The Hate Zone by Gigi Blume
You aren't allowed to marry a book. I checked. I also loved everything about this one to the point that since I read it, I've been telling everyone I know about it.
If I could give this book more than five stars I would. And I know I make the rules, so technically I could give it more than five stars, but I don’t want to confuse anyone.
Enrique and his loud, larger than life family are amazing, realistic, and unique. I love that each of the children somehow had a unique personality and I loved the reference to Rosca de Reyes and when someone found the little baby Jesus I laughed out loud. Enrique in particular is endearing and entertaining in his desire to make the most of his limousine contract. I love how connected their family is and I love being able to learn about him through his interactions with them.
January's only child existence is a harsh contrast to Enrique’s large family. I loved January’s set up where we got to learn about her past. I also loved her ability to go toe-to-toe with Enrique when it came to pranks. Her reality-show heiress ways have more depth to them than Enrique initially thinks and I really enjoyed how that all came out in the story.
In the most beautiful way these two find themselves fighting an attraction they worry shouldn't be. January and Enrique are delightfully funny from their witty nicknames to their endearing pranks. The relationship was just the right amount of "we shouldn’t" mixed in with "but we have to" and I loved every second. When they finally get together it is simply perfection.
And that twist at the end? I mean… I didn’t see that coming but I loved it. And I probably should have seen it coming.
I am officially in love with this book. Seriously. The Hate Zone is up there on the shelf of my favourite books and I’m still so honoured to have been given an advance copy of this book to review.
Your Romance Reviewer,
Release Date: June 9, 2022
THE FIRST RULE OF THE HATE ZONE: YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE HATE ZONE
♥ JANUARY MADISON:
My life has turned into a three-ring circus. My ex is tweeting for attention, my bodyguard is a psycho, the internet wants to burn me at the stake, and my dad is turning into a helicopter parent on steroids. So when I meet my new driver Enrique, I revert back to my reality show persona.
And inadvertently start a prank war with him.
I want to say I'm winning, but he's a master of strategy with his sly games and miles of muscles to distract me.
I've never met anyone as infuriating as Enrique Precio. So why do I feel like I’m falling for him?
♥ ENRIQUE PRECIO:
There are three things I've learned about socialite January Madison:
1: She's the most spoilt woman I've ever known
2: She's gorgeous and isn't afraid to use it to her advantage
3: Sometimes she looks at me like I'm the first donut after a 7-day juice detox
What I don't want to learn is why my whole body reacts to her sparring like I just guzzled five shots of espresso, or why I'm starting to get a little too much pleasure from her smart alec jabs.
And when she exposes the tiniest crack in her facade, I'm beginning to see there's more to this poor little rich girl than meets the eye.
♥ Sizzling hate to love chemistry
♥ Red hot banter
♥ Rogue chickens
Fall in love with the Precio Brothers within the pages of this hilarious romantic comedy, book one in the new series by USA Today Bestselling author, Gigi Blume.
*The Hate Zone is a closed-door romantic comedy with mild language, steamy kisses, and sexy innuendo without the graphic content.
**Formerly published as Baby You Can Drive My Car in the USA Today Bestseller, Love Laughter and Happily Ever After, The Hate Zone is now triple the size, triple the laughs, and triple the sexy banter.