REVIEW : I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

There’s a fine line between I hate you and I want you.
Once you cross it, there’s no going back.

Blaze Townsend: I hate you.
Charisma Rossi: I hate you more.

She’s been expecting this ever since their latest showdown. She had good reason.

Hottest guy she’s ever seen.
Former fling.
Dumped her in front of all her friends.
At her own party.

So no, she’s not about to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class. He thinks all he has to do is turn on those baby blues, and she’ll melt right back into his arms. Please.She’d be crazy to let this cocky player affect her again. (Tell that to her body.)

Charisma Rossi.
Nerd girl with a dash of bad.
The one who got under his skin.
The one he cut loose.

Blaze knows she’s the riskiest prospect at Waylon University, but none of the interchangeable girls he hooks up with have ever made him feel the way she did. There’s absolutely no way he can have the girl and the game. 

So why can’t he stop trying to win her back?

Can this wide receiver score the girl or will he make the biggest fumble of his life?

He’s everything. He’s everything I never knew I wanted. He’s perfection wrapped in a dark, deep lake, and I ache to swim in those waters, to discover his secrets and let him delve into mine.


I Hate You is a FANTASTIC new standalone from Ilsa Madden-Mills. I completely fell in love with this story. It is full of romance, steamy, a hilarious parrot, and so much more. This book is a MUST READ.

Charisma is my favorite type of heroine. She is smart and sassy! I loved that girl from the start. Not only is she smart and sassy, but she is also strong and not afraid to speak her mind and to stand out in the crowd. I love that she isn’t the typical sorority girl. She has rules. No kissing. After being played by a girl in high school she hasn’t let anyone close since. But will the star football player be able to knock down her walls?

Blaze is so much more than a cocky jock. The man has a heart of gold, he has experienced pain and loss and it is safer to close himself off and focus on one thing. Football. He was afraid of anyone getting to close, especially Charisma, so he let her go. Let her hate him for ending things.

I LOVED these two. Charisma and Blaze’s chemistry is off the charts. I loved their banter, their friendship, and the way they supported one another. Of course, it wasn’t an easy ride but it was beautiful, heartbreaking and everything I could have ever hoped for.

This book had me laughing, crying, swooning and everything inbetween. It is an AMAZING story and one that I know I will be rereading again in the future.


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