P.S. I Hate You: A totally perfect and heartwarming romantic comedy

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10 reviews

About this ebook

Relationship: Hanging by a thread.

Sex life: Dead on arrival.

Alcohol: Essential.


It’s normal to hate the man of your dreams, right?


Once upon a time, Abbie and Matt had swoon-worthy mini breaks in Paris, and Abbie would cook him steak wearing nothing but an apron and high heels. These days, they’re experiencing the longest dry spell on record… And Abbie is keeping a very big secret.


But she’s not ready to give up. Nobody knows Abbie like Matt does, and it helps that he’s tall, dark and handsome, with hazel eyes and dimples to die for.


Determined to reignite the romance, Abbie initiates Operation Memory Lane and recreates their happiest memories. Maybe breakfast in bed, sexy lingerie, dirty martinis and a romantic weekend in the countryside will bring back Abbie’s butterflies and make her giddy with happiness…


But revisiting the past is a risky business, and secrets always come out in the end. Will the truth ruin their second chance at love?


This totally addictive second-chance romance will give you All. The. Feels! Perfect for fans of Emily Henry, Sophie Kinsella and Beth O’Leary.


Readers love P.S. I Hate You:

‘I absolutely loved this book. It spoke to my soul. If you’ve ever been stuck in a rut or your life has felt stale, you’ll find something in here to identify with! Funny and uplifting.’ @beanie_bookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘WOW! I honestly couldn’t put this book down, I absolutely am in love with it and I’m already wishing I could re-read it. The storyline, the characters and just everything was amazing!’ Goodreads reviewer


‘What a brilliant, *brilliant* romcom… I couldn't help but smile and laugh all the way through. Loved… I read it in just two days, I didn’t want to put it down. Snap this up… if you’re looking to laugh out loud.’ @sarahsreads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I ate this book up in one sitting. I loved it, it was perfect. Witty, funny, and heartfelt, exactly what I’d expect from a romance like this… This was so genuine, I felt like my heart was in my hand the whole time.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Even days after I finished reading P.S. I Hate You, I still think about itFantasticOutstanding writing… A perfect mix of comedy, drama and romance. It makes you FEEL. Big time.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Couldn’t put it down… It was a cracking read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘One of the best romances I’ve read … It is a beautiful second chance romance that is so raw and emotionalI loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Really really loved this book… Highly recommend!’ @mams.ie


‘Wow, what an absolute gem of a book!… A totally great romance book that I plan to re-read again!’ Goodreads reviewer


Absolutely loved this book. Highly recommend for a feel-good romance!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Oh, I loved this story… Full of Ranald’s usual wit and humourRead it. Enjoy it. It’s lovely.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Highly recommend!! This book is a definite page-turner! You’ll be left thinking about the story long after you put the book down. First book to read by this author but definitely not my last!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I finished P.S. I Hate You with a big fat smile on my face.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I AM A SUCKER FOR SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE! This book was raw, you guys!!… I FELT THE LOVE, GUYSIt made me swoon.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘I was really in the feels… Abbie and Matt’s love story is beautiful, heartbreaking, and hopeful.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I absolutely loved it… Definitely one of my new favourites!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was hooked from page one!’ Goodreads reviewer


‘Very entertaining… It’s not often that a book makes me laugh out loud Made me chuckle.’ @PoweredByPepsi, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Sparks were flyingTouched my heart deeply. I loved it.’ B For Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

10 reviews
Chelsea Taylor
March 8, 2022
Abbie and Matt are experiencing a dry spell in their marriage. So dry, Abbie is considering divorce. After meeting in high school, they both thought they'd be together forever. But life and the setbacks that come with it have taken their toll. Now they barely speak. In a last ditch effort to save their marriage, Abbie comes up with a plan. Go back to some of the places that were benchmarks in their relationship. Reignite their love and try and remember the love that got them this far. Told in alternating chapters, you'll follow Abbie and Matt from the beginning. From their first date to their wedding day. Throughout you'll see them revisit those places and memories while learning what went wrong and got them to where they are now. This book is truly beautifully written, but extremely heavy. You'll see them deal with infertility, a close friends addiction, and various other super heavy situations. I wasn't expecting it to be so damn heavy. This one is hard for me to review because I know the book was so well written, it was just personally hard for me to get through it. I'm also dealing with the dregs of a winter of depression, so the heaviness of the story made it hard for me to get through. Its truly very well written and a great tale of love lost and found. Just be ready to deal with super heavy and slightly depressing relationship situations. Its not something I have saw the author tackle before but she did it with grace and exquisite storytelling. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Thank you to Bookouture, Sophie Ronald, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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Samantha Markham
March 5, 2022
Abbie and Matt have been together since they were teenagers. They’re now 37 and having a difficult time in their marriage. Unable to have a child, this has brought pressure on their relationship and they need to try to rekindle some of the romance that brought them together all those years ago. P.S. I Hate You (Abbie never does actually hate Matt), skips back and forth between the present, and when Abbie and Matt first met, following them throughout significant events in their life together. The author focuses a huge amount on how important friends are in a woman’s life and how good friends stick around, no matter what. If Abbie has a problem, or is upset, it’s The Girlfriend Club’s WhatsApp group she turns to, and there is always someone at the end of a message with support and advice. I enjoyed how Abbie tried to recreate some of the good memories that her and Matt had shared, some worked out, some didn’t but it both were keen to try! Sophie Ranald shows us the parts of relationships that people rarely talk about, the frustrating, annoying little things that when things are going well, we don’t care about, but when something isn’t right, then we create mountains out of molehills! If you want something easy and fun to read, to while away a few hours, then try this new one from Sophie. I am lucky enough to be a part of Books on Tour for this, so thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review an ARC of P.S. I Hate You by Sophie Ranald.
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Alison Robinson
March 3, 2022
Abbie and Matt were childhood sweethearts, friends have got together, had kids, split up etc but Matt and Abbie keep going, twenty years together and nine married. But lately Abbie has felt something is missing, they've lost that indescribable spark that let her forgive him for always leaving a dirty teaspoon on the side of the sink instead of putting it in the dishwasher (and Matt forgiving her for never closing a cupboard door - which my husband also does). Abbie's WhatsApp friends group suggest she tries to recreate some occasions from their past, first date, etc. Of course what they are forgetting is that first dates when you are sixteen or seventeen are at Burger King and Nando's - not exactly the romantic dream LOL. Nevertheless, Abbie does try, and revisiting some of their old haunts/memories does bring them closer together, but there are some big issues and secrets causing the rift between them - will Operation Memory Lane heal the rift or break them apart? This is the first book I've read which neither ignores lockdown nor dismisses it as something that happened in the past. Instead, there is no mention of COVID, just the grim reality of Abbie and Matt working from home together, at either end of their kitchen table, for months on end, the inability to get away from each other or do anything else, albeit that in Abbie and Matt's universe things are starting to return to normal. There's humour, nostalgia (how I loved those trips down Memory Lane with the music and the food and the TV shows), pathos and so much more. Loved it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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