Release Day – September 17th

From Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson. A coming of age, enemies to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels.

I couldn’t remember a time before her… Harley Jameson.

Before she owned me.

Hated Me.

Needed me.

Before I hated her…

Things were simple.

We had an understanding.

Bully. Fight. Hate. It’s what we did.

Mind. Body. Soul. It’s how we loved.

I thought nothing would ever change that, until everything did.

She was mine.

Always had been.

Always would be.

Nothing altered that.

Not how much I hated her.

Not how much she hated me.

Especially, not how much I hated…

That I LOVED her.

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My Review

I always wonder why people hate each other when they don’t truly know one another. Where does it stem from? What allows it to continue? And, why can’t they see the truth beneath the dramatics?

All of these questions and more were on constant repeat as I ventured further into my first M. Robinson read for quite some time and while I don’t have any clear answers, I do know that most of the above actions and attitudes can’t be explained because when feelings are a part of the equation, anything goes.

I seriously don’t even know how to feel about Hated You Then. My thoughts and emotions are all over the place…it was incredibly difficult to keep myself in check as I read the first part of Jackson and Harley’s story because as much as I understood that this part focused on their younger years, meaning that their childish antics and over-the-top behaviors made more sense, I still wanted to throttle both of them multiple times as I read, and then, M. Robinson would craft scenes that broke my heart, making me get over my frustration for these two and hope that they’ll find a way to heal the scars and turn their hatred into something else, something that they both clearly needed, especially Jackson.

Coming-of-age romance insinuates that as the characters grow up that their childish antics and games would be a thing of the past, but that is so not the case with these two. No…all the time and growing up, age wise, only fuels the fire, mixing in some unwelcomed thoughts and feelings amidst entertaining banter that slowly goes from confusing to volatile, making me question if these two would ever find a way passed their hatred and animosity, but with the ending of book 1, I fear everything will only get worse before anything good will come of Jackson and Harley’s unwanted but intertwined nonetheless connection. 

Because of the characters’ perspectives that Robinson provides, readers begin this journey with Jackson and Harley and watch it twist into something that has gone from a spark to an inferno, so what that means for book 2 is anyone’s guess; I, for one, am scared to death because it’s clear that there’s something broken between them, something that has festered and grown into something that is bound to erupt and the fallout of it and where that leaves them will remain unclear until the Queen of Angst puts readers out of their blubbering misery.

4 Poison Apples


Release Day – Nov 12


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Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.





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