REVIEW ➞ Make Me Hate You by Kandi Steiner


If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown.

Every sip of air is shallow and burning, because in the arms of my best friend’s brother, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to sin.

His eyes flick to my lips, and I remember the first time I tasted him, seven years ago before I left this town and vowed never to return. His hands grip my waist, and I remember the pain when he rejected me, when my entire world crashed down at his command. His jaw clenches, and my senses come alive with one stinging reminder.

I’m not his to kiss, and he’s not mine.

I tried to stay away from Tyler Wagner, putting an entire country between us. But when his sister’s wedding brings us back to the same town, to the same house, I can’t avoid him, no matter how hard I try.

He’s always there, his dark eyes bewitching, luring me into their depths. The memory of us pulls me under like a rip current, and when he flashes that smile, I lose my breath, along with my will, unable to escape his grip and find the surface.

Now, hours before our plus ones arrive for the wedding, I’m in his arms, begging him to make me hate him, knowing he never could.

If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown.

And I’ll take him down with me.

But this wasn’t a fairy tale. and Tyler wasn’t my prince.


If you’re looking for an angst filled, emotional romance then this book is one for you. It definitely packs some punches that will hit you in the gut.

Jasmine is best friends with Tyler’s sister and really best friends with Tyler, too. The three of them grew up together. When Jasmine’s world changed, she went to find her best friend, but instead found Tyler and again her world changed. This broke my heart so much. You could feel the pain and emotion just coming off the pages.

Jasmine and Tyler have so much history together and after not seeing each other for seven years their history, their connection and the chemistry haven’t gone away, even if they both wished for that to happen. Timing was never in their favor, however, that’s just how life goes. It’s hard not to feel for them because of all the time they wasted, though.

These two frustrated me beyond belief at times. I was yelling at my kindle. However, all the frustration was worth it. Make Me Hate You is one crazy, emotional ride. If angst filled, beautifully written, emotional stories are your jam this one is a MUST READ.


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