★ SYNOPSIS ★
Warning: This is just the start. This doesn’t end well. And it’s going to get much worse before it ever gets better.
I push her buttons. I want to push them in the good way. Dirty, up-against-the-wall, my-hand-in-her-pants kind of way.
But that’s not possible, because I’m dark and she’s light, and we both know it.
So I push her buttons in the bad way, making her hate me.
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d ask for Cole Parker to never look at me again, that I’d forget the dark promise in his eyes, and that just once, before he vanished from my life completely, that he’d push me up against a wall and fuck me.
Then I’d go wash my mouth out with soap.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
Hate F*@k; That just grabs your attention, doesn’t it? I know it did mine. This is the first book in a three part series and the first book is worth picking up to read. It does end in a cliff hanger, so be ready to pick up the second book… or you know, rugby tackle it like I’m pretty sure my imagination did and wrestle it into submission. Then kick back and continue the story.
Cole Parker is an ex navy seal who will swear to you that he’s not a good guy, doesn’t have a sweet bone in his body. Hailey Dashford Reid is a good girl, pure and innocent if you ask Cole, but according to Hailey herself, she’s a rebel. She also has one hell of a sassy mouth and uses it as her own natural defense. Cole on the other hand, has one filthy mouth. (And I love it!) I’m pretty sure he says thing to Hailey for the shock value, and to see her get riled up.
This series starts off with sparks flying. He’s trying to help her, she doesn’t want help.. she doesn’t even want him, but then, yes does. It’s a total load of bull.. this girl would climb him like a stripper pole if she’d allow herself to. She is in complete denial and very aware of it. He’s doing his job, which is to protect her and her family. This means he’s not supposed to be involved with her at all, and he resents that. She hates him -for- trying to -do- his job. Their “relationship” is dysfunctional yet somehow it works and I’d like to think that adds to the dynamic between them.
While they are both trying to fight what is happening between them, and waging a personal war against each other and their feelings, that ends up in hot sex and a tangle of limbs anytime they are near each other, outside issues are going on all around them. His job, her family, the scandals both cause, they all mesh in the scheme of problems which leads to that before mentioned cliff hanger that will have you reaching for part 2.
So, my rating! I gave this book 4 stars for the cliffhanger and because it’s not the end. I’d be leaning a bit toward a solid 3.5 if it weren’t for that though. My reasons are a bit varied, if you’re just reading the first book… it doesn’t even remotely make sense why Hailey might hate Cole. She just hates his job, therefore she hates him and it’s just a bit unreasonable. Almost bratty and spoiled in that regard, “I hate you because you exist”. <— I need more explanation then that. Cole’s reasoning is at least explained a bit better and slightly more understandable. It takes getting to the second book before that starts to come out though, or Hailey’s real feelings toward it.