Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other

A Love Story

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Pub Date 05 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 05 Oct 2023

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She’s a sunny morning-show host. He’s a cynical ex-reporter. They're destined to hate each other . . . Aren’t they?

Brynn Cornell has to be stuck in a nightmare. Just last week, she was riding high as cohost of the popular morning show Sunup. She's America's Ray of Sunshine—the girl-next-door beauty who drives up TV ratings while never exuding anything but her trademark positivity and poise. All it took was one huge on-air mistake to expose her snarky side to the world and make it all come crumbling down. Now she’s back in her hometown of Adelaide Springs, Colorado, in a last-ditch attempt to convince viewers she’s not the mean girl they think she is. All she has to do is apologize and capture some feel-good footage reminding everyone she’s just a girl from humble beginnings who’s grateful for her big break, and she might manage to preserve both her career and her image. But this town holds painful memories that she’s not ready to face.

Sebastian Sudworth was on the fast track to the journalist hall of fame. A superstar reporter with a reputation for being in the center of the action, his fearless, relentless coverage of major events around the globe was winning him awards and accolades—until something snapped inside him and he vanished from the scene under mysterious circumstances. Sebastian sought refuge in tiny Adelaide Springs, working odd jobs and trying to blend in as a scruffy mountain town citizen.

When Sebastian is assigned to chauffeur Brynn around town, Brynn is sure he can see right through her carefully cultivated, sunny persona. But she’s determined to do what it takes to maintain her image and save her career—so she’ll just have to charm the socks off Sebastian the same way she charmed her viewers. Easier said than done. It's no picnic to play nice around someone you hate . . . especially when you might be crazy about them.

  • Parks and Rec meets The Morning Show in this stand-alone enemies-to-lovers rom-com
  • Also by Bethany Turner: The Do-Over and Plot Twist
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

She’s a sunny morning-show host. He’s a cynical ex-reporter. They're destined to hate each other . . . Aren’t they?

Brynn Cornell has to be stuck in a nightmare. Just last week, she was riding high as...

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A sweet , funny and tear-jerker book . Brynn is a cohost in a morning and she made an on-air mistake talking bad about her hometown of Adelaide Springs, Colorado . The only way to make everything better is for her to go back to her hometown and try to apologize . The person that is assinged to drive her around is Sebastian a man who was a famous reporter who has vanished from the media the last 6 six years . Now he lives in Adelaide Springs workings odd jobs and is in the town council . From the minute they meet they hate each other . She doesn't like the way he treats her and him is believing she is phonie . While spending time together they learn about each others pasts and they fell in love .
I received this book from net galley and the publisher as an ARC. Thank you! All thoughts and opinions are my own .

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Bethany Turner has a new fan! I loved Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other (although I think the title could be a little less “wordy”). The quick wit and overall snarkiness between Sebastian and Brynn kept me invested until the very last page. If you’re looking to read a cute, innocent, feel good enemies to lovers book, then I recommend you read this one. I hope there is a sequel so I can continue following the love story of Brynn, Sebastian and the people of Adelaide Springs, CO.

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Within the first ten pages I was hooked! This adorable rom-com is addictive and I couldn’t put it down. The character development was really strong and I appreciate that as so few rom-come just breeze over the supporting cast. The pop culture references made this book super fun, but it isn’t too light and definitely has a lot of heart. I highly recommend giving this a read!

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Brynn, who feels she worked hard the past 10 years and paid her dues, is finally promoted to the coveted seat on the couch next to Mark on the morning news/entertainment program. As the show is wrapping up the first week, there is a malfunction and when it is thought the camera and sound is off, Brynn tells her co-host, Mark that she is from Adelaide Springs, a small mountain town in Colorado. She goes on to say about two hundred people live there with twelve brain cell and they are obsessed with colonial times. She goes on to say she got out at the very first chance and has never gone back. Brynn is horrified when realizing everything she said was broadcast across the nation, including to the residents of Adelaide Springs. Brynn is immediately removed from her position and a substitute is put in her place Rather than being fired, it was agreed she would go back to Adelaide Springs and apologize to the residents.
Brynn had a difficult childhood and when she left Adelaide Springs, it was to get away from her mother, who since had passed. When growing up, the community had rallied around her, showing her love, however, her caustic remarks and never coming back for twenty years, changed much of their feelings.
Sebastian Sudworth is assigned to chauffeur Brynn and the cameraman who accompanied her around town. Sebastian did not grow up there so did not know her previously. He also had been a well-known, award-winning news report who gave it all up for a quieter way of life. From the moment of her arrival, Brynn, and Sebastian clash.
This story has an interesting, and delightful cast of characters who worked their way into my heart from the very beginning. It is a heartwarming story of redemption and the beauty of renewing old friendships. The story provided many opportunities to stop reading for a moment and laugh-out-loud. When I turned the last page, I was disappointed it came to an end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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This cover was SO cute and the title grabbed me. However, I just adored the story itself. It was so fun to be in this cute small Colorado town and I adored reading the scenery and jumping into this world. I also really enjoyed both characters and their blends of grumpy and sunshine. I also am such a sucker for a newscaster romance and this was done so well! A must read!

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This would be such a good movie!! I absolutely adored this!
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This author is so much fun to read with her references to popular tv and movie shows! Sebastian was swoon worthy and the citizens of Adelaide Springs made me want to go there to visit!

Thanks so much to netgalley and the publisher for the arc. The opinions are my own.

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