Thursday, May 17, 2018


Title: #Hater
Series: Hashtag #2
Author: Cambria Hebert
Rating: 

It started with unspoken animosity. The bitter bite of jealousy. And now its full blown hate.

It was during my first football game that I first felt the first chill of hate. I looked it right in the eyes and felt its sticky tentacles reach out for me. I’d never experienced something so cold and empty before.

The effect of that look lingered, like an unspoken promise, long after it was gone. 

Becoming a couple – becoming the other half of a campus celebrity wasn’t easy. I let down walls guarding my heart and he looked past my glasses and accident prone tendencies. Romeo and I are an unlikely match, a #nerd and a jock. But we made it. 

And we’re happy. 

Zach doesn’t want us to be happy. He wants Romeo to pay for getting him kicked out of Omega and for the night he spent in jail. He’s going to use anything and everything he can to get his revenge. Including me. 

As the weather on campus grows cold and the days become dark, revenge becomes the center of someone’s life and the happiness Romeo and I worked so hard for is threatened. 

I can’t help but worry that our love is going to be overshadowed by hate.

    

4.5 Stars! #Hater has been on my TBR for a while now. I loved book one and really think I hesitated to continue the series until it was complete (I really hate waiting for my HEA). But now, the Hashtag series has me in its grip and I can’t wait to read on.

Summary:
Haters gonna hate. That’s the way of the world, especially if you’re perceived as being on top. Being the other half of campus royalty when the whole includes Roman Anderson, isn’t easy. And Rimmel Hudson is feeling the cold, empty threat of true hate. It started at her first football game. It left her with a dark promise. Despite it all, the whispers, the snickers, the doubts, Romeo and Rimmel made it. They are a couple. They’re in love. Happy. No one’s more surprised than Rimmel, but Romeo looked past her #nerd label, glasses, clumsiness, and messy hair. And Rimmel opened her heart in spite of Romeo’s reputation and celebrity status. Everything's falling into place, and both Romeo and Rimmel are exactly where they want to be. Unfortunately, their happiness only causes more animosity. Zack doesn’t want them to be happy or to fulfill their dreams. He wants revenge; payback for losing his status on campus. And he’ll do anything to get it. Including using Romeo’s only weak spot. Rimmel. The love Romeo and Rimmel have worked so hard for, the love they crave becomes threatened by cold, malicious intent. Will their love always be overshadowed by the hate pointed at them, or will they rise above it and fulfill their dreams?

I did not want to put this book down. I fell hard and fast for Rimmel and Romeo from the very beginning, and this instalment only made me fall deeper. I really love that Rimmel doesn’t change who she is just because she’s with Romeo. I like that anything she did do different was an enhancement of the beautiful woman she already was. It made me want to be her best friend. Her confidence and carefree demeanor when she was with Romeo was amazing to see and witness. Romeo is still the cocksure, charming man he was before, with a fierce protectiveness thrown in for fun. I adored how he treated Rimmel, and how his priorities changed since he’s been with her. Football is his dream, but he also made it clear that Rimmel was his future, too. Their relationship in this book was the best. There was no denying their connection, and it flowed so easily off the page that you couldn’t help but sink into it and just feel. I loved it. The tension and conflict they are up against is a carry-over from book one, and had my heart racing at times. I know that cambria Hebert does quite a bit of suspense writing, so I was happy to see she brought some of that into this book, too. It wasn’t overdone or improbable either. Supporting cast is also a favorite of mine. Braeden is probably one of the best book best friends I’ve ever read. He’s supportive, friendly, charming, and funny as hell. I can’t wait to read about him in his own book. I’ve also come to love Ivy. She really turned out to be a great friend to Rimmel. Obviously, I disliked Zack. The dude is straight up crazy. The surprising thing is, I really kinda hate Valerie Anderson, too. I can understand protecting your only child, but da-yum! She took it way too far. Overall, this was an exhilarating read. I can’t get enough of the love between Romeo and Rimmel, but the bit of action was great, too. It also has humor. Not only in the banter between our characters, but also the Buzzfeeds. They are hilarious, and I like how they hint at the chapter contents. #Player here I come. ♡
 
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