Dare You to Hate Me by B. Celeste ~ Review & Teaser (@authorbceleste)

With my Kindle Unlimited subscription I get to try a lot of new to me authors, and my latest new author is B. Celeste. This was a sweet, second chance romance and I had high hopes for Ivy and Aidan!
Dare You to Hate Me
Title: Dare You to Hate Me
Author: B. Celeste
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 4th 2021

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When I asked my best friend to run away with me at sixteen, I knew he’d say no.⁣ ⁣

He had football, an amazing family, and a happy home to go back to every day.⁣ ⁣

So the night I snuck out of his bedroom window after hugging him goodbye, I’d accepted I’d probably never see him again.⁣ ⁣

Then we both wind up at Lindon University four years later.⁣ ⁣

I’m barely picking up the pieces of my life when the boy whose initials I used to doodle hearts around approaches me at work.⁣ ⁣

Aiden Griffith. Lindon U’s star tight end.⁣ ⁣

Still as attractive. Still as dedicated.⁣ ⁣

With rumors of him being drafted to the NFL coming to fruition, I know it’s only a matter of time before we have to say goodbye again.⁣ ⁣

But he can’t seem to let me go no matter what I say, and I don’t think I want him to.

B. Celeste is another new author to me, and I quite enjoyed Dare You to Hate Me. It was a second chance romance, with a few small twists

I liked Aidan a lot, he was a quiet and caring guy, with plenty of talent. He didn’t fit into the typical jock stereotype, and that made him even more sweet. Ivy struggled growing up, felt unloved and forgotten, made hard decisions which she learnt from. She had so many demons in her past and was trying hard to move on and never forgot Aidan.

This wasn’t an easy read as Ivy dealt with her past and revealed her demons to Aidan. I enjoyed the way B. Celeste told Ivy and Aidan’s story. There were a few twists thrown in that added an extra punch to the storyline, but overall it was a beautiful read.

I loved the way that Aidan spoke to Ivy, he was always sweet and caring and said the right things!!

“Let me be a reason to smile,” he whispers so quietly it’s almost drowned out with the pitter-patter of rain around us.
My eyes close for a moment as I collect my rampant emotions, but I already know I’m done for with that plea spoken in seven tiny words.
All I can manage to say through my choked voice is, “I miss smiling too.”

Kindle Page 109

“And no matter how many times you say you don’t want to be claimed by anyone, we both know that’s bullshit. You were always mine, Chaos. Five years doesn’t change the fact that it’s always been me. Nobody else had a chance. So, that’s what I want. You. Not just your body. But you. Your personality. Your mind. Your problems. Your goddamn companionship. Because that’s what I’ve missed since the day I watched you disappear into the night. Stop trying to push me away. It won’t work.”

Kindle Page 174

B. Celeste was born and raised in Upstate New York where she still resides with her four-legged feline sidekick Oliver “Ollie” Queen.

Her love for writing began with poetry, which she learned to write after watching her father write poetry for her mother, before she found interest in short stories, novellas, and novels.

After getting two degrees in English and Creative Writing, B has written over 12+ full length novels, been invited to many signings around the world, and hopes to begin traveling to see readers worldwide.

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