I Hate You, I Love You

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9 reviews

About this ebook

There’s a fine line between love and hate. And these two can’t decide which side they’re really on. . . .

Poetry professor Naomi Price is loved by her students, happily works around the clock, and has credentials no one could deny. Except, it seems, for her arch-nemesis at Hainamor University. The man never has anything polite to say, and now the two of them are competing for a prestigious honor that just so happens to come with a cash award. With every move Naomi makes to impress her colleagues, her rival is right there beside her, elbow to elbow, making it impossible to ignore how devastatingly hot he is—even if he is a total bastard.

Sebastian Blake knows what Naomi thinks of him, and he’s trying hard not to care. Maybe he’s been grouchy with her in the past, but she isn’t making his life any easier with her crusade to win over the Personnel Committee and earn an honor that is rightfully his. Naomi just doesn’t quit, and though he’d never admit it, there’s something sexy about her. Something that has him tied up in knots. Something that makes him want to move beyond his painful past and take a chance—at least for as long as it takes to kiss her silly and see what happens next.

Warning: Intense bickering leads to intense sexual chemistry!

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Praise for I Hate You, I Love You

“With smart, plucky heroines and the swoon-worthy men who fall for them, Elizabeth Hayley never disappoints!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild
“Every time I open an Elizabeth Hayley book, it’s a moment of excitement. I know I’m going to get every important feel on my list—sighs, swoons, laughter, love—in a tale I won’t be able to put down. Smart, sexy, bold, and brilliant—Elizabeth Hayley brings it all to the page! I worship their mad storytelling skills!”USA Today bestselling author Angel Payne

Ratings and reviews

9 reviews
Pennie Morgan
October 9, 2018
This book left me questioning why I spent so much time reading it when I had such a headache when I wasn't enjoying it as much as I should have. Naomi Price and Sebastian Blake are English professors at a small liberal arts college in Vermont and they have had a rocky (to put it mildly) co-existence for the past couple years and fight and spare and exchange insults on a daily basis and now they are in the running for a Distinguished Faculty award and basically pitted against each other. Now the gloves are off. Their fighting suddenly turns to something more. Hate is such a strong emotion and eventually it turns to more and slowly things turn to love. The fighting and snipping got on my nerves and was so junior high it made me cringe and if I had not been reading this as an ARC I may not have finished it. Although I am glad I did, the poem at the end was worth it and the final two lines wrap this entire book up nicely... "I've lost the battle, but not yet the war, As long as you hate me but love me more." **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
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Bette Hansen
October 8, 2018
This was a fun enemies to lovers story as two college professors duke it out for top honors at their college. There is lots of snarky banter between Sebastian and Naomi and there is a nice slow build to their relationship as they spend more and more time together. There is definitely chemistry between these two but they are both stubbornly fighting it. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of reading with this lighthearted story. I highly recommend it.
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Becky Baldridge
October 9, 2018
Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes in the romance genre, so I couldn't resist this one. The book certainly delivered on that in the beginning. The sarcasm flowed like water between these two as they exchanged barbs at every opportunity. Granted, most of it was rather juvenile and not what I would expect from college professors, but it did induce a laugh here and there. In fact, I enjoyed the story right up until Sebastian and Naomi finally get together. That should've been the part I liked best - a heated kiss here and there, a slow-building anticipation, and they finally admit to an attraction. However, the story changes at that point and becomes quite angsty. Given the backstories, the angst makes sense, but it doesn't hold with the romantic comedy theme. Plus, the romance slows down considerably and the chemistry just sort of fizzles. There is some steam, but the scenes are somewhat stilted. It almost felt like I was reading a book written by two different people. I did enjoy the first half, but the last half left me with a meh feeling.
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About the author

Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. They learned a ton about each other through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly. They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

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