REVIEW – HATE NOTES by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


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 . . .



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I wanted to taste her lips and suck away that sour look on her face, yet I knew that if there was one set of lips on this earth forbidden to me, it was Charlotte Darling’s. She wasn’t just a pretty face and a hot body. She was someone who wanted inside my soul, and that was never going to happen.



HATE NOTES, the latest collaborative project by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, was simply amazing! These two can create literary masterpieces when they get all of the elements right. This story had an endearing Heroine, a ridiculously sexy Hero with an abrasive attitude, and enough angst, heart, and steam to keep a romance reader’s appetite thoroughly satiated.



While I swooned over Reed, I developed a huge girl crush for Charlotte. She was unbelievably funny, a hopeless romantic, and a risk taker. I knew she would ultimately chip away at Reed’s ice cold exterior. There were surprises that I never expected from this story and it even made me shed a few tears.



Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

HATE NOTES is currently available! I absolutely loved it and recommend giving it a one-click!

Amazon ebook➜
Amazon Print (Currently on sale!) ➜
Amazon Audio ➜
Amazon print UK (Currently on sale) ➜



*****Dee’s Review*****


I loved, loved, loved, loved this book. Any story written by these two authors is always a winner for me. They have amazing writing chemistry, and together they always create the sexiest, most entertaining stories. Hate Notes is a 2018 most favorite read of the year for me; it was absolutely fantastic!



Charlotte is going through some tough times. She’s recently had to quit her job and broke up with her fiancé. She’s now having to sell her wedding gown in order to get some money to at least eat and pay some bills, while she tries to find a new job. When she’s at the bridal store trying to negotiate the sale of her dress, she encounters a magnificent gown, and even though she’s not wanting to even think about another wedding after her heartbreak, this dress is too irresistible not to try on. The color of the dress, the whimsical design is just perfect, and Charlotte also finds a beautiful and romantic blue note sewn into the dress. That little note is just what Charlotte needs to renew the hope she lost. The note is written on the stationery of Reed Eastwood, and Charlotte is now obsessing about finding this guy.

Charlotte not only finds him but ends up working with him in his company by a crazy turn of events. He is just as handsome as she imagined, but what she didn’t imagine is that he would be rude, and mean, and that the only notes he’s willing to send her, are Hate Notes. 

This book is simply wonderful. It’s laugh out loud funny, red-Hot sexy and the chemistry between the characters, and the highly entertaining plot make this book a complete page-turner, that you won’t be able to put down. So, don’t wait any longer and delve into the pages of this five star read.

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