High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.
He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.
Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.
But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.
The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.
I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.
When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.
Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accep
Genre: Romance – Second-Chance, Fake Relationship, Rockstar, Comedy
Stand Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: No
POV: Kara and Dean
Strsm Level: Slow simmer
As Long As You Hate Me is the second book I’ve read of Carrie Aarons. It was a quick, emotional and fun read. Carrie Aarons does an excellent job of immersing you in the character’s emotions while also distancing you so that it’s not so debilitating. The pain, hurt, betrayal, and anger was palpable. So was the love and fear of being hurt again. Dean was sweet but also a jerk. Kara was a b***h to hide her vulnerability. It was frustrating and annoying and totally worth the wait. Overall this was a good read and the parallels to current events were hard to miss. If you like second-chance romances that are emotionally realistic or fake-fiance’s who fall for each other than As Long As You Hate Me is definitely a book you should pick up. I look forward to reading more of Carrie Aaron’s work.
I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the author. This is my honest and voluntary review.
I feel like I’m a walking lady boner at all times.
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