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New Release+Review: As Long As You Hate by Carrie Aarons




Title: As Long As You Hate Me
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 3, 2017



Blurb

Kara

High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.

Dean

The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.




Lourdes Review:



When Dean Jacobs and Kara O’Connor were in high school they were in love and dreamed of a future together.  He was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks with the absent parents and dreams of making it big as a singer/songwriter and she was the innocent girl from the middle class family who wanted for nothing.
After HS, Dean moved to L.A. to pursue his dream and Kara stayed to go to college in New Jersey, but the best intentions couldn’t keep them together and the breakup eventually came.
Fast forward seven years and Dean will come looking for her with an offer she can’t refuse.  A well laid trap to clean up his bad boy image while luring Kara into coming to L.A. with him.
This book was a real page turner for me and I really enjoyed the flow of the story.  The take of the second chance romance; the couple separated by decisions fueled by misunderstandings and immaturity, but who love each other through time and separation.
At first, I wanted to hate Dean for what he was doing, but once the story starts evolving I just fell in love with him.  Dean is pure poetry.  Everything he says and thinks comes out in a way that will get directly to your heart and melt it completely.  The author really embodies the artist in him with every word and I felt it all.
Kara, on the other hand, is stubborn, guarded and so focused in the past that she has a really tough time letting Dean back in a second time, but it’s hard not to understand her plight.
This is a nice story of a sweet couple with a chance at love a second time around.


4.5 Book Corner Stars
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*




Purchase Links

99c for release day ONLY

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited






Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can't imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.


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