Love & Hate (Book One: Hate) by J.J. Dorn
Released: July 21, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: J.J. Dorn
Reviewed by Lena
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There’s something about a horse barn in the early morning hours that makes my heart full. I love walking into the barn hearing the horses chewing on the sweet alfalfa and feeling their contentment. This is where I feel most like myself, this is where I am no longer Paige Vandenberg, daughter of millionaires or the chubby rich girl. I am just me and I am free.
I have been raised around horses my whole life. My parents own a large horse farm in the picturesque Dutch town of Lynden, Washington. Lynden sits just a few miles south of the Canadian border and truly is a small town. My family is one of the oldest families and we own or have owned practically everything. You can’t drive down the main road and not see Vandenberg scrolled on something. For many people I’m sure this sounds wonderful, but to me it’s a prison. One in which I fully intend to break free of next year when I leave for college. I will miss my family and of course my horses but I will not miss the people, and especially not resident bad boy Cutter Daniels. I hate him.
*Warning contains sexual content and coarse language. Mature audiences only 18+ years old.
Paige and Cutter's story was a roller coaster ride. It took me way up and feeling happy that things were finally happening for the young couple then it drops making me lose my stomach and breaking my heart. This ride is what kept me involved and wanting more.
Paige is a curvy rich small town girl with a love for horses and riding. She grew up being publicly humiliated by Cooper and Cutter Daniels. This is the reason why she has more flight then fight mentality. She cannot wait to go away for college to start over. It all sound perfect until she finds out that Cutter will be attending the same college as her. Cutter is an alpha male in the making. He starts growing into his own when he goes off to college and decides to go for what he truly wants, Paige. He earns his alpha male card when he helps Paige work through her insecurities and gains her trust. I was really routing for these kids. I wanted Paige to be stronger and Cutter to come clean with whatever secret he was keeping. The outcome is not what I was expecting but one I am happy with.
It was a hard book to put down, so I didn't. I cannot wait until the second book is released. This was a great first release by JJ Dorn.
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.