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Hate Struck

(Maddison High #1)

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She's the girl he doesn't want but has to have
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

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Published February 2020
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
-Sara, ☆☆☆☆☆

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.
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Jan
4.5 I did not see that coming stars 😯

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
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Paula  Phillips
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know how some books just leave you going WOW and they sit in the back of your mind, as they end up being more powerful than you thought. That for me was Hate Struck by Nikki Ashton. We start with our main character Sarah Danes going through a hard time and this may trigger for readers as she goes through rape and suicidal actions. The book then jumps to her starting a new school away from those who saw what she went through as rumors and others believing she was asking for it. Sarah then sta ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
Emotions just pour off the pages of the newest release by Nikki Ashton.  Hate Struck, the first book in the Maddison High School series is just one big ‘ol bundle of emotions that will sucker punch you right in the chest.  Teenage angst, heartbreak, death, and a few action-packed punches fill the pages of this book and it is one that you won’t be able to put down.  I finished it in one day and loved every page.  Its setting is in England and the writing and spelling reflects this.  The only thin ...more
Karen Wood
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I didn't know what to expect from this book, but it exceeded all expectations, is there no end to Nikki's talent, this book is totally different from what she normally writes, it is beautifully written, tackling hard subjects with compassion simply exceptional. This book is a must-read it left me speechless (in a good way).

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
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Hate Struck by Nikki Ashton is the First book in the Maddison High School Series. This is the story of Sarah Danes and Adam Hudson. Adam is the Captain of the football team at Maddison High School and the most popular guy where everyone follows him and he rules the school with a harsh fist. But his home life isn't so good which just enforces him to be so dominate and mean in school for his release and power. Sarah is in the middle of her High School year when she if forced to start a new school ...more
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* 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.
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Nikki
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy moly Nikki Ashton has blown me away with this book... for someone who hasnt written bully romance before she has utterly smashed it with this book!
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
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K.M. Lowe
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
YA Romance

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.
Trish Kitty Taylor  ***narniaandbeyond***
Totally different type of style for Nikki Ashton, & I gotta say I really enjoyed the new angles, the angst & the way the story between Adam & Sarah unfolded.

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
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Margarita
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bully

I didn't know what to expect from this book. I liked it. It has a lot of teenage drama, and you feel for the characters. Be prepared for a he'll of a cliffhanger.
Crystal Wilke
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOT dang Nikki. You blew me away with this book. I couldn’t put it down. My new favorite book of yours. The raw emotion, angst and surprises could be felt. It was like you are living through the characters. That ending though!!! It was a jaw dropping moment and I can't wait to dive into Love Struck.
Jennifer Ali
Oct 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Weirdly this was actually good. A bit young adult, Mf which is usually not my go to, and a little bit unrealistic in events in my opinion but overall really enjoyable!
Not going on to book 2, but satisfied from book 1!
Christina  Thomas
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I read by this author, And it was an emotional roller coaster for me. Despite the warning I choose to read it despite my personal traumatic past. At first it was hard to get through the first few chapters due to what the character went through. But to see her strength and will power to keep surviving and to over come what she went through is amazing. Sarah went through multiply horrible ordeals. Adam acts like a bully because its the only way he knows how to protect himse ...more
Aaminah Fawad
Aug 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
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The Smutbrarians
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Feels 3
Steam 2
Storyline 3.5
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
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Lozz
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
High School romance between a Damaged Girl and a Angry Bully

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
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Victoria Weston
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my ! Oh wow!
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
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bookobsession000
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have no words!!!
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
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Opal Costello
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why I keep reading bully romance, as I stay enraged for at LEAST half of the story, but I just can't stay away from them no matter what. And Nikki Ashton penned a very addictive one, all the while leaving me hanging off the side of the cliff in the wind, so I love & hate her at this moment. When I say cliffy, I don't just mean one that will have you emotional at first then you deal, I mean that kind that makes the reader want to stalk the author in order to make threats about gettin ...more
Sassy Southern
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Woah what a book!!! From the prologue to that hanging of an ending!!! I was absolutely hooked on every single word. I was absolutely destroyed by what all happened to Sarah. And for her not to realize exactly how strong she was just broke my heart. And they way everything played out for her just made me so mad I wanted to go through the book and hurt some people. The fact that I know in a different capacity hit me harder than I think it will most because it took me a while to stop the tears from ...more
Sarah Dale
OMFG!! Soo good! 5 Phenomenal stars!!!

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
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Bree
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy Cliff HANGER my mouth is still wide open....

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
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Stephanie
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow - can't wait for the next one

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 "
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Amanda McCalip
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is WOW, what in the world just happened to me?!!! That cliffhanger was crazy! It took me a little bit to get into the book, but once I got through the first few chapters I was literally hooked. Sarah and Adam were both driving me a little nuts in the beginning, but I quickly fell in love with these characters and I really believe you will too.

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
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Hendrik Van Den Bergh
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from the first chapter until the end of the book.

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
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Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
It’s not often that a book completely take over my entire thoughts, and characters stay with you even when not reading. Hate Struck is one of those stories.

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
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Z_i_z_a
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
3,5/4 STARS
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
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Tina Morgan
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Woah what a book!!! From the prologue to that hanging of an ending!!! I was absolutely hooked on every single word. I was absolutely destroyed by what all happened to Sarah. And for her not to realize exactly how strong she was just broke my heart. And they way everything played out for her just made me so mad I wanted to go through the book and hurt some people. The fact that I know in a different  capacity hit me harder than I think it will most because it took me a while to stop the tears fro ...more
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