Hate to Love You was one of those books that I completely judged by its cover, and one-clicked once I took it all in. I have never had the chance to read anything from Lily Ryan prior to this and so I was definitely going in completely blind with high hopes. Let me tell you, Ms. Ryan did not disappoint! Yeah, yeah it is a second chance mixed with the forbidden love romance that you see a lot of in the romance genre, but it is so well written that you are engaged from beginning to end without a dull moment to be found.
I just adored reading Cole and Samantha. Their little love story and the difficult road it takes to get from that first life altering kiss brought be back to my younger years when love was young and naive. Sam is a tad annoying with the naivete character but it really ends up evolving and fitting the story quite well. I loved Cole, he swept me off my feet! I am super excited that this is book one in the Baker’s Bunch Series so there will be more to come in this story line. While I wait I have some previously released books to devour by Lily Ryan!