|Book Title – Hate: A Love Story|
Author – Laurel Ulen Curtis
Publisher – Laurel Ulen Crutis
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Life can be messy,
And love can be too.
Most people say that it’s not important where you’re going, but instead, how you get there.
Unfortunately for me, the journey to love was absolutely agonizing. Love and Hate wrestled with my life day after day, year after year, and the only way to stop it was to let one of them win.
Laurel Ulen Curtis is a 27 year old mother of one. She lives with her husband and son (and cat and two fish!) in New Jersey, but grew up all over the United States. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and puts that to almost no use other than forecasting for her friends! She has a passion for her family, laughing, and reading and writing Romance novels.
|First let me get the pleasantries out of the way. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Now that those are out of the way let me get on with it.|
Emotional Roller Coaster Stars
Holy wow! The journey and roller coaster ride that Laurel takes you on is one of tears and tons of laughter. Just when you think the story is going to take a turn for the super sentimental Gram pipes up and says something that just makes you smile and then laugh and I mean belly laugh.
Whitney/NeeNee/Elbow is one of the main characters. We meet her in 7th grade and she is a bit awkward, not super social it seems, and things don't really change a bunch. As the story progresses so does time, a year here and a year there. She goes through some pretty rough stuff her senior year and then fast forward to adult years and you see her again.
Blane is the other main character in this story. He meets Whitney when he comes to the new school. He bullies his way in to her life and stays there. Lots of tragic events happen and eventually time can heal, but it takes time. He joins the Army, grows up, and gets a life.
Then we meet Gram. She is outspoken, loud, and doesn't care what others think. She draws you in, makes you laugh, makes you think, and then some.
This is a pretty great tale of woe, happiness, and tragic life events. Definitely worth a read.
Katrina gave Hate: A Love Story