HATE ME by Ashley Jade
Release Date: January 28th
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I’m the whispers in the dark you can’t ignore.
The bully you can’t run away from.
I’m the tormentor who makes your life a living hell.
The villain you love to hate.
I’m the vicious stepbrother sleeping in the next room.
The one who knows all your secrets.
And I’ll stop at nothing to make you pay.
WARNING: This book is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language, sexual content, and dark elements. It is NOT a safe read.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
I absolutely devoured this book and loved every minute of it. It’s dark. It’s not hearts and rainbows. It’s messy. Knox is a grade-A bastard. There are rumors that he killed his mom and spent a year in a mental institution. He’s mean to everyone. The kids at Black Mountain Academy fear him. And he makes stepsister Aspen’s life absolutely miserable.
And then we get to the good stuff.
There are SO many twists and turns in this story. Part of it, I figured out pretty quickly, but there were other twists that I didn’t see coming. And I kept waiting and waiting to find out WHY Knox hated Aspen so much. Like, even once they crossed from enemies to lovers, it still wasn’t clear WHY he had such hatred for her.
And then it came. Holy crap on a cracker. I was not expecting that explanation.
There is a lot of sizzle between Knox and Aspen. And once he finally lets his guard down, there is a fierce protector underneath all of those grunts and a-hole behavior. And I loved finally getting to see that, and the journey that Knox and Aspen go on to get there.
Hate Me is dark to read, but it really packs a powerful punch. It’s set in the Black Mountain Academy series, which are stories by different authors that are set at the same prestigious private high school. Aspen is kinda friends with Brie from Not My Hero, so it was nice to see how happy Brie and Colton are now.
Don’t read too many reviews. Go in blind. It will make Hate Me so much better in the end. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
About the Author:
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.
Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.
She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.
It was the best decision she ever made.
If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.
Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.