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The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at El The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy’s country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. He suggests that they embark on a brief affair while at the house party—Jeremy can receive an honest critique of his bedroom skills and widowed Diana can use the gossip to signal to other gentlemen that she is interested in taking a lover. Diana thinks taking him up on his counter-proposal can only help her win her wager. With her in the bedroom and Jeremy’s marriage-minded grandmother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Willingham, helping to find suitable matches among the eligible ladies at Elderwild, Diana is confident her victory is assured. But while they’re focused on winning wagers, they stand to lose their own hearts. With Martha Waters’s signature “cheeky charm and wonderfully wry wit” (Booklist, starred review), To Love and to Loathe is another clever and delightful historical rom-com that is perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Evie Dunmore.


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The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at El The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy’s country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. He suggests that they embark on a brief affair while at the house party—Jeremy can receive an honest critique of his bedroom skills and widowed Diana can use the gossip to signal to other gentlemen that she is interested in taking a lover. Diana thinks taking him up on his counter-proposal can only help her win her wager. With her in the bedroom and Jeremy’s marriage-minded grandmother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Willingham, helping to find suitable matches among the eligible ladies at Elderwild, Diana is confident her victory is assured. But while they’re focused on winning wagers, they stand to lose their own hearts. With Martha Waters’s signature “cheeky charm and wonderfully wry wit” (Booklist, starred review), To Love and to Loathe is another clever and delightful historical rom-com that is perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Evie Dunmore.

30 review for To Love and to Loathe

  1. 5 out of 5

    jessica

    this is cute and i think i would have loved it more if i hadnt already read ‘a rogue of ones own,’ because i just couldnt help but compare the similarities. i liked the idea of the plot, the setting, the writing and dialogue - all help make this a quick and entertaining read. but i honestly dont have much to say other than its decent. nothing really stood out to me other than just the basic pleasantness of it all. this is definitely a fun and enjoyable story, perfect if you are looking for a easy this is cute and i think i would have loved it more if i hadnt already read ‘a rogue of ones own,’ because i just couldnt help but compare the similarities. i liked the idea of the plot, the setting, the writing and dialogue - all help make this a quick and entertaining read. but i honestly dont have much to say other than its decent. nothing really stood out to me other than just the basic pleasantness of it all. this is definitely a fun and enjoyable story, perfect if you are looking for a easy going historical romance as it can be read as a standalone, but it just happens that ive already read another book that does this kind of story slightly better. thanks so much to atria books for the ARC! ↠ 3.5 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is cure to my bleeding soul and dark, sulking mood! It’s not chicken soup but it’s definitely quite lovely, refreshing, brightening vaccine to rejuvenate me! All we need is now to read this kind of sweet, swoon, smart, entertaining books to energize us, putting genuine smile to our faces, motivating us to get through our moody, grumpy natures ( grumpy already became my first name after surviving through 2020 and I’m counting my days to get rid of that bitch! ) A brief introduction to the s This is cure to my bleeding soul and dark, sulking mood! It’s not chicken soup but it’s definitely quite lovely, refreshing, brightening vaccine to rejuvenate me! All we need is now to read this kind of sweet, swoon, smart, entertaining books to energize us, putting genuine smile to our faces, motivating us to get through our moody, grumpy natures ( grumpy already became my first name after surviving through 2020 and I’m counting my days to get rid of that bitch! ) A brief introduction to the story: Widowed Lady Templeton cannot help her nonstop banters with Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham. He always knows how to push her buttons which results with more fiery arguments, throwing meaningful insults, sizzling growing intimacy. Both of their reputations at the stake. They’re already infamous among English high society. Considering they’re living in the 19th century, they have less freedom and live under more pressure of their inner circle! Jeremy’s grandmother wants him elope in one year but Jeremy already lost his confidence at unfortunate attempt with her mistress who relentlessly criticizes his skills on bed. He needs some practice, actually he needs someone who can be straightforward, telling him the ugly truth about his sexual talent. That should be only Lady Templeton who can be honest to his face! So he suggests her with offer ( frenemies with benefits kind of valuable one) which could help with both of their love life problems. He offers her no strings attached- very tempting encounter to test his skills. And in return when the gossip wheels start spinning, Lady Templeton could signal the charming gentlemen her openness to take a lover. It starts like a game they both win till their hearts, souls and minds are at stake! There are some unexpected twists that truly surprise you and some unnecessary angst boils your blood. So far I enjoyed both of the characters. Their nonstop, laugh out loud bickering, pant melting chemistry in bed, their intimacy stole my heart. I can honestly say I loved this book more than the first installment and I highly recommend the readers who need urgent recovery from darkening moods. This book checked all the boxes for my ideal historical romance and enjoyable romcom criterions! So I proudly recommend this book to all die-hard romance fans! Special thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for sending me this review copy of this lovely book in exchange my honest opinions.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lily Herman

    I don't know about y'all, but between the pandemic and the upcoming U.S. election, I just can't emotionally handle anything other than romance novels that make me feel a bit emo. And lucky for me, Martha Waters' upcoming release To Love and to Loathe is cuuuuute AF and easily satisfies my never-ending quest for tension-filled enemies-to-lovers stories. I thoroughly enjoyed Martha Waters' debut novel To Have and to Hoax (such excellent dialogue!), and I feel like To Love and to Loathe really built I don't know about y'all, but between the pandemic and the upcoming U.S. election, I just can't emotionally handle anything other than romance novels that make me feel a bit emo. And lucky for me, Martha Waters' upcoming release To Love and to Loathe is cuuuuute AF and easily satisfies my never-ending quest for tension-filled enemies-to-lovers stories. I thoroughly enjoyed Martha Waters' debut novel To Have and to Hoax (such excellent dialogue!), and I feel like To Love and to Loathe really built on that momentum. This novel was crisper and cleaner, and both Diana and Jeremy were such wonderfully complex characters with truly complicated struggles. Their agitation and banter was just so well done, and this book also had a few fun twists I didn't see coming. I've! got! the! feels! There was touch of slightly absurd messiness with some of the inevitable conflicts towards the end of the book, but overall, this one was a fun ride. I can't wait to see what Martha Waters publishes next. (PLEASE TELL ME THAT IT'S EMILY AND BELFRY, DEAR GOD.)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mara

    I am somewhere between 4 and 4.5 so, per my review policy, I'm going to default to a 4.5. While I enjoyed the first book, my main issue with it was that the trope combo felt a little too YA for an adult romance. This book does not have that issue but at all... we've got best friend's little sister. We've got "bang it out of our systems." We've got "teach me how to bang." We've got reformed rake and the world weary widow. So a lot of trope candy that works really well for me. Then we've also got I am somewhere between 4 and 4.5 so, per my review policy, I'm going to default to a 4.5. While I enjoyed the first book, my main issue with it was that the trope combo felt a little too YA for an adult romance. This book does not have that issue but at all... we've got best friend's little sister. We've got "bang it out of our systems." We've got "teach me how to bang." We've got reformed rake and the world weary widow. So a lot of trope candy that works really well for me. Then we've also got A+ banter, a great group of found family, and a lady artist in the Regency. So... yeah, overall this just hit the spot for me overall. The only thing that makes me hesitate a bit is the portrayal of a sapphic side character in this book. I am not a part of the community being represented, so I can't say for sure, but there was just something about the way that character was portrayed that felt rather off to me. I'll defer to own voices reviewers for their take on that one Hoping we get Emily & Belfry's book next!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chloe Liese

    Thank you to Atria and NetGalley for this advance review copy; all opinions are my own! Full review with quotes included to come closer to Pub Day but for now... Everything I liked about To Have and to Hoax was even stronger in To Love and to Loathe. Sharp banter, dynamic characters, fast-paced and deliciously domestic setting. There's something cozy about Waters' writing--while she keeps the narrative moving and engages you with the plot, you know you can rest easy in her hands, that happily eve Thank you to Atria and NetGalley for this advance review copy; all opinions are my own! Full review with quotes included to come closer to Pub Day but for now... Everything I liked about To Have and to Hoax was even stronger in To Love and to Loathe. Sharp banter, dynamic characters, fast-paced and deliciously domestic setting. There's something cozy about Waters' writing--while she keeps the narrative moving and engages you with the plot, you know you can rest easy in her hands, that happily ever after is coming, with plenty of laughs along the way along with the satisfying journey through both main characters' growth toward their realization of their true-love-feelings. I'll also say how deeply I appreciated the self-awareness infused in the dialogue--be that about the privilege of heteronormative relationships, the unfairness of patriarchal norms, the despicable misogynist laws that wiped away a woman's autonomy, finances, and independence. Historical romances often gloss over this, and I really valued seeing it included. I also really enjoyed there being open communication about pleasure, personal preference for how it's achieved, and the degree of vulnerability both Jeremy and Diana were open to in the bedroom. Love to see sex-positivity and intimate communication normalized in romance!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell

    Ummmm so YES, I think I want this

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chris C - A Midlife Wife

    The mighty fall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I think it will be tough for this author to follow up on her first book but this story is a wonderful addition to her series. With delightful characters that seem to come alive, they capitulate you right into the story. Do you know those personalities that just love to pick on and annoy each other? Regardless if it’s a love or hate situation you know those types of people. In this story, the title speaks for itself. Delightful banter, teasing, and manipulation to the The mighty fall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I think it will be tough for this author to follow up on her first book but this story is a wonderful addition to her series. With delightful characters that seem to come alive, they capitulate you right into the story. Do you know those personalities that just love to pick on and annoy each other? Regardless if it’s a love or hate situation you know those types of people. In this story, the title speaks for itself. Delightful banter, teasing, and manipulation to the extreme, (at one point Diana was even ticking me off), to the heated sexy realization that maybe they are right for each other. This book has everything packed into it with the emotional highs that you will love which carry you throughout the story. Waters has created another awesome story that just touches your soul. With fabulous supporting characters, which we know from the first book, there’s got to be more books to come and I just can’t wait to see what else she dishes. Witty, fun, sexy, and passionate, just a feel-good story all together. * copy received for review consideration Full Review - https://amidlifewife.com/to-love-and-...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐

    THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD I'M OBSESSEDDDDDD. Okay....As you may remember, I had been sent a link to an e-galley for To Have and To Hoax late last year and almost passed it up because I had never read a historical romance before. Long story short I picked it up on a whim, devoured it in a day and have since went back to read different passages over and over again. When I found out that this book was being written, I prowled the author's social media pages and NetGalley/Edelweiss for the day that I woul THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD I'M OBSESSEDDDDDD. Okay....As you may remember, I had been sent a link to an e-galley for To Have and To Hoax late last year and almost passed it up because I had never read a historical romance before. Long story short I picked it up on a whim, devoured it in a day and have since went back to read different passages over and over again. When I found out that this book was being written, I prowled the author's social media pages and NetGalley/Edelweiss for the day that I would be able to request this baby. BY SOME MAGIC I was approved right away and got down to business. What I found was that I now completely swear by Martha Waters. I will read literally anything she puts out and you can quote me on that. I mean come on. Not only do I love her writing and characters and stories but she is ALSO a librarian. At this point we're basically kindred spirits, lol. But in all honesty, this book was just.....so, so good. I really thought that not much could top her first book but this one truly did. While that one featured a second chance romance where the couple basically played a game with one another to get the other to notice again, and that sort of thing can be really appealing....it can also be kind of frustrating. We as the reader are getting both sides of their stories so we KNOW that they love each other still and we KNOW that what they're doing is so silly and pointless but until they both come to terms with that, we're just at the mercy of them getting their heads out of their asses. THIS ONE THOUGH.....ahhhhh...."enemies" to lovers. This trope will forever hold a special place in my heart. As we saw in To Have and to Hoax, Diana, the young widow who is close friends with Violet, has bet Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham, and James's good friend 100 pounds that he will get married within a year. The two have forever been "at odds," always at each others throats with a quick witticism or jab to be thrown into what could easily have been a civil conversation. One day, Jeremy comes to call on Diana with a most embarrassing issue. After sleeping with a married man's wife, he had been accused of certain shortcomings within the bedroom and proposes that Diana with her no-bullshit attitude (and the fact that she's a widow) might help him figure out if there was any truth to the woman's angry words. She reluctantly agrees seeing as that might open the door for her to future lovers (and maybe partly because she MAY have always thought him to be extremely attractive). It all goes down during a country house party that Jeremy has every year. Between their STEAMY AS HELL encounters, Diana trying to set him up with one Lady Helen (who seems deplorable but also....maybe isn't?), us learning more about the "true" Jeremy and Diana...there was no lacking in ANYTHING. It was funny, it was emotional, it was hot, it gave me butterflies. I loved every single page, sentence, and paragraph, of this book and am now pining for more, more, more. Martha, please tell me that we get an EmilyxBelfry book, a SophiexWest book, and maybe even one for Penvale??? I'll all eyes and ears, lol. :) 100% would recommend. Huge thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for a change to read this eARC in exchange for an honest review. For more of my reviews, please visit:

  9. 4 out of 5

    charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)

    Being called an idiot by Diana was better than any of Lady Helen's flattery—or, indeed, any other compliment he'd ever received. On my blog. Rep: lesbian character There’s nothing quite like picking up a book you know you’re going to love, for whatever reason. I knew, going into To Love and To Loathe, that I was going to enjoy it, given how much I loved To Have and To Hoax. It follows two of the characters I desperately wanted to see more of after the first book, and develops their relation Being called an idiot by Diana was better than any of Lady Helen's flattery—or, indeed, any other compliment he'd ever received. On my blog. Rep: lesbian character There’s nothing quite like picking up a book you know you’re going to love, for whatever reason. I knew, going into To Love and To Loathe, that I was going to enjoy it, given how much I loved To Have and To Hoax. It follows two of the characters I desperately wanted to see more of after the first book, and develops their relationship excellently. As with the first book, Martha Waters is adept at showing you two, admittedly flawed, individuals overcoming their pride and starting a relationship. Diana and Jeremy ostensibly hate each other, although most of that hate is more like banter and a desire to provoke the other. When Jeremy is informed that his sexual prowess, let’s say, is leaving something to be desired, he makes a deal with Diana: they embark on an affair to give Jeremy the reassurance he is not bad in bed, and to give Diana a certain desirability among other gentlemen. However, there is the added complication of a wager made beforehand, regarding the chances of Jeremy marrying before the year is out. The best thing about this book is the dynamic between Diana and Jeremy. They spend a lot of the book just snarking at each other, trying to convince themselves they do actually hate the other, but the tension between them is tangible. And that’s what makes this a great romance novel. Genuinely, I think the only part that I didn’t enjoy was the third act break-up, which was so stupid. I still don’t quite understand exactly how it came about, and how I was supposed to believe in it. Honestly, if it hadn’t happened, I would have rated this book higher, because who really needs a misunderstanding-based break-up that only barely fits with the characterisations of the individuals involved? (Okay, that sounds harsh. But it’s a pet peeve.) But, if you enjoyed To Have and to Hoax, or if you’re just looking for a good histrom novel, then I would highly recommend this one.

  10. 5 out of 5

    rayne ♥ [ IG: rayne.reads ]

    AHHHH I GOT AN ARC! I am ready to sell my kidney for this beauty. The first book was amazing and how a romance novel should be done and I can't wait for this! #1 [ To Have and to Hoax ] ★★★★☆ Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a review copy. All opinions are my own. instagram | blog | goodreads AHHHH I GOT AN ARC! I am ready to sell my kidney for this beauty. The first book was amazing and how a romance novel should be done and I can't wait for this! #1 [ To Have and to Hoax ] ★★★★☆ Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a review copy. All opinions are my own. instagram | blog | goodreads

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ilhaam

    enemies-to-lovers. violet and audley. jeremy being soft. his grandma🤠. everyone being funny. is there another reason for anyone to want to read this? (now gimme Emily and Julian’s book😈) read as an arc provided by the publisher. this has no effect on my rating or review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ashlee Bree

    Only a fool could find anything to loathe about this book. What we have here is droll and scrumptious. It's pure chocolate-y goodness for the soul. It's full of all the fluffy, scintillating, one-two jabs you need from a historical romance featuring two bantering idiots who have been at odds; who have been dancing around each other on tiptoes, pecking at each other like two teasing mules, "facing off" in society's trenches for years and years! I am telling you that you will not regret a single mo Only a fool could find anything to loathe about this book. What we have here is droll and scrumptious. It's pure chocolate-y goodness for the soul. It's full of all the fluffy, scintillating, one-two jabs you need from a historical romance featuring two bantering idiots who have been at odds; who have been dancing around each other on tiptoes, pecking at each other like two teasing mules, "facing off" in society's trenches for years and years! I am telling you that you will not regret a single moment you spend sparring or swooning with Diana and Jeremy. Together, they crackle. Together, they vibrate with Darcy and Elizabeth enemies-to-lovers energy. They fire witticisms at each other's heads from the get-go: scandalizing their family and friends, appalling innocent onlookers, embroiling themselves deeper and deeper into a ring of unmistakable attraction the longer they know each other. The plot kicks off when they cross paths at a society event and Diana, the widowed Lady Templeton, makes a one hundred pound wager that Jeremy, the Marquess of Willingham, will be married within a year. Naturally "sparks" of disagreement fly between them. She says he will be caught and shackled by a wife soon. He, ever content to indulge in rakish whims and bachelorhood, says never, not in a million years. Not long after this, however, Jeremy receives an unflattering critique of his prowess in the bedroom from a married lady with whom he had been having an affair. Troubled, unmoored by this, he proposes a liaison to Diana, knowing her to be unscrupulous in honesty, figuring it to be the best way to get at the root of said critique's validity. He needs practice as well as reassurance, and she agrees in the hopes that an affair with a well-known rake will open the throughway to her for future lovers. (The fact that they find each other attractive is notwithstanding.) So they shake hands. Declare their "arrangement" will last for the duration of his house party in the country, which just so happens to be two weeks. But what starts out as a No Strings (Frenemies) With Benefits arrangement soon heavies once they realize they might actually like each other...and for a lot more than their sharp tongues. Simply put: their romance is steamy, well-developed, AND entertaining! Though this book technically falls under a historical romance header, there's also a contemporary sensibility about it that makes it feel fresh. Fun. Familiar. Hell, even a little risqué. And I cannot get over how well it all works. Inside, there's a mishmash of period/romcom tropes with a twist. There are situations so ribald you'll be clapping a hand over your mouth to swallow back your giggles. There's ribbing as well as revelation, expectation as well as surprise. And there's an ensemble of wonderful characters around the main pairing who add to the plot tapestry: like The Dowager Marchioness of Willingham, who is admired and feared almost in equal measure. Like Lady Helen, a desperate husband hunter who may be much more than she seems. Like Violet, James, Emily, Penvale, and Belfry, many of whom still have their own stories to tell. (Or so I'm hoping. *fingers crossed*) There's so much to love here, so much to trill about, that I'm zipping myself up in my Mia Thermopolis alter-ego to drown you all in "shut up, shut UP" exclamations until you heed the words coming out of my mouth and dash - I mean immediately - to procure yourself a to-read copy so you can prostrate yourself amid this delectable, uproariously amusing story as soon as it comes out. I'm serious, you need it in your lives. Shelve it now, I said! Right now, right now! Many thanks to Atria Books, Isabel DaSilva, and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my review! BOOK BLOG

  13. 5 out of 5

    Debby

    To Love and to Loathe is a first time read by author, Martha Waters. I do love a historical romance with a bit of comedy and this story was right up there. Although I haven't had the privilege of reading the first in this series, I'm quite sure that it was going to be entertaining also. Well, it did not fail. The book centers around Lady Templeton and the Marquess of Willingham after making a wager that the Marquess, a well-know rake among the ton will marry within the year. Hmm, this story seeme To Love and to Loathe is a first time read by author, Martha Waters. I do love a historical romance with a bit of comedy and this story was right up there. Although I haven't had the privilege of reading the first in this series, I'm quite sure that it was going to be entertaining also. Well, it did not fail. The book centers around Lady Templeton and the Marquess of Willingham after making a wager that the Marquess, a well-know rake among the ton will marry within the year. Hmm, this story seemed quite familiar to another book I had just read by Ameilia Gray, however it was equal in entertaining my senses. Although the main characters are not smitten...well really loathe one another, their bantor and what transpired from a frenamy relationship to hot and intimate lovers was comical yet lovely. Once I started reading this book, it was very hard for me to put it down as it was quite hilarious in some parts. This is the kind of historical rom-com that you kind of love to see the H/h shed the pettiness and loathing and coming to a truce. Their characters are developed into mature individuals who honestly find themselves attracted to one another and subsequently loving each other. This story was delightful and well-written with the HEA I anticipated. As for me, Ms. Waters as an author that has garnished a place on my "new author" list. Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Breanna

    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by Atria Books through NetGalley. To Have and to Hoax was a gem of a book that I had happened upon last year and ended up absolutely thrilling me. I knew immediately after finishing that I would read whatever else Martha Waters wrote, and I’m so pleased that To Love and to Loathe shines just as bright as it’s predecessor. The only thing better than the promise of a frenemies-to-lovers situation, it’s when said book delivers successfully on that THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by Atria Books through NetGalley. To Have and to Hoax was a gem of a book that I had happened upon last year and ended up absolutely thrilling me. I knew immediately after finishing that I would read whatever else Martha Waters wrote, and I’m so pleased that To Love and to Loathe shines just as bright as it’s predecessor. The only thing better than the promise of a frenemies-to-lovers situation, it’s when said book delivers successfully on that promise. Jeremy and Diana’s interactions in To Have and to Hoax had me hoping for a book focused on their story, and this did not disappoint in the least. There was so much to love: their constant bickering and witty remarks, the subtle attempts at undermining one another, the sizzling chemistry, the underlying romantic feelings obvious to everyone except themselves. Besides the excellently written romance, I found Jeremy and Diana to be complex characters with personal struggles that resolve with character growth throughout the book. There is just so much emotion within the pages and I really loved reading it. To Love and to Loathe is a wonderful historical romance and I highly recommend it!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Trianna/Treereads

    DNF @55% I could possibly see myself coming back to this one, but I just did not care about anything going on. This book reminds me of why I thought I did not like historical romance. I did like some of the themes that were going on that subvert the classic HR tropes, but I could not get into the story.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard

    oh yes. oh yes yes yes. after the pettiness of To Have and to Hoax, I am very ready for this oh yes. oh yes yes yes. after the pettiness of To Have and to Hoax, I am very ready for this

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

    The excellent follow up to ‘To Have and to Hoax’, we follow the widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham who are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. After an argument ensues that turns into a serious wager—Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. Shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy’s country estate, Diana is shocked whe The excellent follow up to ‘To Have and to Hoax’, we follow the widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham who are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. After an argument ensues that turns into a serious wager—Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. Shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy’s country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in bedsport (it’s great seeing a woman destroy a man’s ego!), Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he suggests that they embark on a brief affair because he knows Diana can provide him an honest critique of his bedroom skills and the widowed can use the gossip to signal to other gentlemen that she is interested in taking a lover. Diana thinks taking him up on his counter-proposal can only help her win her wager. Now cue in the swoon worthy moments, funny banter, unexpected twists and turns, and most importantly (in any romance) panty melting chemistry that had me going woo-wee! I am more than pleasantly surprised by how much I actually liked this considering my dislike for the friends to lovers trope (only a few have succeeded) and after finding ‘To Have and to Hoax’ to be just an okay read. It didn’t exactly leave a lasting impression on me so when I received this ARC, I was a bit apprehensive. But thank the book Gods above for this was better than my wildest dreams. Marta, you've nailed it girl! I will mention that the only drawback to this novel was the lack of sex scenes. Considering that the main characters entered an 'arrangement', we've received hot moments but what I was really anticipating were some steamy erotica or borderline erotica. Based on the premise, I had assumed we would have gotten more. Nevertheless, the underlying attraction and sexual tension between Diana and Jeremy was everything. The characters were strong, fearless, shameless, bold, don’t give a fuck attuide had me wanting more. This couple honestly made this one of the best historical romcoms I have read all year and it’s well worth the wait, especially if you didn’t care much about the prequel. Side note, with a premise such as this—this would make a great historical (romance) erotica piece in case there are some authors out there looking for inspiration. *hint hint*

  18. 4 out of 5

    Literary Redhead

    SWOON! 💋 A charming rom-com sequel to the splendid TO HAVE AND TO HOAX. This time sparks fly between two sharp-tongued flirters: lovely widowed Lady Templeton, and the bad boy Marquess of Willingham. 💋 Will Diana and Jeremy just exchange barbs, or will this thing spark into love true love? Ah heaving-bosomed reader, let me not spoil the fun but direct thee to the funny, sweet, sexy pages of TO LOATHE AND TO LOVE, out April 6. Perfect next read after watching Bridgerton! 💋 5 of 5 Stars #Toloveandtohol SWOON! 💋 A charming rom-com sequel to the splendid TO HAVE AND TO HOAX. This time sparks fly between two sharp-tongued flirters: lovely widowed Lady Templeton, and the bad boy Marquess of Willingham. 💋 Will Diana and Jeremy just exchange barbs, or will this thing spark into love true love? Ah heaving-bosomed reader, let me not spoil the fun but direct thee to the funny, sweet, sexy pages of TO LOATHE AND TO LOVE, out April 6. Perfect next read after watching Bridgerton! 💋 5 of 5 Stars #Toloveandtohold #AtriaBooks #NetGalley Thanks to Martha Waters, Atria Books and NetGalley for the review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

  19. 5 out of 5

    sol

    i got approved for an arc!! if this doesn't cure my depression ill be disappointed i got approved for an arc!! if this doesn't cure my depression ill be disappointed

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    3.5 rounded up To Love and to Loathe is the follow up to Martha Waters' debut To Have and to Hoax. It features all the same cast of characters, but focuses on the relationship between the young, wealthy widow, Diana, and Jeremy, a second son who inherited his title after the tragic death of his older brother. Diana is the younger sister of Jeremy's Eton friend, and they've always an underlying attraction, each masked with teasing disdain for each other. Jeremy has a reputation as a rake and wastre 3.5 rounded up To Love and to Loathe is the follow up to Martha Waters' debut To Have and to Hoax. It features all the same cast of characters, but focuses on the relationship between the young, wealthy widow, Diana, and Jeremy, a second son who inherited his title after the tragic death of his older brother. Diana is the younger sister of Jeremy's Eton friend, and they've always an underlying attraction, each masked with teasing disdain for each other. Jeremy has a reputation as a rake and wastrel (my favorite), but his last mistress informed him he was actually terrible in bed. He approached Diana for a mutually beneficial affair over the course of his house party. He would get her honest feedback about his bedsport, and ideally a confidence boost. She would signal to the ton she was open to an affair, as an independent widow.  Now, I love a good house party trope, and this one had all the good stuff: picnic dalliances, hide and seek dalliances, horseback riding dalliances. So many opportunities for vacation dalliances. I'll be honest that I didn't even finish the first book in this series because there was so much meanness and pettiness and useless manipulation between the main characters in that one. This book didn't dwell in that pettiness as much. However, social manipulation, wtf? scheming, and general immature behavior do run rampant through most of the book. It all resolves itself in the end, with somewhat interesting twists. But it had an Emma/Clueless/YA feel about it. All of the drama and conflict is self-inflicted and insular in the way highschool drama can be.  Compared to the first book, I found this one easier to stick with to see the characters finally mature enough to have honest conversations with each other. So if you liked the first in this series, you will definitely like this one. If, like me, you hated the main characters in the first book, I'd say give this one a try! There was a lot to like here.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mere

    Thank you to NetGalley and Atria (the publisher) for an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me preface this by saying I enjoyed the first book in this series. I thought Waters had an interesting take on Regency Romance. It was a fun adventure, the first book. I remember laughing out loud during the entire book, and being unable to put it down. Thus, I was VERY excited when I heard that there was going to be a second one about Diana and Jeremy. I knew that I had to read it, an Thank you to NetGalley and Atria (the publisher) for an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me preface this by saying I enjoyed the first book in this series. I thought Waters had an interesting take on Regency Romance. It was a fun adventure, the first book. I remember laughing out loud during the entire book, and being unable to put it down. Thus, I was VERY excited when I heard that there was going to be a second one about Diana and Jeremy. I knew that I had to read it, and I was practically squealing in excitement when I learned that it was on NetGalley. I rushed to request the book as quickly as possible. So here we are. I have been accepted, I have read the book. And I have feelings. And these feelings are not necessarily good. Cue me being extraordinarily disappointed. And I hate saying that. Because this book was supposed to be a fun romp like the first book. It was supposed to be cute and uplifting and give me warm fuzzy feelings that I could cuddle when I was done reading. I could sigh in happiness and just feel joy at the simplicity of getting a HEA in a book. And yet, that didn’t happen. I finished the book and I was just left…wanting. And not in the good way. Hah. This book has one of my favorite tropes friends/enemies to lovers. There is little more that I enjoy than a good enemies to lovers. Of any sort. I like it all. This book had such promise to me, because it was called To Love and to Loathe. I was intrigued because I thought that this book would be just as good as the first, but it definitely wasn’t. There were some issues I had overall with the book, and that has made it really hard to judge what I wanted to rate this book on Goodreads. I’m going to start with the writing. Martha Waters is a talented writer. And her writing still shines through even when I am not enjoying the book as much as I want. Honestly, the writing helped make the book easier to read. Waters has writing that is so easily readable, and it makes the experience all the better. You feel drawn into her writing. The dialogue is usually fairly good, and the prose is accessible and quick to read. Overall, I did like the writing, and it helped lift up some of the parts that I thought were less than great. I thought that the plot would be enjoyable, and it was to an extent. However, the romance portion of the plot I was so ready to love just fell flat to me. I didn’t become invested in Diana or Jeremy’s relationship. And I understand there are supposed to be obstacles and angst in a book, but I just felt…it wasn’t there. It was boring and I found both characters insufferable. I liked them both in the first book, but just not as much in this one. And then we get towards the ending, and the last ten percent is where a lot of the plot goes down. It was frustrating, because I felt that it was very contrived and didn’t work for me. It just didn’t sit right. Generally, I loved their banter, despite the fact I struggled with other aspects of their relationship. There were, a few hilarious scenes. I loved Diana and her friendship with Violet and Emily. Those portions were always the highlight of the book for me. They were witty and amusing and felt true. They were amazing to read and enjoy. Violet although a background character in this one, still retained her character in this book from the first one, as did Emily. And we do get a bit more of Emily’s predicament in this book even as Diana herself is struggling. Overall, I really felt this book had so much potential but fell short for me personally. I did enjoy it, but I was so excited, but it didn’t live up to me excitement.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Allison | rocketcityreads

    I got really into historical romances in 2020 because, like some of you I’m sure, I wanted a momentary escape from reality. I’ve always loved stories, whether books or shows or movies, that take place in the 19th century and during the Regency period (Pride and Prejudice will forever be a favorite of mine). So, with all of that, I was so thrilled that I received an advanced copy of Waters’ upcoming release, To Love and to Loathe. I LOVED her first book, To Have and to Hoax, and I absolutely ADOR I got really into historical romances in 2020 because, like some of you I’m sure, I wanted a momentary escape from reality. I’ve always loved stories, whether books or shows or movies, that take place in the 19th century and during the Regency period (Pride and Prejudice will forever be a favorite of mine). So, with all of that, I was so thrilled that I received an advanced copy of Waters’ upcoming release, To Love and to Loathe. I LOVED her first book, To Have and to Hoax, and I absolutely ADORED this one as well! Jeremy and Diana are right up there with Violet and James for me. They have a love/hate relationship—y’all know I’m a fan—that gets turned on it’s head when they make a bet on whether or not Jeremy will be married in one years time. Of course, nothing goes to plan for either of them as their forced proximity at Jeremy’s shooting party makes them rethink and reconsider their feelings for each other. Their bet changes and adapts throughout their time at Elderwild, so much so that the ending was absolutely not what either of them anticipated. I don’t want to spoil too much for anyone, but let’s just say I laughed out loud—something that doesn’t happen a lot for me when reading—and clapped for the feminist perspectives and undertones throughout the novel. If you’re a fan of historical romances, or even if you’ve never read one and are on the fence, I highly recommend getting To Love and to Loathe when it’s released on April 6, 2021. Also, I NEED to know who the next book is going to be about. I so very much want it to be Emily and Belfry. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    jaz

    rep: lesbian side character i'm completely obsessed with this gang. what's this sound? surely not me opening to have and hoax for a re-read... this is the perfect book to pick up if you're in need of a light-hearted story that makes you laugh and snort to yourself alone in your bedroom. in the usual waters fashion, this is about two absurd, impossible people trying to rile each other up at every opportunity. which is a very interesting dynamic considering this is a friends with benefits romance. d rep: lesbian side character i'm completely obsessed with this gang. what's this sound? surely not me opening to have and hoax for a re-read... this is the perfect book to pick up if you're in need of a light-hearted story that makes you laugh and snort to yourself alone in your bedroom. in the usual waters fashion, this is about two absurd, impossible people trying to rile each other up at every opportunity. which is a very interesting dynamic considering this is a friends with benefits romance. double the interesting if said impossible couple has person a trying to marry person b off to someone else to win a bet. i mean, this is set for a disaster. or is it? my only critcism was the ending, as i found the oh ever so familiar break up act to be unnecessary – though frankly it usually is. it would've been a 5 star if it wasn't for this. i also enjoyed that the author recognises the existence of queer people in a regency set romcom in a light way. i cannot explain how eager i am for martha waters' next books. i'll be anxiously waiting emily's and sophie's stories.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Monika

    Diana, Lady Templeton is a widow, but she is strong-headed and precocious. She sassy and never apologises for asking what she wants. Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham is charmingly famous for his flirtatious affairs. He is a likeable character one can never say no to *wink wink*. One night at a Regency Era Ball, Diana and Jeremy go head-to-head and make a bet that if Jeremy gets married within a year Diana will have to forfeit a 100 pounds. Later, Jeremy comes to Diana with a rather untraditional p Diana, Lady Templeton is a widow, but she is strong-headed and precocious. She sassy and never apologises for asking what she wants. Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham is charmingly famous for his flirtatious affairs. He is a likeable character one can never say no to *wink wink*. One night at a Regency Era Ball, Diana and Jeremy go head-to-head and make a bet that if Jeremy gets married within a year Diana will have to forfeit a 100 pounds. Later, Jeremy comes to Diana with a rather untraditional proposition. Diana gets furious at first, but she accepts for her own reasons. What happens is this one year is the story. Would you believe if I say this is my first Historical Romance and I loved it? It was everything one would want in a contemporary romance + extra fittings of London Royals. I am totally swooned. Martha Waters has developed a witty, giddy and feel-good romance novel with Jeremy and Diana. They are friends and enemies, they are frenemies and their relationship turns to love. Some parts may feel progressive, especially Diana, but its a fiction so enjoy it rather than picking on it! Jane Austen with a feminist touch. After reading this, I realised this is a series, but the characters are different in each book I guess. It didn’t hinder my reading, but I’m definitely getting the first book - To Have and to Hoax. Thank you Atria Books & Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nadia

    Okay so I’m first going to state that everyone who loves historical romance will like this book. Those who do please read the book and ignore my review. I used to love historical romance but I can safely state that I’m not a big fan of it anymore. The problem was that the story was tedious at times. It took me a long time to finish. I was so happy to be done. I feel bad stating that but it’s true. Sorry to the author! The main character of Diana grated on my nerves. I thought she was a horrible Okay so I’m first going to state that everyone who loves historical romance will like this book. Those who do please read the book and ignore my review. I used to love historical romance but I can safely state that I’m not a big fan of it anymore. The problem was that the story was tedious at times. It took me a long time to finish. I was so happy to be done. I feel bad stating that but it’s true. Sorry to the author! The main character of Diana grated on my nerves. I thought she was a horrible character and therefore I couldn’t enjoy the story. What really bothered me was when she gossiped about someone else to her friends when she had no right to do and could potentially cause serious damage if exposed to the society. In the end Diana didn’t really change for me to start liking her. Overall, if you like historical romance you will love this book. Sadly, I didn’t. I received the ARC from the publisher and Netgalley for my honest review and opinion.

  26. 4 out of 5

    dina

    I absolutely loved James and Violet's book so I'm excited for Jeremy and Diana since the breadcrumbs we had in to have or to hoax......the flavour is there i can see it I absolutely loved James and Violet's book so I'm excited for Jeremy and Diana since the breadcrumbs we had in to have or to hoax......the flavour is there i can see it

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sophie

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via Edelweiss. This in no way impacted on my view. In To Love and to Loathe, we follow the he widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham, as they come to terms with the fact that their animosity for each other might not actually be hatred after all. For Diana, she lost her parents at an early age, and though her brother inherited the title, they were left in the care of an aunt and uncle and made to understand how much of I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via Edelweiss. This in no way impacted on my view. In To Love and to Loathe, we follow the he widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham, as they come to terms with the fact that their animosity for each other might not actually be hatred after all. For Diana, she lost her parents at an early age, and though her brother inherited the title, they were left in the care of an aunt and uncle and made to understand how much of a burden they were. She knew that she needed to marry, and marry well, in her first season, so Diana was very forceful in her aim. She'd always had a sort of love hate relationship with Jeremy, a friend of her brother's, but when he ridiculed her at a ball during her first season, and even jokingly offered to marry her, this turned into a full blown hatred. Now widowed, she's on the look out for a lover, and when Jeremy offers to be that lover, she's in shock. In the years since he inherited his destitute title, Jeremy has managed to reclaim his wealth, and his reputation. But, when a jilted lover calls into question his prowess in the bedroom, Jeremy needs some reassurance, and can't think of anyone else to turn to than Diana. As a house party is already planned at Jeremy's estate, Elderwild, they agree to embark on an affair for the duration. But a pre-arranged wager between the two of them that Jeremy would be married by the end of the year has caught the attention of the Dowager Marchioness, who seems to think that her grandson and Diana would be the perfect couple? Can they go ahead with their affair, knowing their history, or will they be left with broken hearts? Let's just say I loved this book! Hands down, it was even better than the first one, which I adored. Since reading To Have and to Hoax, I wanted to know more about Diana and Jeremy - why were they always at each other's throats? What was the history there? And, by god, did Martha deliver! There is such a chemistry between the characters, that we saw before, but it's utterly undeniable here. Seeing them in their youth, with learning about why Diana needed to marry so much, it really helped us to understand why they were so against each other, even when they were in the same friendship group and always in each other's company. Most of the book takes part in Jeremy's estate, and we see the whole rag tag bunch we met in book 1. James and Violet are in love, and it's slightly nauseous for others to see, but they're happy. There's also Emily and Belfry - who I hope are the heroes of the next book because their story is just getting started. But, Diana and Jeremy were just perfect! We have the banter between the couple which is so witty and hilarious, as is the attraction there too. Jeremy has the reputation of his father to overcome, and because of that and his gambling debts, he inherited a run down estate, full of debt. He's reformed it all, and managed to become solvent, but not many people know the real him. They think of him as only the roguish rake who always has a mistress, who will never settle down, and is a bit of a joke. He knows he will need to marry at some point, but only when he's ready to and with someone he can trust, and perhaps even love. Because of his and Diana's wager - £100 on whether he'll be married or not - his grandmother's machinations has her throwing both Diana herself, and Lady Helen Rothsmere, at him at every turn. Lady Helen is known across the ton for being so completely focused on marriage, that it's starting to become scary, and Diana thinks it'll be funny to help push things along too - until it's not so funny anymore. I loved how Diana and Jeremy may have started out 'hating' each other, but while spending time together, they grow closer than they've been with anyone before, and talking about things they've never felt they could tell anyone else. What started out as a 'frenemies with benefits' type deal, soon becomes something that neither think they'll be able to get over, and both start to think that they might just be able to face the idea of marriage/re-marriage, after all. The intimacy of it all was utter perfection, and I couldn't put the book down until I learnt if Diana and Jeremy managed to get their happy ending. I love Martha's books, and characters, and can't wait for her next!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Enemies-to-lovers can be fun, especially if written in a witty manner with sparkling dialogue and heartfelt characters (as with Pride and Prejudice). And although the writing here with To love and To Loathe is fine, I found I didn't get invested in the plot at all. It lacked the likeable characters of Pride and Prejudice while also missing the bite and lessons of the repartee in Dangerous Liaisons. Several scenes just More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Enemies-to-lovers can be fun, especially if written in a witty manner with sparkling dialogue and heartfelt characters (as with Pride and Prejudice). And although the writing here with To love and To Loathe is fine, I found I didn't get invested in the plot at all. It lacked the likeable characters of Pride and Prejudice while also missing the bite and lessons of the repartee in Dangerous Liaisons. Several scenes just dragged while also feeling very anachronistic. There was a marked lack of subtlety in everything. Story: Diana had one goal in life: secure a financially advantageous marriage, hopefully with an elderly man who will depart life soon after. This accomplished, she is now a bored widow looking for a bit of bed play. Her childhood friend Jeremy (Marquess of Willingham) is a jaded gambler, womanizer, and unfortunately low on money (making him always a poor marriage choice). But the two have had always had a quirky friendship and now Jeremy comes knocking on Diana's door for a bit more. She's intrigued - but does she take him up on the offer to make her his mistress (and thus create the 'calling card' that Diana is available for various lovers)? As you can see, this is not your traditional 'young virginal nubile' protagonist. The 'rake' as a lover that will be transformed by the relationship/love is old but where else can the author go from here? Both characters are shallow, selfish, and self-centered - neither really cares what the other wants. So this feels more like a love letter to 1980s Reagan era than a Regency 'romance'. The bon mots and witty repartee are ok here: there are some good quips/comebacks but they began to feel mean spirited at some point (since the characters were so self-obsessed). Add in scenes where Diana will randomly throw a drink at the face of Jeremy just as a power play, and I didn't find enough amusing or interesting to want to really stay with the story. The plot does plod in places, especially considering I had a hard time caring about either of these selfish people. For witty repartee to work, I'd need more show than tell and more pathos and heart with the characters: the ruthlessness of Dangerous Liaisons verbal sparring or the warmth and charm of misunderstanding as in Pride and Prejudice. With this novel, we just had two disagreeable people looking to get their own selfish objectives realized. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Living My Best Book Life

    To Love and to Loathe is an enemies to lovers regency romance filled with witty banter. Martha Waters' characters are complex and clever never leaving a dull moment in the read. The story centers around Diana, Lady Templeton, and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham. To say that they don't get along would be an understatement. They have always pushed each other's buttons and enjoy seeing the other squirm. So, no one expected them to ever be cordial let alone enter into a 'friends with benefits' type o To Love and to Loathe is an enemies to lovers regency romance filled with witty banter. Martha Waters' characters are complex and clever never leaving a dull moment in the read. The story centers around Diana, Lady Templeton, and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham. To say that they don't get along would be an understatement. They have always pushed each other's buttons and enjoy seeing the other squirm. So, no one expected them to ever be cordial let alone enter into a 'friends with benefits' type of relationship. Diana is a widow who now wants to live a life of independence. She is an intelligent woman and is quick on her feet. She has never seen eye to eye with Jeremy. So, when he asks her to be in a friends with benefits relationship she is both taken aback and intrigued. Jeremy is confident, cocky, and a playboy. He is known for having many mistresses so when he hears a complaint about his skills in the bedroom he looks for Diana. She is probably the only woman who is immune to his charm and will be honest with him. Jeremy and Diana agree to have a mutual relationship that is beneficial to them both. Jeremy can sharpen his skills in the bedroom and Diana can finally be in a relationship where she isn't always judged because of her widow status. Jeremy and Diana have so much sexual tension. It's so fun to see their relationship change and grow as they spend more time together. Their witty banter is one of my favorite parts of the book. I give To Love and to Loathe 4 stars. It's hilarious, clever, and steamy. I thought this was a good romance will some great banter. If you love the enemies to lovers trope I would highly recommend this story.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shay | Books Are Magic Too

    I was SO excited to get to read this book - with an eye-catching illustrated cover & an adorable play on words title, this one was a must-read for me! While normally I’m a stickler for reading books in a series in order, I was so excited to read this one after winning a paperback copy thanks to @bibliolifestyle that I went ahead and devoured it in pretty much one sitting, with no regrets. I adored this delectable Regency-era romance that gave me the strong female character in English high societ I was SO excited to get to read this book - with an eye-catching illustrated cover & an adorable play on words title, this one was a must-read for me! While normally I’m a stickler for reading books in a series in order, I was so excited to read this one after winning a paperback copy thanks to @bibliolifestyle that I went ahead and devoured it in pretty much one sitting, with no regrets. I adored this delectable Regency-era romance that gave me the strong female character in English high society that I didn’t know I needed before this. “The last thing I ever intend to do is something as unutterably foolish as to fall in love.” Nothing like famous last words to really set the pace for your romance novel & let you know it’s about to get good…. Diana and Jeremy were the ultimate frenemies you knew loved to hate one another until they’re so close to that line they agree to a proposal that will change everything. I was 100% HERE for the simmering looks, built-up tension between them, and the exposed secrets that kept coming in this book! Be prepared to laugh, swoon, & cheer on all of these delectable characters — Do yourself a favor and pick this one up, and I daresay treat yourself with To Have and to Hoax because I am sure it is just as wonderful! Thank you NetGalley & Atria for an eARC, I will be recommending this one to everyone 4.5 stars for me!

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