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Hate You Not

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  2,184 ratings  ·  303 reviews
I didn’t know I was that person. You know—the one who gets the kids. But that’s what the will said. June Lawler: Legal Guardian.
My niece and nephew are 6 and 9, and all they’ve ever known is San Francisco. I arrive the day after the wreck, pack up my sister’s mansion, and fly them back to Georgia.
The small-town farm where their mom and I grew up isn’t what it once was, b
Published February 19th 2020
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KC Caron (Aprhodites Reading Alphas)
Riveted! Utterly Brilliant Storytelling and Unforgettable Characters. Read and Repeat.

This story…I’m a puddle! Teary-eyed, aroused, and moved. So. Freaking. Moved. Burke and June will ruin you. Sweet and honest, a heartbreak of a story line, with a lava level slow burn that hits all the right buttons. Perfect! Ella James has reached a new level.

I cannot recommend this dusky escalating love story enough. Hate You Not is heartbeat and heartache and everything I love about enemies to lovers.

I wa
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June just inherited her six and nine year old niece and nephew!

Her older sister died in a car accident with her husband in San Francisco and June got the kids! Even though there were better options. Like people with money or jobs or her other sister - who already has kids and probably knows what she's doing!

But nope. June is now an auntie-mom.

Living with two little kids and two big dogs on her parents' dying farm in small-town Georgia.

Burke is the kids' uncle - their dad's older brother.
He wasn'
Keri Loves Books
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Emotionally Charged Stars!

This enemies-to-lovers romance will break your heart at times but leave you smiling the rest. It’s heart-wrenching, yet heart-warming. I loved these characters and their journey to HEA.

Happily Ever Afters do exist. It’s time for Burke and June to get theirs.

June has suffered more than one devastating loss. Both events changed the entire course her life was headed. Now she's a full time farmer in Georgia and the guardian to her niece and nephew. After losing her sister
Between the sheets book reviews
Ok... I’ve been seriously sitting here for a while not quite sure where to start with this review, my head and heart are mush right now. I’m just speechless!!! So many thoughts, emotions and play backs of SO many scenes I loved throughout this whole book are on a constant loop in my head making it nearly impossible to to try and write a review worthy of this book. That’s just how extraordinarily talented Ella James is ... her stories leave us speechless, breathless and struggling to get a hold o ...more
*My Little Book Nook*
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There’s a reason why Ella James is one of my one-click authors. She consistently crafts characters that I genuinely like, and stories that suck me in and make me feel.
Hate You (Not) is no exception. Ella James has a tendency to take general tropes and turn them on their heads, too. This enemies-to-lovers is not as light and fluffy as may seem, but honestly, that’s part of why I loved it. It gets 4.5 stars from me

I absolutely LOVE June. She’s determined, she’s hard working, and she takes no crap
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This was a nice surprise, a great story with an interesting romance.I like the story line and the banter between the characters.Tragedy brought together June and Burke, at first they didn't like each other or this is what they thought!


June is strong and I liked her a lot!Burke make me laugh a lot and swoon!He was sexy!The kids were adorable!They might be from different places but they were perfect for each other!

This is my first book from this author and I'm going to read more for sure!

Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
4.5/5 Stars

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was immediately transplanted into this story and I loved every moment. The author has a wonderful way of putting you head-first into the story. I loved all the details and the world-building was fantastic. I am from a small town in the south myself and grew up in the country so I loved drawing parallels from this book to my own exp
Melanie (mells_view)
“Sometimes the villain turns out to be the prince.”

Hate You Not is one of those books that I knew I would love, but it’s also one that just makes you sit back and sigh. In a good way that is. It’s just a satisfying read that is a bit of a journey, but ends very full circle. You’ve got this spunky and sassy heroine that’s from a small town, and you have a hero who is the total opposite. He’s reserved and he’s bossy. Not only that, but they both have these two children that they love, who have jus
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been a while since I read a enemy to lover in a setting of co parenting. Miss James is not a new author for me. I like some of her books. Hate You (Not) has a lot of feels. What can I say? I am in love. The relationship between Burke and June is cute and sweet. The story is not overdone with cheesy and whole lot alpha male.

The relationship is more realistic. Their banter is have a lot of the right punch. The plot is min angst and very enjoyable to read in lazy day. I listened to the audi
World Of Books 65
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How can you not fall in love with this book? 'Hate You Not' is a brilliantly written romance story at the pen of Ella James.

The South being the very beautiful June and the North being the cold hard Burke meet head on in this story of family tragedy, love and lust. When tragedy strikes and June's sister and husband who live in San Fransisco are killed for some reason that June still can't figure out her niece and nephew come to live with her on the struggling family farm in Heat Springs right in
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable read. I couldn't put it down at first -- which says a lot! I, however, started to lose that feeling after a while and especially towards the last 1/4ish. I was confused by the H's overall character if I'm being completely honest. He seemed to be too complex, and not in a good way. It just didn't seem consistent. There is also this breakthrough for him in the last part (that I really struggled with) where he comes to terms with his past. I felt confus
Heather andrews
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Burke finds his woman amusing, “do I drive?” This time I can’t help a laugh. “You mean at home?” I grin at her. “You think my driving skills are ****, huh?” I liked that June had a temper on her, "oh, I effin’ bet it was.” She whirls on her heel and stalks inside. Even the puppies must be able to feel the rage that’s rolling off her. They scamper after her..." I liked this book, I loved Burke ...more
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! Brilliant! Intense! Loved this enemies to lovers book! The addition of the animals and kids completely the perfect hea for me!
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
After the tragic death of her sister and brother in law, June finds herself the sole guardian of her young niece and nephew. She feels conflicted about taking them away from the only home and life they have ever known. They are moving from a big city to the family farm in a remote, rural town. However, this is where their mother grew up and this is what she wanted for her children in the event of something happening.

As Margot and Oliver begin to adjust to their new home they begin to embrace the
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I had read two books by Ella James so far, both that left me with a lasting impression of a writer master at writing angst and complex stories. Hate You Not is a very good read but it’s Ella James’s sweet side here.

Yes you’ll get sad moments and a secret to uncover by the end, I guess it wouldn’t be Ella James otherwise, but I experienced this one rather like a sweet story with some bitter on the side.

The synopsis says it all: June, a young woman who never finished high school will become
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Give me an enemies-to-lovers book and I’ll be instantly invested in it. It’s my all time favourite kind of read and Hate You (Not) is exactly that. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful all wrapped up into one big ball of emotions.

June has gone through a lot, she’s suffered with losses that changed her life and left her with kids that aren’t hers. She’s a farmer full time and her life is hard but being the amazing person she is she embraces it and gets on with it.

Burke gets what he wants when he wa
Dora Koutsoukou
I really tried to keep reading but I couldn’t connect with the characters. All the narrations and inner thoughts didn’t manage to keep my interest.
Dnf @ 28%.
Feb 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The premise of this book sounded amazing and I was stoked to get my hands on this book. Sadly an amazing premise is drowned and killed by horrendously awkward dialogue (both inner and between characters) and the lack of chemistry between any of the characters. It was boring. So beyond boring I found my eyes glazing over several times in the first chapter. Just blah blah blah.

This one star is not for the book itself, but for the tiny picture of the piggie at the beginning of each chapter.
Victoria Weston
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I've read by this author and oh my is it brilliant. I was not disappointed all and neither will you be either. This book is a must read.

June gets her life totally flipped upside down after a major tragedy happens and throws many peoples lives up in the air. She didn't even know that she was the person that would get the call and would go to if anything did happen. June's sister and her husband died in an accident and June got the call to take care of the kids, her nie
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4.5 Stars
Cara Nicole
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I dare you to not fall in love with this book!
Sexy, swoony, and heartbreaking, this story had me from the first page all the way to the last. June never expected to be guardian to her niece and nephew, yet here she is bringing them away from the hustle and bustle of city life to the Podunk town she grew up in. She's trying her best when their uncle, whom she's never met, comes and decides he will be getting those kids. This is enemies-to-lovers at its best, sparks fly, and then Burke works on u
Feb 25, 2020 marked it as not-interested
Reading reviews,the conclusion I came up with is that this book is boring,doesn’t deliver what was promised and the connection between H/h is nonexistent and felt forced.
R Rais
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sweet, funny and sexy enemy to lover romance with small town feels, Hate You Not is a must read for it's so beautifully written with characters that just stole your heart easily.

June have to be guardian to two children after her sister and brother in law died in terrible accident. It wasn't easy for both children who just lost their parents to move to this little town out of no where from big city. But June have her way and big heart with family to support her in her small farm. Until Uncle B
I think I read a different book from everyone else who loved this "emotionally charged" story.

And I'm sorry, but calling this an "enemies-to-lovers" story is really a stretch. Because they "disliked" each other for like 2 or 3 days. Come on. *rolls eyes*

I think the story could've been way better but, for me, it dragged quite a bit and strayed all over the place. Is this supposed to be cute and light? Or a deeply emotional, angsty-filled tearjerker? Pacing felt so off and stunted.

And then when w
Feb 24, 2020 marked it as dnf
DNF at 21%

not really feeling it. I think this is the third book i’ve DNF’d by this author so I guess that means it’s time to move on
Mar 16, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome girl falls for asshole boy. Stop romanticizing lackluster men.
Reviews from the Heart
I have written hundreds of reviews, and still struggle with the beginning. For me, the first line in a review is a make it or break it. So I try my hardest to make sure I start off with something profound to catch the attention of like minded readers, but when I am dealing with such a profound author, it makes it that more difficult for me and with such book as this one, I'm still over here trying to find the words to put down. So I am going to go ahead and apologize in advance.

Hate You Not took
Aundi Living That Book Life
4 Small Town Crowns
I love Ella James her writing is so effortless and charming, and this book is a reflection of that. Her ease with words draws you into her stories and wraps around you like a warm blanket on a cold night, warming you up from the inside out. Reading her stories feels a lot of times like coming home, and it’s a genuinely nice feeling.

His mouth clamps over mine so hard and fast that I gasp. When I do, his tongue glides into my mouth. He kisses with what has got to be some
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
I received a complimentary ARC - early release copy of this book in Kindle format from the author for review purposes.

This book was supposed to be released a few days ago but the author delayed it an extra week and let me tell you its soooooooo good. It does take a bit for the story to build up, but once we start to get to know the characters and they get to know each other, it becomes a really awesome and fun small town story taking place in Georgia.

This is a sad story about two people who die
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One my favorites this year!

This book has EVERYTHING I love! It's witty, fun, emotional and sexy all rolled up in to one amazing story!

Hate You (Not) resonated with me in ways I wasn't expecting! This book had my heart from the very first chapter. The writing was incredible! I could feel everything these two were feeling.

June has just received custody of her sister's kids. She never knew she was their designated guardian if something was to happen. She brings the kids all the way from California
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