Hate Story

Hate Story

by Nicole Williams

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From New York Times and USAToday bestselling author, Nicole Williams:

Nina can't let herself fall in love with the man she's going to marry. Both of them have experienced the sting and sham of love and have no intentions of falling victim to it twice. Love is expensive--hate is free.

Three years. A million dollars. A solution to both of their problems. They planned it all, from the story of their first meeting to the date of their divorce. Nothing could go wrong.

But what they didn't consider was chemistry, and Nina and Max have no shortage of it. After too many near-kisses, Nina convinces herself that hating Max is better than loving him, and the more she gets to know this soon-to-be-husband of hers, the more she discovers just how very much she truly, madly, and deeply . . . hates him.

This isn't a love story. This is the other kind.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157203412
Publisher: Nicole Williams
Publication date: 12/26/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 136,968
File size: 769 KB

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Hate Story 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters Nina and Max. Their stoty of how love did them wrong and how hard it was for hem to trust in it again. Love how Max did what was best for Nina to figure out her feelings. Definitely recommend this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The core story is as old as marriage itself, but I found this take on it so engaging, refreshing, and riveting. I stayed up all night to see how it panned out. I cared so much about these two characters and their individual struggles that led to one mutual struggle. The title is misleading, as this *is* quite the love story. Enjoy!
kahea46 More than 1 year ago
***4 ‘A very fine line between love & hate’ Stars*** With a title like “Hate Story” and the blurb that went along with it, you know without a doubt that you’ll be run through the wringer with frustrating moments that make you want to reach out and shake, or smack, the characters and growling a lot. And while I don’t care for my eyes to be sore from all the rolling, I couldn’t pass this one up. There was something in that blurb, along with the smexy as h*ll cover, that hooked me and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was equal parts sweet, sexy and frustrating and Max was just nummyness! Max, oh, Max. I honestly liked him from the start, even when he wrapped himself in his arrogant aloofness, and that like grew to adoration. There was just something about the man that said he was so much more than what was on the surface and if you dug deep enough you’d find it and want to find a way to yank it out and never let it hide again. His heart has been trampled and considering what he’s seen of ‘love’ it isn’t difficult to understand why he’s taken a hard stance against a true committed relationship, and yet he has a tender, protective heart and a hidden sweetness that is more about doing for others than for himself. Nina. Overall, I really like Nina, even when I wanted to reach out and Gibbs smack her. I understood her stance on love and emotions and how that emotion in particular can do mass damage. While her stubborn nature rubbed me the wrong way at times, I couldn’t help but like the woman she was when her guard was down. She was sweet, had a generous heart for those she called hers and her only true goal was a simple, happy life. A marriage of convenience mixed with epically futile attempts to ‘hate’ each other made for a fun, if not frustrating, journey for Max and Nina. They did their best to keep each other at arm’s length but the kernel of interest and attraction they felt from their first meeting only grew and they soon found that they actually liked each other and more. I loved watching as they tried to stick to the plan, but failed miserably, and ended up having to look long and hard at their reasons for keeping their distance from each other. The shift wasn’t quick, or easy, but in the end they came out of it better people. There were quite a few bumps in the road, mostly of their own doing, but it was definitely interesting how they dealt with the ones that were engineered by external forces. The chemistry between them was explosive and though their HEA took awhile, I loved how everything worked out. Hate Story is my first read by Nicole Williams and I really enjoyed the ride. The writing was engaging as was the dual first person POV’s. The pacing was good, though there were a few times when I wanted things to go faster, but that was more an ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ thing. The one thing I’d have liked a little more of, which is a bit of a surprise to me, was the ‘hate’ before they transitioned, but what is there was fun. ~ Copy received via Ardent Prose PR & voluntarily reviewed ~
lisaher More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, I wasn't sure what I was going to read because I've read a few love/hate books,however this one I really liked. Nina was different, yet the same as so many heroines she was fun, sarcastic, loveable - with a hint of annoying. Nina doesn't do love at all, never,her past experience left her hardened to the emotion. So why has she agreed to marry Max? Max is a charming business man who won't let himself fall in love again after being burnt, so he's entering into this marriage of convenience for both himself and Nina. So the pair plan on building their relationship on hate, but being amenable to each other so their other feelings don't come into it but what they didn't factor on was the chemistry between them. They try to dampen down their other feelings, with Nina determined to hate Max, but can they really keep up the pretence of fake? "Hate was love not ready to be realised". It was fun to see the two realise how different their feelings were and made them act and push and pull at each other, because "This isn't a love story. This is the other kind.". This was my first read by this author and the cover made me want to read it more, but this won't be my last.