Can’t Wait Wednesday – BETTER HATE THAN NEVER by Chloe Liese
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is BETTER HATE THAN NEVER by Chloe Liese. This is the second book in the Wilmot Sisters series. I really enjoyed the first book, Two Wrongs Make a Right, and I love that this one is a reimaging of The Taming of the Shrew, one of my favorite Shakespearean comedies.
BETTER HATE THAN NEVER by Chloe Liese
Publication Date: October 10, 2023
by Berkley Books
Childhood enemies discover the fine line between love and loathing in this heartfelt reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Katerina Wilmot and Christopher Petruchio shared backyards as kids, but as adults they won’t even share the same hemisphere. That is, until Kate makes a rare visit home, and their fiery animosity rekindles into a raging inferno.
Despite their friends’ and families’ pleas for peace, Christopher is unconvinced Kate would willingly douse the flames of their enmity. But when a drunken Kate confesses she’s only been hostile because she thought he hated her, Christopher vows to make peace with Kate once and for all. Tempting as it is to be swept away by her nemesis-turned-gentleman, Kate isn’t sure she can trust his charming good-guy act.
When Christopher’s persistence and Kate’s curiosity lead to an impassioned kiss, they realize “peace” is the last thing that will ever be possible between them. As desire gives way to deeper feelings, Kate and Christopher must decide if it’s truly better to hate than to never risk their hearts—or if they already gave them away long ago.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
This sounds really good, Suzanne. Happy Wednesday 😊
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Yay – a solidly told enemies-to-lovers tale takes a LOT of beating:)). Enjoy, Suzanne.
Ahh, I still need to read the first one, but this sounds good!
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The Taming of the Shrew is the perfect source material for a contemporary romance, I’m kind of surprised you don’t see it used more often!
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I love characters who already have history. This sounds like a good one!
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Love that title 🙂
A Taming of the Shrew retelling…should be lots of fun
Adding it! Thanks for the heads up, Suzanne💜
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Oh, Yay…a new Chloe Liese book. 😀
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I think I’ll try Book 1 since you enjoyed it and can’t wait for Book 2. Haven’t read anything by this author yet. Looking forward to Between Us by Mhairi McFarlane.
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This sounds like it would be a fun, light read! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
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This one sounds good and I love that cover!