• Make Me Hate You

  • A Best Friend's Brother Romance
  • By: Kandi Steiner
  • Narrated by: Holly Warren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown. 

Every sip of air is shallow and burning, because in the arms of my best friend’s brother, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to sin. 

His eyes flick to my lips, and I remember the first time I tasted him, seven years ago before I left this town and vowed never to return. His hands grip my waist, and I remember the pain when he rejected me, when my entire world crashed down at his command. His jaw clenches, and my senses come alive with one stinging reminder.

I’m not his to kiss, and he’s not mine. 

I tried to stay away from Tyler Wagner, putting an entire country between us. But when his sister’s wedding brings us back to the same town, to the same house, I can’t avoid him, no matter how hard I try. 

He’s always there, his dark eyes bewitching, luring me into their depths. The memory of us pulls me under like a rip current, and when he flashes that smile, I lose my breath, along with my will, unable to escape his grip and find the surface. 

Now, hours before our plus ones arrive for the wedding, I’m in his arms, begging him to make me hate him, knowing he never could. 

If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown. 

And I’ll take him down with me.

©2020 Kandi Steiner (P)2020 Kandi Steiner
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Highly recommend

This book was absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t put it up. With just enough twists and turns that you don’t see coming I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes books about friendship, relationships, family, and drama.
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So intense- there was so much passion and emotion

So much angst! Make Me Hate You was so intense- there was so much passion and emotion.

"It's you who brings me pain. It's you who is killing me. It's you, and us," I added, motioning between us. "It's this thing that never was, but always is, that never will be and will never not be."

Like that quote right there- emotional perfection. I felt Tyler and Jasmine's pain. The story is told only from Jasmine's POV, but it's easy to feel Tyler's anguish and heartache too. Make Me Hate You was real and raw and a story I just couldn't put down.

Narrator Holly Warren was new to me, but she did an excellent job. I will definitely be checking out her other performances.

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I am normally not a fan of 1-narrator books. I like hearing the distinction between voices. However, I couldn’t stop listening to this one. I originally read this book first and then listened to the audible. I was able to enjoy the audible so much more that way. The story itself is a great one. I love the back and forth between Tyler and Jasmine. Their past…. Their present…. And their future. This book had me on a rollercoaster of emotions. A lot of ups, downs…. Anger, laughter, sadness. Ultimately…. The angst is the good kind.

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Absolutely phenomenal!!!

This was my first ever audiobook. I was very skeptical about whether I would ever enjoy listening to one because I'm very visual and wasn't sure if I'd just end up daydreaming. Well, I'm mad at myself for waiting this long because I loved it and it was an amazing experince. Firstly, I loved Holly's voice, it was soothing and made for very easy listening. Secondly, I have read this book, so although I knew exactly what was going to happen, this was a completely new and exhilarating experince! The feelings this book brought out of me from listening to all these amazing scenes. The goosebumps I got from every experince Jasmine had with Tyler. Just unbelievable. I already loved this book, it is easily one of my top Kandi books and I think I just fell in love with it more! Pure perfection! The angst, the heartbreak, the longing, everything was brought out more through this audiobook. I loved every second and cannot wait to invest in another Kandi audiobook because now that I know what I've been missing I know I need more!

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My aching heart!

This read was perfect! My heart ached & squeezed tight and all I could do was hope for them to just fight for one another, like they both deserved. But life isn’t always so straight forward, people aren’t always on the same timeline as others which made this angsty read so relatable. Kandi Steiner did beautifully telling this story and I enjoyed it from start to finish!

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Such a good book!

Loved the book, the way it was written was brilliant, it made me feel everything jazzy was going through! They need to make it a movie!

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One of the most annoying books I’ve ever read

I want to start by saying that the narrator did a great job. No complaints with her.

I found the main two characters to be agonizingly boring. The author’s prose. I can barely find the words. Kandi please just get to the point. Describing every detail and movement doesn’t make the story more believable. The flowery poetic nonsense frankly ruined an already underwhelming book

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All the feels!

Why has it taken me so long to read a Kandi Steiner book? This book had me FEEL so much. Jasmine is best friends with Morgan and Tyler when one night changes everything for her. She leaves town and doesn't return until Morgan is getting married. Seeing Tyler brings everything back.

Jasmine is someone who I loved. She had a bad childhood, but Tyler and Morgan stood by her through everything. They were her people. She fled when things got rough, but she does a lot of soul searching in this story to truly understand who she is and what she needs. I really loved the way she grew throughout the story.

Tyler punishes himself over and over again for something he thought he did wrong. There were times I wanted to shake him during this story, but I fell in love with him, too.

This was an amazing story with all the feels! Loved it!

I typically like to have two narrators, but this narrator did a great job with the story and it wasn't necessary for me to hear Tyler's voice.

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Oh My Heart

It is my fault, I should not have been listening to this one while working, but this book had me in tears - at a few different points. This book was truly everything and filled my heart. Tyler is the best friend's older brother and Jasmine was just part of the family. They have the most perfect romantic story which starts off of friends, turns into something and then my heart breaks. I felt the narrators did such an amazing job giving this story a three dimensional depth which completely captured all my emotions and had me living and breathing this story. I felt the writing was amazing and had the perfect pace to consume me and take me on one of the best emotional escapes.

If you love yourself some angst - put on a seat belt this one won't disappoint.

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  • Sarah
  • 01-24-21

My first of many Kandi Steiner books

Make Me Hate You I am ashamed to say is my first taste of Kandi Steiner's writing, and I will definitely be reading more of her work. The novel is about Tyler, his sister Morgan and Jasmine who were inseparable as teens. When Jasmine's life throws her a devastating curveball, things between her and Tyler change in a single moment that acts as a catalyst for a 7 year time period where they don't have contact. Now Jasmine has to return to her home town for her best friend Morgan's wedding and she has to come face to face with Tyler for the first time in years.

The story was quick to establish a connection to Jasmine for me, I truly felt for her as an 18 year old and her vulnerability was clear to see. After this first introduction the story took a little time to get going but once the communication started up between Jasmine and Tyler I was sucked straight back into their push and pull chemistry and years of bottled up feelings.

Kandi built the angst well between Hero and heroine, as they try to rebuild their broken friendship and learn about the people they have become. Their attraction to each other builds too along with all the old emotions they held for each other. The problem? Both are in relationships, and both are waiting for their partners to arrive for the wedding.

It's pretty clear that Tyler and Jasmine are soulmates; but I honestly didn't know how this one would play out, which shows the talent of Kandi's writing. Holly Warren did a fantastic job narrating the audiobook, I loved her level of expression especially when it came to the emotional scenes, also her male vocal performance was very well done for Tyler's parts.

Tyler and Jasmine were both very likeable characters, the tension between them was built well by Kandi skilfully portraying to the reader the devastation Jasmine felt when Tyler broke her heart. When you begin to get pieces of Tyler's story too I was done for and 100% invested into this couple. I loved that it wasn't as straight forward as I expected it to be, I admired Kandi for going to a place not all readers like; but for me I love these elements, it's real and it made sense to their story. Make Me Hate You is one I would recommend to others looking for a friends to lovers, second chance romance.

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  • Gillek2
  • 01-24-21

Jasmine and Tyler!

Jasmine has endured a childhood that no on should have to but her best friend Morgan and his brother Tyler became the family she never had. When she is handed yet another emotional upheaval she ends up turning to Tyler but their actions that night left him with regrets and her with a broken heart. The only way to handle her pain was to leave town and she hasn’t returned since.

Years later Morgan is getting married and she wants Jasmine to be her maid of honor. She now finds herself in her hometown with no choice but to face her painful past. She has moved forward with her life and is determined to leave her feelings for Tyler in the past, but some things are easier said than done.

So much emotion and so much angst as Jasmine and Tyler’s journey is at times heartbreaking and at times heartwarming but the one thing you can count on is that it will definitely make you feel. The narrator did a great job of ensuring you had the same roller coaster of feelings as Jasmine.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 01-18-21

Angsty goodness

This gave me such a throwback to this authors other book which I loved A Love Letter To Whiskey. While it didn't quite hit that level in the angst department it was darn close. It's a best friend's brother romance which I'm always a sucker for. I felt so much for Jasmine and Taylor - timing was never on their side. Their relationship was so intense and I felt it. While I didn't cry as much as in Whiskey this book broke me in so many ways, but the raw passion, need, and chemistry between the two main characters got me in all my feels. The audio is perfect for a story like this. I volunteered to listen and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.