I love Bully Romances lately and when I found out the one of my favourite authors A.Zavarelli was putting pen to paper and writing this genre I did my happy dance. I have loved her books since I started reading her Boston Underworld series, so of course I jumped at the chance for an ARC!!
While a step away from what I have come to expect from Ashleigh, I knew her characters would be complex and probably flawed and she delivered. Sebastian and Stella have that connection from the get go.
Although they did have that connection, I have to admit I did find their relationship a little shunted. I don’t know if it was due to Sebastian being a a**hole or if it was Stella’s need to please everyone due to her lack of loving relationships. It felt as if their love for each other wasn’t as genuine as some of Ashleigh’s previous character relationships.
I have to admit that while I love A.Zavarelli, Hate Crush didn’t grip me like her other books did. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the story, characters and storyline, but there was something that just didn’t connect with me.
Even though I didn’t love this book, I love this author and I will continue to read her work, you aren’t always going to like every book.