So you may ask, who is Adam Connor? He is the recently divorced, Academy Award-winning actor who just moved in next door with his kid. He also happens to be an exquisite male specimen and the most infuriating sly bastard I’ve ever come across.
Let’s be honest here, wouldn’t you wanna take a peek over the wall to catch a glimpse of him, hopefully when he is naked? Wouldn’t you melt away after watching him work out as his five-year-old kid cheered him on? Do I even have to mention those abs, the big bulge in his pants, or that arm porn? Oh, wait, you would never spy on him? Sure…
While I was being thoughtful by not breaking and entering and was actually considering going over to offer him a shoulder—or maybe a boob or two—to cry on (y’know, because of his divorce), instead he had me thrown in jail after a small incident. Jail, people! He was supposed to grant me countless orgasms as a thank you, not a jail cell.
After that day, I was mentally plotting ways to strangle him instead of jumping his bones to make sweet love. So what if my body did more than just shiver when he whispered dirty little things in my ear? I can’t be held responsible for that. And when was the last time he’d kissed anyone anyway? Who’d enjoy a kiss with a side of heart attack?
Even if he and his son were the best things since sliced bread—and I’m not saying he was—I couldn’t fall for him. No matter what promises he whispered on my skin, my curse wouldn’t let us be. I wasn’t a damsel in distress—I could save myself, thank you very much—but deep inside, I still hoped Adam Connor would be the hero of my story.
Title: To Hate Adam Connor (Love & Hate, #2)
Author: Ella Maise
Publication Date: June 8, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Part of me wants to say I liked this book better than the first one, but I think I enjoyed them about the same, which is to say a lot! This book had a love-hate relationship, a very handsome dad, and an amazingly strong-willed woman.
I have to say, I think my favorite part about this book was Aiden, Adam’s five-year-old son. Maise did a great job with his dialogue and behavior and made him so likable. I just wanted to hug him the whole time.
Okay. Moving on to Adam. As this book is dual pov, we got to know Adam just as well as we got to know Lucy. Adam was easier for me to like than Jason but still had some toxicness to him. He was a little too possessive for my taste, but he had his cute moments too. Many of those cute moments involved his son so get ready to swoon.
Lucy was awesome, just like the first book. It was interesting in this book though to see how closed off she was to love. We saw a little bit of it from her in the first book, but we understood why in this one.
I devoured this book in one day once more. It was cute, steamy, and a nice way to stay in the world from book one. I loved getting little scenes with Olive and Jason. I liked Jason better in this book for some reason honestly.
Overall, this was another great book from Maise and I can’t wait to check out more of her writings!