Book: Hate to Want You
Series: Forbidden Hearts #1
Author: Alisha Rai
Main characters: Livvy Kane, nomadic daughter who has returned home, Nicholas Chandler, CEO of Chandlers, the family firm.
Plot: Livvy and Chandler were childhood sweethearts until a feud detonated between the two families and tore them all apart. Unable to break contact altogether, the pair have met up once a year for the past decade, always in a different city.
When Livvy returns to their hometown in order to see her family, tongues are set wagging. Nicholas has heard she’s back in town and is determined not to let her get under his skin again.
Livvy’s hard exterior has always come in useful when dealing with both families, and her armour is fully in place. Her visit is temporary. She’ll stay away from Nicholas and then be gone. Simple.
Why you should read it: Holy cow this book was good! You have family secrets, a whole of lot rumours and past secrets. Livvy and Nicholas’s history is so linked that they couldn’t get free if they tried! Their chemistry was off the charts and the forbidden element made it even sexier. This was a story with very complex characters. It dealt with mental health issues, grief and greed. I loved this story and couldn’t put it down.
What you may not like: Nada! It had it all – I could relate to the characters and their imperfections were refreshing and real. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the other characters in this series – especially Livvy’s brother!
Rating: 5/5 – you have to read this!