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Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other

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This book felt like a Hallmark movie but even better.
I just love myself a good Grumpy/Sunshine, small town romance and this one was a delight to read.
The writing was really smooth, everything in this story felt natural and real.
This was my first book by Bathany Turner, but I do plan on reading her new title as well: Cole and Laila Are Just Friends.

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When you need a story that will make you laugh, smile and swoon, this is the story for you. I liked the banter between Sybastian and Brynn. It was fun to watch! I have to say that sometimes the side characters are the best. The variety of charaters and personalities throughout this story made me laugh and smile. Especially Orly. I could picture him well.
The chemistry throughout the story going back and forth between dislike and attraction made this a fun romantic comedy. I liked how they both had to face the past and learn from it. Although it was a lighthearted story, the lessons in the story bring a depth to the story. I think the reader take some valuable truths from this story as well.
I'm excited to share this story with others.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. I also purchased a copy for myself. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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This was so cool
The enemies to love trope was off the charts
Second book from this author truly enjoyed it

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I just did not believe this relationship. Brynn was a complete brat and Sebastian had every reason to dislike her after the way she was continuously rude to everyone around her. Unless, of course, she was being super fake sweet to people. Then she apparently has an epiphany and starts acting like a decent person (hello whiplash) and suddenly he thinks she's incredible. This shift took less than 12 hours. Talk about insta-love.

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This book was not for me.
I’m normally a sucker for sunshine x grumpy trope and enemies to lovers, but this was just not comprehensive.

Brynn was just really mean and then suddenly switched, and I just don’t think it worked for her to be the sunshine, because she simply was not.
Sebastian didn’t live up to the grumpy trope as well.
and they were both enemies without envy reason to be. there were no backstory for them, nothing.
I did not enjoy it.

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I have to be honest and I just really didn‘t click with this one. I was fighting to get through for some reason but I had to dnf in the end.
The characters annoyed me so much and she felt so entitled to me for some reason.
I‘m sorry

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DNF 45%. I really struggled with this book. The FMC Brynn was extremely annoying. It didn't feel like there were any redeemable qualities about her. Sebastian the MMC was almost as bad. Halfway through the book and barely anything has happened.

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I love Bethany Turner and her rom-coms. She creates such fun characters that suck readers into her stories. BASHEO has been a long-awaited read and it was worth the wait!

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Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other is a Love Story that is light on the romance. The greater love story is the one they both have with the small town they meet in…Brynn’s hometown she fled from 20 years earlier, which is also the place Sebastian fled to 6 years ago, Together they find love, healing, community, and how to live their best lives.


3.5 stars.

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This is going to sound like the funniest, most ironic review of this book because the title is literally "Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other." But, man, Brynn and Sebastian really, really hate each other! I was over halfway through this book and had to look up a synopsis to make sure they were ever going to make a turn around!

Brynn is caught in a sticky situation when she accidentally insults the entire town she grew up in, and she is sent on a mission to do an apology tour through the tiny town. Sebastian is the newest (and perhaps only) transport in the town, and he is simply not having it with her. Once they do make a turn around and start to find some of the other's attributes tolerable, they are a sweet little romance that I quite enjoyed.

This book was written for you if:
1) You want to read enemies to lovers that keeps you in enemy territory for a while
2) You like a small town setting with quirky characters
3) You want a quick, romantic read with a unique concept

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I really enjoyed the dynamic between Brynn and Sebastian. The enemies to lovers aspect of this book was fantastic. I also really enjoyed the Sebastian Stan reference and all of the John Mayer references in this book.
The end with everyone coming together and supporting Brynn and Sebastian being back on the air was wonderful and such a heartwarming ending.

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Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other? Nah. More like loathe, despise, don't understand at all...but they're pretty funny while they're doing it!

Brynn Cornell has spent the last 20 years working toward her job as the perky morning host of Sunup, Until one open mic nightmare blows her image to smithereens, sending her back to the hometown she left at 17 so she can apologize - on air - to the town she bad-mouthed when she thought no one could hear her. Her memories of Adelaide Springs, CO are anything but good. Her alcoholic mother who brought home a different man every night made sure of that. Her humble, somewhat frightening beginnings have been her secret since she got on the air. How can she go back to the one place where they really know where she came from?

Sebastian Sudworth loves his adopted hometown. Adelaide Springs gave him a place to step back from the high-powered life of a reporter that he had been living, and his mental health is thankful. When the town learns that Brynn is "coming home" he is given the task of chauffeuring her around. Her cameraman immediately recognizes that he's in the presence of greatness, but Brynn - who incidentally is on one of the top news shows - has no idea that her driver has a couple of Pulitzers, an Emmy, and all the awards that someone in her position should covet. And, he walked away, choosing instead to "hide" in her tiny hometown.

Brynn has a career to salvage, but can she do that with Mr. Negativity hanging around everywhere she goes? As they work together, Sebastian begins to see the Brynn that Adelaide Springs knows, but will that be enough to want to help her get her job back?

I listened to this one which I think made it twice as fun. Great story. Great townspeople. Lots of witty banter. Five out of five stars from me!

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You know how sometimes the vibes are just right?

That’s how I feel about this book. It came out a while ago but I don’t think the vibes were right for me to read it then. But now, I loved it.

A morning show host’s fall from grace and a former foreign correspondent facing his fears? Give me all of this and add in a charming mountain town, karaoke and an avalanche. 🎤🏔️ The vibes were perfect.

Special thanks to @thomasnelson for the ARC & ALC.

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This book was so cute!!! Unfortunately, even though I genuinely enjoyed this book, it fell a little short. despite this, I can still see that it's an enjoyable read that a lot of people will probably appreciate. The title and cover are very cute. I tend to easily get second hand embarrassment which can actually ruin anything for me so this might just be my own fault. Other than that I did enjoy this book!!

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This book did not work for me. The main character was unlikable for most of the book which caused me to never really like her even in the end. I did not care for the overall idea.

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I feel like this book focused too much on the tropes and not enough on actually executing them properly. I typically love enemies to lovers, but this felt forced and the characters were not likeable. I want to root for the characters, both together and separately, when I read a romcom… I just didn’t find myself caring about them in this.

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Reasons to read:
- Hate to love trope
- Complex characters
- Small town
– Hallmark movie vibes

My Thoughts:

My first book by Bethany Turner, Brynn, and Sebastian Hate Each Other was an entertaining story about family, friendship, and discovering what you want from your future by learning from your past.

Sebastian did remind me of a hallmark man lead, beloved by the town, handsome, and successful. What grounded this character for me was that Sebastian had a difficult past, and while he dealt with it in a good way, it did rear its head every once in a while. I appreciated how he opened up around Brynn and understood her. I grew to love Byrnn. She was as Sebastian described, complex. She was not a traditional female lead and may have come off as difficult, but she had her moments of emotion and empathy which softened me to her. I found her personality to be a refreshing shift from what I normally read, and I loved the way she and Sebastion grew to understand each other.

The initial meeting between Brynn and Sebastian and their ensuing battles delivered on the feelings of loathing. I liked how they began to notice each other. I enjoyed their shift to romance and could easily picture their life together. While I would have liked to see more of the romance, I liked how the author chose to focus on the growth of the characters and give them a moment to figure out their own lives. The ending was sweet! I could see the potential for more stories about the townspeople and would be excited to read them.

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Romance: Kissing only
Trigger warning: Brief mentions of war violence

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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This book was not what I expected. I wanted an enemies to lovers story but the main characters were so boring. Brynn was so rude throughout the whole book and I could not get into it.

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I love enemies to lovers and grumpy meets sunshine trope and this book had it all. The main characters were okay, I did not really like the female lead and found her character to be annoying at times. But in the later part of the novel I like the side characters and found it sweet.

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This is suppose to be a grumpy sunshine book but I felt like Brynn was just plain mean. It was short cute read. But the enemies to lovers aspect felt more like dislike to lovers

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