I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 🙂😀🤩😍🥰
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Charisma – she is a student of Waylon University in Magnolia, Mississippi. Three months ago, she had an 80’s themed sorority party when her boyfriend broke up with her in front of everyone there. She hasn’t seen him since, but she has six months to go at Waylon and is determined to see him again and prove to herself that she is over him.
The Hero: Blaze – he is the star wide receiver at Waylon University. He has loved football since he started playing the game and is very good at it. He sees Charisma at a bar after a big win and it was like a bucket of cold water is dumped on him. He can’t even talk about her with his friends. He was raised by his aunt and uncle from the age of 10 and they haven’t shown up to any of his games. Before that he lived with his drug addicted parents.
The Story: Blaze is disappointed that he is not high in the stats to be drafted to the NFL, even though he did very well at the end of the season. His coach tells him the importance of his degree. Blaze is majoring in history and wants to be a teacher and a coach if he doesn’t make it to the NFL. He sees himself as not good enough. Though he plans to push himself till he makes it to the NFL.
I have loved every book in this series. Ilsa Madden-Mills does great new adult sports romance. She has a great sense of humor and I love that the stories show realistic relationships and characters with real life problems, especially the men, even though they are sports heroes for the College, they still have their own issues and problems.
There was a ton of chemistry between Blaze and Charisma, and I thought it was funny how Blaze would check himself out a bit before seeing her to make sure he looked his best. He even stretched out to make sure his shirt lifts enough to see his abs and makes sure she gets a good look. It was cute how Blaze has self-esteem issues, especially when it comes to being good enough to make it to the pros.
Told in dual points of view via dual narration and narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Teddy hamilton. Savannah is one of my favorite female narrator. She has a terrific voice which sounds age appropriate for new adult and she is so emotive. Teddy Hamilton is also great and is one of my favorite male narrators. He does a great job in everything he does.
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