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To Have and Hate

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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  360 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Beckett. Let me count the ways I loathe him.

1. He’s the bane of my existence.
2. A thorn in my side.
3. I’m pretty sure he’s the devil in disguise
Or he at least has him on speed-dial.

So why am I standing here, bouquet in hand, about to become his wife?

He calls it a business proposition.
I call it blackmail.
He says our fighting is foreplay.
I say he should be on meds.
He says
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Published August 8th 2019
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome read! I am a sucker for enemies to lovers romance and this little gem ticked the right boxes.
It had humor, intense heat, and tension and the familiar push and pull between the two main characters. It's the push and pulls that always grabs at me and this book was full of it.
Olivia and Beckett were one of a kind. The sexual tension between the to was thick and you could cut it with a knife, the witty banter and overall chemistry were through the roof, fighting or fucking thes
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Dora Koutsoukou
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
2,5 ❤🤔⭐s

Fake and arranged marriages is a theme that I like to read.
Olivia and Beckett’s story didn’t thrill me though.
The characters weren’t fully developed and lacked maturity. Although I’ve read it I still do not have a clear portrayal of Beckett!
There were many parts that the storyline was really dragging and the ending was so rushed leaving me with even more questions.
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Aimee
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The marriage may be fake, but the feelings and passion are real!

Update: upon further reflection, this book sort of reminds me of Gone With the Wind. Heroine pines after “the one who got away”, unable to see his true colors die to her younger self’s crush. She marries for money to the man as dynamic as she is. It’s not until late in the book when the blinders are ripped off that she sees the one who got away is a blessing in disguise-an unanswered prayer (if you’re a Garth Brooks fan). We all hav
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M Hurford
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Deliciously Funny and Romantically Steamy!
Donna Alam has a special gift for writing romantic comedies and To Have and To Hate is another example of that gift.
The main characters, Olivia and Beckett, reminded me somewhat of Katherine and Petruchio of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew fame. Olivia is in financial need for her matchmaking app and has turned to a financial investment group. Beckett is a part of this group. He proposes that if she marries him for six months he will make all her fina
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heareads
One of the things I love about Alam’s books is the humour, my giddiness and falling in love with the hero. This book does not disappoint.

Olivia and Beckett were a dream to read. Olivia is looking for an investor to for her company when she stumbles and falls at Beckett’s feet. Another chance meeting sees her going to dinner with him. Then another meeting sees him proposing marriage and an investment into her company that’s just about to go into the black, and he needs a wife for a business deal
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lowkeyreader
4.5⭐

I loved this one! There's nothing more exciting than reading marriage of convenience trope with lots of witty banters and lots of angst!

Olivia is in of financial need for her matchmaking app and has turned to a financial investment group. She thought her long time crush, Luke would help her set the pitch meeting up and help her get the company to invest. Little did she know, Luke has his own agenda going with this.

Beckett is a part of the investment group and he sees through Luke and decide
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Isabel Jolie
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Lisa Staples
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE a well written Enemies-To-Lovers story that's loaded with tension, verbal stouches and intense passion; but throw a true antihero into the mix and you've found my Kryptonite!

TO HAVE AND HATE is just that story and Donna Alam's Beckett is just that Hero!!

When Olivia Welland goes looking for investors to try and save her haemorrhaging start-up, the last thing she expects is to fall head over heels for one of the principles of the firm.
Well, in reality she faceplants at his feet b
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Magali
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Explosive and at the same time endearing characters
I loved this excellent and very well written story that is fascinating thanks to the unusual characters.
The heroine, Olivia, does not always know how to react, but she is always fighting against a Beckett who is definitely a very good villain. Their verbal fights are as edgy and hot as their melee.
Olivia needs funds to finish launching her app and thinks to succeed thanks to her friend Luck. However, after falling because of a stranger and Luck
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Raecharmed
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Olivia needs funding to keep her business afloat when the funding she thought was going to come didn't she didn't know what to do. Beckett is a member of the place she pitched her idea to trying to get money which fell through. She also fell at his feet on her way to the meeting. Beckett was drawn to her but he knew his firm wouldn't give her the money she needed so he contacted her through his secretary to set up a meeting between them. However they ended up running into each other at a fancy r ...more
CeCe
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘢𝘸. 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺. 𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥. 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦. 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦. 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦. - 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐭 𝐈𝐈𝐈

This give the biggest case of will they won’t they ever in a book, because while he seemed quite stand off he also seemed quite taken with her.

Their fighting and resistance was definitely some weird kind of foreplay and you knew instantly once they get it on it was going to be explosive, addicting and sizzling 😜

I hated Luke from the beginning, there was summit w
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Linda
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
💍Not my favorite Alam romance; steamy but where's the fun?😟
August 9, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
🤔 3.5-4🌟 stars
Great cover!
I know that many readers/reviewers may disagree, but It took a really long time for me to get into this romance. The last portion was good, but I found the early part of the story awfully focused on verbal sparring that did not hit me as flirty, cute or particularly romantic. Maybe the title should have clued me in to the darker, confrontational nature of their relationship. I
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Ga Books LoverX
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read and I give it a solid 4.5 outta 5!

Olivia is in a pickle. She needs financing for her struggling business, fast. Beckett wants to take over the majority shares of the company is a partner at and so he needs a wife, fast. Hmmm, how can these two help each other?!

All in all, this book had two of my favorite romance types- enemies to lovers and fake marriage. Olivia and Beckett have this amazing chemistry and honestly their hatred for each other makes it that so much stro
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Lorraine
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
This story is phenomenal!
Beckett is our leading man and one that totally consumed my heart. If I'm honest, I saw David Gandy every time I read his POV.
Olivia is, in some ways, a bit of a Bridget Jones character but isn't. Please don't ask me to explain, but all becomes clear when you read this funny and engaging book.
Beckett and Olivia start their relationship with a business deal and not one you expect. Very quickly, you find yourself drawn into this passionate relationship. The writing clev
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Kristen Lewendon
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s apathy. And this pair feels so much. There is so much passion between Olivia and Beckett. Whether they’re fighting or… well, pretty much anything else, the sparks leap off the page when they’re together. I adored Olivia’s fighting spirit and her viciously snarky wit. The banter as they tore into each other left me howling with laughter. I wasn’t sure about Beckett for the longest time. He’s a bit of a bully and that totally rubbed me the wrong way. But once ...more
Peggy
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yet another amazing story by Donna. This author is one of my favs, my top 5 and I’m a voracious reader who reads probably 300 books a year. I adored Rafferty and thought it was my fav u til I read To Have and Hate. This story is about Olivia and Beckett. If you love reading about an amazing h and a miserable, arrogant jerk who you want to slap this is the book for you. I laughed so hard in parts I almost fell off my treadmill. Complicated and compelling I read it in one sitting. Olivia’s busines ...more
Thuy Taylor
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Fake marriage, lots of sexual chemistry but confusing plot. Beckett and Olivia meet in a weird bump into, not thinking much into it, they go about their day.....But, its definitely not the only bump into....She needs an investment in her company to keep it going, she's burning through her money fast, and its a love match program that she is swearing will work. Beckett wants complete control of his company that he's a partner in, but needs Olivia to make it work. This is where the fake marriage c ...more
Daisy
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am a sucker for an alpha billionaire romance and in this story I loved that the heroine wasn't necessarily a damsel in distress- she being a business woman. What I couldn't stand was the idea of her waiting around for a guy (OM)for 5 years ?!?!. Her personality to me did not match, she was take charge of her life type of person but ONE so called "honorable" MAN (OM again) turned her to this teenage girl. She behaved the same way with the H as well. She has no sense of authority whatsoever even ...more
Kaye
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ONE INDUBITABLE EXPERIENCE!!!
Hold on tight! You get it all with this riveting bad boy. One chaotic ride with a bounty of swirling emotions bursting into play front and center. Dealing with all the trials and tribulations, along with a few twists and turns catapults this little jewel together sleek, shiny and tight. An impressive storyline and gripping plot with all the frills, spills and a good dose of humor wraps this baby up for one fun filled adventure. A multitude of hapless surprises and a
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Debbie Caswell
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a top notch romantic comedy that will have you laughing out loud no matter where you are as you won't be able to help yourself the repartee between the two main characters is so top notch that it will draw you in until you turn that last page

This is the story of Olivia and Beckett. She needs money to invest in her match making app he is a member of an investment group who needs a wife so that he can take sole charge of the investment group . He offers six months of fake marriage and he w
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Stephanie Crews
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fake and arranged marriage or a real marriage? To Have and Hate hits both questions spot on.

Donna Alam is one of my favorite authors, her Scot series is fabulous and sexy, now we get to meet a whole new cast of characters. Alternating views with both Olivia and Beckett even though we don't really get to see into the mind of the reasons behind Beckett intentions, it's still a great storyline. As always with any Donna Alam story, you get a bit of the sweet and lots and lots of heat...yikes!!!

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Lori
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Olivia has her dream job, being the boss of her own start up company, the bad part is she's pretty much broke. Her good friend from University has set up an appointment for her with his stepfather who's a partner in a venture capital business. She's running late for the meeting when she inadvertently is tripped by a foot, the foot is attached to a stranger who, although good looking, seems to get her ruff up. She's got skinned knees and a completely bruised ego. She's got an instant dislike for ...more
SCBookAddict
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This marriage of convenience story is PACKED with so much sexual chemistry that you will be wanting release of your own!
Beckett proposes a six month marriage of convenience to Olivia. In exchange, he gets the company he's after and she can save her business. What is supposed to be simple, cut and dry is ANYTHING but.
These two have so much chemistry! They are constantly hot and cold. It's a constant push and pull throughout the story!
When the story focused on these two, it was incredible! When i
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Anna
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never thought I'd fall in love with Bolivia!!

OMG, this book! I adore Bolivia! Olivia is strong, passionate, fiery, determined, and a bit too worried about what everyone else might say but when she gets out of her own way, she's phenomenal. And Beckett...delicious, sexy, smirky, hot and cold, determined to control ever Beckett. Their love & hate, back & forth, can't keep away from each other passion is mesmerizing. This story has all my favorite things about romance. Donna does it again.
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Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
What a fantastic read!?!?!
This was my first book by the author and now I’m hooked!
Beckett is sexy AF and the perfect antihero.
Olivia is badass and snarky. I loved their hate/love relationship. Hot sexy times were SCORCHING!
Highly recommend this one!

~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~
Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5
Secondary Characters~ 5/5
The Feels~ 5/5
Pacing~ 5/5
Addictiveness~5/5
Angst~ 5/5
Steam/Hotness/Chemisty ~ 5/5
Theme or Tone~ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)~ 5/5
Origin
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Sara Oxton
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To Have and to Hate by Donna Alam a five-star read that you will want to have and hold. This is such an amazing read it was a little slow to start with, but ne it got going it was a hundred miles an hour. I swear this novel would burn if I took it into church, it would go up in flames quicker than you can imagine. Beckett is a hard man to get around, but he proves his worth by the bucket full. The one thing in this one was that it had my Spidey senses going crazy when one character was first bro ...more
Robin Sweeney
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is only my second Donna Alam book, and I will say I'm hooked on her writing. I thought I wouldn't like the plot, so I was super skeptical in the beginning, I kept wanting to not like it, but I was completely hook in the first chapters so I'm officially a fan of her writing! The premise of this book is a deal to marry in which both Beckett & Olivia both get what they want in the working world. Marry for six months, get the business of your dreams making money. Seems simple enough but Bec ...more
Michelle
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: donna-alam
Witty, Sexy, STEAMY!!!

I think I've read everything Donna Alam has written, and To Have & Hate is a standout, standalone novel that I absolutely loved. Every book has a fresh take on relationships and romance, and T.H.A.H. provides a lot of freshness...fresh, cheeky, searing banter, that is! Bolivia's (Beckett and Olivia's) relationship is less give-and-take and more pursuit/reluctant submission, served up with heated innuendo and enough steamy heat to curl wallpaper. Although these are entir
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Carol 27
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very entertaining marriage of convenience set in London, featuring a strong-willed American woman with a struggling company, and the older, haughty, British financier who offers her a monetary proposal – one that includes much more than business! I enjoyed everything about this story – the snarky banter, the sniping arguments, the bossy behaviour, and the sizzling, sexy encounters. I loved the undeniable chemistry, the passion, and the push and pull between Olivia and Beckett as they s ...more
Zelda
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this fake marriage, enemies to lovers romance, there is a huge amount of chemistry between Beckett and Olivia. Beckett is icy cool but still attractive to Olivia, who gets off on annoying him. I enjoyed the characters and their need to be together-the sizzle was intense. There is lots of push-pull in this one. I almost missed their falling in love, it was so natural and inevitable, and once they realise what is happening, the fight against it. I loved their flirtiness, their fun side, and lau ...more
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