Series: Love Hurts Duet
Book Number In Series: 1 of 2
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Sept. 17th, 2019
Format: Kindle Advanced Copy
My Rating: 4 ½ 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.
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.
OMG!!! I have been waiting for Hated You Then since I first caught a glimpse of Harley and Jackson’s drama in the Pierced Hearts duet!!! Now that it’s in my hands and I’ve finished reading it…. I don’t know what I’m going to do with that ending!!! M. Robinson pulled the freaking rug out from under me and left my flat on my ass… Monica… You’ve got some explaining to do!!
In My Own Words:
Hated You Then is the first book in the Love Hurts Duet by M. Robinson. If you are new to M. Robinson’s work, have no fear this first book in the Love Hurts Duet can be read as a standalone. Hated You Then is a contemporary coming-of age romance told from both Harley and Jackson’s point of view.
Hated You Then takes us on a journey of the feud that is Harley and Jackson’s relationship. From the moment they can remember, they hated each other. It’s been an ongoing competition of reckless dares, stealing firsts, and an endless amount of groundings. As they grow older, their hatred starts to blur into lines of something they aren’t familiar with. Something that has the potential to either heal the previous scars they each have left on one another or leave more damaging scars that are hidden beneath the surface.
I was an instant fan of M. Robinson’s since the moment I finished Complicate Me (The Good Ol’ Boys #1) so imagine my excitement when I found out that Monica was taking us back to Oak Island! I can’t even tell you how loud I cheered when I found out Harley and Jackson where going to get a duet!
Harley and Jackson’s relationship is exactly how I envisioned it…. A COMPLETE DISASTER!! These two are fire and gasoline. You combine the two and you’ll get an immediate explosion. But through it all, I loved their endless banter and pranks. I loved the fact that Harley was such a badass. Even as a child there was no messing with this little one. Creed definitely had a hand at raising a VERY independent and FEISTY AS HELL little girl.
There is always one question M. Robinson always asks after she releases a new novel.
…BUT DID YOU CRY?… I can finally say, I did NOT cry!!! There were times when I was on the verge of tears but I kept my shit reeled in! FINALLY!
I do have to say, there were moments where I felt Jackson’s pain immensely. If you haven’t read The Pierced Hearts Duet, I’m going to make this as spoiler free as possible. But there were times where Jackson’s ‘family situation’ hit really close to home with me. I’ve watched an unbreakable family shatter after tragedy. Getting a glimpse into Jackson’s thoughts while he went through all he did was heartbreaking. Many times I was on the verge of tears, but they never left my eyes because I had a mission to accomplish, and dammit, I was hell bent on seeing it through!
I cannot wait for the older years of Harley and Jackson. Given the way Hated You Then ended, I’m thinking the drama is going to be escalated between these two!!! I cannot wait to see if these two can make it for the long haul! I never wanted to read a book more than I want to read Love You Now at this moment!!!
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