Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog. I think it's going to take me a while to get my head around this book. It has to be one of the most brilliantly written books I have ever read. Nicole French is a master of the written word in my opinion. The thing that stands out the most to me is how well all the characters are written, how they interact with each other, but ultimately what they all bring to the story. I thought that Jane brought the most to the story. I loved her sass. From her inner thoughts to what actually came out of her mouth, I was enthralled with every word. At times it just seemed that Eric was just along for the ride, letting her be the star of the show or book in this case. This is quite a large book, but it felt like it took me two seconds to finish it, I was that engrossed. Bring on the next book.
The Hate Vow WOWed me! The characters, the plot development, the sexual chemistry, the relationships and the comedy all work together to create this seriously good read.
Eric and Jane have a history. In college they were friends, then lovers, then they were not. Going separate ways for the most part, yet still in contact through mutual friends. When Eric finds Jane to make an offer that is hard to refuse, the pair embark on a journey of twisted emotions and high sexual tension.
Jane is an awesome character. She is quirky, headstrong and not ashamed of it. She does have her insecurities, which makes her realistic and endearing. Eric seems to enjoy Jane's strong personality. He has a past that Jane slowly learns about throughout this book, which helps her understand him. I was left frustrated on numerous occasions with this pair! I loved their to and fro banter and watching feelings develop into more.
As I started to get comfortable with the plot of The Hate Vow, ready to give a solid 5 stars, the author threw a curve ball. This plot twist, that I DID.NOT.SEE.COMING turns The Hate Vow into 5+ stars for me. The surprise development has me waiting with bated breath for the next instalment, due for release in June 2019.