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To Have and to Hate ~ R.S Grey


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.

Elizabeth Brighton , has just finished her arts graduation which is why she is under confident about her art. She is the only ripe fruit from the rotten lot of her family. She put everything at stake for her damn family and not once did they acknowledge that. I am shocked at the courage she had , to marry someone she knows almost nothing about. Her confidence and her pride were always in check, not once did she let that crown slip her head.

Mr. Jennings II the rich cold man ,whose life was only his work nothing else mattered. I pity his younger brother and I think I loved the younger one so much more. I did not understand when he started developing his feelings exactly, I had no idea who he was with. I wish there was a point of view from his end to understand him and what he felt.

I did expect a lot from this book but was not satisfied with the read.

There were a lot of things that confused me , the attraction from the girl’s side at least was understandable .She gelled so much better with her husband’s younger brother , he even helped her in so many ways . I would recommend this book only if you have nothing on your shelf. There could be more chemistry between the leads.

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