Sunday, December 3, 2017

#NewRelease #Reviews AS LONG AS YOU HATE ME by Carrie Aarons @AuthorCarrieA @GiveMeBooksBlog

Title: As Long As You Hate Me
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 3, 2017



High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.


The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.

This book was perfect. It had the angst and sexy rockstar hotness, but it also had a certain sweetness that calls to even more readers. I am not one to really connect with sweet stories, but this story had me hooked from the very beginning and kept me until the very end. Kara and Dean were everything I wanted them to be. I loved every minute of their journey. The angst and the heartbreak is felt, as well as all the sexual tension between these two characters. This story has it all! This is an excellent book to recommend to your friends, and I highly suggest it!! This is a second chance/ Rockstar romance. Guaranteed to give you a book hangover!!

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This was a slighting unusual take on a second chance at love. 

Dean and Kara were a young couple in love who were ripped apart by distance misunderstanding and jealousy. 

Dean goes on to become a world famous musician one who has the reputation to go with it. The songs he writes detail the relationship with Kara so even if she wanted to forget it proves impossible. 

When Dean comes back home it’s the first time they’ve seen each other in years and the chemistry between hasn’t ebbed at all. This was the part that I hated Dean because he has an ulterior motive. Kara is persuaded into a fake relationship to get Dean out of a publicity nightmare. 

At time’s the dialogue is quite juvenile and I just wanted to knock their heads together. It was an enjoyable story with characters I liked but I didn’t love them.

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First love scorned and broken.
Second chance romance...not exactly! 
A contractually bound agreement to be a fake fiancee...yeah.
But as we all know where there's smoke, there's fire. And these two are smoking...

High school sweethearts broken apart by a cruel world reunited by a wacky idea to save face. Not the most romantic reunion, but her reaction is perfect. I still feel the crack. 

But playing pretend can often confuse or remind so...

As Long As You Hate Me is a fun feisty story. It will have you smirking at some points, fighting your violent tendencies at others, and even swooning at others Enjoy it...As Long As You Hate Me.

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

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Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can't imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.

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