REVIEW – HATE STORY by 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.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author)

A face meant to be worshiped, a body meant to sin, a smile birthed straight from the depths of hell. My future husband.


You can gather from the title that this is not going to be a hearts and flowers romance story. This isn’t a conventional tale of two people who meet and fall in love and eventually end up marrying each other. No. The couple in this story enter into a contract that involves a marriage. Max Sturm is a German-born citizen who currently lives in Portland and considers it his true home. In order to become a permanent resident, he needs a green card. Nina Burton is a young woman who is barely getting by and who is desperate to hang on to her grandmother’s home. If she doesn’t come up with the funds, she’ll lose the house. She comes across Max’s ad for a wife on a highly top secret website through a friend.

As soon as they meet there is some serious tension building between them. I’d say more so on Nina’s end than Max’s. Nina has never been in a long term relationship because she doesn’t believe in them. Having witnessed how love nearly destroyed her mother and then her grandmother has left Nina’s heart hardened to the notion of happily ever after. She’s willing to marry Max because she needs the one million dollars he is offering and she truly believes that she’ll be able to walk away from him after three years when their contract ends. Unfortunately for her, she didn’t account for the fact that Max would turn out to be the one man who would stir up feelings within her that Nina hadn’t expected.


Max Sturm is a highly successful day trader. He’s also a man who has given his heart to a woman in his past and had it nearly obliterated by her deception. Max definitely believes in love but he’s not willing to put himself out there again because he now protects his heart. But after just one dinner with Nina, he finds that he’s being drawn to her and he forces himself to be cool and aloof in order to keep her at arm’s length.

While they enter into a fake courtship and eventually end up living together in order to make things more believable and also to learn about one another, real feelings begin to form between Max and Nina. Now there’s an actual possibility to have a marriage based on love instead of a binding contract. But is it love, or is it just lust between the hero and heroine?

HATE STORY is sure to be another hit for Nicole Williams. Once you pick this one up, you’ll find it hard to put down. One-click it today! You’ll find it impossible not to fall in love with Max.

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