Compiled into three short novellas, Loathe to Love You features three best friends, Mara, Sadie, and Hannah as they battle through their relationships with the men they dislike, until it becomes something more. Under One Roof, Stuck With You, and Below Zero all show how sometimes, hate turns into love, no matter the circumstances. I gave Loathe to Love You an
Book: Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood
Series: Series (This book contains the three novellas from the series)
Publication Date: January 9, 2023
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Tags: Adult, romance, enemies to lovers, novellas,
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Read: January 2, 2023 to January 3, 2023
Under One Roof
An environmental engineer discovers that scientists should never cohabitate when she finds herself stuck with the roommate from hell—a detestable big-oil lawyer who won’t leave the thermostat alone.
Stuck with You
A civil engineer and her nemesis take their rivalry—and love—to the next level when they get stuck in a New York elevator.
A NASA aerospace engineer’s frozen heart melts as she lies injured and stranded at a remote Arctic research station and the only person willing to undertake the dangerous rescue mission is her longtime rival.
Spoiler Free Review
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great 2022 and a great first few days of the start of 2023! I’m so glad that Loathe to Love You is my first review of the year and I hope you guys enjoy it!
Compiled into three short novellas, Loathe to Love You features three best friends, Mara, Sadie, and Hannah as they battle through their relationships with the men they dislike, until it becomes something more. Under One Roof, Stuck With You, and Below Zero all show how sometimes, hate turns into love, no matter the circumstances.
I gave Loathe to Love You an overall four stars, really enjoying all three short stories. I found each couple really cute and fun to read and loved the fact that when reading each story, you could feel the pining that they have for each other. No matter the time that passes, whether we are reading the past or the present chapters, we can feel the connection between the heroes and heroines as they slowly battle their feelings for each other until one of them decides that they can’t wait any longer to profess their love for the other. Although each novella (to my estimate) is roughly about 100 pages or more, I think that Mara, Sadie, and Hannah’s romances really shined through their stories.
I gave Under One Roof four stars, really enjoying Mara and Liam’s romance. I loved how there are specific wordings throughout the story to show how much they are thinking of each other and how much they can’t stop thinking about each other, even though they are technically each others’ enemies, with the unfortunate event of them living under one roof. I found that Liam and Mara’s chemistry was impeccable and every word I read, you could feel the tension building up. I loved that Mara was quirky in her own way and no matter how serious Liam acted, you could really see he was slowly warming up to Mara. Overall, Under One Roof was really fun to read and the perfect length to show readers the blossoming romance between Mara and Liam, as roommates who are each others’ enemies, yet can’t take their eyes off of each other.
I gave Stuck With You four stars, really enjoying Sadie and Erik’s relationship. I think that their situation was really interesting and that from the start, we are able to see how they work with each other so well and their compatibility is off the charts. Even though they parted ways for a bit, you could tell that no matter how much time has passed, they will always be connected to each other. I think what I liked about Sadie and Erik’s relationship is how easily the fit together. They had very similar interests and even though the conflict was a big part of their relationship, it was really nice to see them overcome the situation. They were like two peas in a pod and I loved that their chemistry was really strong together.
I gave Below Zero 3.5 stars, enjoying Hannah and Ian’s relationship as they battle freezing terrain and the rocky relationship that has spanned a few years. As they have a back and forth dance with each other, it was really interesting to see how the conflict took shape and was a connection between the two. I found that while the plot and the conflict was really interesting and fun to read, Hannah and Ian’s chemistry was slightly lacking. Although overall they were cute together, I found myself not fully invested in the relationship conflict between the two. I found their relationship to be very closed off as both Hannah and Ian were rather reserved people so as time went on, I felt that I didn’t really know the characters that I was reading that well. That being said, I had fun reading Below Zero and nonetheless found this really cute to read and a fun ending to the friendship trio officially finding love for themselves.
Loathe to Love You was a really fun way to read all three novellas and I really enjoyed myself as I read all three of them. Out of the three, my personal favorite was Under One Roof, but that being said, being able to read all three was really fun and seeing how each of the friends, Mara, Sadie, and Hannah appearing in each others’ book was really fun. I loved that each novella was fairly short and easy to read. The included bonus chapter was such a fun edition and I loved that it was included. All of these couples were simply amazing and being able to read about them one last time was exciting.
Thank you again to Berkley Romance for inviting me to read Loathe to Love You and for NetGalley for providing me an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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