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Hate to Crave You

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An Enemies to Lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Bella Love-Wins.

Never fall for the enemy.
Roman deceived her.
Julianna double-crossed him.
They should hate each other to the core, but neither one of them can stay away.


Roman
The second his eyes met Julianna’s, he knew he was in trouble. Then she said his name out loud and everything changed.
She was the e
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by Bella Love-Wins Books
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Claire Cronin
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by Bella and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! It has a great story line, lots of drama and some hot sexy scenes, well worth the read!!

Roman and Juliana meet in a hospital ward when they are 11 and 6 respectively. Both sets of parents are fierce competitors in the jewelry business and there is a massive family feud between them that started before their children were born.

They meet again 18 years later sat across the boardroom table from each other, both bidding for their respecti
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Nate
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved Roman & Julianna's story. Couldn't put it down. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book.
B. Koe
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steamy-romance
STUNNINGLY emotive, better than a fine wine, “HATE TO CRAVE YOU” is a MUST-BUY!
It is official, I am in love with the writing of Bella Love-Wins! Her name is firmly in the top 10 of the “FAVORITE AUTHORS” list, because no matter the trope, her romances are action-packed, sizzling, and emotive, with amazing characters and a prose so easy to read, I fall into the novels and do not re-appear until the last word is read. “HATE TO CRAVE YOU” is no exception to this pattern, it is WONDERFUL. While I am
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Judy
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful story about Roman and Juliana and their take on a modern day Romeo and Juliet. I absolutely loved how Roman at 11 years old takes care of Juliana at 6 when they meet in a hospital away at boarding school. They are smack dab in the middle of their families feuding that started long before they were born and are separated into different rooms after Roman over hears their fathers arguing and never finds out what happened to the girl. Years later as adults they meet again in a bo ...more
Rebecca Austin
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trsor
When Roman Montrose was a child going to a school in Switzerland he met a girl named Julianne in the hospital there and the two became friends until his parents arrived and the two were separated.

Julianna Castle works for her family's jewelry dynasty and is trying to make her own mark within the company. Now her family is pitted against Montrose Jewelers for control of some mines that will make either company more profitable.

When Roman and Julianna meet up for drinks he reminds her about their p
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Di
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this read about Roman, who is being trained to take over his father’s company one day and Julianna, a woman who is also being trained to take over her father’s company. Problem is their dad’s are rivals in the business and Roman’s dad holds a thirty year grudge against Julianna’s family, making them all bitter rivals. That doesn’t stop the two, they are attracted to each other but both of them know better...do not trust the other and they both want a deal only one of them can have, makin ...more
Karina
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully written story about two people caught in the middle of their families drama that happened long before they were even around. Juliana and Roman are two people who once met when they were six and eleven at a hospital. Roman hears their fathers arguing but doesn't know why. He leaves without ever finding out what becomes of the little girl he befriended. Years later they meet again across a boardroom as adults. Turns out their fathers are in the same business and appear to be bitter r ...more
Sandy Blushing Babes Are Up All Night
**4.25 Blushes**

Re-Imagined Romeo and Juliet style read seems to be the theme lately.

Julianna and Roman are children of two prominent rival families who are at the top of the jewelry business. They been trying to one up each other since before each one was born. They meet and bond as children, neither one realizing that their friendship would be short lived.

Fast forward 18 years. Both are now adults facing each other on opposite sides of a board room. The sparks fly between them even as Roman a
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Serena Worker
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Roman and Julianna met when they were young and in hospital, Julianna was alone, but it was when she cried, he decided to be her friend. When their parents arrive to see them Roman’s parents decided to move him to a private room, as much as he tried to argue he was moved.
Roman and Julianna help with their father’s business and with a major deal coming up they both know they have to be the first one to get it.
Roman saw Julianna as a drug, he wanted from the minute he saw her. and he was going to
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SBee Reviews
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
~ Fueling the feud ~

Having met initially as mere children, Julianna Castle and Roman Montrose (check out the initials, folks, à la Romeo and Juliet) were admitted to a Swiss hospital at the same time. They were placed in isolation in the same room, where they spent time bonding in friendship. Many years later, they meet once again, but this time accompanied by their jewelry empire fathers for a business discussion, for which the dangling carrot was the purchase of a third company looking to focu
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Lozzie
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hate To Crave You is a book that I'll always love! This is my first read book by this author, and I just simply loved it all.

This book has a story, has romance and has drama. What more could you ask for?! It is tastefully done, and towards the end this story will shock you.

Bella Love-Wins has a magic that put me under her spell with her words. I can't explain it but I just could not put it down. If I had to, it was down to force.

Roman: Seriously caught under Julianna' s spell.
Julianna: Craves
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Julianna Castle and Roman Montrose met as young children knowing nothing of the family feud between their families. As adults, Julianna and Roman are fierce competitors in the jewelry industry. Both their families are bidding on Templeton Legacy properties each wanting to gain the upper hand over the other. Julianna is smitten with Roman from the first look her way yet knows that her family won't approve. Roman finds Julianna attractive and sexy even knowing that she's forbidden fruit. Can eithe ...more
Linda
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can love overcome a thirty year family feud? Julianna Castle and Roman Montrose are giving it their best shot in Hate to Crave You. From the moment their eyes meet in the boardroom it's inevitable that they will be together but their families are business rivals and enemies. There's a huge deal on the line and only one of these family dynasties can be the winner. Can their relationship withstand the fallout? Will family pressure break them apart?

I loved the characters. Julianna and Roman are pe
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Dora
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Fantastic book by Bella Love-Wins that it will keep you glued to the pages of this captivating story! This was a beautiful love story of enemies to lovers that was so well done; it held my attention because it was entertaining, had emotional angst, scorching love scenes, a compelling storyline, but also was heartwarming. Julianna Castle and Roman Montrose families were enemies—formidable corporate rivals—therefore, Julianna and Roman wer
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Jackie D
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What happens when two people to be together get caught up in their families rivalry?
Perfectly imperfect enemies to lovers tale that cannot be beaten!
Get ready for the feels! Roman & Julianna have been destined for each other since they were 11 & 6 years of age- but their father's hatred for one another separates them until they meet again as dueling companies over mines and technology!
Let the games begin- after all its just business.. or is it?
This fan your face worthy affair is one-pa
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Konny
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Never fall for the enemy.
Roman deceived her.
Julianna double-crossed him.
They should hate each other to the core, but neither one of them can stay away. - the author.

Hate to Crave you tells the story of young love, mistaks, growing up and the pains of growing up.

Julianna Castle and Roman Montrose are destined to be married. Their parents are friends and businesspartners. They wish for their kids to have a connection - aka marriage. Only Roman despises Julianna and he makes her life a living he
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Donna Smith
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The ultimate enemies to lovers story. Roman and Julianna are unwilling enemies though. Their fathers own rival jewellery businesses and are sworn enemies. Although neither of them know why since the fued has gone on longer than they've been alive. When a business deal is offered to both companies, Julianna and Roman find themselves closer than ever literally and figuratively.
I enjoyed the espionage that went on between them but it gutted me at the same time. They had something special that you
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Wendy Livingstone
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a modern day Romeo and Juliet story, and as Roman and Julianna’s relationship moves from enemies / lovers, the chemist between them is explosive. This is a wonderful story which is beautifully written, and is an intense, emotional, and steamy read. I have read all of this authors’ work, and I think this one is my favourite to-date. This author gives her heart and soul into her characters, and this all leads to a captivating page turner, which had me hooked and intrigued throughout. I alw ...more
Armenia
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
OMG...that prologue...hooked me

I have to admit that prologue just drew me in. With that intriguing, steamy scene at the back of my mind, I wanted to know what happened to ruin the relationship. Wow. Ms. Love-Wins weaves a forbidden romance surrounded by the cutthroat business of the jewelry industry.

Throw in a three-decade-long feud between families, business rivals, and a sweet beginning of a young girl and boy, and you have the makings of Hate To Crave. Roman Montrose and Juliana Castle get c
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Lisa Roberts
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julianna and Roman meet at an early age and many years later the families come to heads once again always in competition and that throws Julianna and Roman into an intense situation as they remember each other and the games begin. Julianna knows exactly what she is doing and what a strong female character and very good at her job that brings her and Roman together and boy do sparks fly and it is wild but can they keep the secret .Secrets ,betrayl, and you couldn't even guess who was going to do ...more
Carolyn Spence
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very interesting story and I loved it. Roman and Julianna are enemies in the business world, but they don't know why. Their families have been feuding for over 30 years. I loved the part where they meet randomly when they were 11 and 6 years old and they did not know each other. They are both competing for the same thing and each one is out to play the other, and they do, but who wins is surprising. The sex is hot, the story is great and the characters are in depth. I highly recommend this boo ...more
Teresa Juckett
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh mercy me did Bella do a fantastic job in writing this book. I couldnt put it down the whole time it kept me turning pages to see what hapoened next, since their families are rivalies the suspense was killing me. The main character's Roman & Julianna were amazing together their chemistry was through the roof and the secondary character's were too funny I'm hoping they get their own story as well especially Julianna's brother Joseph i want to know why he is like he is. I would definitely re ...more
Leslie Ooten
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read. The writing flowed well, and the characters were developed nicely. I thought that Julianna and Roman were good together, and had great chemistry. I did get annoyed at Roman when the drama started though. After everything they had been through, to automatically think Julianna was going behind his back was uncalled for. I was happy that they could work their problems out and get their HEA. The only thing I would want different would be for Roman to work things out with his fa ...more
Rachael Bromley
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an enemy to lovers’ story. Roman and Julianna are enemies but only in the eyes of their families. Both of their father’s own jewellery shops but are enemies. As there is a family feud, no one I sure what it is about and why it has gone on for so long. I was sad about the two main characters as they had so much chemistry between them, but they seemed to let business get in the way of any budding relationship. Can they get their heads together and figure out what they have before its to la ...more
Susan
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is almost like a modern day Romeo and Juliet, but it is two families that are both the top in the jewelry business, and it is so much better. This is the story of Julianna and Roman. Bella Love-Wins has worked her writing magic again. One, it is a wonderful story that pulls you into it, and you do not want to put it down. Second, the chemistry between Julianna and Roman is off the top, and it is steamy hot. I highly recommend this book.
Andrea
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julianna and Roman…. their story might be the best book by Ms. Love-Wins I have read so far!

The characters felt alive and warm, human in their train of thoughts and feelings, while fighting their way through their complicated and muddled family relationships…
The plot is twisted like rarely before, thrilling like a spy thriller and explosive at times, but also hot due to the sparking chemistry between both protagonists.

I loved this story. It is an absolute must read!
Jacqueline Ellison
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic writing, storyline and characters. This enemies to lovers romance was well written and held my attention until the very end. Roman and Julianna new each other when they were younger. Their families don't get along and are rivals. Roman and Julianna had amazing chemistry, their attraction was steamy hot. I would definitely recommend this book. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Gladys
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was very easy to fall for this star-crossed lovers romance. The attraction, chemistry and affection between these two is so strong, but the rivalry betwixt their families causes major obstacles and pain filled complications that firmly stand in the way of them ever getting even a shot at a HEA. A very enjoyable and entertaining read. I am posting a completely honest, voluntary review.
Rachel Blomberg
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an interesting, incredible, and fun loving couple. A couple that is stuck between their happiness and their families feud. But love is always the winning bet. You will fall in love with this couple winning personity and strong family loyalty except when it comes to their hearts.
I voluntarily review this Advanced Readers Copy of this book
Veronica LaRoche
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was very interesting. Two rival families who have a past and now their kids are secretly seeing each other. I really enjoyed Roman & Julianna especially when they were younger was so sweet. Great story with amazing characters that will have you hooked.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
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