Review: One Week Hating You by Roya Carmen (One Week #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

One Week Hating You is the second novel in the One Week series penned by Roya Carmen, but this book can be absolutely read as a standalone, so no worries on having to read the series starter in order to understands book two. This is what you'd call a lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers story, and while I wasn't a fan of the first book, this second one was a pretty great read. We have Maeve Gallagher, a woman who has it all--good friends, a good job, and a good man that's ready to spend the rest of his life with her. And then she loses both her job and her fiancé, the latter turning out to be a runaway groom who deems Maeve a wee bit too boring for his taste, so while he claims to still love her, he doesn't exactly want to have the whole family and white picket fence sort of life with her. Maeve runs back to her hometown, intent on licking her wounds for a week. Then she decides to make her ex see that she can be bold and daring. She wants him back, and to get him all jealous, she needs a willing partner in crime. That's where Blake Taylor comes in. Who better to change her good girl image than her bad boy first love--and the first one to ever break her heart. All she wants is her ex back...but which ex does her heart belong to now?

I enjoyed reading this second chance romance. It wasn't your typical sort of story for this particular trope. It took awhile for me to like Maeve and Blake, but once I did, the whole back and forth they had going was really rather entertaining. I appreciated that these two weren't what you'd consider an absolute perfect match. They were flawed but they had this definite connection even after their break-up and the years apart. Most of the supporting characters were equally likable, but Peter, Maeve's former fiancĂ©, was a jerk all throughout. I'm sorry but the guy had no redeeming factors at all, and his treatment of Maeve was horrible. My dislike for Peter aside, though, One Week Hating You is a good book to lose yourself in for two or three hours, and it's one I easily award four stars to. ♥

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Read my reviews for the One Week series:


One Week (book one) - three stars - My Review

One Week Hating You (book two) - four stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 09 November 2018

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