New Release & Review: Make Me Hate You by Kandi Steiner

June 25, 2020 Book Reviews, Book Tour 0

by Kandi Steiner



If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown.

Every sip of air is shallow and burning, because in the arms of my best friend’s brother, I’m the closest I’ve ever been to sin.

His eyes flick to my lips, and I remember the first time I tasted him, seven years ago before I left this town and vowed never to return. His hands grip my waist, and I remember the pain when he rejected me, when my entire world crashed down at his command. His jaw clenches, and my senses come alive with one stinging reminder.

I’m not his to kiss, and he’s not mine.

I tried to stay away from Tyler Wagner, putting an entire country between us. But when his sister’s wedding brings us back to the same town, to the same house, I can’t avoid him, no matter how hard I try.

He’s always there, his dark eyes bewitching, luring me into their depths. The memory of us pulls me under like a rip current, and when he flashes that smile, I lose my breath, along with my will, unable to escape his grip and find the surface.

Now, hours before our plus ones arrive for the wedding, I’m in his arms, begging him to make me hate him, knowing he never could.

If he kisses me right now, I’ll drown.

And I’ll take him down with me.


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Best friends provide the strength to see you through difficult times. For Jasmine – the friendship Jasmine found in Tyler and Morgan was always the saving grace in her life. That friendship would find itself tattered and torn after a revelation resulted in Tyler and Morgan crossing and unwritten line. One night that altered the future for three souls that were as attached to one another as the four seasons.


Fleeing to the opposite side of the United States, Jasmine creates a ‘new’ life with as much distance to the past as she can find. Seven years have passed, and Morgan has contacted Jasmine to come ‘home’. With a wedding on the horizon, Morgan has asked Jasmine to be her maid of honor. Determined to muster all of the courage she can find, Jasmine heads back to the one place that pulls deeply on her soul.


As Jasmine struggles to put as much distance between herself and Tyler, old feelings manage to come crashing to the surface. Now things are more complicated than they were all those years ago. Jasmine has and amazing life and a devoted boyfriend. Tyler is a successful businessman with a girlfriend that could knock the wind out of your sails. Neither can ignore the pull of their hearts, but each knows that life is more complicated with the years that have passed. This wedding will spark a fire that has the potential to ignite into an inferno. Will these two find the path that they are destined to travel? Or will that fire fizzle and burn along with the memories of the past?


Talk about long lost loves….whew!!! Get ready for a book that will leave you waiting in anticipation of what will unfold between two souls that were destined to be together. At the very onset of this story, Jasmine quickly pulls at your heart strings. The anticipation of what would become of Jasmine’s future definitely plays a dominant role in this story. A complication to a romance that is long overdue.


Tyler definitely left me wanting to shake him by the shoulders at times. Readers will not be able to help wanting this couple to find their way to a ‘happily ever after’ of their own. While I am a sucker for anything Kandi Steiner pens to paper, you won’t be able to ignore the slow burn romance that exudes between the pages of Make Me Hate You. Make sure you pick up this second chance romance to add to your reading collection today!!



About Kandi Steiner

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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