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P.S. I Hate You

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Dear Isaiah,

Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you a free pancake and hoping you wouldn’t notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long.

But you did notice.

We spent one life-changing week together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.

I saved every letter you wrote me, your words quickly becoming my religion.

But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you’d never seen me in your life.

To think … I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul.


Whatever your reason is—I hope it’s a good one.

Maritza the Waitress

PS – I hate you, and this time … I mean it.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: For a *limited time* the eBook version of P.S. I HATE YOU includes two bonus novels (ABSINTHE and DARK PROMISES). Rest assured P.S. I HATE YOU is still a full-length (~70k word) novel even though it might end around 33% on your device.

308 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 28, 2018

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570 reviews242 followers
March 7, 2019
I give up on this New Age, New Adult, Contemporary romance crap! OMG!

I'm only giving this book 2 stars (reduced to 1 bc I'm MAD!) because it kept me interested enough to read the first chapter, despite the H being a douche bag for no reason, and the h being a horny pleaser bc she finds him attractive and uses every opportunity to touch his shoulders. The guy giving you a back-the-fuck-off-I-hate-you-vibe not come across clear enough????

Chapter 2 I read to see if I'd like the guy any better from his perspective. Nope, still don't like him, his troubles at home notwithstanding. I have no patience for assholes who "find the way" through the love of a good woman. Their second encounter after the car accident just makes me dislike both of them even more!!

Will you please shut up! (I'm screaming at the h). The guy is in a foul mood. Leave him the hell alone! Nobody needs to hear your blathering to a complete stranger who obviously don't want to talk to you! Even I couldn't stand her.

The guy is still a total asshole. Just ordering her around like she owes him. They're physically attracted to each other but that's it.

I have no more patience for this crap.

I should have known how this would go down with the assholish looking guy on the cover.


I dunno. I need a rest from these epic fails on my KU.

I need to learn my lesson and stay away from this entire genre.


P.S. I hate you too!
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6,290 reviews215 followers
May 12, 2018
P.S. I Hate You was such a cute book!! I absolutely loved Maritza and Isaiah!!

P.S. This review might have spoilers below.

Maritza, or RITZ, was so freaking sassy that I instantly fell in love with her. She didn't necessarily "date" guys. No, she was friends with them. I mean she kissed those said friends every now and then however she was pretty clear about the no relationship or dating thing. Except for Isaiah. Yes she still called them friends but you could just tell that they both felt that they were something more. Which is why I shipped the heck out of them. Day and night. From the beginning till the end of the book. I loved them.

Isaiah was swoonworthy people. SWOON. WORTHY. He's in the military and he's also not looking for a relationship. However, I definitely didn't get that vibe when he was doing all sorts of sweet relationship shit with Ritz. Of course, things happen while he's overseas and the letters between these two friends stops.

Friendship letters turned to hate letters but then go to love letters. There were so many good twists and turns that I didn't see coming at all!! I also hated a certain character, Ian, because he was a mothereffing douche. Thank god, my baby Ritz saw the light!

Overall, I'm so happy that I dove into this book with my Twin. I feel like we both fell in love with Ritz so early on. Probably because we are just as sassy - if not more! I'm so glad that these two found a way back to each other. I'm happy that my shipped sailed. Now I need another book by this lovely author!
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2,211 reviews649 followers
March 30, 2018

First time reading this author...

Picked it out on a whim...

I liked the first half of the book...

But then smth clicked wrong and the other half of the book (inspite of the 'twist') felt a bit flat and kinda 'sped up' so yada yada yada, so they could have a HEA...

I liked the main character Isaiah Torres but the heroine was annoyingly chirppy 😕 and falsly sassy, if there is smth like that...lol but whatever...I can't even place it under a strict genre or a sub-genre...

I mean it's romance alright but what else am I gonna write home about...

It was an okay read but not smth that I ll think about in the future...meaning tomorrow, or the next hour...
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2,307 reviews703 followers
April 8, 2018
2.5 - You only had one shot… Stars.

My first read by this author, is what I would describe as an opportunity missed. I pre-ordered this one for two reasons; the intriguing blurb, and the ridiculously low price (bearing in mind two other of the authors titles were included). I had medium hopes that it would be a winner after seeing a long list of bloggers raving about how marvelous P. S. I Hate You was. Once again I find myself either; reading something completely different to those that scored ARC’s, or (which seems to be the case regularly now) the hype far exceeded the actual book being pimped.

I lost myself in your smile and I found myself in your kiss…

Don’t get me wrong, the first 40% of this book, and the last few chapters gave me enough from the author to know I would read her again, but I just feel that there was potential reading gold in this story and it was lost by ridiculous plot additions (latter stages especially), lack of development in general, and massive gaps in a story where important things have happened that really needed to be given page space, this would have enhanced the characters and given more depth to their connection.

One minute I’m writing him letters, the next minute I’m writing him off…

The other thing that bugged me was the fact that notable sexy-times only really occur twice in this book, and the author pretty much went the same route with it both times. It felt lazy, and repetitive, I mean there is a whole Karma Sutra of positions out there and we get the same position twice, this is a pair of twenty something’s, imagination dictates they would have ‘mixed things up’ a bit.

I genuinely think that if the author has done herself and this story a disservice by not giving the writing of it more time, taking the time to develop the important tropes further, and remove the erroneous crap in favour of focussing on Maritza and Isaiah. P. S. I Hate You could have been a five star read if she had. On a lighter side note, and which produced a giggle, when did ‘architects’ change professions and start digging for dinosaur bones and fossils… Sad that no one picked up on that and pointed out to the author it’s actually archaeologists prior to publication too!
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1,217 reviews498 followers
Shelved as 'avoid'
April 1, 2018
I for one am EXTREMELY happy that she had sex with the OM and tried moving on.
That’s exactly what she needed to do and he only had himself to blame for it.

However, the actual reason I refuse to read this is because he realises he’s in love with her because he almost dies?? Yeah, right. You got to be fucking kidding me.

There’s apparently literally would have been NO reconciliation from his side if he didn’t almost die.

Call that adrenaline rush, call that gratitude towards new life, or call it guilt and regrets of what if and then sugarcoat it as “I have always loved her, should’ve told her, I’ll do it now because I’m alive” but it is NOT love.

If it takes a brush with death to recognise your feelings for someone, that feelings is not strong enough to survive trials of life to begin with.

Read ✿Penny's 1-star review of P.S. I Hate You by Winter Renshaw
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1,543 reviews1,397 followers
Shelved as 'nope'
April 7, 2022
The way their relationship begins and continues is not appealing to me - the whole thing sounds annoying...

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462 reviews107 followers
March 28, 2018
English / Português​​​

4 stars

This was my first book by Winter Renshaw and I found it so cute. As I didn't know her, I didn't know what to expect, but I loved the cover and the synopsis and wanted to get to know her work. I'm glad I did it. She has a light, and fluid writing that is very nice to read. The story had a drama, a pinch of comedy and a it was a gradual romance that make us end up wanting a love like that.

Isaiah and Maritza didn't like each other at first sight. She is very cheerful and ready to make new friends. He is more closed. In a week Isaiah would return to Afghanistan. So to pass the time Maritza proposes that they live a week of Saturdays. That's it, like all these remaining seven days were Saturday: days of sightseeing, of having fun, knowing each other. What starts with a distraction becomes friendship. But with Isaiah leaving what will happen with their relationship?

Because it was a military book and the synopsis was a letter, I thought the characters might spend more time apart than together. However the author knew how to dose the scenes, between their time together and separated, without making it dull. To tell the truth, the beginning of the book surprised me because you can feel their connection even if it is only a week.

I just felt that a character didn't have a proper ending. To tell you the truth, it seemed to me that he didn't make much difference in the story. But the story of the main couple is beautiful! I totally worth it.

My first read of Winter Renshaw left a beautiful impression. I'll certainly read more of her work. I highly recommend it.

​​*​I recieved and ARC of this book. Thank you!​
​English / Português

4 estrelas
​​Esse foi meu primeiro livro da Winter Renshaw e eu achei tão fofo. Como não a conhecia, não sabia o que esperar, mas havia ​adorado a capa ​e​ a sinopse ​e​ quis conhecer o trabalho dela. ​F​ico feliz que o fiz. Ela tem uma escrita leve, fluida muito gostosa de ler. A história teve um drama, uma pitada de comédia e um romance gradativo de fazer a gente terminar querendo um amor assim.

Isaiah e Maritza se estranharam a primeira vista. Ela é bastante alegre e pronta pra fazer novos amigos. Ele mais fechado. Daqui a uma semana Isaiah volta para a o Afeganistão. Então para passar o tempo Maritza propõe que eles vivam uma semana de sábados. Isso mesmo. Como se todos esses 7 dias restantes fossem sábado: dia de passear, de se divertir, se conhecer. O que começa com uma distração acaba virando amizade. Mas como Isaiah partindo como fica a relação deles?

Por ser um livro de militar e a sinopse ser uma carta, pensei que os personagens, talvez, passassem mais tempo separados do que juntos. Entretanto a autora soube dosas as cenas, entre o tempo deles juntos e separados, sem torná-las cansativas. Pra falar a verdade o começo do livro me surpreendeu jã que dá pra sentir a conexão deles mesmo sendo somente uma semana.

​Só senti que um personagem ​não teve um final, ficou vago. Pra falar a verdade, pra mim, ficou parecendo que ele não fez muita diferença na história. ​Mas a história do casal principal é linda! Vale muito a pena. ​

Minha primeira leitura da Winter Renshaw deixou uma bela impressão. Com certeza irei ler mais trabalhos dela. Recomendo demais.

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1,510 reviews219 followers
April 11, 2018
Loved this book! I hated Isaiah at first, he was cold and a jerk to her and I didn't feel any chemistry between him and Maritza but I'm glad I stuck with it because the more I got to know his character, the more his actions made sense. Epilogue was sweet and the perfect ending to this story.
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900 reviews35 followers
March 31, 2018
Fatal Attraction?

So here's another case of the synopsis being great, but the full story falling flat.
I liked the Maritza we got in the first few pages, she was so normal. What we get after that is a pushy, you're going to love me or I'm going to boil your bunny in a pot crazy person. Who falls for a guy that is being a jerk to you?!
The girl pushed herself on this guy, she got pissed of he didn't want to spend his every day before deployment with just her.
The way she was with other men, she was like a cat playing with a mouse on a string, but got pissed at them for expecting more?!
Isaiah, he was bitter and needed a wake up call. He was Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde with Maritza, he claimed he didn't want her but kept coming back.
So maybe crazy was his brand of perfect.
I didn't see any connection between these two, barely even a legit friendship.
Here's where I'm going to be extremely critical, the military parts. At the point they meet he's been in about 8 years, he would be a Sgt. by then, not corporal, after another 4 years he should be staring at a rank of Staff Sgt, if you're still a Cpl you would not be in.
Deployment length, Afghanistan is a one year deployment not six months. And how was he coming back to L.A. after every one? There isn't an Army base in that immediate area.
His injury, he was in his barracks packing his belongings after, not in an immediate coma like he said. He also would have been medically discharged if his injuries were as bad as he said.
So many inconsistencies in this.
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938 reviews77 followers
April 3, 2018
For such a strange title this is a wonderful book. I loved Isaiah as soon as he wanted another pancake. I felt bad when his car was hot and I hated him when he stopped writing. But then I simply loved him. This is a great read. Don't let the name confuse you.
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789 reviews32 followers
January 31, 2019
First of all, let's please acknowledge this absolutely stunning cover. It's just breathtaking. I'm in love with it!
Second, this was the first US book I read that has a Brazilian character. I loved it. When I saw Isaiah's mom talking in Portuguese I had the biggest smile on my face. It's so cool! Thanks for the honor, Winter.

Now, moving on...
This story got me from the start. I really enjoyed Maritza smart and witty sense of humor and the coldness from Isaiah. Their interactions got me curious from the start and I couldn't wait to dive into their story.

Maritza was a waitress while trying to decide on what to major in college. She was strong, independent, smart and meant everything she said. She didn't play mind games and was super honest. (for me, that is the most important aspect of a person, ever. Honesty should always come first. It just makes life easier and uncomplicated.)
Isaiah was Mr. Hot, Tall and Mysterious. He was an army corporal and had a week left before deployment when he meets Maritza. He is secretive with everything private in his life and lives with the biggest chip of his shoulders. Some life-altering events will make him see that life is so much more.

"I can't believe I'm even considering this. It's got to be those eyes. Those big brown eyes. She's luring me in, casting a spell or some s**t. I don't know. For some reason, I feel almost powerless around her."

I enjoyed reading every part of this book. I liked that she met OM while he was away since he made sure, in every situation, to remember her about their friendship and friendship only. However, if it was the other way around and he was the one with OW, some people would chastise him and call it cheating. Anyhow, I believe in equality. So, in this or the opposite scenario, there was no cheating.
Maritza was so random, it was just really good to read about a girl that had no ulterior motives to lie or play dumb mind games.
Isaiah was a shell, he tried to stay hidden but what started with stolen pancakes, ended up with a stolen heart.

Anyway, amazing read. I totally recommend. Winter is an amazing author. Can't wait to read the other book on this series.
Ps. I have to say this again. I'm totally in love with this cover. <3

Also, about the dream cast. I could totally imagine Isaiah as Milo Ventimiglia, it fits just right.
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1,191 reviews86 followers
February 25, 2019
Il battibecco tra i protagonisti, che avviene nel locale dove Maritza lavora e dove servono dei famosi pan cake, è davvero esilarante. Lei è irriverente, una tipa tosta che non si fa intimorire facilmente. Isaiah è un militare, in licenza dopo una lunga missione, in realtà partirà a breve per un'altra ancora più lunga. I due si frequentano e, anche se la loro conoscenza è di pochi giorni, decidono di intrattenere un rapporto epistolare quando lui ripartirà per lavoro; si perché Maritza preferisce tenere in mano una lettera, saggiarne la consistenza, anche se arriverà dopo tanti giorni, anziché leggere un' impersonale email, nonostante questa sia più veloce. Ma si sa, i rapporti a distanza sono difficili, specie se uno dei due si trova in zona di guerra. Dopo sei mesi, alla caffetteria si presenta Ian, uomo infimo e vile, manipolatore, che cerca solo vendetta, infatti creerà incomprensioni nella coppia. Ma Isaiah sarà così bravo da costruire un momento tutto per lui e Maritza, che sarà chiarificatore e le svelerà il suo doloroso passato. Il riferimento alla guerra, ai soldati caduti e al dolore delle loro famiglie, è marginale ma d'impatto. Tanta tenerezza per la madre malata del protagonista, verso la quale lui mostra amore e devozione. Le lettere sono un aiuto alla comprensione dei loro stati d' animo, bellissimo colpo di genio.
P. S. Non ti odio più 😊
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1,320 reviews68 followers
July 17, 2020
4.5 Stars!!

I’m not certain why this book doesn’t have a better rating it is absolutely worth a 4 Star rating and more!!!

Maritza is a saucy waitress at a popular pancake house/diner. She is working one day when she has the unpleasant experience of waiting on Isaiah. He is being a complete jerk but the fact that he is military has her going the extra mile for him.

After another chance encounter they decide to hang out as friends. Both are very adamant that they are not wanting any kind of real relationship. Just a week of hanging out before Isaiah has to leave again. The only problem is you can tell these two have some real chemistry which completely sucks you in.

Once he was leaving they decided to keep in touch with friendship letters…..nothing too heavy just a way to keep in touch. Things happen and the letters abruptly stop causing questions and feelings to be hurt. Then Ian swoops in and continues to pull these two apart in hopes of getting Maritza to date him.

There are a lot of twists and turns that threw me off. And because when I bought this book I apparently bought several at one time that were all lumped together and so as I was reading I was watching the percentage and was really thrown off when it ended for me at 30 something percent. This book was charming, funny and sexy.
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609 reviews103 followers
March 31, 2018

It was another fantastic read from one of my favorite author Winter Renshaw. The way she wrote P.S. I Hate You, it will make you smile, swoon, it's a feel-good story with a twist towards the end you'll either love it or hate it? When well-written characters and unique plotlines are combined you've got yourself a good book. I devoured this in one sitting. I just can't put it down. If you haven't read a book by this author, I greatly recommend this one. Happy reading!

***ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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296 reviews13 followers
March 3, 2019
3.5 stelle
Una storia insolita e romantica...Isaiah caporale dell'esercito americano, torna a Los Angeles a trovare la madre malata durante il suo periodo di congedo temporaneo e qui, nel cafè dove lei lavora, incontra Maritza la cameriera...il loro primo incontro/scontro darà il via ad una serie di conseguenze che li farà decidere di frequentarsi per soli nove giorni. La trama non era per nulla scontata, anzi molto simpatica e particolare, ma tutta la storia è scorsa via troppo velocemente e se da un lato questa superficiale caratterizzazione dei protagonisti è positiva perchè non li carica di troppi sentimenti tragici e segreti nascosti, dall'altro risulta tutto troppo veloce e sbrigativo. Il mezzo punto in più è comunque dato dalle lettere che Isaiah e Maritza, che ho trovato molto romantiche, soprattutto nel millennio di internet e dei social.
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831 reviews117 followers
January 23, 2021
La verdad es que me gustó, pero siento que le faltó profundidad a la historia, y al final, las cosas se precipitan.
Creo que es necesario decir que no se trata de un enemies-to-lovers o hate-to-love. La verdad es que los protagonistas no llegan a odiarse ni considerarse rivales, aunque tampoco se gustan de buenas a primeras. Isaiah es un personaje con tendencias hacia la imbecilidad, que es lo que suele molestarle a Maritza, pero incluso a pesar de eso, se hacen amigos con bastante rapidez.

Quizá vuelva a leer algo de la autora; en este minuto, no lo sé. De lo que sí estoy segura es que no voy a seguir con los demás libros de la saga.
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389 reviews32 followers
March 31, 2018
Miserable a-hole, Isaiah, is home for nine days before he’s set to deploy to the Middle East, again. Maritza is a perpetually happy, outgoing kind of girl until she gets saddled with serving Isaiah at the restaurant where she works. He’s rude. He’s mean. He’s demanding. He’s a great tipper. And Maritza hopes to never see him again. Too bad it’s only hours before they run into each other again, and Isaiah is even more of a douche to her than at first. Isaiah feels just a tiny bit bad about how he’s been treating her, and goes out of his way to do something nice for her. It isn’t long before they’re agreeing to spend the rest of his time home together. But only as friends.

I’m happy I gave this book a chance because after The Rebound, I wasn’t sure I’d be reading Renshaw’s work for a while. But I did, and I liked it. I can’t figure out how much I liked it though.

Isaiah was one of the biggest douchebags in the beginning and I wasn’t sure I could get past that, but he eventually grew on me. Although, I would never place him in the “Best Heroes Ever” category. Maritza was annoying at first and she let Isaiah walk all over her, but once she finally let him have it, I was a fan. Their friendship was sweet, but I was always wanting Isaiah to just open up a little bit. Just a little. But he never did. Until

And that’s my biggest issue with him. He kept pushing Maritza away and going out of his way to make sure she knew he wasn’t interested. But then she sleeps with another guy and *BOOM* finally, the guy realizes how he feels for her. But he doesn’t admit it. No, it took for him to appreciate what he lost, enough to finally do something about it.
But Isaiah’s stubborn stupidity was evened out by Maritza’s refusal to sit and pine for him. He told her she needed to get laid? Well, she did. (But of course, it sucked.) And he was not at all happy. I loved that she called his bluff and I loved even more that she was strong enough to accept Isaiah for who he was, and move on.

I’ll never complain when it’s the hero remaining celibate since it’s the unicorn of tropes.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
March 26, 2018

Having read several books by this author so far I knew what kind of writing I would most probably find when I choose to read PS I HATE YOU by Winter Renshaw. But on the other hand my ratings for her books are about as diversely as her plotlines. Because she never quite writes a plotline like the general, reader would suspect it. Which is good and bad depending what the plotline was.

PS I HATE YOU is the story about two strangers that spend a week of Saturdays with each other. A week where they try to become or shall I say remain ? friends. Both were exceptional yet complicated characters with an unknown past. Yet both can not deny the spark between them, no matter how much they try to keep it in the “no expectations” zone. It is also a story of what happens after that week.

I choose to read it because I love military man and I love stories about letters going to soldiers. In addition, the Blurb promised a mystery to me that I wanted to solve.

Their interactions were really interesting because they were these really special characters. They managed to remained strangers to each other and to me even while I followed their week of Saturday.

The Blurb is a Letter that Maritza writes to Isaiah at a certain point after this week where they spend time together.

Dear Isaiah,

Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you free pancakes and hoping you wouldn’t notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long.

But you did notice.

We spent a “week of Saturdays” together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.

I saved every letter you ever sent, your words quickly becoming my religion.

But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you’d never seen me in your life.

To think … I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul.


Whatever your reason is—I hope it’s a good one.

Maritza the Waitress

PS – I hate you, and this time … I mean it....

I loved their letters but even as they fell for each other I was wondering about certain things and trying to guess others. I expected stuff to happen when in fact things happened that I did not expect. So this book is unusual and not at all a cliché, which is one thing that I love about this authors book (as I said). Because of the Plotline it is difficult for me to say anything more after this letter was written as everything after this letter is a “?” and should remain so until the reader reaches that point.

So keeping things honest and a one pancake only base :

Would I have wished some things to bee different in the story ? Yes

I guess it was the authors intention when writing was to let the reader keep in mind that those two leads were basically strangers but for me this handling led to the fact that they remained strangers to me in a way that never let me connect to them. I was missing out on parts of their history for most of the book and this led to me feeling like an outsider to the story.
This fact and a plot twist that I felt was not necessary cost the book its 5ths star.

But did the story suit the character? Yes

It did and while I would have liked it to be a little different it was chosen well for these characters so I am positive that a lot of readers will love it.


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2,346 reviews213 followers
March 30, 2018
Before going in, I thought I knew how this book would go, but the author took every expectation I had and blew it out of the water with every page that i read. This is the third book I've read by the author and each and every one has been an easy to read, captivating read that I couldn't put down.

Despite the title and the blurb, this was a quick and easy fun read and not all filled with hate. Maritza was fun and quirky with a heart of gold and Isaiah is the rugged, damaged military man with just a hint of a more tender, soft side that we get a peek at. I'm an absolute sucker for the strong and silent type, especially with the military aspect thrown in to sweeten the deal. I loved the letters between these two and thought that the slow build to their friendship was absolutely perfect for these two!

But just when I started to think I knew where this story was going, the author threw some little twists and turns at me to keep me on my toes and guessing what exactly was going to happen. This book was filled with sweet, fun, and sexy times but also times where I wanted to throw my kindle at the wall in frustration. I definitely recommend this book and anything else by this author for anyone looking for a quick and easy fun read. I can't wait to see what the author brings us next.
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3,311 reviews106 followers
March 28, 2018
Before going in I thought I knew what I’d be reading but the author took my expectations and surprised me.

Despite the title I thought this book was a fun read it’s not at all hate filled. Maritza was fun and quirky with a tender vulnerable heart. Isaiah is the gruff damaged military man but we as the reader see his tender side.

I’m a sucker for the strong silent type throw in the military element and I’m sold. The letters between them were just perfect the slow build of their friendship was just beautiful. I thought I knew what the twist/spanner in the story was going to be and not going to say if I was right or wrong.

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56 reviews2 followers
March 19, 2020
Прежде всего, я признаюсь, что это совершенно потрясающий роман. Он просто захватывает дух. Я влюбилась в него!

PS I hate you - это история о двух незнакомцах, которые проводят неделю друг с другом. Неделю, когда они пытаются разобраться между собой: остаться ли им друзьями? Оба были исключительными интересными, но сложными персонажами с неизвестным прошлым. Тем не менее, оба не могут отрицать искру между ними, независимо от того, сколько они пытаются удержать ее в зоне «без ожиданий». Это также история о том, что происходит после этой недели.

Последний роман, где фигурировал военный персонаж с такой долей романтизма была книга - "Дорогой Джон", но эти книги разные в корне, не смотря на мятый сюжет.

Так что эта книга необычна и вовсе не является клише. Письма придавали книге куда более пикантности, интереса и загадочности. Марица была веселой и изворотливой с золотым сердцем, а Исайя - грубый, поврежденный военный с намеком на более нежную, мягкую сторону, на которую мы взглянули.

Эта книга заставит вас улыбнуться, упасть в обморок, т.к это приятная на ощупь история с интересным поворотом к концу; вы будете либо любить ее, либо ненавидеть. Когда хорошо написанные персонажи и уникальные сюжетные линии сочетаются, вы получаете хорошую книгу. Я прочитала ее залпом. Я просто не могла оторваться от книги. Если вы не читали книгу этого автора, я настоятельно рекомендую это!
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565 reviews101 followers
March 31, 2018
3.5 Stars

Maritza Claiborne is a waitress at Brentwood Pancake and Coffee; one day while slinging pancakes, Corporal Isaiah Torres takes a seat in her section...and he's so rude. Their first meeting is nothing worthy of a repeat, but when Maritza runs into Isaiah later they find the smallest bit of common ground and end up spending the rest of Isaiah's leave together.

Maritza is very bubbly. She's a positive girl who's embracing new experiences and enjoying being single in LA. She has no intentions of dating Isaiah and is keen to spend a week exploring LA with him. She definitely seems a bit too happy for Isaiah, he's much more quiet and broody seeming. But somehow their newfound friendship works.

Isaiah is definitely not looking for a relationship, he's shipping off to Afghanistan again in 9 days so a bit of easy, fun, touristy time spent with Maritza the waitress seems like the perfect way to run out the clock on his leave time. He's so adamant about not wanting anything more with Maritza it's almost detrimental to their friendship at times.

I liked both Maritza and Isaiah, though he was definitely a bit difficult at times, they were still an enjoyable couple to read about. Near the end of this book things get...interesting. I would have liked a bit more foreshadowing about what was coming. I felt like it was a little bit out of left field and also it gets resolved rather quickly and neatly. Once I was on board with this twist I thought, for sure, I was in for some major drama but then it just sort of fizzles out.

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book
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1,072 reviews7 followers
March 28, 2018
First half of this book I thought so bad about H. Such a jerk, such an asshole. ... You name it!
But later I got this thing about the twist and I was right.
The heroine was good strong girl. I liked her a lot. She didn't give a shot with H assholeness.
She just followed her heart.
Cannot wait the cousin's story.
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332 reviews20 followers
April 16, 2018
Sorry but there’s absolutely no reason for her to sleep with OM.The H is at war for gods sake he’s not with OW I mean give him a damn chance to come back healthy and alive.Hero is ok the heroine is stupid
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1,340 reviews224 followers
February 27, 2019
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Sia la cover che la trama di P.S. Ti odio da morire mi hanno attratta fin da subito. Adoro le storie con personaggi delle forze dell'ordine e con una trama così è impossibile non aprire il libro. Dalla trama, non capivo se il libro fosse uno storico o un romance ambientato nei giorni nostri e soprattutto, nella mia testa si era formata l'idea che la trama fosse come un prologo, quindi la storia si svolgeva dopo la lettera di Maritza. Quindi delucido chi ha fatto le mie stesse deduzioni: il libro è ambientato nei giorni nostri e la trama non è il prologo ma racconta in poche righe ciò che succede nel libro. Maritza è una ragazza che non ha idea di ciò che vuole essere in futuro, così mentre ci pensa fa la cameriera per mantenersi. Maritza è un personaggio fortemente positivo, è gentile, spiritosa, spontanea ed anche un po' logorroica. Amo il suo nome ed adoro il carattere che le calza a pennello. Quando incontra Isaiah per la prima volta, è odio a prima vista. Lui è un cliente troppo esigente, ostile e per niente educato. Maritza si ritrova così a dover rubare pancake per soddisfare un cliente molesto. Isaiah non si aspetta molto dalla vita: ha molti fratelli ma non ci va d'accordo, ama sua madre che è molto malata e tutto ciò in cui si sente di far bene è combattere per il Paese. Mi sono immedesimata nel dolore di sua madre nel sapere il figlio in guerra e nella preoccupazione di non sapere se e come tornerà a casa. La madre si Isaiah mi è entrata subito nel cuore in modo dolce e sensibile. È una donna molto forte ed allo stesso tempo piena di fragilità. Ci saranno un susseguirsi di disavventure molto divertenti che faranno avvicinare Isaiah e Maritza. Si avvicineranno a tal punto che passeranno una notte insieme. Così inizia il conto alla rovescia per la partenza di Isaiah ed i due protagonisti fanno una sorta di patto: stare insieme fino alla partenza di Isaiah. E in poco tempo tra i due si instaura un rapporto genuino basato su poche e semplici regole: essere sinceri, non promettersi niente e vivere alla giornata. Le giornate sono scandite dall'autrice e in ogni giorno faranno qualcosa di diverso che li farà conoscere. Questo è un libro che ho apprezzato molto, nonostante la velocità con la quale i personaggi si sono presi. Mentre Isaiah è in missione, i due si scambiano lettere e il tempo viene scandito dalle loro lettere ironiche…

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4,999 reviews404 followers
March 28, 2018
Winter Renshaw has done it again and the “it” is P.S. I HATE YOU, her latest book. I have to say, the cover is deliciously hot and beautifully done. I loved the cast of characters and found myself drawn in immediately.
PS I HATE YOU is the story about two strangers that spend a week of Saturdays with each other. A week where they end up in bed together, where they decide if they will become friends or friends with benefits… and at the end of the week with Saturdays, would they remain friends and stay in touch. I loved the angst, the humor, the chemistry between Maritza and Isaiah. Maritza and Isaiah are the main characters who are perfect for one another. Maritza Claiborne is one sassy, feisty, independent, and sweet woman who had me rooting for her from the start. She is a waitress and also going to school yet from the start,you know where you stand with her, which is something I liked. She had such a soft heart and was so giving. Then there is Isaiah Torres—he is a man who has multiple layers about him. He is complex, complicated, sexy and mysterious. He is in the military and he has some secrets which makes him irresistible. He also has at times an attitude and from that Maritza calls him “Mr. Tall, Dark, and Douche-y”. Isiah is definitely an alpha male who has a good heart but its hidden because of things in his past. These two belong together but with time and distance put between them, will they be able to make things work? And with a spanner thrown into the mix, will this change things and make them getting back together harder or completely impossible.
Ms. Renshaw really did an outstanding job. This book has the humor, the angst, the realism, the passion to have me digging in and hooked. Keep the tissues handy because there are some moments that will have you needing some tissues and also get the fans handy because the passion and chemistry is intense. There are several twists in this book that I wasn’t expecting and when it happened, WOW!! I loved this book and would love to see a story for Maritza’s cousin and roommate. I look forward to reading what Winter writes next!!!

My Rating: 4.8 stars *****
“I received an advanced copy of this book from the author at no cost to me."
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