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The Boy I Hate

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  5,716 ratings  ·  447 reviews
Samantha Smiles and Renee Montgomery have been best friends for over a decade. They’ve shared laughs, secrets, and a mutual hatred for one person: Tristan Montgomery, Renee's older brother. He was the guy every girl wanted, and every guy wanted to be, and it wasn't uncommon they'd befriend his little sister just to get closer to him. Which was exactly how Samantha became R ...more
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published August 12th 2017 by Good House Publishing
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Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Deserves 10 stars!

“Because somewhere in the darkest moments, beauty lives. Waiting for you to take hold of it and run.”

I feel the need to thank the author for writing such a magical story. I fell in love with the story, with characters, and the writing style is so beautiful. Every word matters.

Unique, Addictive, Romantic, Intense, Captivating, Amazing, Breathtaking, Intoxicating, Astounding, Memorable, Mesmerizing.

This is one of my books of the year and it's a story you shouldn't miss.

Aug 14, 2017 marked it as nope
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Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
After reading a spoiler review which stated the heroine was with her boyfriend up until 57%, I dreaded reading this book thinking *unsafe/tstl*. Well, no she was not necessarily with her boyfriend, but she was kind of stupid.

Essentially Samantha (23) is on a road trip on her way to her best friend's wedding with her best friend's brother - the hero, Tristan (24). Steven, her boyfriend, bailed on her due to work complications, but said he would come directly to the wedding. Circumstances force h
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Samantha Larkin
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
The writing style is great, I’ve read TS book before an have liked them......I just unfortunately didn’t love this one!

She ( Samantha ) stays with a man for 6 years because they were best friends.....but they didn’t seem like best friends or even passing acquaintances from what little you read about them!

I also struggled with how fast Samantha jumps into Tristan’s bed after text dumping the man she’s been with for 6 years (bit of a cringe moment)

It was slightly immature at times although I did
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Taylor's books! She has a way of writing characters that are so natural, believable, and uninfuriating! Let me explain. In a typical book, there's a huge misunderstanding between two characters and 400 pages of angst and drama ensue before someone gets the guts to talk to each other. In Taylor's books, that space is about 5 pages. Because when life is crashing around you, normal people speak up.
Great dialog, great story about being true to yourself, and an awesome read. Taylor has done it
~Mindy Lynn~
**I was kindly given an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
41/2 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

wow I have to say that first off this book was not what I expected I mean at first I don't know what actually drew me to this story. I've read the excerpt or the blurb and I liked it, whereas the cover image wasn't grasping enough for me (lol fussy much). Anyways, I opened this book not realising that it's a story about two people that is sweet but so different and connected to each other by family (hmm I hope I'm not too confusing lol) but Samantha is Renee's best friend and
taveena kade
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
“What is this?”
He gestured for her to open it, and she pulled out a long narrow box from inside. She glanced up, wrinkling her nose with amusement. “A cell phone?”
He grinned back at her and snatched the box from her hand. “If we’re going to pretend nothing is happening, I’m going to need some way to get hold of you.” He took the phone out of the box and began reading the instructions for set up.
“True,” she said, biting her lip as she watched him do his thing.
He handed the phone back to her a sh
Claire Annovazzi
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was quite surprised with this book–I wasn’t expecting that much depth and emotions. Tristan, especially, is an interesting character, well developped and kind of relatable in some ways. And we don’t even see his point of view.

This story is written through Samantha’s eyes, and yet, we can see what the other characters feel–even when she’s herself quite blind and clueless. I really loved reading about Tristan’s blossoming love and attraction while Samantha doesn’t understand anything. It was lik
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
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Heather Bass
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and now I am a fan. This book is a contemporary romance with a second chance feel. I fell in love with all of the characters instantly and you will too. The characters drew me in the story so much I could not put this book down. This book will have you laughing and then crying. I love books that make me feel. It only took me a few hours to devour this book.

Samantha Smiles has been best friends with Renee since they were kids. She is so excited
May 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
This was slow and boring and really didn't amount to much..
I didn't like any of the characters, maybe Renee and she was barely in it
Samantha was boring and her reason for being and staying with Steven for so long was stupid, Tristan was terrible, he was moody for most of it
She was supposed to be the Maid of honor yet she didn't arrive at the wedding until 3 days before it and had no participation in it, I get that it was supposed to focus more on the journey there, bring with the boy she "hated"
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. This book made me feel old as fuck. I know for a fact I did stupid shit at 22 (thank god social media was still in its infancy) but these two were both so immature. The heroine made it all about her when the hero had family stuff to deal with. Their hot and cold made me want to slap them both.
Can we talk logistics for a second? There ain't no way a man over six feet tall has missionary sex in the back of a '67 Mustang convertible. I owned two Mustangs - not possible.
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4 / 5 ★

Two of my favorite tropes!! Roadtrips and bff's brother romance, yassss.

Okay, starting this book the first few chapters threw me off a bit, they were a bit boring and at the first glimpse of the characters (Samantha and Steven) I didn't like either of them or their relationship. I hated how weak Sam was with him and they way she couldn't tell him no on anything just so she didn't hurt him, meanwhile she was wasting her life away with him. And she did nothing about the way he treat
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan is a standalone and the first book by this author that I've read.

“Because somewhere in the darkest moments, beauty lives. Waiting for you to take hold of it and run.” - Tristan

I've just finished this book and what a way to be introduced to a new author! I couldn't put it down and was nearly late collecting my son from school as I lost track of time. It was so hard having to put my Kindle down but I dived straight back in once home. I couldn't get enough of this
Cyndi Becker
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible
Audible listen - good listening experience with narrator. The story was cute, fun, made miss road trips, and it has a nice ending
Glenna Maynard
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really liked this one. An easy romance on one of those days you want something a bit lighter and more contemporary.
Brandi Andes
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Taylor's books! She hits them out of the ballpark everytime! This book when I started reading I couldn't put it down!!!! We meet Samantha also known as Sammie who has her best friends wedding she is traveling to which is across country! The catch she is traveling with her best friends brother! On this trip feelings are exposed and lies are exposed! The question though is will they be enemies after the road trip is said and done! You need to read this book! ...more
easy read. very cliche, cringey and mediocre. that’s not to say it was a bad book, just nothing special. however !!! I did like the dynamic between the main character and her best friend. It was very sweet and genuine, and the few glimpses we got of them, reminded me of my own relationship with my best friend. So obviously brownie points for that😋
Bertie Welck
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read it in one sitting. Great from start to finish
Beverley Shale
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

It was a great book, could feel the emotion from the pages, happy, funny,sad, heartbreaking, happy ever after with a twist. Great read!
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a new adult romance that follows Samantha, a sculptor on the verge of needing to get a traditional job as she comes into contact again with her best friend's brother Tristan. The two have a history from when they were teenagers and being thrown together on a cross-country road trip is a fraught situation.

The story is told alternating with the current day road trip and Samantha and Tristan's current circumstances and their history as teenagers. It's a clever way to do it and works well, b
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Oh. My. Gosh.  This book was SO good!  The interaction between Samantha and Tristan was so spot-on...

While I generally don’t like narratives that shift time perspectives, this one really worked.  The author structured it in such a way as to slowly advance the plot from both the past and the present alongside each other... 

The journey that Samantha and Tristan take together
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: na, 2018
Here is the problem I have with these types of stories. the reason for "hating" someone are soooo STUPID!

Half the time I find myself rolling my eyes because the reason behind the hating is so lame and immature it takes away from the story. I mean really.

I finished it but wasn't impressed, I love hate-to-love troupes but I'm finding more and more that the reason behind hating someone is often times so juvenile it's annoying.
May 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Dnf'd at 60% because I couldn't take it anymore, it was too boring and the heroine was incredibly annoying, dull and unlikable. I actually preferred her boyfriend (not the H) to her. The H at this point was still very vague. ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Oh I didn’t like this at all. I don’t know who Samantha tries to convince she hasn’t had the hots for her BFF’s brother since the dawn of time but it was very annoying.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan 5 STARS!!!

Oh.My.Goodness! The feels this book has is off the chart!!! I was an emotional wreck the whole time I was reading this book! It had me laughing, crying, and angry in the matter of a page turn. Taylor Sullivan's descriptions of the relationships between Samantha and her best friend Renee, Samantha and her boyfriend Steven, and Samantha and the boy she hates (Renee's older brother) Tristan were so real! I feel the same emotions in my real life relationsh
Jun 05, 2019 rated it liked it
This was definitely a decent read. 3.5 Decent read. I would’ve gave it a 4 but the whole I am a confused bimbo got me. Other than that it was creative, fun and a steamy read.
Anna Aurora
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars
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