Wednesday 19 February 2020

♥ HATE YOU (NOT) ♥ Ella James ♥

© Bianca ✰ 

• 19 February 2020
• standalone enemies-to-lovers romance
4.9 Stars

I didn’t know I was that person. You knowthe one who gets the kids. But thats what the will said. June Lawler: Legal Guardian.

My niece and nephew are 6 and 9, and all they’ve ever known is San Francisco. I arrive the day after the wreck, pack up my sister’s mansion, and fly them back to Georgia.

The small-town farm where their mom and I grew up isn’t what it once was, but it’s home. That’s all they really need.


I was courting an investor when it happened. Tromped all up and down the Himalayas, and he didn’t even buy in. It was a week before I found out what I’d lost. My little brother meant the world to me. Now even his kids are gone.

Spirited away to Heat Springs, Georgiapopulation 298.

They’re living on a farm that’s half a breath from bank foreclosure with a 26-year-old who didn’t finish high school. Nowhereville is not the place for little Mastersons. But I’ll get them back. It’s the money she must want, and I’ve got lots of that.

“June Bug” Lawler is poorer than that red dirt she comes from. I can make her dreams come trueand do one last thing for my brother.

I hate him.

She makes me crazy.

He thinks he can buy me off! I’ve never met a man so arrogant.

There’s no woman anywhere more stubborn.

I wish I had never met him.

But that’s not the story.

June just inherited her six and nine year old niece and nephew!
Her older sister died in a car accident with her husband in San Francisco and June got the kids! Even though there were better options. Like people with money or jobs or her other sister - who already has kids and probably knows what she's doing!
But nope. June is now an auntie-mom.
Living with two little kids and two big dogs on her parents' dying farm in small-town Georgia.

Burke is the kids' uncle - their dad's older brother.
He wasn't in the country when his brother died and he's shocked to hear where the kids are now.
He needs to get them back into the city where they belong!
Off to Georgia we go ...
Let the fun times begin!

  What will happen with June, Burke and the kids?
Will there be a HEA?
Read the book to find out!

I loved reading this!
We start reading and we're right there in the car with June.
Ella describes every little detail so beautifully. I just loved that.
It's such a sweet and adorable romance - even though we don't really romance very much at the beginning! LOL! Those two can't stand each other - but of course there's also some insta attraction.
The kids are super adorable. And it's so heartbreaking to see how they miss their mom and dad! I might have had some eye leakage here and there!
We have some very funny moments and animal moments and arguing moments and it's all described so beautifully and just ... perfect. It's like I was watching it all happen on Netflix instead of reading the book!
But of course it's not all sweet southern and funny. We have some very serious moments too.

I loved reading it!
Wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day!
Plus also - I really want some corn bread and sweet tea now! ☺

HATE YOU (NOT) was such an adorable & funny & heartbreaking enemies-to-lovers romance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Burke - this one is MINE! ☺



Ella James is the USA Today + Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of more than twenty romance novels. Ella lives in Colorado with her husband and three kids. When she's not writing, you can find her in the foothills.