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Hate Notes

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  16,061 ratings  ·  2,160 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
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4.5 stars!!!

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Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward delivered a fantastic enemies to lovers/work place romance with Hate Notes. This book was fun, sexy, and heartwarming. Both Reed and Charlotte were endearing and the twist was not something I saw coming.

The way Charlotte meets Reed... it's interesting to say the least. While going to sell her unused wedding gown, she finds a gown she absolutely falls in love with. As the store will only give her in-store credit, she trades her gown for this one. Inside
Nov 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

*Big Spoilers*
**Unpopular Opinion**

Look, I highlighted the crap out of this book but only because the whole thing 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 pre
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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
Dilek VT
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
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


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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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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 Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
*****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
Penelope Ward
Nov 06, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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:
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Vi Keeland
Nov 06, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
HATE NOTES IS LIVE! And the eBook is FREE in KU, and PRIME members can grab it FREE for a very limited time!

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HATE NOTES IS LIVE! And the eBook is FREE in KU, and PRIME members can grab it FREE for a very limited time!

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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  ·  review of another edition
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.

She h
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
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
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
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
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 💕
*WARNING*: I'm in a bit of a slump so take this review with a grain of salt. Also note that the 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
Mindy Lou's Book Review
What I loved: This has some really fun banter between the main characters for most of the book. It’s an enemy to lovers trope that was pretty entertaining. Reed was pretty antagonistic with Charlotte but not in a hateful way despite the title. He provoked her more because he loved how she reacted which is what made this fun.

What I didn’t love: The pushing away. I felt we lost the fun banter once Charlotte got up the nerve to ask Reed out. Reeds reluctance, while understandable was a bit too much
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars ⭐ ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
4.5 Stars

Charlotte’s a bit down on her luck and life has her trading in her unused wedding dress when she stumbles upon a fanciful wedding dress with a little blue note tucked inside. The blue note is romantic and heartfelt, and Charlotte is so moved she tracks the author, Reed Eastwood, but she finds he’s nothing like what she imagined. More like a complete jerk.

In a surprising turn of events Charlotte ends up working at his office, so of course the sparks fly! I do enjoy antagonistic romances
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Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-br



Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Type:  Standalone
POV:  First Person - Dual


Hate notes teaser


Charlotte Darling had been cheated and now with a broken heart and jobless she was definitely in need of a change from her poor sad life.  One drunken night was all it took to change her life for good.

"I think it's better to spend years treasuring a memory that might hurt sometimes than to never make one at all."


Reed Eastwood didn't believe in love any longer; after finding out the person he loved did
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a great boss/employee story that had me intrigued from the very beginning. Reed could be such an asshole sometimes but it was an understandable behavior, at least for me. Getting his POV really changed how I felt about him in the beginning and he went from being just another douchebag boss to a character with a lot of depth. Then we have Charlotte who was this delightful force of nature. She always found something to smile about and I really enjoyed tha

There are authors who lean towards angst and drama, others who love their romances achingly sweet and swoony. With Hate Notes, the dynamic writing duo comforted by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland hit the perfect blend of humor, animosity, angst, sweetness and touching emotion in this tale of two broken hearts who were destined to meet.

When a jilted Charlotte Darling goes into a vintage clothing store to sell her unused wedding gown she finds the most fabulous wedding dress with
Jacob Proffitt
For a day or two, I couldn't turn around without this book popping up. So I took a look and since the audible is included on the Kindle Unlimited I took a shot. And that paid off very well.

I had a hard time with Charlotte at first because she runs afoul of the Shopkeeper Principle, which probably isn't really a thing. I ran into it years ago (though I don't remember the context) and it goes something like this: a shopkeeper has a family to feed and community to support so it is important that yo
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To be honest, Hate Notes took my by surprise. I was expecting, from the cover and title, and an angsts enemies to Lovers type romance (to be fair, I don’t read a synopsis for these two writers because I’m reading whatever they write). It is sweet and prolific with the ideas about love and living a life that matters, making me 100% enamored with this story and couple.

Reed is on the surface the uptight business man, but even then the antago
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4-4.5 ⭐'s

I don't think I will ever not like a Keeland/Ward book, however, after reading all of them, I do think they have become a bit formulaic.

So imagine my surprise at the beginning of this book with the wedding dress....I LOVED that! It was totally romantic and I was hooked...again.

And yes, Reed is a bit of a jerk but not like I had heard he was. It's obvious from the very beginning that he's been through something and we all think we know what it is but then there's that twist. Wow...I d
Dee Montoya

I loved, loved, loved, loved this book. Any story written by these two authors is always a winner for me. They have amazing writing chemistry, and together they always create the sexiest, most entertaining stories. Hate Notes is a 2018 most favorite read of the year for me; it was absolutely fantastic!

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Charlotte is going through some tough times. She’s recently had to quit her job and broke up with her fiancé. She’s now having to sell her wedding gown in order to get
“You want to feel me for one night? I’ll make you feel me for days.”

You know, there is a reason why this dynamic writing duo hits bestseller lists over and over again. It’s books like Hate Notes…they are sexy, sweet, charming, but then there is this unexpected emotional punch that forces you to surrender to the journey. It’s the banter, the angst, the comedic backdrop, and of course the sexy times that make Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward two of my favorite authors in the business.

Charlotte and R
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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 ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty 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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“You can only find true happiness within yourself, not inside of other people, no matter how much you care about them. Make yourself happy, and the rest will come. I promise.” 18 likes
“I think it’s better to spend years treasuring a memory that might hurt sometimes than to never make one at all.” 9 likes
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