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Hate Notes

Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3,877 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. 

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” 

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed. 

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after. 

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end…

©2018 Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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THIS IS MY LOVE NOTE..

Yet again these very talented authors kept me awake til the wee hours with their charming characters, their compelling plot with its secrets and their heartwarming yet heartbreaking romance between a burnt yet hopeful heroine and a closed off never going to happen hero. What ensued was a twisted pleasure as their chemistry built and built.. as their interactions became friendlier and friendlier.. as the walls started to crumble then get reinforced.. and, as the loveable heroine worked her many guileless charms to finally penetrate those impenetrable walls.

The addictive dual POV storyline had lots of delicious feels.. and a few heartbreaking ones too.. but the absolute perfection of the narration by two well-loved actors made this a seriously impressive audiobook that I wish I could give ten stars to.

Worth a credit? Absolutely.. and if you have no credits then beg, borrow or.. well, I will not encourage you to steal the money but what is the penalty for a first offence?

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darling with a little d

I really enjoyed this slow burn enemies to friends to lovers office romance. It had plenty of laughs and quirky moments, but there were also very serious topics and issues addressed as well. Charlotte was the perfect complement to Reed. The light to his dark. I loved her overall outlook on life and that she was much more honest and forthcoming with her feelings. When we first meet Reed, he is an angry shell of the man he once was. He frustrated me at times, but I also fell in love with him as his walls came down and the all in, unconditional love romantic resurfaced. The push and pull in this one was delicious and though it hurt my heart, the issues and feelings our characters encounter felt real and honest. I think the book needed all of Charlotte's charm and crazy to offset the heavier moments that both our characters face. The majority of the novel is spent building up the tension between Reed and Charlotte and seeing their relationship evolve. As much as I enjoyed their journey, I think I needed to see more of them enjoying what they fought so hard to reach. The epilogue was incredibly sweet, but also somber. I respected the authors more for this though instead of trying to wrap everything up with a pretty (and unrealistic) bow.

There's a reason Sebastian York is so beloved by audiobook listeners. His narration as standoffish and closed off Reed was perfect. Lynn Barrington is a new narrator to me, but I thought she did a fantastic job as Charlotte. Both her male and female voices were clear and distinct and she delivered all of Charlotte's snark impeccably. I think the only minor issue I had (which I run into sometimes with audiobooks), was that for both narrators, there were a few times I wasn't sure if something was internal dialogue or actually spoken out loud. Overall, this was a great listen and is one of my favorites from this writing duo!

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✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

This was a fun book. Charlotte was a great characters, she is quirky, spontaneous and pretty blunt. Reed is your typical brooding rich guy who has baggage and a nasty Ex. I like that Charlotte brings out the best in Reed and helps him because spontaneous and fun. Reed's Grandmother Iris was my favorite thing about this book, she was nosy and pushy and made me laugh more than once. If your looking for fun romance with some drama and a HEA, this book might be for you.

Lynn Barrington was perfect for Charlotte, she brought out her quirkiness and did her inner monologue so good. And Sebastian York.... Need I say more... ok well fine I'll say a little more, I LOVE his voice but I will admit there is a very small part with a British character in this book and Sebyo doesn't do accents... I mean sometimes he does, it's odd cause if the character has 5 sentences, 3 of them have no accent. I've heard him do this before, he just doesn't keep up with the accents but that's ok with me cause it's Sebastian York.
#BestMeetCute #NarrationPerfection #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Bucket List

I loved this book! Of course it's no surprise. I love both these authors so much. They are an easy one click everytime! This was almost like a fairy tale. Finding a dress with a mysterious note and wanting to know more about the person behind the note. Love the interaction between Reed and Charlotte and the bucket lists that were made. I didn't stop reading and listening to the audio till finished. A great book! I would listen and read again. Love SebYo and the new narrator Lynn. I haven't heard her before. Great job! Another favorite.
#F**kit List #bluenote #SebYo #tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Love this!

I’ve never laughed out loud so much just listening to a story! Love, love, loved this book. It was definitely worth the credit! Narrators were both very good. Love Sebastian York!

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I can't...

I can't even describe how good, great, amazing this book is. Vi and Penelope do not disappoint, as usual. I LOVE Charlotte. I LOVE Reed. The very real life twist, queue the salty discharge from your eyes.
The narration is on point.

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Funny, Sweet and Sexy

The Narrations by Sebastian York and Lyn Barrington were great I really love how the brought each character to life, making us feel every emotion the characters were feeling and living at that moment as well as the narration for the secondary characters.. overall their work was amazing.. looking forward to hearing more of their narrations..

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Hate Notes was a light, fun read, with great characters and a great story that will keep you hooked until the end..

Charlotte was trying to build her life again, after such a hard breakup but she wasn't prepared for the changes were about to happen, not only she spends hours spilling her gut to a stranger in the middle of a bathroom, about her life and bad luck with men. but also she meets the love of her life without even knowing where was life going to take them..

-' I'd joked about Charlotte Darling and her pixie dust. There was always something magical about her, the way she'd just appeared in my life and turned it upside down.'

Reed was so invested in his career that he wasn't looking for anything formal, his past keeps trying to stop him from anything that made him feel happy.. he just wants to focus on what's important but life has other plans for him and sooner or later someone special will change him forever.

-' You're beyond my wildest dreams. My love for you is infinite. You. Are. Everything.'

I laugh a lot with Charlotte, I love that she was strong and she didn't take anything from Reed or anybody, she always stood her ground and made everybody know how she was feeling. she was bold and didn't hesitate to talk about her feelings and that's exactly what made it impossible to stay out of her side.

-' Love wasn’t about a beautiful dress, a note, or even poignant words. It was about being with someone through thick and thin, about seeing them through not only the best moments of life but also the worst.'

Overall the story was great, I laugh so much and cry with Reed's stubbornness more like I wanted to bring some sense to him.. I love the relationship and bond Iris and Charlotte have, it was really nice to see Iris supporting and helping to make possible something she knew was meant to be.. I also loved the changes of Reed character, in the beginning, he shows us a side of him that it felt cold but as the story goes, we get to see the real Reed, a romantic gentleman that was hiding all his love.

Get ready for a great ride..

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Laughed. Cried. Laughed some more

Another hit from the dynamic duo, Vi and Penelope!

The sexy scenes happened over halfway through the book and I wasnt even mad! That’s how great the story is. Their chemistry, banter.... it’s sooo good! The characters are very well-written. I love all of them.

Narration – cant go wrong with Sebastian York. He is one of my faves! This is the first time Ive listened to Lynn Barrington and she is pretty good!

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WOW!!

What a wonderfully written journey of 2 people who were destined to be together. From funny, witty, headstrong, adoring, and loving; I greatly enjoyed the wide spectrum of emotions was so perfect painted throughout the story.

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Must listen

Wow!!!
The Epilogue was it!!
Another great listen

Thank you for the wonderful words you wrote

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  • BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends
  • 12-28-18

LOVED THE CHARACTER AND THE HUMOR

4.5 STARS

I adored Charlotte and Reed and I adored this story. basically, anything Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward turn's out I go gaga over I love their writing, the plots and the characters.

HATE NOTES was So good, so many times I've burst into laughter, I love the characters.

A bit about the plot;
When Charlotte finds a note pinned inside a wedding dress, a love letter to his future wife, Charlotte becomes curious about the man who wrote it and why was the dress now in a second hand store were she was taking her own dress, she knows her story and why she's no longer a blushing bride but why this dress?

Curiosity gets the better of Charlotte and she decides to stalk Reed on Facebook and try and find out more about the man behind the note, maybe it would renew her faith in love again. A drunken night leads to an appointment to view an apartment with Reed, an apartment way above her finances but she goes along with the viewing just to see the man. Reed is onto Charlotte and calls her out, you could say he was rude and arrogant and Charlotte ends up leaving the apartment upset.

Let's just say Charlotte finds herself crying in the bathroom of the building, disappointed with the man behind the note who wasn't what she was expecting at all. Charlotte finds herself unloading everything to a dear old lady in the bathroom of the building, everything, all about her ex, about being jobless and the reason she was so curious to go to see the man who she now hated. Charlotte comes away with a job offer and new hope for her current hopeless life.

When Charlotte and Reed meet again it definitely gets interesting, I laughed at Charlotte she was so funny without trying to be, she certainly could put the stuffy guy in the bow tie in his place and she did so over and over. I loved the love-hate relationship Charlotte and Reed had going on. Reed couldn't escape her even if he wanted to it seemed his Grandmother loved her and she had been hired to be the family's PA.

A great light and humorous romance with a heartwarming hea. I loved it and would definitely recommend. I listened on audio and as always with these two authors choice of narrators it was brilliant, the narrators really brought the characters and the story to life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-13-19

A love story

A beautiful love story which kept me listening all day with out pausing until the end. I recommend this book or audio to anyone who wants to laugh and love and dream.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-05-19

A great heart warming story

First off, I want to say that any author savvy enough to use Sebastian York and Lynn Barrington for their narration are half way to a decent book already.
As with all romance audiobooks, the delivery is key, and Sebastian York has The most panties melting voices in the industry.

Ok. Now I've got my fan girling out of the way, the story.

Charlotte Darling has split from her fiance, after she caught him and his secretary in his office, while she was 'bobbing for apples' ans its not even Halloween. Tsk Tsk.
So, Charlotte takes her wedding dress to a store that sells second hand wedding dresses. They don't give cash but credit. While in the store she rummaged through all the other dresses, wondering what their story was. She comes across a beautiful dress with a note seen inside.

This note sparks a whole new life for Charlotte as she reads the note, written by Reed Eastwood to his then fiancee, Alison, and sets out to find the man who wrote such a romantic love note.

Oh she finds him alright, but that meeting doesn't quite go to plan... All I can say is, Dog Surfer Trainer... but maybe the universe has decided that these two people needed to meet in order to find themselves and the real meaning of true love.

I highly recommend this book. It is written well and narrated well.

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  • Sybil Milne
  • 03-09-19

Beautiful beyond words

I put this off this book for a while but I'm so glad I've gotten around to it how-what a truly amazing story, beautiful, deep, emotional, funny, lots of banter! I'm an emotional mess writing this fresh from the end of this audio, Reed and Charlotte are soulmates in everyday- so many touching issues and their romance though inevitable didn't always seem that way. Iris was such a charming addition and so loveable.
Only odd thing is there's no real mention of Reed and Max's parents...
Such a balanced story although the last few chapters guarantees that tissues should be kept handy. Such beautiful chatacters , so easy to fall in love with over and over again!
Brilliantly well written story by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward- and the audio play by Sebastian York and Lynn Barrington is perfection!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-19

Loved the story, but sadly not a big fan of Lynn B

I really loved the story, but sadly not a big fan of Lynn Barringtons performance

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-19

I loved it

I loved this book so much, and also really liked the reader. would love to hear more ❤❤❤

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  • shazza
  • 02-15-19

lovely love story

loved it, couldn't put it down, a lovely love story. made me laugh and cry.

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  • charlotte lawrence
  • 01-22-19

Could not pause it. Nearly did all in one go.

Perfect mixture of, heartbreak, support, love and sex. Would listen again. Enjoyed that I shared a characters name too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-22-19

Amazing

Cried laughed and what a beautiful happy ever after marriage is amazing gift if u believe loved the story and the ending so glad I picked it

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  • Maggie Stark
  • 01-06-19

Absolutely Brilliant

I just loved this book well worth the read I thought both caractures were really brave and was really glad that he actually gave in in the end even with MS I have a sister in law who has it

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  • Jade B
  • 11-12-18

Hate Notes

I started this book and could not put it down. The story captured my heart and the characters were great. This is a must read

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  • Blushing Book Reviews
  • 02-17-19

A BLUSHING AUDIO REVIEW

It doesn’t take long before you become invested in Charlotte and Reed and captivated by their love story. The narrators were matched perfectly to their characters and did a superb job. I preferred the audio version of this book than the print. The narrators really brought out the personalities in their characters adding another dimension to the story.

I give the audio 4.5 Stars

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  • IMEE B
  • 02-02-19

***Hauntingly beautiful***

It's one of the most romantic story ever and sad too. I couldn't put it down, I have listened to it from ch.1 to the end. so romantic and beautiful. I'm one of Sebastian York biggest fan, he has the most sexiest and deepest voice ever *sighs* my first book if Lynn Barrington and I'm sure won't be the last, she is brilliant.

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  • Jacq
  • 01-18-19

Funny yet sexy

Funny yet sexy. Loved it! Feel good story with naughtiness. The readers have done great too!

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  • karen grave
  • 01-10-19

idealism is rising in romance

I this Harper Sloan and vi and Penelope must be mates. I've just finished listening to imperfectly perfect and then it's quoted in this book!!!!
unusual story for these romance writers but nice to see they took on the challenge of thus topic to shed some light. looooove Sebastian york. Lynn did well too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-16-18

Sweet and Funny

I loved this book, it was so cute and funny. Worth the read for sure

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  • Kaye Melilli
  • 12-06-18

Five *’s ❤️

I absolutely loved this story. The laughs and the tears this story had me on a roller coaster of emotion.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-18

Best book in a long time-chick lit done right

Such a good book to listen to! Been searching for something like this for ages. Good balance between life drama, sexiness and just an all round awesome book. Would recommend!

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  • Francessca
  • 12-04-18

loved this love story

From the characters to the plot, this was a book I couldn't stop listening. I was sad when it finished.

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  • Louise
  • 11-26-18

Love love love this book

I can’t say enough good things about this book and these authors, I was looking forward to this book and I wasn’t disappointed, it’s a beautiful love story that has everything in it, fun, laughs, heat a sexy hero and independent heroine plus an match making grandma, trust me you can’t go wrong with thus book