Blog Tour: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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Hate Notes by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Pub date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Available in Canada through Thomas Allen & Son
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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…


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Looking for a well-rounded romance that will have you everywhere from laughing to crying? Then Hate Notes by power author duo, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is the book you’ve been looking for. I’ve read many books by these two authors and I can honestly say I’m never disappointed. They have this amazing ability to blend so many emotions into the story and I’m always left wanting more!

Hate Notes would probably be considered a hate to Love romance but it’s so much more than that. I have to admit when I first read the blurb I was a little concerned – “Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss.”  I’ve read romance novels before that attempt this “surprise he’s my boss” story-line and I find it always feels a little…fake?  But the joke was on me this time because somehow Keeland and Ward pulled it off pretty well! The story-line flowed naturally and I love the journey main characters, Charlotte and Reed go on.

Charlotte and Reed have such amazing chemistry and every moment between them was just magnetic, I never wanted to put this book down. The only issue I really had with the book was how Reed handled his feelings for Charlotte at times. I completely understand the reason he pushes her away but I find the “if I can’t have her, no one else can” mentality a little cliché. However, Charlotte’s character completely made up for it. I found her absolutely hilarious and quirky.  I can’t even count the number of times I had a stupid smile on my face while reading this book. I really liked some of the secondary characters, in particular, Reeds brother Max (I wouldn’t complain one bit if he got a story!)

Overall, this book was really enjoyable. If you’re looking for a romance with a little bit of everything then this is definitely the book for you!

Have you already read Hate Notes? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

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About 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.

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About 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!
Giveaway Details:

  • Canada Only (excl. Quebec—full rules found in the T&C on Rafflecopter)
  • Giveaway begins on November 12th and 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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