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Hate Notes

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  59,853 ratings  ·  6,152 reviews
From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Nov 06, 2018 rated it did not like it

*Big Spoilers*
**Unpopular Opinion**

Look, I highlighted the crap out of this book because it was just too improbable and the plot sort of ran itself ragged, lacking a cohesive arc.

Not helping were our protagonists, Reed and Charlotte, whom I felt were recycled and also an amalgam of this duo's other book characters - namely, Stuck-up Suit, Bossman, and Egomaniac.

If you’ve read the blurb then you know Charlotte was recently cheated on by her fiancé, which precipitated losing her j
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Hate Notes (stand-alone). She despises her new boss & he writes her hate notes!

Her comment caused me to belt out in laughter. “We almost died? Isn’t that a little bit of an exaggeration? It was a chain-reaction fender bender at best. What would we call our demise . . . like . . . Death by Squirrel?”

Hate Notes (stand-alone) opens up to a love note found in a wedding dress. For Charlotte Darling it’s a bit of a muddle of how being distraught over a broken engagem
chan ☆
Mar 25, 2021 rated it liked it
honestly better than i expected. not mind blowing, but pretty fun.
Dilek VT
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
First half of the book: So much fun, with really good banter between the MCs. Smart, funny and so very cute dialogues.

Second half of the book: Serious, sad, boring, dragging and repetitive


First half of the book: Something between 4-5 stars

Second half of the book: Something between 2-3 stars


I am feeling so disoriented after reading this book.

Did I read a fun romance?
Did I read a sad one?
Did I read a bitte
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vi & Penelope never disappoint me! I really enjoyed this story. :)
Ps. Epilogue was so sweet, I absolutely loved it!!! ;)

That's me after I read the epilogue... :P


Who is excited for this book? :D


Release date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018


It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.
Something blue.
I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”
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5 Amazing Stars

I have no words, such a beautiful story.I had happy tears in my eyes in the end, this story touched me in so many ways.Hate Notes is a heartwarming,sweet,emotional and romantic.One of the best books I read this year, Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland completely drew me into Reed and Charlotte's story as well as their lives.


Reed and Charlotte's journey felt so real, everything they went through.The romance was one of the best parts i
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Charlotte recently ended her engagement due to her exes cheating ways.

While trying to sell her unused wedding dress in a second-hand store, she comes upon a note sewn into another forgotten wedding dress. The most romantic note she's ever read. And obviously she needs to find out more about the guy who wrote it.

And who turns out to be her new boss a few days later? Yup. Reed Eastwood. The most romantic man on the planet. NOT. He's mean and just ... not nice! But she's also not making it easy on
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I wanted to taste her lips and suck away that sour look on her face, yet I knew that if there was one set of lips on this earth forbidden to me, it was Charlotte Darling’s. She wasn’t just a pretty face and a hot body. She was someone who wanted inside my soul, and that was never going to happen.

HATE NOTES, the latest collaborative project by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, was simply amazing! These two can create literary masterpieces when th
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I have mixed feelings with this one. Overall, I definitely enjoyed it more than I didn't. I enjoyed their banter, and I found myself laughing out loud a few times. I also enjoyed their deeper conversations and the overall message the story brought. But, I felt a disconnect in the physical connection and the emotional connection. I might be totally off here -- but it felt like two authors wrote it in a way that the emotional stuff was one's voice and the sexual/physical
Penelope Ward
Nov 06, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
OMG! It's finally here! HATE NOTES IS LIVE! If you are an Amazon PRIME member in the US, UK or AU, for a limited time, you can download the ebook for FREE! Also free in Kindle Unlimited or on sale for $3.99.
Amazon UK:
Amazon Audio ➜
Alex ♈
They pulled a card with a long-lasting dicease, so I don't feel comfortable to complain a lot about the book...

In a nutshell -> 🙄🙄🙄
same old incl.
evil ex,
clumsy heroine with hyperbolic hormonal level, who threw her beautiful self at the man, who rejected her repeatedly;
handsome hero, whose rudeness was sold as alphaness 🙄;
this time without secret baby, but with an old adoption of the heroine.

What I liked:
air typing - cool idea!
It was on KU.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Charlotte Darling is a 27 yr. old woman from Brooklyn who is newly single and in need of a fresh start. She’d recently lost everything including her belief in happily ever afters. Then while in a vintage clothing store she stumbles upon a gorgeous gown with a blue love note stitched into the lining of the dress. It’s embossed with the name Reed Eastwood. It’s the most romantic words she’s ever read. This note gives her hope that true love and romance exists.

Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
It started with this⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️


There's something delectable taboo and deliciously forbidden about Office room rendezvous that just thrums my pulse. Men in suit are total aphrodisiacs and when in power positions it's like getting your panties moist
And *sigh* if the boss is as yummylickable like Reed Eastwood, you take off your panties like Charlotte Darling (with a big D)😍


God, was there really anything sexier than a gorgeous man who just wanted to be loved by a woman?
Only he's cranky, obnoxiou
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Just when Charlotte Darling thought there was no such thing as fairytale in real life, she found a love note sewn into a wedding dress at a vintage store. Upon some stalking, she found the writer of the note but apparently he turned out to be more of a villain.

Reed Eastwood might looked like a Prince Charming but he was anything but. Gone were the man who penned such a romantic message. What left of him was a bitter, arr
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“I can't make you love me if you don't” —Bonnie Raitt

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💋💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘📚
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☺️🥸😎😘😍

Favorite Quote: “I’d joked about Charlotte Darling and her pixie dust. There was always something magical about her”

The heroine: Charlotte Darling - after finding her fiancé in a compromising position, charlotte goes to sell her wedding dress to a store that sells vintage dresses. While waiting at t
Nov 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
*WARNING*: This review is riddled with spoilers.

Meet Charlotte, think of her as Bernadette from Big Bang Theory only without the intelligence, wry wit, intimidation and helium voice. Charlotte is ditzy, naive, friendless, kinda spineless but adorkable. She is selling/returning her wedding dress when she sees a beautiful designer gown with feathers* and tries it on. While doing this, she stumbles on a beautiful love note from a man named Reed to the love of his life Alison.

In a moment of loneli
The beginning of this book was so fun I was cracking up and thinking this was going to be a new favorite, but somewhere after the 150 page mark, this story started to drag and got so boring and repetitive and the characters became obnoxious.

This story follows Reed and Charlotte. Charlotte finds this wedding dress that was Reed’s ex’s dress, and she finds him online and goes to one of his house showings (he’s a realtor) and then she gets hired for his company unknowing that it’s his company and w
Jacqueline's Reads
3 I didn’t love it like everyone else stars.

A lot of people loved this book. I usually like Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward reads but there are have been one or two books I just didn’t jive with and this is one of them.

I didn’t get the feels like everyone else did and some where emotional, but like I said I.JUST.DID.NOT.FEEL.IT

Sebastian York is a seasoned audio narrator and I love his acting but I have listened to so many books with his voice, I’m okay finding a new narrator. Just a little variety
Will definitely wait for friend reviews on this one. Cannot trust either the cover appeal or blurb for assumptions on content with these two authors.

FYI: for the skeptical like myself this is currently a kindle unlimited release. Might give it a whirl. Have not seen any good unbiased reviews yet.

3.75- 4 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟
Well, color me surprised.
I actually liked it.
No cheating, OW drama or major bombshell revelations.
It gives me hope. I had intended to avoid these authors books for a while based on Vi
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This was snarky and fun and I always enjoy second-chance romances. Reed and Charlotte are both imperfect and weird in their own ways, and I enjoyed the way they set each other off. The first scene with the wedding dress completely had me, and the two continued to grow on me throughout the book. This was definitely a slow burn, which I loved, and had the perfect balance of snarky friendship scenes versus steam versus bedroom moments. I really liked how the book explored the issues of (view spoile ...more
A Sweet-Hot Fulfilling Treat!!!

I adore when there is heat in my sweet treats!!! This story is a perfect example of a sweet-hot romance tinged with a little of the bitter found in life. We all taste this “bitter” to a lesser or greater extent. Despite the measure of this bitter...difficult times and issues faced, we have control of our optimism and happiness. We can choose to reach out and embrace the gifts before us or refuse to even consider them, let alone reject them entirely. This story is a
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Vi Keeland Fans, Penelope Ward Fans, Romance
3.5 If You Are Willing Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Sometimes the Idea or Promise of Something can be all it takes.
A little Blue Note Sewn into another dress...
Everything said in 10 Loving Words...
And it was Not Anonymous...
He had a Name...

The image of a woman seeing this love note in a discarded wedding dress burned into my mind. I wanted to know about the man who wrote it, too. Coupled with the cover, I clicked and bought the book. Now once I was reading the first part, I knew it was necessar
Geri Reads
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
I DNF'd but decided to finish it anyways.

Yeaaaahhh. It went over as expected lemme tell you.

The most interesting thing about this book was the blurb and the whole "found a wedding gown with a romantic personal note in it that touched me." In theory. But the story was boring and contrived. Things happen because they had to and the characters react to them because the story needs them to no matter how confusing and illogical it is.

The heroine acted like a creep stalking the hero on his social med
Princess under cover
Why oh why don't I learn??? DNF at 16%. Just cant keep my interest AT ALL. I HATE crazy "barbie" heroines, like certifiable. And the H did not manage to keep my interest when it was his POV's turn. Just can't stand the whole contrived scenario. You can't pay me to read this stuff. Thank goodness it was free on KU! ...more
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Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-audio
This was my first audio book and I LOVED it!!!
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hate notes by Vi keeland and Penelope Ward is a sweet (ISH) romance with a little Smut (not as much as we would normally get from these 2 author 😕) it's a fast read as you are routing for a happy ending they both deserve.
There's some heartbreak,a little stalking (which will make you giggle) a little bickering,a little loving and a happy ending.
If you looking for a quick romance with a few giggle's along the way and a couple of tears this is the book for you I highly recommend it 💕
Oct 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars

This started off being an extremely cliché office romance, but it turned into an amazing book all around. Reed and Charlotte are so damn cute. Their banter was really well done and there was so much pining towards one another, particularly with Reed. Reed does everything in his power to push Charlotte away, for very good reason, but being an absolute asshole to her for half the book.

Just the way he doesn't want anything to do with Charlotte, but gets pissed when any man even breaths in
Yeasmin Alo
Mar 29, 2021 rated it liked it

"Love wasn’t about a beautiful dress, a note, or even poignant words. It was about being with someone through thick and thin, about seeing them through not only the best moments of life but also the worst"

Charlotte Darling is a darling no doubt. I love her. I love Reed too. I loved both of their mindsets, view towards life, both of them are fighters no doubt.

I wish Reed wasn’t that stubborn cz after 80% it almost almost looked he is getting brainwashed about al
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Cheesy but it was a pretty fun read.
NAT.orious reads ☾
This book is… is not something I’d recommend at the moment. That might be owed to me overdosing on Romance in general, though. TW: cheating, disease, death of a parent.

You know you've overdosed on Romance novels when not even world's sexiest narrator Sebastian York can make a book interesting to you. When I heard him narrate for the first time, my heart (and libido) went a little something like this:

If you know, you know. He da bestest <3.

Despite this huge bonus, Hate Notes did no
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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