#NewRelease “Hate Thy Neighbor” by S.M. Soto

Hate Thy Neighbor, an all-new enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy from S.M. Soto is available now!

Sarah’s Musings…

5 I Hate You CROWNS

GAH! Enemies to lovers is my jam, and this is so freaking good. The hatred turned love, the passion, the animosity and high jinks. I LOVED EVERY MOMENT.

Roman has all the qualities I love in a fictional hero – an Adonis, mean with a heart of gold underneath. I became enamoured with every part of his character, from the way he was with the heroine to the other secondary characters and his protective nature. What always makes me fall in love with a hero is the way he loves the heroine, and my heart SWOOOONED hard for the way he loves Olivia.

Olivia resonated with me and the way I, when I was her age, wanted freedom and independence. I understood and empathized with her choices. I loved her spirit and fight.

Their romance is what we want for ourselves. It is real life. It is what I hope for my daughters, what I searched for for myself. It is story of looking for the person who sets your souls aflame, who makes you scream and makes you live, and the person who makes life the epic ride until the very end. I am beyond in love with this couple. I laughed. I swooned. My kindle was set on fire. It was everything.

Hate thy Neighbor is enemies to lovers with romcom-ish dash. I couldn’t get enough of Rome and Olivia. It is romance perfection in every single way.

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Aundi’s Musings…

5 Sunshine Crowns

This book is so much more than an Enemies to Lovers romance, this story will pull at your heart strings and cause an ever-present ache in your soul. Roman and Olivia are pure angsty perfection with their angry banter and kindle melting chemistry that burns with a white-hot flame every time they are near each other. Be prepared to love to hate this perfection of an asshole named Roman Banks. 

S.M Soto has created asshole excellence with Roman Banks. And believe me he is without a doubt an asshole. This man is rude, combative, hostile, and just plain arrogant. Roman does not hesitate to incinerate you with his words and pervasive glares. He has the ability to give you legit whiplash with his personality, but’s it this behavior that will have you asking why. Why is this man so angry? Why is he acting the way he is? And it’s in these layers that you find the answers to your questions. S.M made him with so many contrasting levels and nuances that you can’t wait to get through the pages to find out more about him. And underneath all his anger and cruel words that he spews is a man just trying to hold his life together. 

I loved Olivia I connected with her on so many levels. Her insecurities and need to belong resonated with me deeply. She never really had a place in her old life, she was a fiancé and had friends, but her friends were his friends. She was always the one that was a second thought not a primary one. She has this deep need to feel connected and belong. I felt this all the way to my marrow, everyone wants to belong somewhere and to someone, it’s human nature. And on top of these emotions she had this deep-rooted feeling of being suffocated by those in her life especially her parents. She was drowning in these feelings, so she needed to run away and escape, so she moves out of the area for a fresh start. And meets her jerk of a new neighbor with soul devouring eyes and a devilish tongue. 

S.M has crafted this complex and dynamic enemies to lovers romance. You’re immediately lost to her words from the moment you read the first page. Roman is a character that you will love to hate, he will infuriate you to no end but as the pages progress and the story unfolds, he will own a piece of you. Olivia is someone you can’t help but love, she is really just a sweet person that’s just trying to figure things out, she’s got a spine melded in steal and a fight in her that will make you proud. This book is perfection and is a MUST READ of 2020.

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Fresh out of a failed engagement, Olivia Hales is in dire need of a fresh start. Tired of being the charming and accommodating girl that always gets stomped on, she’s determined to change her outlook on life.

When she finds her dream job in a small town in California, she thinks she’s finally found her place in life. That is, until she meets her new neighbor.

Roman Banks.

Moody. Foul-mouthed. Jerk.

And the hottest man on the planet.

At a sprawling six foot five, he was coldly distant and physically intimidating. Not only was her new neighbor a God that was good with his hands, he was also a grade-A jerk. Trapped on the same street, sharing the same space together, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous, never-ending game of insults and pranks that result in the destruction of two perfectly good homes.

The tension between them is as thick as the walls of their houses are thin. Roman’s touch burned like fire even when his words were ice, and both of them will stop at nothing to make the others life hell.

In the midst of the pranks and the hate they harbor for each other, Olivia slowly pulls back the layers of the man next door and finds herself consumed with wanting to fix him and his past. When both enemies start to catch feelings for each other, Olivia finds herself hiding her own secrets, not wanting to lose another man in her life.

Lines are drawn. Strict rules put into place. But that doesn’t stop Olivia from wanting to save the quiet, broody man next door.

They say you’re supposed to love thy neighbor, but that was the furthest emotion she felt when thinking about Roman. Hate was all there was to their relationship. At the very least, that’s what she tried to tell herself.

Hate Thy Neighbor is a full length enemies to lovers standalone.

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  1. Have been interested in this one since she first announced it 😊

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