Monday, November 12, 2018

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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Hi everyone, welcome to the Hate Notes Blog Tour! I'm really excited to be kicking things off! A huge thank you to Thomas Allen & Son for inviting me on this tour. Keep reading to see my thoughts on Hate Notes and don't miss your chance to win a copy!

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Hate Notes
by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
November 6, 2018
304 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end . . .


What an addictive read! I started Hate Notes thinking I'd just try a tiny bit but before I knew it I was finished. Oops. No regrets I binged it but I am sad it had to end. Hate Notes is a heart-twisting story with a lovely message.

The tone was very playful and tentative for the first half of Hate Notes. When Charlotte and Reed were together the air sparked. As a total sucker for banter and (sexual) tension this book had it in abundance. My heart twisted every time they played the will-they-won't-they game. It was a torturous wait but delicious to the max.

The story shifts to a more serious tone later on. I was very impressed with how natural this transition was. Gone were the flirty animosity replaced with genuine feelings. Things were fun while they lasted but reality was a splash of cold water where we learn some hard truths. I 100% felt for Charlotte and Reed's struggles.

I admire Charlotte's no holdback attitude. She was not shy about what she wanted, especially when it came to Reed. He, on the other hand, was a complicated closed-off person. But he had very good reasons to keep his distance. I don't blame Reed for any of his hesitations but I was relieved to see Charlotte fight for him. She worked hard to get him to open up. Her Fuck-It List idea really helped them grow closer. Love it!

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward sure can write a pulse-pounding romance! Hate Notes was my first book from both authors and I definitely need more. In particular there's a certain younger brother I'd love a story from ;) Please? 

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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.

Vi KeelandAbout Vi Keeland:
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

Penelope WardAbout Penelope Ward:
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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The winner will receive 1 copy of Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward!

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Giveaway Details:
- Canada Only (excl. Quebec—full rules found in the T&C on Rafflecopter)
-Giveaway ends on November 29th at 11:59 pm EST
-Winner will be drawn randomly through Rafflecopter, contacted via email & will have 48 hours to claim their prize

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Nov. 15 – Simply Patty
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Nov. 21 – Cupcake and a Latte
Nov. 22 – Between the Spine
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  1. I'm a huge fan of these two authors! Their collaborations are always fun and hot!

    1. I definitely need more from them! Hope you get to read this one Joy ;)


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