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Hate to Love You

(Baker's Bunch #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  39 reviews
All it takes is one kiss.
One mind-bending, toe-curling, life altering kiss to change everything.
The night my brother faces death, I embrace life.
I’m a mess. Until the strong arms of Cole Andrews find me.
Tears turn to kisses, and comfort to lust.
As the men in my life take turns falling off their pedestals, one man rises.
The one I’ve wanted for years. The man I’m head
Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published April 2nd 2019
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Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I can't get over how stupid the main characters are, particularly Samantha.
Ally *Wasted Life Books & Romance*
Updated: There were things I really liked, but mostly I feel like this story was a hot mess of emotions and reactions, which make sense on realizing it is a New Adult novel.
Updated with Review: 4Star Read!

I've still left some of my original gripes but updated how with a change in my perception and information they aren't plotting flaws just a story that shows growth and development, which isn't always pretty.

I was excited when I began this story! The first couple of chapters had me completely
Tausha Treadway
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate to Love You ( Baker's Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan. This is the forbidden love story of Samantha Stone aka Sam and Cole Andrews, Cole is Sam's brother Tyler's best friend and Tyler has made it clear no one and I mean no one who he is friends with is to touch Sam. Sam and Cole become friends and one night after Sam is in a bad breakup he consoles her and it leads to a passionate night. Cole know's for Tyler's safety they have to keep it a secret but can Sam do that and can they deny their ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this second chance story. One thing I enjoy most about this author is her ability to pull me into her stories right from the start, this one is no different. Sam and Cole have always had feelings for each other when they were growing up. With a relationship being a no no they both kept feelings to themselves. Now, years later, one night, one kiss could change everything for them. Will they get the HEA they deserve? Great characters, emotional ride, I highly recommend this book.
Emma Luna
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
Book: Hate To Love You
Author: Lily Ryan
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewer: emmasromanticreviews17 on Facebook
Note: I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

If you are looking for a book that is filled with angst, secrets and childhood longing then this is most definitely the book for you. It is about what finally happens when the secret love you have for your older brother’s best friend gets set loose in amongst a sea of lies and secrets and that hope that it can still survive.

Samantha has
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read about change. Sam's brother has overdosed on drugs, but all she can think about is kissing his best friend, Cole Andrews. That night changes everything as she gets her hearts desire. But her brother always gets in the middle of things and Cole doesn't want to risk Tyler finding out. Can their forbidden love blossom or is it doomed from the start?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Cole trying to be a good friend but also follow his
Karyn Taylor
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate To Love You is the first book in the Baker’s Bunch series by Lily Ryan. It was the first time I had read any work from this author so I was unsure what to expect. What I got was a well written ‘forbidden love’ story that I really enjoyed.
Samantha (also Sam or Sammie) Stone has been in love with her brother Tyler’s best friend Cole Andrews for as long as she can remember.
Cole Andrews has been secretly fighting his attraction to his best friend Tyler’s little sister Sammie for a long time.
Chantelle Smith
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first read from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this read. Lily Ryan has a brilliant writing style, with great characters and a plot that was captivating and flows seamlessly from chapter to chapter. This was a brilliant romance read with all the feels. You could tell immediately that Cole & Sam were meant to be together from the feelings they have had for each other over the years, and all throughout the read, you can't help but wish that they finally get a ...more
Michelle Austin
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

Hate to Love You was a good 4 star read and book one in the Baker’s Bunch series.

Samantha’s world has been turned upside down. Her brother is in the hospital and she has a secret that could really hurt people she loves. When Cole shows up to comfort her and take her to the hospital things take a heated turn. Cole quickly puts a stop to it, knowing that Samantha is forbidden, she is his best friend’s sister.

Samantha has had a crush on Cole for years. Cole has also noticed Samantha, but her
2OCC Reviews
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
Being a brothers best friend read I knew that some of the conflict in the story would center around that aspect and I didn’t have an issue with that. This was an good NA story. I liked Cole and Sam well enough but all the back and forth was a little annoying to me. They both seemed really immature at times and it kinda lasted right up to the end of the book and then no epilogue to see them really happy together instead of just fighting. I get that with their ages that there can be a lot of back ...more
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate to Love You was one of those books that I completely judged by its cover, and one-clicked once I took it all in. I have never had the chance to read anything from Lily Ryan prior to this and so I was definitely going in completely blind with high hopes. Let me tell you, Ms. Ryan did not disappoint! Yeah, yeah it is a second chance mixed with the forbidden love romance that you see a lot of in the romance genre, but it is so well written that you are engaged from beginning to end without a ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
HATE TO LOVE YOU is the first book I've read by this author and I will be reading future books in this series.

This is one of those stories that was so frustrating to read because of the immaturity of the female protagonist UNTIL I remembered that she is only a senior in high school who has had a crush on her brother's best friend forever and it makes total sense that she acts the way she does. Poor kid has no life experience.

This was a quick read with characters who are fully developed and a
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to Love You is the first book in Lily Ryan’s Baker’s Bunch Book. It is a young adult story of the pain of growing up … it is a hot mess overloaded with emotions and knee jerk reactions and it is not surprising, it is for young adults so if you are of my age and you found yourself reading it, tone down your criticism and look at it through the eyes of the young ones. Growing up is not a party though at times it seems so to us who are on the fringes and we look at the popular crowd!
Hate to
Laura Furuta
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1)
By: Lily Ryan
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan is a new adult/romance book. It is a story that pulled me in from the very beginning and I was hooked. I loved reading about the characters of Cole Andrews and Samantha Stone. Their story is one that is an emotional journey that had me turning pages to find out what happens next. These two both have deep feelings for each other. There is a night of passion that
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to Love You
By Lily Ryan
4 stars

This is the third book that I have enjoyed by this author, I always find it so easy to get into the stories that she writes and the characters are always enjoyable to read about. Second chance romance stories are always one I like to read about, I love to see people who have a genuine connection find each other again and then throw in the ‘forbidden relationship’ part to it too and I am in book heaven! Hate to Love You was exactly what I wanted from a story in
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate To Love You by Lily Ryan
Baker’s Bunch Book 1
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was a rough ride. The story is wonderful, the characters are fantastic and the issues Sam and Tyler’s family face are very real. The drama with Sam and her brother’s best friend Cole is over the top. I say that because everything can always be worked out by communication, but Sam seemed to have the most trouble doing that. Throughout the whole book it seemed Sam and Cole just couldn't stop breaking each other’s
Melissa Agena
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was full of emotions constantly pulling you one way to the other, but it also kept you on your seat. Hate to Love You is Book 1 in the Bakers Bunch Series written by Lily Ryan. Samantha has been in love with her brother’s best friend Cole since she can remember. Cole, has the same feelings but hasn’t acted upon them because of his best-friend aka Sam’s big brother. Sam’s brother has always told Cole to stay away from her so, Cole has never done anything…until now. Sam’s on her way to ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Hate to Love You is the first book in the Baker's Bunch Series by Lily Ryan. It is a contemporary/ new adult romance story with a brother’s best friend- forbidden romance theme.
Cole Andrews and Samantha Stone share a history, growing up together- she is his best friend’s little sister, and completely off-limits. But a passionate night together changes everything, and a secret relationship begins. What happens if their secret is revealed? Do these two really have a chance at a future
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1) byLily Ryan is a new adult/college second chance romance. What more can you ask from a story where the younger sister has a crush on her older brother's best friend? Of course, grab that book and sit in for an enjoyable read!! Hate to Love You was a novel that held emotional shifts, along with secret desires, drama and additional antics that ensued. Sam was a great heroine in this story showing much strength when you'd anticipate most to cave to all the ...more
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, ibbb
Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan was a good introduction to this author for me. This new adult forbidden best friend’s little sister romance, kept me turning the paper to find out what was going to happen next. Cole and Samantha have been in each other’s life for about 8 years, but the day Samantha’s brother over-dozed is when things changed for them. It’s the unforgettable question of will they or won’t they start a relationship? Are they going to hide or tell the brother?

Young love can be so
Heidi Eich Woodring
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate to love you, by Lily Ryan, is the first book in the Bakers Bunch series. THIS BOOK was amazing and hooked me right away. This book is filled with tension, passion, love, lust, and heartbreak. Sam was always in love with her brother’s best friend. He was always there for her and never turned her away when she wanted to tag along. Cole always knew that he had feelings for Sam but knew nothing would or could happen between them. SHE WAS OFF LIMITS. Then one night, while Sam is seeking confront ...more
Angelina Frazzini
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan is book one of the Baker’s Bunch series. This book has forbidden love, second chances and so much more. I couldn’t put it down!!

Sam has always had feelings for Cole it seems. Cole never cared much if Sam tagged along with Tyler, her older brother. Rule was Cole’s best friend so he knew that nothing could ever happen with Sam. Sam’s life seems to be unraveling but when everything seems like it’s falling apart, Cole is still there. Sam takes her chance. Will Sam and
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan is the first book in the Baker's Bunch series. This is the story of Samantha and Cole and their chance at love. The two have known each other most of their lives. Cole has always been around since he is best friends with Samantha's brother. What happens after the two have a kiss?
The story is really good and tells about a longing that has been growing between the characters for a long time. I like that they are concerned and have to deal with possible consequences of
Gail Guerrero
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan

Four Stars

I dislike females like Sam. I’m definitely the type to run up on you if I see something crazy. I hate when people jump to conclusions. I want all the facts and details. Not second hand either. I need it right from the person’s mouth. Sam just wanted something to happen so she wouldn’t feel bad and everything was someone else’s fault. Cole at first seemed like a douche. But as the story moves along you start to understand his reasons
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Hate To Love You ( Baker's Bunch Book 1 ) By Lily Ryan

Hate to Love you is the first Book in The Baker's Bunch Series by Lily Ryan I’m a huge fan of Lily Ryan and was very excited to dive into what I already knew was going to be a amazing story. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t put it down till the end. I had to know what happens next. This is about Cole and Samantha. These two are keeping their relationship a secret especially since Samantha's brother is Cole's best friend.
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to Love You is the first book in the Bakers Bunch Series by author Lily Ryan. Samantha Stone has had a thing for her big brother’s best friend, Cole Andrews, since she was a pre-teen. After an incident forces the two together for one night, they decide they want each other but don’t know how their relationship would affect those around them. Do they take a chance or go back to the place they have always held in each other’s lives?
This was a pretty good story; I did definitely prefer Cole’s
Jenni Bishop
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan is a contemporary young adult romance story. It is well written and engaging and enjoyable characters. It is about forbidden fruit that can no longer be denied and along with that the normal emotional ride.

Sam has grown up with feelings for her brothers best friend and now she can no longer deny it. But does he want her? Will one night make or break them?

Cole had noticed that his best friends sister is no longer a little girl but she is off
Kaitlynn Taylor
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate to Love You by Lily Ryan


Hate to Love You is my second read by the incredible Lily Ryan and so far, it’s my favorite! I completely devoured this book as I couldn’t get enough of the steamy connection and drama filled relationship between Cole and Sam. From the very first chapter I was hooked, and I enjoyed everything about this story.

I love the push and pull between the main characters and often times it had me sitting on the edge of my seat wondering how it was all going to play out.
Katie Kearney
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate to Love You (Baker's Bunch Book 1) By Lily Ryan. I loved everything about this book, the author writes a story that had me completely hooked from start to finish. The emotions and chemistry Cole and Samantha have jumped off the pages and took me on quite the journey. I’m a sucker for a “forbidden “ love story and while they can get predictable not once did I feel that feeling reading this story. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. The characters are ...more
Lucy Berson
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hate To Love You, A Brothers Best Friend Novel, (Baker’s Bunch Book 1) by Lily Ryan.
When Samantha finds out some tragic news, the one person there to comfort her is her brothers best friend and the guy that she has crushed on for what seems like forever, Cole Andrews. Cole knows that he wants Samantha and always has but he also knows that no one would accept them being in a relationship. So he admits his feeling to her but tells her that for the time being, they need to keep their relationship
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