Hate (Madison Kate #1) by Tate James

Title: Hate (Madison Kate #1)

Author: Tate James

My Rating: 1/4

Type: Series. Book1

Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA, Highschool bully reverse harem romance

Narration: Single POV

Primary Characters: Madison Kate, Archer D’Ath, Kodiak Jones, Max Steele

Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/HATE-reverse-harem-romance-Madison-ebook/dp/B07ZQPFQJ8

Note: Ends with cliffhanger and it’s a 4 series book.

This is my first book by Tate James. This book was unique. As blurb says, book starts with the Madison Kate’s version of Riot Night. How one thing led to another and how she got arrested for her own death along with several other charges.

Now after 11 months of the instance she has only one thing in mind, i.e.“HATE”. The moment she is back home she has bigger shock waiting for her. All 3 guys whom she hates so much stays down the hall in next room. She has only one moto for now, to kick them out of her house, but she to try lottttt harder. What exactly is there moto? How did she fit in all this equation?

I really can’t decide whom I like the most among the boys. All 3 of them are so different and lovable in different ways. Steele is so sweet. Kodi is funny and sexier. Archer is more closed off, I can’t tell anything about him at this point. He looked more focused and his dialogues in the end of the book was surprising.

Pace of the story was good. Well-developed characters with simple language to follow. Totally loved every one’s distinct character. I loved how boys tried to build friendship and trust. Only reason I’m not giving full 5 stars because, I was disappointed in her friend choice. Bree not testifying in court about MK’s innocence was worst betrayal in my book. I understand author’s reasoning for MK to accept Bree back in her life (Cambodia- lessons) but I can’t think of accepting a friend back when they can’t stand with you when you needed them the most. Bree annoyed me a lot more in several instances. Totally loved Dallas looking forward to seeing more of him.

Overall, it’s a captivating world of thrilling mystery and revenge. If you are into YA reverse harem romance with unique characters and wee bit of bullying then this is for you.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.

Blurb as per good reads

“Madison Kate Danvers was murdered tonight.”

Those words changed my life, and not for the better.
They were wrong, of course. I wasn’t dead. But I was set up.

After being charged with a string of offences–and made an example of by my political minded father–I’m eventually released back into Shadow Grove with one thing on my mind.


Someone is going to pay for derailing my carefully laid out future. Someone is going to catch the full force of my hate. How very convenient that someone just moved into the bedroom down the hall from me.

Archer D’Ath and his boys messed with the wrong chick and they’re about to learn just how cold Madison Kate’s hate can run.

HATE is a full length mature college/new adult romance with enemies-to-lovers/love-hate themes. This is a reverse harem novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This is book one of four in the series.

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