Fear is just an emotion that I know I cannot shake
Sarah Danes was the new girl at Maddison High School and was was running from her past. The scars she carried constantly reminded her of what she'd suffered, but she was determined to move on. If only the boy who ruled the school corridors didn't hate her so...more
That cliff hanger had my mouth drop... well done!!! I kept thinking wouldn’t that be something if they were connected that way and BOOM it happened, so shocked! The blurb to this book had me instantly hooked I have become a big fan of the bully to lovers read and this one has jumped to my number one.
Sarah has been to hell and back to say the least with the death of her father and the tragedy that happened after. My heart hurt for her but she is so strong she just keeps her head up. ...more
Nikki took the plunge and wrote something different to her usual Rom-com and it paid off. I love the fact that Nikki Ashton who is a British author keeps it British, the people, the places, the mannerisms, the vocabulary.
Hate Struck is a bully romance, the characters, the High school are based in the North of England.
Straight away even in the prologue you are thrust into the darkness that parts of this book contains when Sarah's mother discovers her daughte ...more
Two broken people that survive life in two totally different ways, you can feel their connection from the start even if they don't know it, they need each other to change ...more
* First time reading this author
So Hate Struck is a bully story that is in a high school genre. It has a tragic beginning and some major issues during the whole story. Nikki doesn't hold back with major issues like rape, female issues, and how teenage boys harass girls. At some points during this book, I wanted to go through it and smack the crap out of Adam.
Sarah is an emotional scared girl that has just started at the school Adam's rules' and all she wants to do is finish school and move on. ...more
I was hooked within the first few pages and I was left devastated when it ended... I NEED more words asap!!
Sarah and Adam are both broken but are both dealing with it in completely different ways... Adam refuses to let people in and is beyond nasty to anyone ..
Sarah just wants it to all end and is struggling to move forward in life.
But when thes ...more
This is the first book I've read by this author. It's a YA bully, bad boy romance. It has a good storyline behind it, I certainly never saw that ending coming. It throws a huge spanner in the works. I look forward to reading book 2.
I don’t usually do high school, so I was a bit pulled in the first couple of chapters. I mean, I loved Sarah, how could you not after that opening, but Adam,man I wanted to punch him so hard in the face. He really did grate on my last nerve lol.
But, somehow, both of them yanked me in further, harder & while the chapters kept rolling on, I f ...more
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Stephanie
“Grief had swallowed them both whole and then spat them out as broken pieces of heartache, misery and pain.”
Sarah Danes has had an unimaginable year filled with tragedy and betrayal and things only get worse when she and her Mom are basically forced to move. She has to start at a new school midway through her senior year and it was definitely not how she pictured her last year in high school. Yet her ...more
Nikki Ashton’s High School bully romance between the damaged, emotionally withdrawn Sarah, and angry, issue riddled Adam. Is pretty much hitting all the bully romance bullet points.
They both share a tragic backstory (abate, Sarah’s is far more horrific & traumatising)
Both are dealing with absent fathers: Sarah’s through her Policemen dad being tragically killed during a bungled jewellery robbery. Adam’s through the breakdown of his pare ...more
This book was an absolute fantastic read. This book deserves every single one of its stars. I've read books by this author before and i can't recommend her enough, what a brilliant author. Her writing is so good that as soon as you pick up one of her books you just cant put it down. I was hooked immediately from the first chapter of this book. This story line of this book was something you could get your teeth into and it was fantastic. This is book one in a new series.
Maddison H ...more
Hate Struck sucked me in and then spat me out completely gobsmacked!
When I started reading, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book as some of it seemed a little immature... but then I remembered that they are 17 year olds here. Not every bully book has to be dark and twisted with teens acting like they are mature adults. Although in saying that, from chapter 1 Hate Struck starts off pretty heavy!! The amount of emotion you feel while reading - the tears were definite ...more
Nikki has seriously knocked it out of the park with this one!! I absolutely loved it!! This is different from her usual reads but its my favourite of hers to date which says a lot as I love her romcoms.
Once I started this I was completely hooked from the very hard beginning right through to the absolutely phenomenal cliffhanger that left my jaw on the floor!!!
I have to be honest I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but this was a gamble that seriously ...more
Sarah has been through in a sense hell and back. The death with her father and having to deal with what she went through, it brought back so many memories. My heart just lept for her and i wish i could reach out and hug her and tell her its going to be ok!
When she accounters Adam and his "minions" she is then standing strong and goes hey i won't allow you to put me down. They are brought together by a horrific inncident both realizing there is no ...more
Ok, a totally different direction for Nikki on this one. And being honest, it's sat on my Kindle for a long time. As someone who was bullied by a boy at High school for years, he still lives in my area, and still gives me that snide look and snearing grin when he sees me , and tries to run me of the road if he meets me on it. Let's just say after 30+ years the hell that he put me through and the lies his delightful witches of sisters told about me mean the term " ...more
Sarah has been through so much and it was hard for me to read about, but the journey she takes with Adam is one I really think is going to b ...more
Sarah Danes lost her father in a terrible event and after that an unnecessary tragedy happened to her. Nobody believed her about the tragedy.
She is now the new girl at Maddison High where no one knows anything about her past.
The moment Adam Hudson laid his eyes on Sarah he wanted to break her and make her life miserable. He and his gang did everything to find her deepest darkest secrets. He is the most popular guy, with the girls, a ...more
It starts with a powerful opener, one that certainly grabbed my attention. Sarah is a survivor; a gutsy character who is so likeable. Horrific past events has shaped who she is now and she is certainly not going to put up with the antics of mean boy, Adam who plagues her life from the moment she steps into her new school.
Adam is a character w ...more
Hate Struck got me stuck into this story!
Sarah Davis is the new girl in the school, so it's no surprise that the school bad boy, Adam Hudson, sees her. However, Sarah has some dark secrets, and even though Adam sees the darkness inside her, he still bullies her. The problem is, Adam has also some dark secrets and he tries to unsee her. Everything changes after one night of terror which brings them closer. Adam tries to become better for her afterwards, but the cliffhanger symbolises ...more