By: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Publication Date: August 19, 2019
Publisher: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Author Website: https://www.ilsamaddenmills.com/
No three words meaning could be uttered and be misused, misconstrued and mistrusted like Ilsa Madden-Mill’s “I hate you!” A writer with a catalog of quality work I Hate You stands out as an exceptional story.
In an area where many writers fall short Ms. Madden-Mills created two characters full of depth that were equally appealing. This work said so much even as it’s main characters struggled with expressing their true feelings and dealing with the pain of recognizing their self worth. There was a lot to love about Blaze yet it was the people who latched onto him for superficial motivations that he gravitated to insuring that no one got too close to him and his heart was kept intact. Charisma used her wit and defiance as a shield to combat her own insecurities hiding the genuine person she was and her true desires. Immediately drawn to each other this couple instead focused on all the arguments not to be attracted to each other digging in for a battle that was lost from the start. With an uncanny ability to see past the happy faces they showed the world and observe the emotional wounds they each carried and that had never healed they stood at the edge of obtaining the real joy in life they had each purposely evaded. It was clear from the start of this book that the hero and heroine despite expressing “I Hate You” did anything but that for some great romance and intense steam!
Incredibly funny exchanges balanced poignant eye watering moments adding a richness to this author’s portrayals and the story as a whole. Great timing of events moved this work so it never lost its momentum. The writer handled the angst of this story with lots of insight making it tangible to her audience throughout the work. One of my favorite reads for 2019 author Ilsa Madden-Mills took a chance and made dreams come true in I Hate You!
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While part of the Waylon University series this book can be read as a stand alone.*