Title: Hate Me, Take Me
A Hate-to-Love Duet Bundle
Author: Clare James
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
Release Date: August 21, 2017
HATE ME, TAKE ME
They say thereâs a thin line between love and hate, and in the case of these couples, weâre talking razor thin!
In this hate-to-love duet by Clare James, two couples cross that dangerous lineâ¦more than once!
Falling for your sisterâs nemesis? Only a low-life dog would do something like that, right? And that ainât me, not anymore. Iâm trying to be a stand-up guyâfinally making smart decisions, helping my little sister, and getting my shit together. For once, things are finally going my way.
Until Jenna shows up. As soon as I meet her, I know sheâs the enemy. Iâve heard enough to understand that sheâs off limits. Banned. Forbidden. But when she moves in next door, itâs impossible to stay away, and I soon discover sheâs not as bad as everyone says. Of course, sheâs difficult, selfish, and a royal pain in the ass, but sheâs also gorgeous, smart, kind, andâ¦well, letâs just say I am that low-life dog. Traitor. Turncoat. And the worldâs shittiest brother. Woof. Woof.
It's an offer I can't refuse...
He was my best friend. He is my current enemy. Yet he wants me and I want him. And since weâre both stuck in our hometown unattached, we agree to a truce.
Two hours, once a week, no strings attached. But what sounds like the perfect arrangement, turns into so much moreâ¦yet not nearly enough.
This hate-to-love duet includes: Never Be Tamed, Two-Hour Truce, and exclusive bonus content.
âJenna,â he said with more force this time. âLook at me.â
I flashed my gaze up to him and then back down, quickly.
It wasnât enough for him. He placed a finger under my chin and tipped my face up to his so I had no choice this time. His eyes were soft, but intense. Not quite black as they were before, but they were dilated, and his lids were slightly hooded. It made me wonder what my eyes looked like to him in the moment. Were they giving me away? Could he see that he had broken through the wall that not many people had? Did he know how desperately I wanted him to stay? Could he tell I needed his touch?
Did he know he was dealing with a completely sex-starved, socially awkward, recluse?
The corner of his mouth quirked up just then, and I thought yes, maybe he did know.
âThank you for dinner,â he said as my eyes tore away from his and focused on his mouth. He licked his bottom lip, and the flickers flashed in my stomach again. Sparks working toward a flame.
I nodded, unable to find my words when he was invading my space.
His lips moved closer to my face, and I swallowed, bracing myself.
My throat went try. My hands shook. And that flame took hold inside me. I didnât want to wait for him. I wanted to kill the daylight between our bodies while my hands tangled in his hair. I wanted to know what he tasted like. There was so much I wanted, but in the end, I couldnât do any of those things.
And instead of his lips descending on mine, they veered left, and landed on the shell of my ear.
âI know you thought I was afraid to be alone with you, but just so you know,â he said with a ragged breath that I felt from the top of my scalp all the way down to my toes, âIâm not afraid of anything.â
He pressed his lips on my cheek, and then he was gone.
Clare James is the bestselling author of contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her Entangled Brazen debut, CAUGHT, was a #1 Best-Selling Romance Series, and the touching family drama, Two-Hour Truce, also hit #1 as a category bestseller. And Clareâs Impossible Love Series has more than 500,000 downloads to date and counting!
A fan of smart, funny, and steamy romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. When sheâs not reading, you can find her locked away writing. Clare is also a former dancer and still loves to get her groove on â mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men â her husband and young son â and is always on social media chatting with readers
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