Hard to Love You (Love, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Hard to Love You (Love #3)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  2,716 ratings  ·  175 reviews
What do you do when the one you’ve always wanted becomes too Hard to Love?

Hailey Taylor's heart has always belonged to Mason Cahill, but one secret has changed everything.

Things on the baseball field come easy for Mason Cahill. Why can’t the rest of his life be simple? Mason's finally admitted he wants the one girl he can be himself around, but one secret destroyed that.

Published November 12th 2013 (first published November 10th 2013)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Hard to Love You, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Hard to Love You

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Bev **Read Like A Champion**

Hard to Love You picks up where Easy to Love You left off. Mason and Hailey are together, but within the first 10% Mason is caught in a hallway with another girl. It is obvious to the reader that nothing happened, but Hailey sees them and jumps to conclusions.

Instead of Mason telling her the truth and explaining what happened he decides to protect his family and in turn losing Hailey.

Hailey and Mason’s relationship has always been difficult, so can they finally find that happy medium and make...more
Danielle at Mean Girls Luv Books
*****5 hard EASY to love stars.*****
You know those characters that make you so mad that you want to throat punch them, knee them in the balls, and then kick them while they are rolling around on the ground in pain?
Yeah- that's how I feel about Mason Cahill.

You know those characters that you realize that maybe you were actually wrong about?
The one who you realize under all the nonsense and misunderstandings is someone you actually care about?
The one who not only loves but loves harder than all th...more
When does this book come out?
Christy Highfield turner
Sep 17, 2013 Christy Highfield turner marked it as to-read
looking for the release date :)
I love this series but found this installment to be incredibly annoying. Why was Mason not telling anyone about what Lily said? It wasn't even about him or Hailey. After all the secrets that almost destroyed Hunter and Kenzie, why would he do that? The "secret" Mason was hiding was stupid. It happened years ago and didn't involve him. Why wouldn't he share that with Hailey? And there is nothing I hate more than a character who won't talk to the person who they're angry at and thus assumes the wo...more
Loved everything and more!!
What a book and what a series! This is getting better and better!

Off to the fourth book!

Thank you my dear Snjezana! ;)
Nov 13, 2013 Polly rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
DNF. I even tried skimming it and really couldn't do it.
Mason is a dumbass and really so was she. I skimmed to like 80% and he was still being a dumbass and that was the DNF point. Glad I didn't try to get invested in them.
Loved the first two books but this one fell way short with way too much drama.
Heather andrews
I didn't really enjoy Mason and Hailey's story as much as I did Hunter and Kenzie's it's just I don't know why. I mean I liked reading about them but something was missing. Mason he's a little possessive thing right from when they started hanging out, "you are mine, Hailey. You aren't going to remember what his name is after I'm done with you." And Hailey that girl is in love with Mason's yum-yum body, "I run my fingers up and down Mason's chest. I look up at him and kiss those full lips that I...more
I so loved Mason and Hailey's story. They broke my heart at times, Hailey's stubbornness made me want to shake her and I found myself yelling at Mason to just grow a pair and confide in Hailey already and tell her the secret he was hiding to protect his family...I was up til 1 ish because I couldn't stop till I was done!
I love when characters have a history together, he's her best friends older brother and has known her for years, he looked out for Hailey and protected her the same way he did h...more
Janell Wheeler
I loved this series. The first two books had their drama and it was a tough read but all the characters were there and you saw all of them with their ups and downs the entire time. This third book just killed me. I loved Mason & Hailey in the first two books but this book just TORE ME UP. It was just so argh. I loved it, and I knew I would get my HEA but it was just never coming. You were always just so torn watching them go through hell. It was just making me so sad but it was an amazing bo...more
I love love love this series!!! The characters are all broken and need each other to be fixed. This story is Mason and Hailey's story. They are more messed up than Kenzie and Hunter.

Hailey comes from a broken family. Her sister, Tara, blames her for her parent's divorce and is cruel to her. Her dad treats her like dirt and abuses her. Her mom is oblivious. So naturally, Hailey has some issues to overcome. Mason has always been the one to protect her. But sometimes to the extreme. He keeps a sec...more
Lindsey Melia
Can I just start off my saying that I loved the first two books in this series. Megan Smiths writing drew me in from the get go. So I knew I would LOVE this book. And I loved Mason and Hailey in the other books. So I was so happy they were getting there own book.

This book kicks out and straight away there's drama for Hailey and Mason. I won't say what the drama is but it's bad enough to break them up! After Mason making Hailey keep such a big secret from Kenzie in the last book,she refuses to be...more
I just finished Hard Not To Love You and I really liked it. This story is about Hailey and Mason. (Mason is Mackenzie's sister and Hailey has been apart of his family for a long time). This story starts with Trying Hard Not To Love You then Easy to Love You. I would definitely recommended reading these two before this one. Mason and Hailey are somewhat apart of those stories but this is actually theirs. You know that they are together but this one shows you how it all happened. Hailey has loved...more
Flirty Fe BOOK fri-ENDS
ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest Review

DRAMA, wow this book is filled to the brim with drama. But if you read this series you know that already. I absolutely loved it. These people have a crazy dynamic. Their love and passion for each other is great to see. They have a fierce loyalty to each other.

Let me start by saying, as a fan of this series, I was so excited to see Mackenzie and Hunter’s wedding; it was so beautiful. Their love and desire for one another is so amazing and little Ryder – w...more
Caroline R. Hattrich
OMG!! Love Love Love this series so much. Hunter and MacKenzie have always been my favorite couple of this series so far but Masey and Hails are right up there now. Mason Cahill and Hailey Taylor have you going through all the emotions. You will cry, laugh and yell with the many twist and turns of the story. One of things I love about this series is how important family is to the Cahills. They love each other hard and look out for one another. Some of the sex scenes in this story are HOT!! Congr...more
Juliana of Keepin It Real BB
This is still one of my all time favorite series. I have been so excited to get into Mason and Hailey’s story. Megan did not disappoint. I love this gang so much that I wish every time I read that they were real. I want to get in my car and drive the hour just so maybe I can be a part of them in real life. I know thats insane but I get invested in the books I love…sue me…lol. You meet Mason and Hailey is book 1 & 2 of the Love Series.

Mason is Kenzie’s brother. The baseball star. The flirt. T...more
Em The
Well well well we now get to see a lot more inside Mason’s head and get to see what makes him tick a lot batter and honestly, I didn’t actually like what I saw for a lot of it!!

Hailey has a past. A pretty horrid past and we know a little of what she has had to cope with but we truly find out how deeply she is affected by a mix of her flashbacks and her insecurities! We also find hidden secrets between her and Mason too and realize just how deep the two of them are in it!

She is taken well and tru...more
Shanoff Reads

** I was give a reviewers copy of this book for an honest review. **

This is book 3 in The Love Series by Megan Smith. Although it is written in Hailey and Mason's POVs which is different from books 1 & 2, you should really read those prior to this one for it all to come together. We meet Hailey and Mason in the beginning of the series.

When we first meet Hailey at the beginning of the series she is a very outgoing and feisty character. I loved her right off the bat. You could see her slowly...more
My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

“Our Love isn’t sweet and simple; it never was and probably never will be. It’s hot, loud and messy and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I will love you for the rest of my life. I want our happy ever after. It’s our turn.”

“I could conquer the world with one hand as long as you are holding the other.”

My Review:

This was an intense read as the characters were generally morose and emotional, and either treating each other badly, arguing, or unhappy during much of it....more
I luv this series it just keeps gettin better an better I luv the different pov an we got even more of hot hunter (god the men r hot in these books) but the book is about the very hot mason an hailey this time an god they go through so much 2gether an I luv that we get 2 c how they got 2gether an what it was b4 they were 2gether great book can't wait 2 c how the next 1 goes an left us on a cliffhanger again ahhhhhhhhh
Seriously these books are just ridiculous, each damn relationship had/has a secret why they couldn't/aren't together or IT'S COMPLICATED. You know when there's a story that actually make sense with the whole "it's complicated" thing in it, but this one just no, nope. All the drama, god, I could drown in it in this book.
And excuse me but the way the guys are written in these books are just no, maybe guys actually think like that but really who goes around and think 'that girl is hot but not as ho...more
I wanted to like this. I really did. But it just kept pissing me off.

Mainly Hailey kept pissing me off, but everyone else did a pretty good job of it too. She believed everything but what Mason told her. She didn't want to believe him. I agree that he should have just come clean, but it wasn't his secret to tell. If she loved him then she should have trusted him. I also hated how everyone immediately took her side. No one even considered giving him the benefit of the doubt.

I'm going to have to...more
Isanklyne Tongson
I was kind of sad about how much of a douche Mason was to Hailey. I hated how he kept secrets or delaying the "secret" even after they agreed not to have any more secrets between them. Their argument and breakup wasn't worth the secret at all. I don't get how come he didn't share the information and i'm sure Hailey would've kept her mouth shut about it if he had told her not to say anything. Hailey is a sav tho... Cutting all the wires and tearing up his house based on some bs she heard from a w...more
Marian Smith
I liked this book, but I hope all of the Cahill secrets are going to be out soon. I'm kind of over the "secrets to protect" angle. Otherwise a pretty good read. I liked the first two books better.
I love this series...and I love Mason and Hailey but for some reason this book just didn't give le the hangover I was expecting. but I love the outcome of Mason and Hailey
Angela Villa-spath
Hard to love You was a bit HARD to READ!

I loved the first two books, Hunter and CC are amazing and super sweet.

I was happy to hear the others get a book. Mason and Hailey have had problem in the first two books as well. But in this book it just seemed like something bad HAD to occur in their relationship. An unwanted problem. They finally seemed like they were coming above it all and BAM! Mason needed to be the protector again. They were purposely avoiding each other when they wasted time away...more
This story is about Mason and Hailey. The background still has ties to Hunter and Mackenzie and it introduces some very limited information about Cooper and Jaylinn. Mason is depicted as a badboy with a big heart with an image of being a womanizer. He does not show his true self to many but growing up he showed himself to Hailey.

Hailey did the same hiding away her hurt and anger. Very few people got to learn about her and see the things she had been through. She came from an abusive family - he...more
Ltmk Onbooks
This is Hailey & Mason’s story, although we still enjoy the antics from all the others.
Hailey & Mason have always been in love with each other, but they haven’t really got together properly.
When they do decide that they will make a go of things & not to keep anymore secrets, Mason learns something that he will not share with her. Hailey believes the worst & also lies that are being told so she walks away.
This was a really heart wrenching story, I felt so sorry for both of them, a...more
Tabitha Jones
I received a copy of this book to read and review for A Closet Full of Books

I was so much happier reading this book three. In this book Hailey and Mason try to come to terms with their hot/cold relationship. Hailey and Mason's love for one another is very apparent in this book, they just have a bit of trouble keeping it on the right track. Hailey has issues that stem back to her childhood and I think that is what puts the wedge between her and mason. mason just wants to be their to protect and l...more
Summer's Book Blog

Hard to Love You is the third book in the Love series by Megan Smith. Megan once again killed it. She had me hooked from page one and the characters were still amazing. This book is Hailey Taylor and Mason Cahill's story. You should definitely read the first two books in the series before you read this one. You get. Better understanding for their characters in this book but they are introduced and have major roles in the first two books. This bo...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
release date 4 78 Nov 20, 2013 01:31PM  
  • Let Love Stay (Love, #2)
  • Beautiful Broken Mess (Broken, #2)
  • Begin Again (Beautiful, #2)
  • Believe: A Wanted Christmas (Wanted, #3.5)
  • From Now Until Infinity (Infinity, #2)
  • Hold Us Close (Keep Me Still, #1.5)
  • This Trust of Mine (Raine, #2)
  • The Sweetest Game (The Perfect Game, #3)
  • Pretending She's His (Hard Feelings, #2.5)
  • Loving You (Jade, #3)
  • Break Me (Make or Break, #2)
  • Embrace (Evolve, #2)
  • Out of Time (Out of Line, #2)
  • Replace Me (Kin, #2)
  • Infinite Desire (Savannah, #4)
  • Shattered Ties (Ties, #1)
USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm - and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith's The Love Series introduces readers to MacKenzie Cahill - a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic lo...more
More about Megan Smith...
Trying Not to Love You (Love, #1) Easy to Love You (Love, #2) Let Me Love You (Love, #4) Finding Us (Finding, #1) Need to Love You (Love, #5.5)

Share This Book