Friday, July 20, 2018

Hating You, Loving You by Crystal Kaswell

Crystal Kaswell 
Publication Date 
26 June 2018 
Contemporary Romance


Nice to see you, sunshine, wearing black again?

Dean Maddox spent high school pushing all my buttons.

Seven years later, we're working together. So much has changed, but he's the same arrogant jerk with the same penchant for teasing me senselessly.

I still want to slap the cocky smirk from his face. And tear off his clothes. And kiss him like the ship is going down.

I hate him. I want him. I can't...

No, I will stop thinking about him.


Seven years ago, I took Chloe's v*rginity. It was supposed to cure my cravings for the pint-sized spitfire. But now that she's working under me...

The more she glares, the more I want her.

The more I tease, the more she stares.

The more I brag about my Prince Albert...

Let's just say it's obvious she's picturing me naked.

She owns my thoughts as much as I own hers.

I should stay away. She's my subordinate. 

She's off limits.

But there's no way I can resist her.

Hating You, Loving You is a standalone enemies to lovers romance featuring a cocky alpha hero and the strong, sassy heroine who brings him to his knees. Come see why readers say "no one writes broken bad boys like Crystal Kaswell."

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4 Stars

This is a soulful, but humorous love story.

Dean is a tattoo artist. He is a ladies' man who doesn't commit for he is not prepared to be deceived or hurt.

Chloe is interested in becoming a tattoo artist and lands an apprenticeship with Dean's brother in their joint business.

Dean and Chloe had a love/hate history when they were at school. Seven years later, they meet again and it looks like their feelings for each other haven't changed. Their banters are pretty hilarious and having to work together, they make a truce and Dean takes a personal interest in her training. Underdeath his "couldn't care less" attitude lies a compassionate soul. As they spend time together, they start confiding their secrets. Dean has good reasons to protect his heart, but Chloe's history is quite moving and shows her strength of character. Knowing what he does, will Dean's feelings change or will he stand by Chloe? There is no question about their physical and emotional attraction! 

I was totally captivated by Dean's and Chloe's story. Despite, the severity of their predicament, there is love and laughter. I must admit that there are times when my heart went out to them, but all is well that ends well.

I received an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

Crystal Kaswell is the author of the Sinful Serenade series. She writes steamy new adult romance with flawed characters. She loves police procedurals, tea, and The Hunger Games series. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.

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