The Way I Hate Him, Meghan Quinn
Why am I holding a box of stolen memorabilia in my arms? It's called . . . revenge.
After failing my last semester of grad school, I decided to come back to my hometown and wallow in my boyfriend’s sympathetic arms. Instead, he proceeded to dump me . . . for being boring!
Now, I'm not typically a spiteful person, but there's only so much I can take. Hence why I’m holding the box of his most cherished possessions…stolen possessions no less!
The plan? To give the box back to its rightful owner and rat my ex out. How’s that for being boring?
But plans never go the way you want them, because instead of dropping off the box with a note, I’m pinned with the crime by the true owner of the box himself.
Hayes Farrow is grumpy, arrogant, and stupidly hot in a way that makes it hard to even look him in the eye. Not to mention he’s my brother’s nemesis so I fully intended to stay far far away from the gorgeous jerk.
But to add insult to the injury that has become my life as of late, Hayes gives me two options: turn me into the police and press full charges . . . or work it off. How could I possibly work for someone I can't stand? Easy, I don't look good in orange.
But working for Hayes isn't as horrible as I thought it would be. The way I hate him begins to turn into something else - something I never thought I'd feel. But the way my brother reacts when he finds out I’m working for his enemy? He’d prefer me in prison orange.
I'm a big fan of enemies-to-lovers when it's done well. For me, that means more than anything else, properly motivated. I think the author did a good job of keeping the secret of why Hattie's family hates Hayes, but I was disappointed to find out the reason actually could have easily been resolved years ago. Anyway, the chemistry between Hayes and Hattie is good and I appreciate the work they both did to grow to deserve each other. I'm even more glad to know that Hattie's relationship with her family was reconciled.
"I'm anything but a prince. If you want to address me, you can address me as king...or daddy. Never prince."