Monday 19 August 2019

🏈 I HATE YOU 🏈 Ilsa Madden-Mills 🏈 #TheHookUp3 #Standalone 🏈

© Bianca   Janeane

• 19 August 2019
standalone College Football Romance
• Book #3 in the Hook Up Series

4.75 Stars
There’s a fine line between I hate you and I want you.
Once you cross it, there’s no going back.

Blaze Townsend: I hate you.
Charisma Rossi: I hate you more.

She’s been expecting this ever since their latest showdown. She had good reason.

Hottest guy she’s ever seen.
Former fling.
Dumped her in front of her friends.
At her own party.

So no, she’s not about to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class.
He thinks all he has to do is turn on those baby blues, and she’ll melt right back into his arms. Please.
She’d be crazy to let this cocky player affect her again. (Tell that to her body.)

Charisma Rossi.
Nerd girl with a dash of bad.
The one who got under his skin.
The one he cut loose.

Blaze knows she’s the riskiest prospect at Waylon University, but none of the interchangeable girls he hooks up with have ever made him feel the way she did. There’s absolutely no way he can have the girl and the game.

So why can’t he stop trying to win her back?

Can this wide receiver score the girl or will he make the biggest fumble of his life?

Charisma and Blaze were 'seeing' each other for three weeks last year.
Then he broke up with her in front of everybody. No one knows why. And Charisma is so mad at him.
But he felt he had no other choice. She became too important too quickly for him, and he has to give 100% to football. He needs the NFL to come calling. He can't afford a relationship now. Maybe he should've told her that - she wouldn't be so mad at him now.
BUT things are looking up - they're talking again. Having the same class, being friends with the same people. And they're still mega attracted to each other. But the NFL is farther out of reach than ever, and Blaze has to work even harder to get noticed. And Charisma's professional future is also not looking all to bright at the moment. So it should not be the right time to rekindle their thing... but love has other ideas!

Such a fun and adorable and so very heartbreaking story!

Like with most books these days I have to say that it wasn't anything new or ΓΌber original. I've read a million sexy and funny & heartbreaking sports romances. BUT - I love those books!!!! I love football and college romances. And this one was so sweet and funny and sexy and moving ... I loved Charisma & Blaze! And I still hated Archer. What's his problem?? Jeez!
I had to cry for poor little Blaze a few times. Ugh - his story is so heartbreaking. He just wants to make it big to show everyone back home that he's worth it to be loved, to be seen. So sad.

I really enjoyed reading this book!
Also - the adorable Vampire Bill is back - I want one too!!!!!

I HATE YOU was such a funny & adorable & heartbreaking college football romance! I loved it! Run to your nearest amazon for your own BLAZE - this one is MINE!

ARC received for an honest review

I am starting to shy away a little from college aged romances - nothing against the books, it is just that I am an old fart and it is a bit pervy lusting after 21 year old boys lol

Also, I know nothing about American football - other than it takes about 42 hours to play a game!
However, there are some authors that I will pick up no matter the age of the characters, and Ilsa Madden-Mills is one of them.

I Hate You has been my favourite of the HookUp series so far.  I felt it was more relatable, more emotional than the previous books.  I may have shed a tear or two especially over Blaze's story.

I hated how my Charisma was down on herself.  I got frustrated with both Blaze and Charisma, however I couldn't help but want to see them together, to succeed, to fall in love.

I loved seeing more of the guys and gals from the previous books, but OMG why did we need to see more of Archer - that guy is 1000% douchenozzle!

My favourite, favourite character was back with a vengeance too - Vampire Bill, can I adopt you?

I laughed, I screamed, I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room. Most of all I adored this book.

Can't wait to see what Ms Mills brings us next.

↓ Links to the book & author ↓

Book #1

Book #2



Fake FiancΓ©e

 Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.