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Strong Hate

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  435 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews

I tried to do everything in my power to distance myself from Maverick Strong; Even putting some miles between us by moving across country. Yet, here I find myself back where I started from - in my hometown and too close to Maverick. This time there will be no running away. This time I am finally putting an end to this vendetta.

Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published October 20th 2016
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R.D. Berg YES!!! We are having so much fun with Harlow and Finn's story!! Hope you're ready for more wild shenanigans!!

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Sybil aka Lala
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing

A sexy cop, a finger-pistol bandit, two people hell-bent on destroying each other, an unfortunate incident involving wax, a mobile dating app and two meddling friends all form part of this delightfully hilarious read which answers the age old question: How thin is that line between love and hate exactly?

They say that the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions, but where does the road of bad intentions lead? After reading this novel, I’m convinced it leads to a place that kills you th
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-reads
I almost peed multiple times!

This was my first book by R.D. Berg & Ashley Christin and fucking hell I loved every second of this book. This book was the perfect Love-Hate story with a ton of comedy.

Maverick and Lundyn can't stand each other. They hate the fact that they want each other and fight tooth and nail to deny those feelings. When Lundyn returns home what ensues is hilarious banter back and forth and pranks. Their very first encounter when Lundyn comes home immediately had me laughi
Linda Kage
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this last week and just keep thinking about it! It was so fun! Rom-com at its finest! The parts where the cops were on their radios and quoting the 'Jake from the State Farm' commercials and Mean Girls movie had me rolling I was laughing so hard! And now I need more, chanting for Harlow and Finn's book next!!
Melanie (mells_view)
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Strong Hate was freaking HILARIOUS stars!

Lundyn is heading back to a town that she ran away from a year ago. She's headed back to a couple of great friends and the one who broke her heart. She's hoping to figure out her path and stay the hell away from Maverick Strong.

Maverick let the girl he loved get away from him, because he didn't know what the heck he felt about her. Now she's back in town and he doesn't know whether to throttle her or kiss her.

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This is a classic story of love-hate and
Reflections of a Book Geek
3 Stars

This is the first time I have read a book by R.D Burg, I have read Ashley Chrisitn and loved her previous work so i was excited for this one.

Lundyn and Maverick have known each other since they were children and have always had a tumultuous relationship at best. They find new ways to get under each others skin as much as humanly possible. I didnt feel a connection with the two characters if I’m being honest.

There was such an emphasis put on the two main characters hating each other but we
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
Arc provided for an honest review

I absolutely loved this book. Strong Hate is an hilarious romance that has lovable characters, hot sex and an addictive story line.
“Do you know how much ammo this finger holds? You should’ve confiscated it when you had the chance, but then again, you’ve never been good at taking anything of mine.”

It ticked all my boxes. I needed a good laugh and this one definitely delivered!
I was laughing out loud at 2am in the morning, reading this book was like watching an e
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
These are my Happily Ever After Novel Thoughts...

O.M.B.H.!!!! I need there to be another story!! Please, please, please tell me we will be getting a follow up story!!

This book is hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing, well I take that back. When I wasn't frustrated with Maverick and Lundyn, I was laughing.

While reading this story, I experienced several mood changes; happy, frustrated, excited, and flabbergasted. I was also surprised to see that it is a setup cliffhanger.

As integral side characte
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
any idea if theres a second book?
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. **


Strong Hate is the story of wo people who love each other but unable to show it, only by pranks and hating banter. They have history of course, and the two of them together? Sparks will fly, everywhere! When you start to read their story, you know it’s gonna be a crazy ride. The only sane thing to do? Just by taking Maverick and Lundyn’s crazy and hilarious train.

Maverick and Lundyn hated each since childhood, their story was full of pranks and w
2OCC Reviews
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alice
So I was looking through my kindle trying to find a decent book to read, and as I just couldn't choose what genre to read, I decided to eenie meenie minie mo it... I am SO glad I chose strong hate!
I was honestly up until 3am reading it as I just could not put it down!
This book will give you hiccups from laughing too hard. It made me nearly pee my panties (true story).
I was not expecting this book at all, it hooked me in like a fish on a rod and did not let me go! - Not that I wanted it to as
Joy Novel Thoughts
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This the first book that I have read from either of these authors and I wasn't really sure what to expect. I knew I loved their online personae and they both live near me. So those things combined with the blurb instantly had me wanting to read this one.

"I know my hate used to be strong, but my love could bend steel."

This book. Hmm... where to begin. It is laugh out loud hilarious and I believe that everyone will be able to relate to either the characters or the situations they find themselves i
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! The characters were very funny and you could tell the authors had fun writing this book. The chapter headings are hilarious. This is a book where Maverick and Lundyn hate each other on the outside, but seriously want each other on the inside. Lundyn is best friends with Maverick's sister so Maverick feels she is off limits. Lyndyn left town for a year, but now she is back. Just when I was getting tired of the hate, the love began! It was perfect! This book does not en ...more
Nina Traweek
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book and I have to say I loved it!!! Lundyn and Harlow together had me laughing out loud... Maverick and Finn (Goose) in Mavs phone... are just as hilarious.... I loved this book from beginning to wtf ending lol! I wanna say more but so don't wanna give anything away... buuuttttt to break it down...

Mav and Lundyn have a love/hate relationship and Finn and Harlow are along for the ride... these 4 will have to laughing and awwwing with a few WTF moments...

I suggest you r
Misty Sulouff
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. Maverick and Lundyn have known each other for a long time. She's best friends with his sister. They've always "hated" each other. I got a kick out of them. Always bickering, but knowing they cared about the other. Sometimes love is right under your nose, you just have to open your eyes and follow your heart. I fell in love with Lundyn and Maverick and honestly didn't want this story to end. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, 3-stars, arcs
***3.75 Stars***

This is my first book to read by either author. It was a fun and quick read. I did find myself laughing at times, but I just never really connected with the characters. That is just me though. Other than that, it was a good book and perfect for when you just need a really good laugh.

***Arc copy provided to Blackbird Book Reviews in exchange for a honest review.
Ashley Christin
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This was one of the best experiences. RD and I laughed so much, and a friendship I'll be forever grateful for was made stronger. You my girl RD. <3
J.D. Hollyfield
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!.... review to come!
Korena Kerner
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got the LOOK; you know the one where people think you are "cray-cray" because you are dying laughing at the scenarios between Lundyn and Maverick in the corner of the room. Equal amount of lunacy between Harlow, Lundyn's best friend and Mav's baby sister and Finn, Mav's best friend. This is one hilarious story that is definitely a reread for me. This has got to be one of my favorites this year!!

Lundyn and Maverick have a "strong" hatred for each other or should I say LUST for each other. You c
R.D. Berg
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Because, I laughed so hard when we wrote it!! lol :)
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 Stars!

Spoiler Free Review

This romantic comedy is laugh out loud funny, sexy hot and sweetly romantic, but most of all, it is a snarky ball of fun!

Maverick and Lundyn have a ton of chemistry, some of it not necessarily good. These two "hate" each other so much, even their friends are begging them to sleep together. There is a long history between these two, dating back to childhood. I liked that the real reason for their current feud wasn't explained away in a quick little prologue. The rea
Carrie Waltenbaugh
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Oh nothing, just thinking of how much I loathe you brother. One of these days, the gasoline he keeps dousing on my fire is going to explode in his face"

Fabulous!! OMG once you start you can't stop!!! Hands down on of the funniest books I have read this year. You are going to need tissues because there are part in the book you are laughing so hard you are crying. (Waxes and Viagra) The banter between best friends Lundyn and Harlow has no bounds. Lundyn and Maverick are one step away from WW3. Fi
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Strong Hate by RD Berg & Ashley Christin is the story of BEST Friends, Goals, Desires, Family of Choice, Childhood Crushes, Disguised Love, "Stong Hate", True Destiny and oh - I'm just describing Maverick and Lundyn.

Some of the chapter headings are: Finger Shooting, Mike Tyson'd, Love-vention, A Tale of Two Pills and Love & Enchiladas. I mean, how can you go wrong with titles like that?

You could actually describe this book two ways:

This is the story of Lundyn & Harlow who have been b
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review of Strong Hate by R.D. Berg and Ashley Christin

Review done for Hooked on Books & CherryOBlossoms Promotions

4 out of 5 stars

This light-hearted romance with have you laughing out loud. When two people who love each other try to pretend they hate each, there is bound to be some problems.

Lundyn has been in love with her best friend’s brother Maverick for as long as she can remember. Unfortunately he makes her crazy and he also isn’t interested. She tried to move away and forget all about
Wit & Wonder Books
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author for an Honest Review***

Some days you just need a fun book to read. Especially when you read as many books as I do. When I was gifted Strong Hate by RD Berg and Ashley Christin I wasn’t sure what to expect. Both these authors are new to me and they didn’t fail to impress!

Both the characters in this story had that something about them that made them fun to read about. It’s such an entertaining read that has the ability to pick you up on those off days we all seem to h
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Ashley Christin and RD Berg and I swear it won't be the last! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I felt lots of emotions while reading this book and I laughed so much.
Maverick and Lundyn have a love hate relationship. They fight all the time and they try to out do each other but deep down the passion is sizzling but they just can't seem to get it together. That is until Harlow and Finn Mavericks best friend intervene.
I think every girl needs a best friend like
Brittany Hively
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is the first in a new series, A Thin Line, and it left you ready for the next one! I would say that it was a small cliffhanger, but nothing to keep you from reading A Strong Hate right now. It literally just has you ready for book two. The angst and chemistry in this book was wonderful! I loved the connection that all of the characters had in this story. You could really feel the family like connection they all shared. This was a enemies to lovers romance and it had a bit of hilarity i ...more
Naughty Book Blog
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love me a good love/hate romance. That fine line between wanting to smack the heck out of someone and kiss them just to shut them up! I love that kind of intensity in a book and this one definitely delivers. It has some fabulous humour, some intense heat and overall it was a really good time. The back and forth between Lundyn and Maverick was all kinds of interesting. I sort of found the plot to be a little bit predictable, but it had good feels so I didn't mind at all. I was more than happy t ...more
Christa Bohannan
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious. It had me laughing out loud through the whole thing. With four main characters being so close, is wonderful. Lundyn and Harlow are best friends, Maverick is Harlow's brother and his best friend is Finn. I loved the story of Lundyn and Maverick. These two 'hated' each other since they were teens. This 'hate' was truly attraction and love. Harlow and Finn both brought laughter to this book. I can't wait to read what these wonderful authors come up with for their next book. ...more
Oct 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF 75%

I honestly just got so bored. There was nothing super wrong about this book, nothing that made my safety radar go off and want to rant and rage. But I didn't connect to it AT ALL. I didn't get the connection between the character, the hate or the Attraction. I don't get why it took them so long to own up to their feelings and why this is taking place in their mid twenties instead of earlier?

I just didn't care enough to finish the story, I kept getting distracted online shopping and watch
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I had so many laugh out loud moments reading this one. I fell in love with the writing from the very beginning. This is the first book I've read by either author and I can't wait to check out more of their work.

I loved these characters, all super fun and engaging. I really hope there is another book, I need to know all about Harlow and Finn!
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RD Berg lives in the great state of Texas with her three boys who drive her to the brink of insanity most days. She loves to read, write and watch her two favorite shows, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. When she isn’t enthralled with a novel or a gory show, you can find her in the stands loudly cheering on her boys at their basketball and football games. She has three strong beliefs in life; ...more
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