~Book Review~ “The Man I Hate” by Scott Hildreth


My Review:

Scott Hildreth has done it again! What looked to be and started like a typical sexy romp / one night stand type of book quickly deepened into a story with amazingly complex and unexpected characters, deeper meanings and a truly thought provoking plot line with an underlying commentary focused current events.

Braxton Rourke is as cocky as they come. He’s a fixer for the Hollywood elite and makes problems disappear for the right amount of cash. He’s confident and set in his ways. And, he no longer does relationships after a failed marriage . . . a literal one and done type of guy.

Anna Wilson is a successful entrepreneur visiting LA after her parent’s deaths to decide what to do with their property. She’s sworn off men after a cheating ex-husband and instead is focused on herself. But, when her sexy as sin silver fox of a neighbor offers what she hasn’t had in over 2 years, she can’t resist, even knowing it will be a one night stand.

But, when the world starts changing in inconceivable ways, these neighbors will find themselves at a crossroads as individuals, as friends, as a couple and, most importantly, as humans.

Honestly, The Man I Hate was super unexpected. I had no idea what was coming my way and I loved every minute of it. It highlights so many thoughts and feelings that many people are struggling with right now and gives credence to the highs and lows that most readers have felt over the past few months. As a couple, Anna and Braxton shouldn’t work. And, it doesn’t seem like they are meant to at first. I loved watching them grow and connect, even when physical closeness isn’t an option. 5 stars for The Man I Hate. Which, for me, was one of my most relevant Hildreth reads to date.


About the Book:

Braxton Rourke’s cell phone number was included in the contacts of Hollywood’s A-List actors and actresses, successful musicians, and professional athletes. When a problem arose, Braxton fixed it. Receiving an “I need help with–” text from Selena Gomez, Ryan Gosling–or the police–was a common occurrence. A well-dressed protector who appeared like an actor himself, he was sickeningly handsome, confident, and spoke with an educated authority.

I met him while settling the estate of my deceased parents. Enamored by his tailored Italian suit, bravado gait, and undeniable charisma, I suggested the unthinkable.

A one-night stand.

He agreed, but only because I was leaving in three days. His life, he explained, couldn’t include a woman.

For the three days that followed, I watched him come and go, knowing we’d never be anything other than two people who shared a magical moment in the front seat of his Range Rover while parked outside a trendy Hollywood diner.

Then, the unthinkable happened.

A bizarre of series circumstances forced us to be neighbors.

I stumbled along the razor’s edge that separated love from hate. Soon, I was bound to fall.

It was anyone’s guess on which side I’d land.


But It Now:

USA https://amzn.to/3cmmMwb
AUSTRALIA https://www.amazon.com.au/B088FPXWCG/
CANADA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B088FPXWCG/
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088FPXWCG/




About the Author:

Born in San Diego California, Scott now calls Naples, Florida home. Residing in Florida with his wife, Jessica, and six children, he somehow finds twelve hours a day to work on his writing. A hybrid author who has published more than two-dozen romance and erotica novels, his first book in a three-book series through Harlequin released in August 2016.

Scott has spent his entire life pushing boundaries, and his writing is no exception. Addicted to riding his Harley-Davidson, tattoos, and drinking coffee, he can generally be found in a tattoo shop, on his Harley, or in a local coffee house when not writing.

Loyal to the fans and faithful followers who allowed him to make writing a full-time career, Scott communicates with his followers on Facebook almost daily. He encourages his readers to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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