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Better Hate Than Never by Chloe Liese

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Better Hate Than Never

Childhood enemies discover the fine line between love and loathing in this heartfelt reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

Katerina Wilmot and Christopher Petruchio shared backyards as kids, but as adults they won’t even share the same hemisphere. That is, until Kate makes a rare visit home, and their fiery animosity rekindles into a raging inferno.

Despite their friends’ and families’ pleas for peace, Christopher is unconvinced Kate would willingly douse the flames of their enmity. But when a drunken Kate confesses she’s only been hostile because she thought he hated her, Christopher vows to make peace with Kate once and for all. Tempting as it is to be swept away by her nemesis-turned-gentleman, Kate isn’t sure she can trust his charming good-guy act.

When Christopher’s persistence and Kate’s curiosity lead to an impassioned kiss, they realize “peace” is the last thing that will ever be possible between them. As desire gives way to deeper feelings, Kate and Christopher must decide if it’s truly better to hate than to never risk their hearts—or if they already gave them away long ago.

The Review

I absolutely loved Two Wrongs Make a Right. The story left me breathless and aching for more words by Chloe Liese. And she does not disappoint in Better Hate than Never, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Filled with our favorites from the first book, Liese takes us into the relationship between two clear enemies (Katerina Wilmot and Christopher Petruchio) who bring out the worst in each other.

The thing I love most about Liese’s novels is how she so effortlessly creates characters who leave indelible footprints in our long term memory. And the characters in Better Hate than Never are 100 percent human, with complex emotions and complicated pasts.

So find your cozy reading spot and a copy of Better Hate than Never, while Liese takes you on a journey between two unlikely people who can possibly, maybe, weather the storm of their own making, and find that silver lining of a happily ever after.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blot – Satisfyingly Inked

publication details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
10-Oct-23978-0593441527400BerkleyAdultNetGalley, Digital ARCOctober 15, 2023

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