Review: Love to Hate Her by J Saman

Angst: 4/5
Steam: 3.5
Trope: Rockstar Romance, Single Dad, Nanny trope, childhood friends, enemies to lovers, Brother ex (taboo), slow burn
Series: Wild to Love #2 Originally written as a duet this is now a combined story.

Well… that fantastic! 

This book has so much sexual tension, chemistry, angst without being unbearable.  And a slow burn that is a freaking smoldering fire!

The story is about Jasper, a rock star in need of a nanny for his special needs daughter while he goes on tour with his band. Not wanting to apart for any time from his daughter he needs a nanny to go on tour with them.  When his assistant interviews his twin brother’s ex without his knowledge, it stirs up all sorts of feelings – for all three of them. They were all friends growing up and Viola dated Jasper’s brother for four years until his cheating tore them apart. In the aftermath of the breakup, Jasper all but admitted his feelings for Viola… but said it changed nothing. Now that seven years have passed, feelings linger for all three of them – and it’s the first time that Viola and Jasper have seen each other since his bombshell of an admission to her.

I loved Jasper and Viola together – there is ZERO question in my mind that he is the guy for her, he just needs to let himself admit that. For those of you who are questioning whether this is a love triangle or not… there’s no comparison between the brothers, and I did not waiver even once in feeling that connection. J. Saman expertly navigates the complexities of a woman who spent too many years with the wrong brother, creating a compelling story that will hook you in from the very beginning.

This is the kind of book that you sit and consume in one sitting. It is an all-encompassing romance. You are investing Jasper and Violet.  You need to know everything.  It encapsulates your heart from the start. l was rooting for Jasper and Viola the instant they laid eyes on each other.  Jasper is one of those characters that is so cold and aloof most of the time, but you see his heart with his daughter and his actions towards Violet. There were so many times when I was frustrated with both.  It’s a slow burn with some downright steamy scenes.  

This was my first read by J. Saman and I will be back for more. Seriously guys this is one of the books to read away from anyone who can interrupt you. You really can not turn the pages fast enough.