It was about time I read a romance and one such book on my list was “Love to hate you” by Anna Premoli! It was one of the audiobooks offered by NetGalley and I find it hard to resist a romance in audiobook! So I went right into it, as it have some of my favourite tropes like enemies to lovers and fake dating! It was practically shouting my name!
Jennifer and Ian have been colleagues in the same firm for seven years more or less. Each of them is leading a team in one of those big London banks and they try to never cross paths. This is of course after the first time they attempted to work together on a project, where Jennifer as the senior colleague was to lead the team. This venture turned to a disaster as the fact that the leading role was given to Jennifer did not sit well with Ian. Since that episode, their boss is keeping them apart for everyone’s sake. But now, one of Jennifer’s clients, Lord Beverly, has requested that Ian also works on his account, since their families are well acquainted.
Ian’s grandfather is the Duke of Revington and Ian is his Heir. This makes him a target for the ladies, especially those that were born in a family with a title. These women are usually beautiful and that is their biggest treasure. They don’t work and they have very little to discuss and they are certainly not Ian’s choice of a relationship. But he usually takes them to dinner or hangs out with them, if he has nothing better to do. Thankfully, they are nothing like Jennifer, that independent lawyer colleague of him that makes him furious every time they meet. However, he has no choice but to work with her on Lord Beverly’s account. They actually have to spend a weekend at his estate in Scotland together and they have to be professional about it. That’s going to be tough!
I liked the dynamics between these two. They had this intensity between them, arguing all the time, that even a normal meeting would end up to a heated discussion. Sometimes it seemed like Jennifer was trying too hard to hate Ian. Maybe her up bring and family background had something to do with her constant effort to hate him. But as soon as Ian proposed the fake relationship and Jennifer agreed to that, I knew they were going to end up together after all!
I really liked the narration by Lizzie Wofford. The story had only one view, Jennifer’s view, and she was incredible in bringing her to life. She was also amazing doing Ian’s voice and I really liked how she did Ian’s grandfather! Her voice is one of the best for audiobooks, and I really enjoy listening to a book she narrates, especially when it’s about rom-coms and lovely books like this one!
Thank you to NetGalley & Saga Egmont Audio for an advance copy of this book. The views expressed are my personal and honest opinion.