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Make Me Hate You

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,957 ratings  ·  560 reviews
If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown.

Every sip of air is shallow and burning, because in the arms of my best friend’s brother, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to sin.

His eyes flick to my lips, and I remember the first time I tasted him, seven years ago before I left this town and vowed never to return. His hands grip my waist, and I remember the pain when he rejected me, w
Paperback, 291 pages
Published June 15th 2020 by Kandi Steiner
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booksara I would suggest it to teens older than 15-16 maybe. It's pretty light but it's not YA.

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Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4 stars


Kandi Steiner sure knows how to bring the angst. This romance is well written, passionate, and intense. I felt the struggle Jasmine felt and it was an emotional and compelling read I didn't want to put down.
Any time we were together, it was trouble. He was doing the right thing. And yet all I yearned to do was the wrong one.

Jasmine and Tyler were the best of friends, along with Tyler's sister Morgan. Then they fell into each other and it changed everything for them. Jasmine moved
Kandi Steiner
Jun 01, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Read in Kindle Unlimited today!

Make Me Hate You is an angsty, stand-alone, best friend's brother summer romance.

There's a fine line between love and hate. When Jasmine and Tyler are forced to sleep in the same house, they'll find out just how thin it is...

★★★★★ "This is a return to the Kandi Steiner of 2016 who brought us Weightless and A Love Letter to Whiskey. Prepare for the burn." -- Author Sarah E. Green

★★★★★ "Nobody can stir up frustration, angst, and emotion quite like Kandi S
Tears Of Venus, but humans call me Mina
“What are you saying, Tyler?”
“I’m saying that you are spectacular, Jasmine Olsen, and that I love you with everything that I am.”

Song : Girl Crush - Harry Styles’ Version

BEWARE : a lot of SPOILERS and ramblings coming your way.

First of all, let’s get this out of the way : I’m a world class hypocrite.

In one review, you might catch me ranting about how cheating is the devil and OW drama will be the reason why the world ends, while in the other, I’d be like,

This is one of the others.
melissa ☽
˗ˏˋ 3.25 stars ˎˊ˗

you know what, im just thankful this isn't as angsty as a love letter to whiskey because i don't think i can handle angsty books back to back as my stress levels are like 📈📈

↳ best friend's brother, forbidden (cuz duh they're with other people), second chance (they were separated for 7 years??), friends to lovers with a dash of hate to love, childhood bffs, found family trope, the whole setting being at a wedding, and uhhh... cheating.

honestly, this book reminds me o
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kandi has made a name for herself in soulful romance Genre with her trademark angsty, poignant stories and soft sentimental quotient. She excels in soul connections, exploring them with gut twisting heartbreak and teary eyed smiles.
“What do you do when you find out something you always assumed to be true is completely and utterly false?”


This one is a story of love held back and given a second chance with return of the wandering hollow heart of Jasmine Olsen. She is an abandoned child, who's
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hmm where to start. I am one of Kandi's biggest fans, especially of her angsty books. When this book was being compared to A Love Letter to Whiskey, my first and still favorite book of hers, I was so excited. The emotional turmoil that book put me through was rough and I loved every second of it. That being said, I think that comparison wasn't really accurate and this book was more of a predictable angst (and I use the term angst very lightly) that didn't really leave me too emotional.

The prolo
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
It’s you who brings me pain. It’s you who is killing me. It’s you, and us,” I added, motioning between us. “It’s this thing that never was, but always is, that never will be and will never not be.”

I have a confession to make: *whispers* I'm a Kandi Steiner virgin *looks around for side eyes*

Clearly I've been living under a rock, okay? Quit judging me. I finally rectified my mistake so better late than never, right? RIGHT? But I digress. The second I read the blurb and heard
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kandi Steiner Fans, Romance
4 The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free, It's LIVE!!!
Kandi Steiner has taken me down that road... The one where I felt all types of emotions, many I really don't like to have...Like The Ugly Cry. She gets a pass though because, in the end, you will find true love.

Love can come easy for some, others not so much.
You may find your "true love" early in life, much too soon to be able to nurture it and protect it from others. You may be taken off your path, have obstacles pu
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5 "You Are Spectacular" Stars ⭐️
Every single time Kandi Steiner releases a new book, I jump on the occasion to lose myself in her stunning prose and turbulent emotion she delivers with her writing. Her stories always achieve to steal my breath by their intensity! Her angsty romances are my favorites, needless to say I was ecstatic about Make Me Hate You!

Gah… this book! It was everything I wanted! This epic forbidden love story with the perfect dosage of heartbreak, passion, sweetness had
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
I am very disappointed with Make Me Hate You. I was expecting a lot of angst/drama. What I got is confusing characters and non existing plot.

Jasmine is selfish bitch. All through out the book, she whinned about how unfair Tyler left her. How she became so rude to everyone. She only want to take and take and take. I did not see any good thing from her character.

While Tyler is indifference. It seems he was just floating in a background. Not enough grovelling. There were not enough history on the
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s with good reason why Kandi Steiner is known as the Angst Queen. She has this ability to hook you with every story and gets you invested in the characters, but at the same time only to rip your heart out. And it’s no surprise she had me catching my breath and on the edge of my seat not knowing which way this story would go, and hoping my heart wouldn’t get too bruised.

Jasmine and Tyler had my emotions turned every which way. These two had my head rolling and gripping my hair for dear life. T
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 25, 2020
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Brother’s Best Friend | Childhood Friends Romance

Make Me Hate You is a childhood friends, brother’s best friend romance packed with emotion and angst. It has an enemy’s vibe as the characters didn’t leave on the best of terms, but it also has a soulmates vibe too. I love a book that shows us how destined characters are for each other even though it takes them some time to realize it. The buildup is epic! Kandi Steiner also ramps up the emoti
Sentranced Jem
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2020
Possible trigger for some.

Going into a kandi Steiner book, I knew I was in for a angsty emotional ride. Like always, she delivered.
Make Me Hate You is a second chance at love. It's not perfect but it draws you in and captures your attention..

This book is fast paced. It is passionate and frustrating. It is emotional and puzzling because it make you question the emotions that are taking over your logical side.
Make Me Hate You was a roller coaster ride of emotions yet it was also sweet and romanti
Kara (Rotella Reads)
Jun 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
Pains me to say this but this book fell completely short for me as a reader.

The lack of communication between the H and h when they were teens was justifiable. However, 7 years later, they were still stuck in a holding pattern of poor communication and assumptions. I felt like the couple was never going to get their act together. This book was an extremely slow burn, which would have worked if anything else was going on in the story line. The plot was kind of boring, maybe due to the time line b
Jun 21, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I don't know where to begin. This is going a tough review to write because it's most likely an unpopular opinion. Whereas everyone seems to be raving about this book, I'm struggling here. I mean, I absolutely enjoyed reading it.

What I do love most about this book is Kandi Steiner's writing style. It's captivating and prose like beautiful. I adore her writing style.

However I had trouble catching all the feels. I couldn't really connect with Jaz and the way the story played out wasn't ju
Jun 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020, arcs
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Willow Winters
New from Kandi Steiner!

Make Me Hate You is a brother's best friend summer romance that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's riddled with gripping, angsty, heart-clutching feels and a story you'll never forget. Are you ready for the ride?

What's inside?
👉 angst fest
👉 best friend's brother
👉 second-chance romance
👉 summer romance
👉 set in New England

Download now in Kindle Unlimited!
Shades of Rebecca
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was crying like a baby! This was so emotional! Kandi is such a talented writer, she always knows how to make a mess out of her readers. The story is full of hurt and pain. There's bad blood between them after Tyler rejected Jasmine years ago when she was vulnerable. They both grew up to be successful and matured since they have last seen each other. Now they have to see each other again for Tyler's sister's wedding. The setting of this story was wonderful - we got to see some flashbacks and it ...more
• Lisa •
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
As soon as I’d heard the whisper of a promise that Kandi was writing a stand-alone angsty romance my mind went into overdrive of how excited I would be to land my hands on such a book. Kandi is an author who has an obvious talent, you don’t have to get far into her books to realise that penmanship was written in the stars for her career. This book showcases her written word perfectly; the well thought out story line, emotion and ability to make hours spent in the book seem like minutes. If you a ...more
Halle Reads
Jun 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-june-2020
2.5-3 Stars 🌟

Full review to come

Initial thoughts
When the story has a great atmospheric vibe and setting to it and alot of potential but ultimately falls a little flat. Didn't mind the story not really but the MC they are not my favourite and I did not feel their connection and half the time I didn't even like them. But I still kinda liked the book but also kinda didn't. Need to make sense of my jumbled up thoughts 🙈🙈🤷‍♀️ also personal preference but a book like this being a 2nd chance romanc
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦


When Kandi Steiner announced she was writing a book that would be as angsty as A Love Letter to Whiskey, I knew I had to read it!

It all began in high school. Jasmine was the new kid and she quickly became friends with Tyler and Morgan (siblings). From then on it was always The Wagner Kids --- Plus One. They were inseparable. But one heart breaking moment changes everything. Jasmine loses her best friend and now, seven years later, she returns for Morgan's wedding.

Ugh, this story had
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

Kandi Steiner has become my go-to angst author and I do have to say that I was a little disappointed in the angst department. Don't get me wrong, the story is good and I couldn't put the book down but I wanted m-o-r-e!

Tyler and Jasmine meet when she starts going to his school. He immediately pulls her into his and his sister's lives. It's something that she was needing since her mother is in rehab and she's now living with her aunt.

Fast forward a few years and she finds out that her moth
Carly Wilson
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Make Me Hate You’ is the new incredible book by Kandi Steiner, who I swear is the queen of angsty romance!

This book completely broke me in so many ways, but the raw passion, need, and chemistry between Tyler and Jasmine slayed in all the right ways!

Anyone who has ever been in love to a point they want to hate someone to stop feeling the pain of heartbreak, will completely resonate with these characters. They are so vivid and complex that I just completely and utterly fell in love with them an
Martha Gutierrez
Jun 26, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Jun 30, 2020 marked it as no-thank-u-pass
Not for me.
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
1.5 stars

Buckle in I'm about to rant.

After her mother abandons her and the boy she's always loved, her best friends brother breaks her heart Jasmine packs up and moves away from her hometown determined to never return. Until years later when her best friend is getting married and she's forced to come home and face her past.

Let's preface this by saying I hated this book. I rarely ever give voice to my dislike of books but this one made me so angry I had to rant. I would of given it one star
Island Queen Reads
It's always a different sort of experience reading this author's books. I don't know how to explain it because her words are out of this world. They have this rare ability to go above and beyond what a normal book can do for you. It's the way she weaves emotion into her words, the way every single sentence leaves you breathless and full of angsty goodness. It's a talent that is unmatched. I knew going into this book was going to be a different experience for me. And I haven't felt this way about ...more
Jules ✨
Another win for Kandi Steiner.
Give me second chance mixed with angst mixed with sexual tension mixed with chemistry overboard. It's easy for me to absolutely love it.

That said I kinda wished the cheating plot line wasn't part of this book because it's not my favorite. So it wasn't perfect for that reason.
I did wanted to see Jasmine dealing with her mother and having resolution there and not just a "i'll let her know and we'll see if she wants a relationship with me again"

I absolutely adored Mor
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)

Rate: 5/ 5 stars

Oh man. This book. Was amazinggg. The angst. The chemistry. All the emotions. Hard decisions. The past mistakes. All that hurt. All that love. My poor heart. But I loved it so much. These two were amazing. Meant to be. And that reunion scene! I was all heart flutters and tears. Loved this book so much.

I read this book in one sitting, like truly. I was up until past 7 am just to finish it. I just couldn't part with these characters until I saw them find their way back to each ot
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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

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