Ok so I came in at book 3 on this series but I SO don’t regret a THING! This book has it all! Angst (soo much angst!), romance, past loves, a RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING TWIST, heartbreak of the good and bad kind. JUST LOVE IT ALL! Hated will give you the second chance romance that will refresh you love of happy ever afters.
Frankie is back in her family home after spending years away. The memories that come back to her of her young love, Austin, threaten to break her heart all over again. So when she finds out that he’s also back home, and next door again, she believes there could be another chance at closure. As Austin and Frankie begin to mold back into their ways of teenage prank wars there’s an obvious learning curve as they’ve both grown and changed as adults.
I loved these two so much. Alongside the dual POV we get to see flashbacks of them when they first met. As the story progresses so does their history until we come to the twist that tore them apart years ago. There is a slow progression in this tale but its is worth every word. You can feel all the tension as Austin tries to learn what made Frankie run all those years ago and it will have you craving more and more!
Four years ago, Austin was her best friend. Her first love. The only boy who saw more than just her rough edges.
But Austin left Frankie behind to perform in Las Vegas with his brother Dallas after winning Rising Stars. And Frankie didn’t wait around for him. Instead, she disappeared with no explanation and she hasn’t spoken to Austin since then.
Austin hates Frankie now.
Unfortunately, they’re next door neighbors again and Frankie and Austin can’t avoid each other anymore. With little more than bitterness, heartbreak, and secrets between them, they soon find themselves reverting to their childhood habits—prank wars. As Frankie and Austin’s past is put back together and old feelings resurface, they discover it’s a fine line between love and hate.
And the secrets Frankie has kept could cross the line right into hate.
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