Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is available NOW!
Hate to Love You by Tijan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 28th
Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, 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.
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Reviewed by Stephanie
Kennedy Clarke is ready to embark on her freshman year at Dulane University and her plan is simple. Put the past behind her and start over in a place where no one knows her, well almost no one. She has three rules she is bound and determined to live by. No hot guys. No Drama. And New Year, New Place, New Kennedy. But the moment she walks into her first class her first rule is totally shot to hell.
“He was model material, and it was so cliché, but of course, he was the school’s quarterback. Shay Fucking Coleman.”
Shay Coleman is the epitome of everything Kennedy hated. The hot quarterback that’s worshipped by everyone and who comes off as a cocky asshole before a word even leaves his mouth. But of course, it’s just Kennedy’s luck that she gets teamed up with his group for a class assignment. As much as Kennedy tries to deny it there is some pretty intense chemistry right off the bat between these two, and the more time they spend together the harder it gets to fight it. And so begins their love/hate relationship with a side of some pretty hot and heavy sex when they could pretend to halfway like each other.
“I had started college with the plan of befriending one, maybe two people, and I was going to study. There would be no boys, no gossiping, no cattiness. I wasn’t going to get involved in any drama, and fast-forward a few weeks, and I’m sleeping with the star quarterback.”
Soon though things started to change for these two and Kennedy sees that maybe she jumped ahead and misjudged Shay. Because let’s be honest, he is pretty freaking awesome. Hot, sweet and just an all-around good guy who genuinely cared about her. I loved his character so much. Kennedy having been burnt in the past kept her guard up and tried to resist her feelings. But in true Tijan fashion some crazy stuff starts happening and drama is coming their way at every turn. Something major happens and truly puts their feelings to the test. Where I really loved Shay I have to say I wasn’t a huge fan of Kennedy but I was still rooting for them to make it through the shit storm that came their way. I am a huge Tijan fan and so look forward to her books coming out. There was the drama I always crave from her and some good characters, but I just wasn’t a fan of Kennedy and struggled with her character. I liked this book, I just didn’t love it.
“You can let me in..You’re in. You’re so far in that I don’t know what I’d do if I lost you.”
I was almost grinning from delight as I shoved open the back door. If I hit him, hey, all was fair in the war we were fighting of who could piss each other off the best.
He was leaning against the wall, the back of his head resting on the brick, and he looked over to smirk at me. “I want to see your room.”
I thrust my hand out. “I’ll take those notes.”
That smirk just widened. He patted his bag and pushed off from the wall. “They’re in my email. I need to get on a computer.” He patted my arm and moved past me, heading inside. “I can use yours.”
“Hey!” I followed him in.
He was looking up the stairs. “Sabrina said you were on the fourth floor. You saw my place. I want to see yours. It’s only fair.”
He wasn’t waiting for my go-ahead. He was already up and rounding second floor to third. He’d be at my floor before I could get there. “Stop! I am not okay with this.”
He was at the third-floor door. He glanced down with that same goddamn smirk. “Better tell me which room or I’m going to hang out in the hallway.”
“Why are you always smirking? Is it permanently attached to your face?”
“What room, Clarke?” He was at my hallway door.
Fucking hell. I gritted my teeth. “Wait. Just wait. My door automatically locks.”
He’d opened the door but let it shut. Waiting as I covered the last set of stairs, I refused to let him see me panting. I stood there, purposely holding my breath until he narrowed his eyes and cocked his head to the side. “Breathe, Clarke. You’re going to pass out.”
I almost burped out the small pocket of air I’d been holding. “I hate you so much.”
“Yeah, yeah.” He waved that off. “We get it. Eternal damnation in hell, the whole shebang. Whatever.” He nodded to the door. “Stop stalling. I want to see your room.”
I was picturing pitchforks and fire. Maybe that was the burning smell he mentioned. It was hell, and all the fire in there. I yanked the door, glaring as I did. “Was this Sabrina’s idea?”
“Nope. All mine.” He was right behind me. I could feel his breathing. “She refused to tell me your room number, said I had to call.”
My eyes widened at the thought of him coming up by himself, strolling down the hallway, and then knocking on my door. Good Lordy gracious. Too many would’ve seen him at my door. I would’ve been the talk of the dorm.
I shuddered, unlocked, and entered my room.
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that 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 a new YA series 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.
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