Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NEW RELEASE with BOOK REVIEW! HATE NOTES by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is NOW LIVE!

"Beautiful. Riveting. Emotionally gripping. An absolute must read for any reader who is searching for the perfect happily ever after!"
Craves the Angst

A standalone romance novel published by Montlake Romance
New York Times Bestselling Authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Release date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018! NOW LIVE!

TITLE: Hate Notes
SERIES: Standalone
AUTHOR: Vi Keeland/Penelope Ward
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2018
PUBLISHER: Montlake Romance
PAGES: Approx. 301

RATING: 4.5 Stars!

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 . . .

To read an EXCERPT of Hate Notes, click here.

REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 “Fuck-It” Stars!

The Review: 
Beautiful. Riveting. Emotionally gripping.

An absolute must read for any reader who is searching for the perfect happily ever after!

A sassy, sweet and optimistic heroine. A moody, sexy, heartfelt hero. One incredible story that hit all my feels!

I get giddy whenever this due comes out with a new book because I just know it’s going to be fabulous. This time was no different. This was a truly amazing read, from start to finish. I was glued to the pages, consumed by the story and hell-bent on reading it all in one sitting.

Charlotte Darling (don’t you just love that name?!) is selling her unused wedding dress at a second-hand store after catching her fiance cheating on her. Needing a bit of cash and having a depressing outlook on an uncertain future, the last thing she thought she’d do is walk out of the store with someone else's discarded wedding dress. And not just any wedding dress. THE perfect wedding dress. Handmade with feathers! And with a love note stitched inside that changed everything.

Reed Eastwood has given up on love and a happy future after his fiance leaves him before they ever got to the altar. He never expected the hot mess that is Charlotte Darling to come crashing into his life and change everything.

But Reed has secrets and he knows he’s not the “forever” kind of guy, so even though Charlotte pushes all the right buttons, he’s dead set on not giving into his growing need for her or his desire to be the one to call her his.

This read... man, where do I start. I LOVED the push-pull between Reed and Charlotte. Both of them have been burned by other people and both of them are skittish when it comes to letting go and trusting another person. Charlotte’s mind is a little more open than Reeds, who is totally closed off. It made for the perfect, intense and all-consuming slow burn that started out as enemies then quickly turned to friends and ultimately to something more.

I simply adored both characters - Charlotte with her unwavering belief in what love truly is and her desire to step outside her comfort zone to spice up her life. Reed, with his bleak outlook on life, found Charlotte to be a breath of fresh air and her zest for life was contagious and fun. Together they found the perfect balance.

I also have to give mad shoutouts to Iris. This duo always gives amazing side characters and Iris was one of my favorites. I loved that woman so much. She reminded me of my own grandmother. A spit-fire that was kind, loving and wise.

As always, the writing was flawless. The authors give us some amazing get-to-know-you moments mixed with witty, incredible dialogue and situations that were fun, heartfelt and exciting.

That ending? I won't lie. I shed a tear or two. It was perfect.

The Wrap Up: 
Never read a Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward book? You are TOTALLY missing out. Individually, they are phenomenal. Together, they are seriously EPIC!

Always fun. Always romantic. ALWAYS thrown right into my reread ASAP pile the second I hit the last page.

Amazon ebook➜ https://amzn.to/2yWiklS
Amazon Print (Currently on sale!) ➜ https://amzn.to/2yUofao
Amazon Audio ➜ https://amzn.to/2zR81AE
Amazon print UK (Currently on sale) ➜ http://hyperurl.co/32k3q7

Please Note: Because Hate Notes is published by Montlake Romance, a division of Amazon, the ebook and paperback will only be available on Amazon. If you are an Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited member, Hate Notes ebook will be free for both Prime and KU members on release day!


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 a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen 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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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 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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