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  • Hate to Love You

  • Epic Love, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Davis
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Hate to Love You

By: Carrie Davis
Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
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Summary

He loves him, he loves him not....

Oh who is he kidding, he can't live without him.

Dexter McKenna is the man Matthew Sullivan both loves and hates. He's outgoing and athletic, the kind of guy Matthew's father always wanted him to be. And, he's the last person Matthew wants to see at his sister's wedding.

While undeniably attracted to Dexter, Matthew still resents him for his father's constant comparisons.

When Matthew finds out Dexter is equally interested in him, it forces him to overcome his painful past so he can move forward with his future.

©2020 Carrie Davis (P)2020 Carrie Davis

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quickie love and loss of other relations

It was a challenge in the lives of both males. The two of them come to learn over time that they had much in common. One had a protective streak that was mile wide. He would do anything for the other. The strong female of this story was a secondary character and should could have taught a few others somethings.

Dexter and Matthew were in a love hate relationship long before one knew what was going on. One uniting event allowed them both to see something more between them.

I advise those that are triggered by bigoted words, language or the such to take caution when reading. I was very angry with the treatment of Matthew and Dexter, but I love a story where the two preserve.

Guy Veryzer was a good narrator at times I felt like Matt was a bit on the child (male) voice. But it grew on me and I went on to enjoy the audio.

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I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from Audiobooks Unleashed and have voluntarily left this review. I always provide my own opinion of what I have heard.

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Loved this Love/Hate story

The Love/Hate relationship between the 2 MC's and the homophobic attitude in their small home town makes this a Great listen.
With Guy Veryzer's narration makes the story flow with ease.

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Great story, okay narration

Keeping in mind that I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into the narration of a story, I wasn't a huge fan of this narrator.

The story was really endearing and sweet, I liked the characters and the contemporary plot line. I liked how characters grew and changed over time. I especially liked how the two main characters helped each other be the best and strongest people they could be.

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Good storyline

This is a good storyline. It shows that happiness is more important than fake relationships. Being true to yourself and overcoming people’s small mindedness is a lot harder than it seems.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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In no way epic

Reads like the begining of a story, but leaves me with no inclination to see if story continues in book 2. Nothing happens, far from epic.
Just checked book 2 is plus 3 years same couple.
Did not rate the narration but someone else might.

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Hate to Love You

This is the first book in the Epic Love series. This a MM enemies to lovers. Matthew grew up with a bigot for a father. He completely just ignored Matthew for most of his life. Dexter was the jock that dated Matthew’s little sister in high school. Later in college Matthew found out that his sister was just Dexter’s fake girlfriend. That Dexter secretly was in the closet and attracted to Matthew. They came together at Matthew’s sister’s wedding. This was a cute short book. Guy Veryzer did a great job narrating this book.

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Amazing

For such a short book this one really packs in the information. The characters are really interesting and I found the emotions that they went through trying to heal old hurts very intense.

This is a book that will make you feel all the feels

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  • April Reads and Listens
  • 06-07-20
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Childhood ‘enemies’ to lovers

I enjoyed the story. The background of both characters were more summarized as the characters were getting ready to head back to their hometown for the wedding (Matt’s sister, Dex’s ex & best friend). Because there was so much of the back story that was laid out, it wasn’t out of pace when the chemistry and the relationship between Matt and Dex evolved. It had been a long time coming.
Low angst, low steam, sweet short listen.

Guy Veryzer’s narration didn’t work for me. I feel like his voice did not fit the characters of story. I stuck through it because it was a short listen and I enjoy the story. But if it had been a longer book, I’d probably read the ebook instead.

** thank for you for the opportunity to listen and review **

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-05-20

Just no.

Cliche, rediculous predictable plot, and not even on a fun guilty pleasure way.
not a fan of the narrator either.
I only finished the book because I paid for it, and to see how many plot reaches and leaps I could find. might make for a good drinking game though.

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  • Gabrielle
  • 12-05-22
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Hate To Love You

This is a short and sweet story. Dexter and Matthew grew up together in high school, each one hiding a secret that neither thought would ever see the light of day. Yet a wedding brings the two together and secrets are revealed. Now that Dexter and Matthew are grown men that see the world and themselves differently than they did as kids the two take a chance and grab for the happiness that they thought they never would have. Sorry to say this book missed its mark for me. I did not connect with the characters and did not feel the heat between the two. The plot is pretty textbook and did not pull me in. I also had a hard time with the cadence and tone that narrator Guy Veryzer uses for this book.

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  • ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!)
  • 05-11-20
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Cute short story


I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

This story is just under two hours long. I kind of enjoyed the story but what I didn't enjoy was the narration. The narrator sounds like an older gentleman so when he narrated Dexter and Matthews parts it sounded as though the two main characters were in their forties retailing their love story.

The two main characters meet their freshman year in high school and they are only about 7 years out of graduating whenthe romance picks up. So, when I started listening to this I didn't know how far in the future we were going to get.

As I mentioned before, I enjoyed this story and I enjoyed the growth that each character had in finding who they truly are. It is a short story so we didn't get to see them living their lives before they got together but I do want to see what happens next with these two.

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  • Kimberly Kniaz
  • 15-07-20
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Hate to Love You

Omg this audio book was absolutely positively amazing. I would highly recommend this audio book.

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  • Cherdene
  • 30-06-20
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Love or hate/Love Hate

Mathew wants to hate Dexter because he is everything his father wants him to be. Dexter was the perfect son, the perfect boyfriend for his sister.
After Mathew left for college, he thought he left his old life and Dexter behind...but his sister told him a secret that might change his life...

very well written story about enemies to lover/ hate to love....(lol). wish it was a little bit longer...but zip enjoyed it immensely.
Thank you author for your words.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 10-06-20
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dreams do come true

Matthew's dad had me seeing red for his narrow minded biases. especially about his own flesh and blood! Grrr... Dad sure got a surprise wake up about his daughter's ex! lol!!! Don't judge a book by it's cover dad!!! After years if pain and heartbreak, it was good to see comfort and healing for Matthew and Dex. They deserved a hea. I look forward to more of this great couple. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Retired 39
  • 10-06-20
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Disappointing in Almost Every Way

The descriptive text of 'Hate to Love' You by Carrie Davis makes this audiobook sound as if the story has potential.

Sadly Guy Veryzer's ‘sing-song’ narration was so grating that I chose not to finish even this relatively short recording.

If you’re looking for an enjoyable, quick listen this audiobook is not the one for you.

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  • TALIA
  • 07-06-20
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Highly enjoyable

As a lover of MM romance I felt that this was a great book. Each man has a background that helped develop who they became as men. This book will give you all the feels. Highly recommended to others. I did receive this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • JKS
  • 06-06-20
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Enemies to Lovers

Hate to Love You is Book 1 in the Epic Love series. This is a wonderful short story about Dexter and Matthew. Both are back in town for Matthew's sister's wedding. Though they aren't excited to see each other at first, they soon realize they have feelings other than dislike for each other. Dex and Matthew really are sweet together.
Narrator Guy Veryzer does a wonderful job.