REVIEW – I HATE YOU by Ilsa Madden-Mills


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?

*****Patty’s Review*****

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

He’s everything. He’s everything I never knew I wanted. He’s perfection wrapped in a dark, deep lake, and I ache to swim in those waters, to discover his secrets and let him delve into mine



”I HATE YOU”, the latest by Ilsa Madden-Mills, has a couple of my favorite tropes—enemies-to-lovers, and second chance romance. Blaze Townsend is the hotshot wide receiver of Waylon University’s football team. He’s got endless amounts of jersey chasers trying to win his heart over. Charisma Rossi is the feisty nerdy girl from the Bronx who he can’t seem to get off his mind. The two had a hot & heavy three weeks together but then Blaze humiliated Charm when he publicly broke up with her at a sorority party. It’s been several months and neither Charm nor Blaze has been able to move on. When the new semester starts and they end up sitting next to each other in the same psych class, Blaze tries to make amends but Charisma is not willing to help ease his guilty conscience. Eventually, it becomes difficult for Charm to ignore her true feelings for Blaze, but their shared insecurities threaten to wreck their relationship once again.



Blaze and Charisma have intense sexual chemistry and when they give in to it, I couldn’t help but stop to fan myself a time or two! Their biggest problem is that neither of them is any good at reading the situation. They each took turns jumping to the wrong conclusion due to deep-rooted insecurities and it made for some frustrating angst. While I found that I was equally annoyed with both characters, I can’t deny that I was pretty much consumed by this book and finished it in a day.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 3.5
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

”I HATE YOU” is currently available!

Amazon Worldwide:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.