To Have And To Hate by R.S. Grey

Book Review #512

Title: To Have And To Hate

Author: R.S. Grey

Genres: Fiction, Romance

Format: e-ARC

Publication Date: March 18, 2021

Pages: 350

Marry a man I barely know to save my family from ruin.
It might’ve been simple, if my betrothed were anybody else.

On our wedding day, my husband-to-be arrived at the courthouse like a black cloud rolling over Manhattan. Walt didn’t crack smiles or pepper in pleasantries as we exchanged hollow vows in front of the judge. 

His disdain for me was so palpable I assumed we’d walk out of that ceremony and resume our regularly scheduled programming. But then fate was like, Hold my beer. I got this.

In desperate need of help and with nowhere else to turn, I had no choice but to ignore a crucial rule in our contract: I shall only contact Mr. Jennings II in case of emergency. But hey, what’s a little fine print between husband and wife?

Turns out, Walt’s a stickler for legalese—I think it might be his love language. Oh, and his attitude at the courthouse wasn’t a put-on. My so-called husband is a jerk. He takes what he wants without giving any consideration to other people—specifically ME, his blushing, contractually-obligated bride!

I knew life with Walt would be no honeymoon, but a marriage of any sort should still come with a few standard guarantees:

To have and to hold.
For richer or poorer.
In sickness and in health.

But after experiencing Walt’s version of wedded bliss, I say let’s forget about all that lovey-dovey crap and just take me straight to death do us part.

To Have And To Hate is a slowborn romance set in the city that never sleeps. It also has the enemies to lovers trope as well as a marriage of convenience. I literally couldn’t stop reading the story of Walt and Elizabeth and finished it in a day.

It feels like it’s been awhile since I last read a romance novel and this book just have everything I like about this genre. There’s the bantering, flirting and having to live in close proximity until they just couldn’t help but to fall head over heels in love with each other.

I am always a huge fan of the marriage of convenience plot but to pair it up with enemies to lovers is exactly the cherry on top. I was really looking forward this book and it was unputdownable. I had no choice but to spend my Saturday about a book that involves the all angles of art and an unforgettable romance.

I really enjoyed this story and I’m so glad I ended up liking it just as I expected. This book might just be one of my favourite books by R.S. Grey because not only did it tackle on love, it was also about unyielding when it comes to fighting for ones’s dream.

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