Hate Mail

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Pub Date Mar 14 2024 | Archive Date Mar 14 2024

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Naomi and Luca have been pen-pals since fifth-grade. Well, more like bitter rivals caught in an epic battle of insults and verbal jousting…

But what starts as a hilarious chain of hate filled letters, slowly develops into a friendship spanning coasts and years. That is until one day, years later, when the letters suddenly stop.

It’s been two years since Naomi last heard from Luca. Two years since the letter that changed everything.

But when a new envelope turns up out of the blue at her desk at the local news station, Naomi is determined not to let Luca have the final word.

Naomi and Luca have been pen-pals since fifth-grade. Well, more like bitter rivals caught in an epic battle of insults and verbal jousting…

But what starts as a hilarious chain of hate...


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𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐨𝐩𝐬𝐢𝐬:

Naomi and Luca have been pen-pals since fifth-grade. Well, more like bitter rivals caught in an epic battle of insults and verbal jousting… But what starts as a hilarious chain of hate filled letters, slowly develops into a friendship spanning coasts and years. That is until one day, 12 years later, when the letters suddenly stop. It’s been two years since Naomi last heard from Luca. Two years since the letter that changed everything. But when a new envelope turns up out of the blue at her desk at the local news station, Naomi is determined not to let Luca have the final word.

𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬:
This book did not disappoint! I received exclusive access to this book from One More Chapter books and as soon as I started it, I didn’t want to put it down. I really liked the personalities of the main characters. The letters between Naomi and Luca had me laughing throughout the book. I also really liked Naomi’s friend Anne. She was fun and I think a really good friend towards Naomi. Also, I wish I could have been the one to hug Luca at his high school graduation 🥺. This fun read was a blend of romance and humor, but also had heartfelt moments. Donna Marchetti delivers a book that will delight her readers and want you begging for more.

Check out Hate Mail on March 14, 2024 .. you will not be disappointed! 💌

Thank you @netgalley , @onemorechapterhc for this arc in exchange an honest review.

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Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for the advance copy to read.

Naomi and Luca have been pen-pals since fifth-grade. Well, more like bitter rivals caught in an epic battle of insults and verbal jousting…
But what starts as a hilarious chain of hate filled letters, slowly develops into a friendship spanning coasts and years. That is until one day, 12 years later, when the letters suddenly stop.

This book had me laughing out loud so many times when reading the hate filled letters. I thought this idea was such a brilliant and unique idea for an enemies to lovers trope.

This reads like a romcom and it was great for a light break between some heavier books I've read recently.

It was fairly obvious from the start where the book was going but that didn't make it any less enjoyable.

If you're looking for a light-hearted romcom that will have you laughing out loud then this is for you. It doesn't take itself too seriously and was a lovely little read.

4.5 stars.

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Thank you to NetGalley, One More Chapter and author Donna Marchetti for this eARC.

I loved this book! Is the premise a bit far fetched? Yes. Is it realistic? No. Did I habe a big grin on my face while reading it? Absolutely I did!

Naomi is a bit naive and at times cluesless, but I still love her. Anne is just amazing and I wish we could get her book/story! Luca has an amazing character arc, going from immature and pretty mean to a great and caring person. And then there is Jake, Naomis gorgeous neighbor. The absolute perfect golden retriever boyfriend!
To anyone who loves a cute, fun romance with some heavier topics sprinkled in, I highly recommend this book!

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Hate Mail by Donna Marchetti is the best romantic comedy I've read since The Hating Game in 2016.

I loved this book! It was just so much fun to read. I had the biggest grin on my face throughout because Luca and Naomi were so adorable and funny. Their letters to each other were hilarious and had me laughing out loud. I literally devoured this book in a few hours, it was so good. If you like romantic comedies please pick up this book!

Thank you so much Donna Marchetti, HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter & NetGalley for giving me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I LOVED this one so much - childhood penpals that have never met and now they're all grown up and they're STILL winding each other up.

It was so much fun watching the letters change from childish insults to more grown up topics whilst still managing to be cruel to each other. Naomi is just starting a new relationship when Luca gets back in touch after 2 years and try as she might, she cannot stop thinking about Luca. Jake is AMAZING but there's always the "what if?" In the back of her mind.

Secrets and pasts are unfolded drawing Naomi closer to Luca and I just wanted to give him a big hug 🥺 I couldn't wait for them to finally meet, the whole book is a big ball of tension and it is SO worth it.

I devoured this book in one sitting and I highly recommend for fans of Emily Henry, Hannah Grace and Lucy Score.

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Absolutely loved this books so much! The story timeline was perfect and it flowed very nicely. I never got bored of the book (especially after I have been on a reading slump lately) and I wanted to grab my kindle at every chance I got so I could find out what happened next! The plot twist at the end was shocking but I also realized that I should've seen some of the hints the author threw in there. They met through a Pen Pal project in elementary school and they have such an interesting relationship throughout the years. Naomi and Luca will always have my heart! I really hope to see a series come out of this book so I can see what's next in their life!

This book is perfect for someone who likes reading dual POV, romance, minimal spicy moments but can feel the passion between the two, and who likes the idea of a pen pal romance.

P.s. Anne really annoyed the crap out of me...why is she nosey? Besides that she was a cool friend to encourage Naomi to find her Luca love! I still don't like her that much though...lol.

Overall Rating: 5/5
Spicy Rating: 1/5
Made Me Blush Rating: 2.5/5
Would I recommend? YES!
Version: Kindle e-book

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for gifting me this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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4.5 stars (see below for why I dropped half a star)

Since they were kids, Naomi and Luca maintain pen pal friendship sending mean-spirited letters until two years ago when Luca stopped. To her surprise, he sends another letter but without a return address, leaving Naomi determined to track him down.

This book was so much fun! I couldn't stop cackling reading the letters between Naomi and Luca. I worked out straight away what happened to Luca, but the fun was seeing just how long it would take Naomi to work it out for herself. Both characters were just perfect together and I was cheering for both of them to work everything out when it started to fall apart. However, I was annoyed by Anne steamrolling Naomi into the other trips when she had plans, and later having the temerity to be annoyed when Naomi withheld some of the letters from her. I wished Naomi stood up to her a bit more.

My only issue with this book (hence my 4.5 rating) is the timeline made no sense. Naomi and Luca have been writing for 12 years since they were 10 years old. Then Luca stops for two years, which makes them 24 years old in the present day. But Naomi writes she's 25 years old in a letter sent two years prior, plus Luca's career involved undergrad and grad school which he didn't start until he finished four years service so they should be nearly 30. What was Naomi doing in those years after she graduated and before she moved to Miami? Doesn't that mean they were pen pals for at least 15 years or so before they were seperated?

'Hate Mail' is the perfect sparkling, fun and endearing rom com I didn't know I was missing. I stayed up late to finish it because I adored Naomi and Luca. I hope one day someone adapts this for a movie.

Thanks to One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK and NetGalley for the ARC.

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“You are very hard to say no to.”“Do you want to say no to me?”“No. That’s the problem.”

I can't even begin to express how much I loved this book! I could clearly visualise every scene and it felt like I was watching a rom-com! I really loved the letters that Naomi & Luca sent each other even if they were really mean because it was entertaining to watch both of them fret over it lol! Initially, I thought this book is going to have a love triangle but then things started becoming clearer and I felt so elated! Luca was a secretive character and I loved how the build up about his identity was developed. It kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat even when I had figured out where they story was heading. I feel like I should not give spoilers because it will deface the crux of the story. The constant moving from the present to past and getting to see all of Naomi & Luca's letters to each other and also getting to know about the circumstances they were in was so heartfelt and these two started growing on me. The slow burn was so good that I couldn't put the book down. Naomi & Luca's story was complicated but beautiful and there were some heart wrenching moments but the good ones made up for it. Whenever Luca & Naomi were on the page together, they never failed to make me smile and feel giddy with excitement! Also the ending was so sweet and adorable! I'm not gonna lie, there were some times where I felt frustrated with Naomi & Luca both but I guess the way they acted was in a way justified. Even when they were being childish, I found them to be very funny because these two goofs were just so in love, it was so noticeable lol and I knew that they'd somehow find a way back to each other because it was obvious that they were meant to be! Overall, this book stole my heart and I'm still not over it. The side characters especially Anne were great too and I can't wait to read more from the author because her writing style has really captured my attention!

Thank you Netgalley, Harper Collins UK & One More Chapter Books for providing me this ARC in exchange of an honest review

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the absolute perfect enemies-to-lovers romcom! i enjoyed every single second of this book and was dying for more! the plot twist was not expected at all and i was so shocked!

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