Author: Ainsley Booth
Book: Hate Fuck – Part 3
Other books in series:
tl;dr recommendation: good final installment, but sadly didn’t pack the fire and punch that I had come to expect from books 1 & 2.
In the blink of an eye, everything changed, and I can’t pretend I don’t need Cole anymore.
He’s my heart and soul, but he’s shut me out, and I’m scared.
Keeping Hailey at arms’ length used to be an annoying challenge. Now it’s a matter of life and death.
I want vengeance. And then I want Hailey to be mine, forever.
Final part of the three book Hate F*@k serial.
NOT A STANDALONE STORY.
We pick up from the major cliffhanger where Hailey has been abducted and assumed to have been taken to her daddy’s bff to become a sex slave, or whatever he does there. Hailey is one strong chick. She pulls no punches – both literally and figuratively – and I started to love her even more. While she and Cole are still trying to figure out how to be in a relationship, Hailey is also now trying to handle some serious shit that was dished onto her plate.
I love this series. I do. The first novella had me fired up – the second gave me more heat, fire & danger – but the third just didn’t pack the same punch. For me, a lot of the scenes felt rushed and like the author was attempting to shove in as much information as possible to get the story finished. I honestly would have preferred a book 4 instead of the rush through the major events that I felt was happening.
I don’t want to be too overly critical because it’s still a really fun and good story. I just was expecting another five star read and I didn’t feel it, so this review may be harsher than I intend it to be. I still fucking love Cole & Hailey and I was so so happy for that ending. The heat level was great and there were some seriously sweet moments that I wanted to bottle up and keep forever. I really actually enjoyed how it ended and was left pretty satisfied.
Overall the series gets a 4.5 from me – but this installment is at a 3.75 – why don’t you read it for yourself? 😉
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review – thank you!]