R.S. Grey’s new standalone rom-com, To Have and To Hate, is out now! Check it out and order yours today!
Marry a man I barely know to save my family from ruin.
It might’ve been simple, if my betrothed were anybody else.
On our wedding day, my husband-to-be arrived at the courthouse like a black cloud rolling over Manhattan. Walt didn’t crack smiles or pepper in pleasantries as we exchanged hollow vows in front of the judge.
His disdain for me was so palpable I assumed we’d walk out of that ceremony and resume our regularly scheduled programming. But then fate was like, Hold my beer. I got this.
In desperate need of help and with nowhere else to turn, I had no choice but to ignore a crucial rule in our contract: I shall only contact Mr. Jennings II in case of emergency. But hey, what’s a little fine print between husband and wife?
Turns out, Walt’s a stickler for legalese—I think it might be his love language. Oh, and his attitude at the courthouse wasn’t a put-on. My so-called husband is a jerk. He takes what he wants without giving any consideration to other people—specifically ME, his blushing, contractually-obligated bride!
I knew life with Walt would be no honeymoon, but a marriage of any sort should still come with a few standard guarantees:
To have and to hold.
For richer or poorer.
In sickness and in health.
But after experiencing Walt’s version of wedded bliss, I say let’s forget about all that lovey-dovey crap and just take me straight to death do us part.
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Oh, my gosh! I love, love, loved this book. Marraige of convience stories are my jam right now and this one takes the cake!
To Have and To Hate is the latest romance from author R.S. Grey and it doesn’t disappoint. From the moment I picked up this book, I was sucked in. Elizabeth and Walt were the most unlikely pair, getting married for all the wrong reasons. You see, Elizabeth would do anything for her family, even if they don’t deserve it. So, she marries Walt as a way to save her family. But, don’t think Walt is in this marriage out of the goodness of his heart. He’s got an agenda of his own and is used to getting what he wants. Unfortunately for Walt, Elizabeth is way more than he bargained for…
To Have and To Hate is a fun read from beginning to end and is everything I look for when reading a marriage of convenience romance. Told from Elizabeth’s point of view, the reader is sucked in from the very first page. Elizabeth is smartly written with a touch of snark and isn’t going to put up with Walt’s crap. She may have been born rich, but in no way acts like it. She’s just a girl who’s always been ignored that wants to find her own way and make a name for herself. She is everything Walt should stay away from, but can’t. And Walt…Walt was seriously rocking the whole “Mr. Darcy” vibe. He had this quiet intensity about him. You could never tell what he was truly thinking or feeling. His intensity added so many amazing moments to this story. Those will they/won’t they moments that just leave you begging for more. The slow burn started oh, so slowly, and turned into a raging hot inferno. Yes, if you know me, you know I’m not always the biggest fan of the slow burn, but boy did it ever work for this story!
To Have and To Hate checked off all of my boxes. The tension. The snark. The angst. Ugh! I just gobbled it up. Seriously! All. The. Feels. This book is easily a top read of mine for 2021. Simply put, I loved everything about this story, and is one I can see myself re-reading many times. To Have and To Hate is an absolutely fabulous read and I hope you’ll fall head over heels for Elizabeth and Walt as I did.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
About R.S. Grey:
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com