Title: The hating season (Season #2)
Author: K.A. Linde
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐3/4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: English & Court
Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.
The Hating Season is the second installment in the Seasons series. As listed in the synopsis, it can be read as a standalone. This is my first book of K.A Linde so I haven’t read “The lying season” yet. According to me its not an enemies to lovers romance.
Anna English is a publicist from LA, her current client the son of a political candidate in NYC. Court Kensington (her current client) ex-girlfriend has been accused and arrested in a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme just weeks prior to Court’s mothers run for political office. In an effort to clean up Court’s reputation and keep him from trouble his mother hires English. Court appears to be that typical bad boy but he seems to be totally different guy behind the façade. Now it’s the job of English to bring that different personality upfront.
English is strong and independent. English is married to a very successful actor and is now suffering from the betrayal of her husband. She wants no part of her cheating husband in her life anymore. With this sting, her business relationship with Court turns more. Court isn’t interested in baby sitter. I felt him immature. He tries to utilize every opportunity with English to his advantage, however English has a mind of her own.
I liked English’s strength of character, even when she was very badly hurt, she was strong in her resolve. Court was endearing. They both had a distinct personality; both were extremely good individually. Somehow, to me together felt forced. The chemistry wasn’t very natural (IMO). Nothing against the people who love it, I wasn’t sold to their combo to greater extent.
Writing style was smooth and effortless. I think many secondary characters in this book have their own solid background and story. Totally liked the entire group. However, I was mostly looking forward to small glimpse and interaction between Camden and Kathrine throughout the book. Eagerly waiting for their book. Plot was steady and realistic. My only reason to rate this low is not finding the main protagonists as good fit for each other (IMO).
Overall, it’s nice, dramatic, interesting character filled with determination and strength. It’s a onetime enjoyable read.