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Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other

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2.5! i want to love this, i really do. but apparently, it wasn’t the right fit for my taste. we have two primary characters, but only one of their narratives is conveyed from a first-person point of view. it kept pulling me away from the narrative. there was a lot of narrative, very little movement, and very little attention paid to the main relationship. overall, I believe that this book is a fantastic choice for those looking for a great small-town atmosphere, but regrettably not for me.

thank you to the author and netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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2.5! i want to love this, i really do. but apparently, it wasn’t the right fit for my taste. we have two primary characters, but only one of their narratives is conveyed from a first-person point of view. it kept pulling me away from the narrative. there was a lot of narrative, very little movement, and very little attention paid to the main relationship. overall, I believe that this book is a fantastic choice for those looking for a great small-town atmosphere, but regrettably not for me.

thank you to the author and netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Have you ever said something you'd like to take back? I'm sure Brynn would like to have those seconds back. She had no idea they were live but she lowered her guard and disparages her hometown. To keep her job she convinces her boss to let her go there to make amends.
Sebastian was integrated in the town having moved there a few years ago. He was not happy about the things Brynn said. He gets picked to watch over her while she's in town.
Their first few interactions were anything but bumpy. However, they begin to understand each other and see beneath each other's outer layers.
appreciate the author's emotional complexity of the characters.
Thank-you to Net Galley, the author, and Thomas Nelson for an ARC of this book. I highly recommend.

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LOVE the cover. Love Turner's other books, I found this to be cute, quirky at times and overall enjoyable.

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I loved this title and description, but found I had a hard time getting into the story. Brynn was hard to like and, while I understood her motives and behaviors, I understood them too late to fall for her. I wish that the adhesion of the characters came earlier and found the payoff not as fulfilling as I had hoped for.

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3.5.

I’m really torn over this one. I love Bethany Turners wit and style. Even wrapped in how clever Bethany is, I just didn’t connect with the story. It started so slow, yet the first chapter captured what Brynn must have been feeling that day on the morning show.
Brynn was a bit sarcastic and hard to warm up to. Same with Sebastian.

The story didn’t pull me in, but I won’t hesitate to pick up another one of Bethany Turners books because she’s a rare talent.

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unfortunately, i didn't find this book very compelling from the start, and getting through it was a bit of a drag. the character seemed to fall flat and lacked likability or relatability, which made me uninvested in their relationship, and the quick switch from love to hate seemed random and unbelievable. there are much better enemies-to-lovers AND small-town romances out there so off the top of my head i would not recommend this book to my friends if they were looking for either one of those tropes.

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This book was just too slow for me, and I really did not find either MC to be particularly likable. While there is some growth on their parts, overall, it was hard for me to enjoy this book as I wasn't invested in the outcome or what lay in store for either of these two, but I did enjoy some of the side characters we got little glimpses of. I think if this book would have been shorter, and maybe a bit more fast-paced, I would have enjoyed it more.

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I loved this book! It is now one of my favorites from Bethany Turner.
The story was well paced with humorous banter and an engaging story line.

It is the witty and charming story of Brynn and Sebastian who at first glance seemed polar opposites – but it is not so!
I was so anxious to learn Sebastian's story and to see Brynn find her true self and reunite with old friends
The townspeople of Adelaide Springs were so interesting and full of heart.
There's so much more to this book and these characters than you would think, I really did savor how it was all unpacked.
And I loved the ending!

Thank you to Net Galley for allowing me to read this book. The opinions are entirely my own.

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"Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other" by Bethany Turner is a fun and charming enemies-to-lovers romance that will leave readers with a smile on their faces. Brynn Cornell, America's Ray of Sunshine, finds herself in her hometown of Adelaide Springs, Colorado, after a big on-air mistake exposes her true snarky side. With her career and image on the line, she must convince viewers she's not the mean girl they think she is. Sebastian Sudworth, a cynical ex-reporter hiding out in the small mountain town, is assigned to chauffeur Brynn around. The two can't stand each other, but as they spend more time together, they realize they might have more in common than they thought.

Bethany Turner's writing is witty and engaging, making it easy to root for Brynn and Sebastian despite their initial animosity towards each other. The story is well-paced, with plenty of humorous banter and sweet moments that will leave readers swooning. The clean romance aspect is also a refreshing change of pace for those who enjoy a more wholesome love story.

Overall, "Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other" is a delightful romance that will leave readers with a warm and fuzzy feeling. With its relatable characters, charming setting, and engaging storyline, it's a book that's hard to put down. Fans of enemies-to-lovers romances and clean contemporary romance will definitely enjoy this one.

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I really wanted to love this book but I didn’t. It’s still a really cute book just not for me.
I loved the cover and the title! Such a cute story. Nothing bad to say about it just not for me.

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A good read -- I thought the characters were well-developed and I really enjoyed their dynamic/chemistry.

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I absolutely adore the cover of this book. Overall, I would say that I enjoyed this book but I felt like it was a little long and I got bored at times. I think it needed to be slightly shorter for me really to enjoy it. But overall it was cute.

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I want to thank netgalley and the publisher for this Arc.

Brynn, America's sweetheart and Sebastian, a mysterious guy with former links to television meet in Adelide springs, Colorado and promptly dislike each other. Brynn is on a media image revamp tour back home while Seb is a recent new guy in town. Due to some disastrous things she said on television, Brynn has to apologize to everyone in the small town and no one is giving her an inch except Doc.
My favorite part about this book was the end. Anything I say will atleast mildly spoil it. So, I urge you to read till the end.
Only gripe was the number of times smirk came up. You can't have everything.

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I liked this story but I feel as though it was really drawn out and could have been made shorter.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review!

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I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. This was a cute romance - the premise of it at least. I found it quite difficult to get in to, for 3 reasons.

Firstly, this is written in a dual POV style - which is great. However, the female main character’s chapters are written in the first person, but the male main character’s chapters are written in third person narration (even though his thoughts and feelings are clear in this narration). It’s very jarring jumping between the two and feels disjointed and confusing.

Secondly, both characters are so very deeply awful in their thoughts and behaviour towards each other throughout the first half of the book. While this usually works in an enemies to lovers trope, this book doesn’t read as that. And while I understand that character growth is required, again I didn’t feel this was accomplished as such. Also, both of them just come across as deeply pretentious. Her with all the redundant celebrity references, and him with all the pseudo intellectual references.

Lastly, they despise each other almost throughout and then all it takes is literally one day for them to be falling in love? I simply didn’t buy it.

I have the deepest respect for authors, and it takes a huge amount of work and courage to write a book. The premise of this book is good, and with some edits and maybe some rewrites, it could be really good.

Still, I am thankful for the opportunity to read and review this book

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Mein Leseerlebnis

Eigentlich versuche ich Rezensionsexemplare immer vollständig zu lesen, das vorliegende Buch hat mich beim Lesen aber so wenig berührt und interessiert, dass ich vor dem Ende aufgegeben habe.

Die Geschichte und Charaktere fühlten sich über weite Strecken zu oberflächlich und dadurch zu interessant an. Zusätzlich hörten sich die Dialoge für meine Ohren zu konstruiert an. Der Schreibstil konnte mich generell nicht packen und irgendwie lief alles im Buch an mir vorbei.

Dem Roman fehlte es ein wenig an Biss und Tiefe. Nach dem Abbrechen des Buches habe ich gesehen, dass es bei einem christlichen Verlag erschienen ist. Vielleicht erschien es mir daher so, als hätte die Autorin beim Schreiben etwas das Gas vom Pedal genommen und sich nicht genug gewagt.

In die letzten Kapitel habe ich kurz reingeschaut. Natürlich gibt es ein Happy End, dieses wirkte auf mich aber etwas überhastet.

Das Buch war aufgrund der angesprochenen Probleme nicht mein Fall. Schade, denn es hörte sich spannend an und ich liebe das Buchcover.

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Für wen?

Wer Liebesromane mag, die in kleineren Orten spielen, sollte sich das Buch mal näher anschauen. Erwartet aber bitte nicht zu viel von der Geschichte. Und schaut vor dem Buchkauf unbedingt in eine Leseprobe rein und erwartet auf keinen Fall ein sexy Buch.

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Turner is a new author to me. She writes super funny rom coms. This one was also funny, but the plot moved a little too slowly in some places and WAY too fast in others. I thought Brynn's character was better developed than Sebastian's. It was a fun plane read.

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I’m a sucker for a small town romance, and this one definitely charmed me.

Took me a little while to get into this one. Brynn starts out as a pretty unlikable character, and I didn't really understand Sebastian. However, by the end I was rooting for both of them and loved how their characters developed.

Would recommend this book if you enjoy sweet, slow burn romcoms with an abundance of pop culture references. Also, the cover is 😍😍

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Super cute story but a bit too drawn out for my liking. The storyline could have been summed up without a lot of the "extras" that didn't add much to the story.

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