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These New Adult Sports Romances are hitting the spot!! This was another NA that I loved and enjoyed a lot!

I HATE YOUby Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date:
August 20th 2019 by Self-Published
Format: eARC
Source: Publicist

Rating: ★★★★
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There’s a fine line between I hate you and I want you. Once you cross it, there’s no going back.

Blaze Townsend: I hate you. Charisma Rossi: I hate you more.

She’s been expecting this ever since their latest showdown. She had good reason.

Hottest guy she’s ever seen. Former fling. Dumped her in front of all her friends. At her own party.

So no, she’s not about to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class. He thinks all he has to do is turn on those baby blues, and she’ll melt right back into his arms. Please. She’d be crazy to let this cocky player affect her again. (Tell that to her body.)

Charisma Rossi. Nerd girl with a dash of bad. The one who got under his skin. The one he cut loose.

Blaze knows she’s the riskiest prospect at Waylon University, but none of the interchangeable girls he hooks up with have ever made him feel the way she did. There’s absolutely no way he can have the girl and the game.

So why can’t he stop trying to win her back?

Can this wide receiver score the girl or will he make the biggest fumble of his life?
"You were fire in my hands."

Best way to describe this book: sizzling hot, angsty, yet beautifully heart-wrenching! I have read this author's previous works (especially the ones in this same world) and they were good, but I wasn't entirely wowed. This one floored me and I was in need of more! I wanted to keep reading more of Charm and Blaze!

Charm and Blaze had been loosely dating until Blaze called it quits at Charm's party in front of all of her friends. Charm has been heart-broken about it, but she's moving on. She encounters Blaze three months after the break up and her response is a middle finger salute. She thought she was done with him until she finds out he's in her same class, sitting next to her. It's impossible to ignore someone like Blaze, especially when he's trying to make amends.

He... He stares at me like I'm a girl he wants to worship.

I ate this book up! I remember telling Chai that I just couldn't deal with my current read at the time and was so unmotivated. I picked this one up, and the motivation was back from the first page! You could say I inhaled this book in one breath.

I adored Charisma so much. From the first chapter, I could tell I was going to have fun with her and friend, and I was right. I just want to be their friend! I loved how Charm is a nerd girl with a few mischieves up her sleeve. I was able to relate to her in this so I was highly rooting for this woman!

Deep down, no matter how hard I fight, part of me thinks I'm not worth it, that I'm not good enough.

My heart hurt for Blaze so much! I just want to keep screaming, "I love you!" If you read it, you understand why 😭❤️ He has gone through so much in his life, such as, being forgotten, never feeling like he's wanted in his own family, always left behind, and much more. It's why he kept Charisma away the first time they were together.

I was so happy Blaze wasn't really a playboy. From the outside looking in, he fits the profile. But once you get to know the guy, I'm telling you, your heart will feel all warm for him. The way he treats Charm! 😍 There's this one hand-holding scene that I couldn't believe I was melting over. HAND-HOLDING, people! That's how sweet Blaze is!

I want her. I want her. I want her. For as long as I can hang on to her. My hand palms the back of her head, and I kiss her mouth with a ferocity I didn't realize I was holding back.

I was glad that the climax wasn't so explosive. It was on the mellow side and I was grateful for that. I think it was executed in a way that it fit both characters, especially Blaze and his background. I believed it helped to give more insight to who he is.

Also, this story deals with Mental Health, and I freaking loved how Ilsa introduced it. She wrote, "It's just I trait I come with, not a disability." FREAKING PREACH IT! I couldn't agree more with this statement!

Overall, I Hate You was a wonderful book that stopped me from going down the book slump path. It was entertaining, emotional, beautiful!

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