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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.
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Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is available NOW!
Hate to Love You
Expected publication: August 28th 2017
Genre: New Adult
Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.
Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.
Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.
And all because of Shay Coleman.
Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .
. . . and he was about to break all my rules.
I was almost grinning from delight as I shoved open the back door. If I hit him, hey, all was fair in the war we were fighting of who could piss each other off the best.
He was leaning against the wall, the back of his head resting on the brick, and he looked over to smirk at me. “I want to see your room.”
I thrust my hand out. “I’ll take those notes.”
That smirk just widened. He patted his bag and pushed off from the wall. “They’re in my email. I need to get on a computer.” He patted my arm and moved past me, heading inside. “I can use yours.”
“Hey!” I followed him in.
He was looking up the stairs. “Sabrina said you were on the fourth floor. You saw my place. I want to see yours. It’s only fair.”
He wasn’t waiting for my go-ahead. He was already up and rounding second floor to third. He’d be at my floor before I could get there. “Stop! I am not okay with this.”
He was at the third-floor door. He glanced down with that same goddamn smirk. “Better tell me which room or I’m going to hang out in the hallway.”
“Why are you always smirking? Is it permanently attached to your face?”
“What room, Clarke?” He was at my hallway door.
Fucking hell. I gritted my teeth. “Wait. Just wait. My door automatically locks.”
He’d opened the door but let it shut. Waiting as I covered the last set of stairs, I refused to let him see me panting. I stood there, purposely holding my breath until he narrowed his eyes and cocked his head to the side. “Breathe, Clarke. You’re going to pass out.”
I almost burped out the small pocket of air I’d been holding. “I hate you so much.”
“Yeah, yeah.” He waved that off. “We get it. Eternal damnation in hell, the whole shebang. Whatever.” He nodded to the door. “Stop stalling. I want to see your room.”
I was picturing pitchforks and fire. Maybe that was the burning smell he mentioned. It was hell, and all the fire in there. I yanked the door, glaring as I did. “Was this Sabrina’s idea?”
“Nope. All mine.” He was right behind me. I could feel his breathing. “She refused to tell me your room number, said I had to call.”
My eyes widened at the thought of him coming up by himself, strolling down the hallway, and then knocking on my door. Good Lordy gracious. Too many would’ve seen him at my door. I would’ve been the talk of the dorm.
I shuddered, unlocked, and entered my room.
Books like this are why I love to read!
Hate To Love You tackles some pretty tough issues, yet remains sexy and entertaining! It’s sheer New Adult brilliance! The storyline is phenomenal and expertly written. This is my new favorite from Tijan.
It’s rare that I feel anything for a heroine before the hero. Typically, it’s all about the man. I’m shallow, but that’s okay. However, Kennedy (the heroine) is so much like me, that I couldn’t help but notice her immediately. Narcissistic, right?! Well….not really. Stories can transport us to far away lands, bring us face to face with unimagined possibilities, or in this case take us right back to Freshman year in college. #GOGATORS! My years in college were some of the best in my life and this book is so evocative of that time that I couldn’t help but LOVE it! Like Kennedy, I experienced the highs and lows of campus life. I loved that she’s self aware while also perfecting the coping mechanism of pushing people away. Luckily that coping mechanism gets smashed to bits when Shay Coleman enters her life.
I admit, I fell hard for Shay too. He’s such a great character. The “Big Man on Campus” who’s also a decent guy. Swoon! Experiencing these two grow and evolve over the course of the novel was a real treat! I can clearly recall similar experiences. Falling in love for the first time, creating a lasting bond of friendship with your roommates and friends, even dealing with backlash or instant popularity because your friends with the football players. This was a perfect walk down memory lane! It’s so true to life and expertly detailed. Fans of the New Adult genre will absolutely love it!
I highly recommend everyone grab this one A.S.A.P!
Don’t do what I did!!!
I started this book when I knew very well that I couldn’t finish it in one sitting and regretted it immediately. I LOVED this book!!! I was pulled in from the very first page, and had trouble putting it down.
Tijan’s books are usually always high on my priority list, but her college books eclipse even that standing. There is NOTHING I love more than her take on college life. I adore it, especially if she matches up a feisty and snarky heroine with a über-popular jock. I love this combination, it’s my kryptonite and I can’t get enough of it.
Tijan’s style is unique. I don’t think there is any other author that writes the way she does. Her books have a certain amount of angst, some more than others, and they follow a certain formula which makes it easy to become totally addicted to her style. They are comfort food for my soul.
I think what draws me to her style of writing the most is the way she depicts new/adult relationships. They feel authentic, especially in today’s times. College students want to have fun, they take chances, and sometimes it’s really only about sex and to get away from all the studying – and not about finding the next boyfriend.
Hate to Love You was pretty much exactly what I needed.
I adored Kennedy. Her feisty, and snarky attitude was a true joy. She was a kick-ass heroine – no question asked. She stood her ground, was blunt and honest to a fault, a little secretive, and hesitant opening up, and all in all quite a fascinating character. There were more than a few scenes that made me laugh out loud. And more than once I wanted to shout – You Go, Girl!!
Kennedy was my kind of heroine. She was FABULOUS!!!!
Shay – boy I had it bad for him.
He was the perfect guy for Kennedy. Even so he was super popular, friendly and incredibly nice – his smirks, and cocky attitude drew Kennedy like a moth to a flame. Their interactions were so Tijan. Loved them, all and every single one.
As always the supporting cast was excellent – entertaining, and well rounded. I also thought she did a fabulous job depicting college life – with all its ups and downs. She manages to keep a balance between relationship, and dorm life, as well as friends, and social engagements that just belong in books about college. It felt incredibly authentic and because of that equally spellbinding.
I liked that the drama level and angst were dialed down a little. I had the feeling Kennedy and Shay were a little more mature and balanced than Tijan’s regular cast – which I ADORED!! I’m not saying I wouldn’t have liked it otherwise, it was just a nice change in pace.
Hate to Love You reminded me a little of Broken and Screwed 1&2 which is next to FCH my favorite book of this authors. I was pretty much on cloud 9 the entire time I read this book. It would have been a devour in one sitting kind of book – if I didn’t screw it up and just would have waited for the weekend – which I won’t stop regretting and lamenting about.
And now, barely finished reading this awesome book – I already can’t wait to read her next one.