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Hate Notes

Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
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Summary

From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end…

©2018 Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Amazing

Cried laughed and what a beautiful happy ever after marriage is amazing gift if u believe loved the story and the ending so glad I picked it

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Absolutely Brilliant

I just loved this book well worth the read I thought both caractures were really brave and was really glad that he actually gave in in the end even with MS I have a sister in law who has it

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LOVED THE CHARACTER AND THE HUMOR

4.5 STARS

I adored Charlotte and Reed and I adored this story. basically, anything Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward turn's out I go gaga over I love their writing, the plots and the characters.

HATE NOTES was So good, so many times I've burst into laughter, I love the characters.

A bit about the plot;
When Charlotte finds a note pinned inside a wedding dress, a love letter to his future wife, Charlotte becomes curious about the man who wrote it and why was the dress now in a second hand store were she was taking her own dress, she knows her story and why she's no longer a blushing bride but why this dress?

Curiosity gets the better of Charlotte and she decides to stalk Reed on Facebook and try and find out more about the man behind the note, maybe it would renew her faith in love again. A drunken night leads to an appointment to view an apartment with Reed, an apartment way above her finances but she goes along with the viewing just to see the man. Reed is onto Charlotte and calls her out, you could say he was rude and arrogant and Charlotte ends up leaving the apartment upset.

Let's just say Charlotte finds herself crying in the bathroom of the building, disappointed with the man behind the note who wasn't what she was expecting at all. Charlotte finds herself unloading everything to a dear old lady in the bathroom of the building, everything, all about her ex, about being jobless and the reason she was so curious to go to see the man who she now hated. Charlotte comes away with a job offer and new hope for her current hopeless life.

When Charlotte and Reed meet again it definitely gets interesting, I laughed at Charlotte she was so funny without trying to be, she certainly could put the stuffy guy in the bow tie in his place and she did so over and over. I loved the love-hate relationship Charlotte and Reed had going on. Reed couldn't escape her even if he wanted to it seemed his Grandmother loved her and she had been hired to be the family's PA.

A great light and humorous romance with a heartwarming hea. I loved it and would definitely recommend. I listened on audio and as always with these two authors choice of narrators it was brilliant, the narrators really brought the characters and the story to life.

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Loved It

What a lovely story, i really enjoyed this book. It's a make you feel good kind of book. Easy to listen to and the narration was excellent.

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Love love love!!

Really enjoyed this duel pov audio book. I had previously read the ebook and couldn't wait to listen as well. Loved Charlotte and Reed and loved the story, it captured my heart. I'd definitely recommend to others.

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Loved it.....

Listen to it on my Echo one evening and ended up not sleeping until it finished.... was worth a sleepless night. Want a sequel now

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WOW!

Funny, sweet, sexy, and unexpectedly angsty too. A really full story and a great listen!
In my top 5 of 2018 😁

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Brilliant!

I absolutely loved this book. The characters are great, the storyline is excellent with a jaw dropping twist, and the narrators did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. I highly recommend!

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Great listen

Really enjoyed this and I got sucked into their world and relationship. One of the best books by these authors.

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4.5 Oh So Emotional Stars
Not what I was expecting. I thought it would be the same old egotistical alpha jerk chasing, beautiful, strong willed jilted bride to be. It wasn’t! It was so much more. Although it wasn’t a complete sobfest, it was highly emotional and I did shed a tear or two. I adored Reed Eastwood, I didn’t agree with all his choices or decisions, but I adored him all the same. The chemistry between him and Charlotte Darling (with a capital D), was brilliant. They were so funny together, their sense of humours just clicked. I laughed, I cried and I loved. Supporting characters, too, were perfect. Wonderful writing (no surprise there). I was rooting for these two from the get-go, and that was before all the curveballs got thrown. I listened to this on audible and although I’m very well acquainted with Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington is new to me. She did not disappoint.

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 09-11-18

THIS IS MY LOVE NOTE..

Yet again these very talented authors kept me awake til the wee hours with their charming characters, their compelling plot with its secrets and their heartwarming yet heartbreaking romance between a burnt yet hopeful heroine and a closed off never going to happen hero. What ensued was a twisted pleasure as their chemistry built and built.. as their interactions became friendlier and friendlier.. as the walls started to crumble then get reinforced.. and, as the loveable heroine worked her many guileless charms to finally penetrate those impenetrable walls.

The addictive dual POV storyline had lots of delicious feels.. and a few heartbreaking ones too.. but the absolute perfection of the narration by two well-loved actors made this a seriously impressive audiobook that I wish I could give ten stars to.

Worth a credit? Absolutely.. and if you have no credits then beg, borrow or.. well, I will not encourage you to steal the money but what is the penalty for a first offence?

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  • bookbruin
  • 29-11-18

darling with a little d

I really enjoyed this slow burn enemies to friends to lovers office romance. It had plenty of laughs and quirky moments, but there were also very serious topics and issues addressed as well. Charlotte was the perfect complement to Reed. The light to his dark. I loved her overall outlook on life and that she was much more honest and forthcoming with her feelings. When we first meet Reed, he is an angry shell of the man he once was. He frustrated me at times, but I also fell in love with him as his walls came down and the all in, unconditional love romantic resurfaced. The push and pull in this one was delicious and though it hurt my heart, the issues and feelings our characters encounter felt real and honest. I think the book needed all of Charlotte's charm and crazy to offset the heavier moments that both our characters face. The majority of the novel is spent building up the tension between Reed and Charlotte and seeing their relationship evolve. As much as I enjoyed their journey, I think I needed to see more of them enjoying what they fought so hard to reach. The epilogue was incredibly sweet, but also somber. I respected the authors more for this though instead of trying to wrap everything up with a pretty (and unrealistic) bow.

There's a reason Sebastian York is so beloved by audiobook listeners. His narration as standoffish and closed off Reed was perfect. Lynn Barrington is a new narrator to me, but I thought she did a fantastic job as Charlotte. Both her male and female voices were clear and distinct and she delivered all of Charlotte's snark impeccably. I think the only minor issue I had (which I run into sometimes with audiobooks), was that for both narrators, there were a few times I wasn't sure if something was internal dialogue or actually spoken out loud. Overall, this was a great listen and is one of my favorites from this writing duo!

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  • Listening is Reading
  • 14-11-18

Hate Notes

What I enjoyed best was Charlotte’s character she may not always be 100 percent but she is always honest and exactly herself. What you see is what you get with her and I really enjoyed that.
Reed for me kind of blends in with all the other “rich” hero’s we see brooding with a little bit of a stick up his you know what.
Enter Charlotte she brings out the real Reed and that is where things get interesting and unique.

Iris (Reed’s grandmother) kind of sets up situations and Reed falls for them each and every time it’s cute. He was holding so much of himself back and once he gave himself permission to have what he wanted he really goes for it. Even when he is vulnerable about his life, Charlotte never lets him doubt himself.

Lynn Barrington’s voice was great I liked her for Charlotte I just didn’t love her male voice. I would have loved the sexy times to have been in Sebastian York’s voice.
Speaking of SebYo I felt like he did a great job as always his voice is my kryptonite.

#Contemporary #BestGrandmotherEver #Romance #RichMan #BeYourSelf #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Christina B.
  • 07-11-18

I can't...

I can't even describe how good, great, amazing this book is. Vi and Penelope do not disappoint, as usual. I LOVE Charlotte. I LOVE Reed. The very real life twist, queue the salty discharge from your eyes.
The narration is on point.

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  • Tequila sun
  • 14-11-18

Bucket List

I loved this book! Of course it's no surprise. I love both these authors so much. They are an easy one click everytime! This was almost like a fairy tale. Finding a dress with a mysterious note and wanting to know more about the person behind the note. Love the interaction between Reed and Charlotte and the bucket lists that were made. I didn't stop reading and listening to the audio till finished. A great book! I would listen and read again. Love SebYo and the new narrator Lynn. I haven't heard her before. Great job! Another favorite.
#F**kit List #bluenote #SebYo #tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Cyndi
  • 10-11-18

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

This was a fun book. Charlotte was a great characters, she is quirky, spontaneous and pretty blunt. Reed is your typical brooding rich guy who has baggage and a nasty Ex. I like that Charlotte brings out the best in Reed and helps him because spontaneous and fun. Reed's Grandmother Iris was my favorite thing about this book, she was nosy and pushy and made me laugh more than once. If your looking for fun romance with some drama and a HEA, this book might be for you.

Lynn Barrington was perfect for Charlotte, she brought out her quirkiness and did her inner monologue so good. And Sebastian York.... Need I say more... ok well fine I'll say a little more, I LOVE his voice but I will admit there is a very small part with a British character in this book and Sebyo doesn't do accents... I mean sometimes he does, it's odd cause if the character has 5 sentences, 3 of them have no accent. I've heard him do this before, he just doesn't keep up with the accents but that's ok with me cause it's Sebastian York.
#BestMeetCute #NarrationPerfection #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • Linda
  • 07-11-18

Love this!

I’ve never laughed out loud so much just listening to a story! Love, love, loved this book. It was definitely worth the credit! Narrators were both very good. Love Sebastian York!

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  • Thelma
  • 22-11-18

Funny, Sweet and Sexy

The Narrations by Sebastian York and Lyn Barrington were great I really love how the brought each character to life, making us feel every emotion the characters were feeling and living at that moment as well as the narration for the secondary characters.. overall their work was amazing.. looking forward to hearing more of their narrations..

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Hate Notes was a light, fun read, with great characters and a great story that will keep you hooked until the end..

Charlotte was trying to build her life again, after such a hard breakup but she wasn't prepared for the changes were about to happen, not only she spends hours spilling her gut to a stranger in the middle of a bathroom, about her life and bad luck with men. but also she meets the love of her life without even knowing where was life going to take them..

-' I'd joked about Charlotte Darling and her pixie dust. There was always something magical about her, the way she'd just appeared in my life and turned it upside down.'

Reed was so invested in his career that he wasn't looking for anything formal, his past keeps trying to stop him from anything that made him feel happy.. he just wants to focus on what's important but life has other plans for him and sooner or later someone special will change him forever.

-' You're beyond my wildest dreams. My love for you is infinite. You. Are. Everything.'

I laugh a lot with Charlotte, I love that she was strong and she didn't take anything from Reed or anybody, she always stood her ground and made everybody know how she was feeling. she was bold and didn't hesitate to talk about her feelings and that's exactly what made it impossible to stay out of her side.

-' Love wasn’t about a beautiful dress, a note, or even poignant words. It was about being with someone through thick and thin, about seeing them through not only the best moments of life but also the worst.'

Overall the story was great, I laugh so much and cry with Reed's stubbornness more like I wanted to bring some sense to him.. I love the relationship and bond Iris and Charlotte have, it was really nice to see Iris supporting and helping to make possible something she knew was meant to be.. I also loved the changes of Reed character, in the beginning, he shows us a side of him that it felt cold but as the story goes, we get to see the real Reed, a romantic gentleman that was hiding all his love.

Get ready for a great ride..

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  • Edz
  • 20-11-18

Laughed. Cried. Laughed some more

Another hit from the dynamic duo, Vi and Penelope!

The sexy scenes happened over halfway through the book and I wasnt even mad! That’s how great the story is. Their chemistry, banter.... it’s sooo good! The characters are very well-written. I love all of them.

Narration – cant go wrong with Sebastian York. He is one of my faves! This is the first time Ive listened to Lynn Barrington and she is pretty good!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-11-18

WOW!!

What a wonderfully written journey of 2 people who were destined to be together. From funny, witty, headstrong, adoring, and loving; I greatly enjoyed the wide spectrum of emotions was so perfect painted throughout the story.

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