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3.5 

Better Hate than Never

By Chloe Liese
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Childhood enemies discover the fine line between love and loathing in this heartfelt reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.


Katerina Wilmot and Christopher Petruchio shared backyards as kids, but as adults they won’t even share the same hemisphere. That is, until Kate makes a rare visit home, and their fiery animosity rekindles into a raging inferno.

Despite their friends’ and families' pleas for peace, Christopher is unconvinced Kate would willingly douse the flames of their enmity. But when a drunken Kate confesses she’s only been hostile because she thought he hated her, Christopher vows to make peace with Kate once and for all. Tempting as it is to be swept away by her nemesis-turned-gentleman, Kate isn’t sure she can trust his charming good-guy act.

When Christopher’s persistence and Kate’s curiosity lead to an impassioned kiss, they realize “peace” is the last thing that will ever be possible between them. As desire gives way to deeper feelings, Kate and Christopher must decide if it’s truly better to hate than to never risk their hearts—or if they already gave them away long ago.

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262 Reviews

3.5
“This wasn’t my favorite in this series. I never really connected to Christopher and Kate as a couple. Something about them didn't work for me. There was representation for mental health and chronic illness. Kate has ADHD and Christopher chronic migraines. I’m hoping Book 3 will be better than this.”
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“3.5 ⭐️ (rounded up) I enjoyed this book! I was happy to read it soon after finishing Two Wrongs Make a Right. It was interesting to read both books in the series so far in different formats. I listened to an audiobook for this one and enjoyed both of the narrators! Overall, this was a good book. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t over the top my favorite or anything. Honestly, I really appreciate Chloe Liese’s writing and the representation she is able to embed into her work. I think that she does an excellent job of telling a romantic story while also incorporating real life details. I thought Christopher and Kat were overall a cute couple. I genuinely appreciate how they take care of each other. That is just something that is so important in healthy relationships and I was happy to see that in this novel. Unfortunately, this book didn’t necessarily wow me though. I think I will absolutely finish the Wilmont Sisters series. But I may give her other series a try to see if that is potentially more my speed later.”

About Chloe Liese

Chloe Liese writes romances reflecting her belief that everyone deserves a love story. Her stories pack a punch of heat, heart, and humor, and often feature characters who are neurodivergent, like herself. When not dreaming up her next book, Chloe spends her time wandering in nature, playing soccer, and most happily at home with her family and mischievous cats.

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