Synopsis: There’s a fine line between love and hate, so fine that you don’t know you’ve lost balance until it’s too late.
I’m not sure exactly when I lost my balance, all I know is that he was to blame.
The boy who’d spent most of his life hating me for reasons I never understood.
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It was no secret that I hated her, but only I knew why.
She was off-limits.
And then our separate worlds collided with one tragedy.
It wasn’t her fault, I knew that, but I wanted her to hurt the way I did, and I needed someone to blame. She was an easy target.
The girl I’d picked on all our lives.
And the woman I barely tolerated.
Until the line between love and hate was no longer visible…
**I received an advance copy of this,
but that did not influence the review**
3 stars I love New Adult stories, especially ones that have sexual tension disguised as animosity, so when I read this synopsis I knew I wanted to read this. However, while it had a great foundation it never ended up standing out from so many of the other NA books I have on my shelf.
Right from the start I could feel the horrible hatred that Dane had for Kennedy, and it made me so sad. She disliked him right back, but not to the level he seemed to loathe her. Underneath the attitude Dane actually liked her, but it was like a duty to hate her and be cruel, something that peaked my interest for sure. It turned out that the hatred was based on a family feud generations old.
The chemistry was there, it was electric and hot, but I wanted more depth. Sometimes I wasn’t sure if it was contrived or not, but overall I liked it most of the time, even if it went from hot to cold in seconds. I almost would have liked a slower build up to the sexy times.
As far as secondary characters went, I liked Reid but never felt invested with any of the women.
The story needs a massive edit, and while I know I had an advance copy it still seemed like it hadn’t even had a first pass.
Rec this? If a lot of your friends love it I’d give it a try, and while it was ok it didn’t stand out for me.