there for me just like he was for Kennedy.
Tijan strikes again with her brilliance and realism. She brings the love, but definitely brings the pain. She is a master at drawing you in breaking you into a million pieces and then bringing you back in the most magnificent way possible!
My cup runneth over with how in love with this book I am.
This book has all the elements I love: YA, angst, humor, quirky heroine, quarterback who is the university golden boy, falling for the weird not-popular girl. I was in book heaven while I read and the best thing is that the knocks kept coming all during the story. It was like a thriller but without crime, just normal drama and some crazy between college kids.
Kennedy Clarke arrived at Dulane college with a chip on her shoulder. With two older brothers, football players and golden boys at their high school, she was fed up with living under their shadow. Other students were either rude to her because they were jealous, or using her to get near her brothers. So she had rules in college. Her older brother Gage had to keep away so they weren’t associated. And she shied away from the popular jocks, until she got into a Poly Sci class with upper class men and met Shay Coleman, quarterback extraordinaire, golden boy, cocky as they come.
I enjoyed this whole book, which kept going on all the time, from start to finish. Kennedy is snarky with Shay, so of course he’s intrigued at this girl who didn’t fall at his feet. Kennedy has this whole routine of being a loner, with only one girlfriend Kristina which was enough for her, and a detailed study plan to get good grades. She was weird and unexpected and I found her totally entertaining. Shay appears cocky and arrogant, even playful when he found Kennedy, but underneath all that I knew there was a good guy.
All the issues that can happen in college are represented in the story, some experienced by Kennedy, others by close friends. There’s some suspense, some dramatics, funny moments, yummy sexy times, and what I loved the most, the tender moments between Shay and Kennedy as they get closer and their relation develops. They have ups and downs, mostly caused by Kennedy’s quirks and hangups but some are even funny as they happen. I loved when she gets into a funk and surprises Shay with her comebacks, she’s a treat..
Completely entertaining and riveting, this is another example and a reason why I’m addicted to her books. Love it many times!
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As per usual- there is a tough as nails girl as the Main Protagonist and a guy which becomes her boyfriend who is supposed to be the epitome of cool and who the whole uni worships. It hugely reminded me of another series of hers... but I'll leave that for other readers to decide.
Here's what I loved- topics of sexual assault a massive topic here. These things commonly happen on college campuses and I love that Tijan addressed it.
Shay- need I say more. He saved this book for me and was an amazing other half to Kennedy.
The Plot- keeps you hooked u til the end
Supporting Characters- as usual Tijan has many of these and they make the book.
By the end of the book her anger issues and seeing everyone and everything as negative and in the wrong got old- i.e. Her roommate and the RA at the end of the book.
I liked her at first and the more the book went on the less I liked her. With sam in fallen crest you got her dramas as they were brought to her. With Kennedy, I felt that she created some of her dramas- her roommate and the RA. It got old and she came across as ridiculously immature.
Overall, this is a typical Tijan story and fans of hers will love it.
Shay stole my heart and ran off with it, he can keep it, it’s his now. He’s a panty melting alpha hero that deserves all the love. I love how feisty Kennedy is, she had me cracking up laughing. Kennedy and Shay have an epic love story.
I love Tijan's college/university romances! They're the best. *swoons* My only problem is with her writing, to be honest. She seems to be a princess of comma splices. She also recycles way too many scenes. But the comma splicing takes first place when it comes to irritating things about her writing.
In fact, it wouldn't be too bad if it was just a comma splice here and there. But it's in almost every sentence. Comma splices, fused sentences, a few redundant words here and there, and some other grammatical and orthographical errors pepper her work. I still love it, though; her writing. It's still beautiful. I love the narrative voices she brings to life.
Shay and Kennedy were amazing. Their connection, the story itself, and everything about them was just amazing. Except their first names. No offence. Coleman and Clarke sound way better than Shay and Kennedy. Lmfao.
Casey, Kristina, Gage, and Linde were pretty cool side characters, too. Casey especially, since she wasn't all that in the beginning. *sighs* Poor baby. She quickly became one of my favourites.
Once I started this book I could not put it down and was hooked completely! Not only did I love the main characters Shay Coleman and Kennedy Clarke but I also loved all the other characters too Linde, Casey and Kristina. I'm kinda hoping that this is the start of another great series from the Master Tijan as I would love to read more from them although I know this is a standalone.
Tijan certainly knows how to write a book that grips her readers, makes them fall in love and become completely addicted. Full of angst, drama, passion, friendships, betrayals it has everything that you fall in love with in a college romance and a book by Tijan.
In summary another fantastic read by Tijan!!! if you have never read her before then why not?? and get reading and developing your love for her