Title: The Hate Vow
Series: The Quicksilver Trilogy
Author: Nicole French
Publisher: Raglan Publishing
Photographer: Sara Eirew Photography
Model: Lucas Bloms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2019
All right, let’s get into this!
First of all, I have an admission to make. Even though I really anticipated this story, I had my reservations. I had always been curious about Eric, because of his aloofness and just how cool he always was. I liked him in the previous books and I definitely enjoyed his push and pull with Jane. Their relationship is literally fire.
About Jane… she was an incognita for me. I liked her in the spitfire series, but she was a little too much at times and usually I was so focused on the main romance between Skylar and Brandon that I was almost annoyed about her appearance because I just wanted some Brandon and Skylar action!
Aaaaanyway… that being said, this book was more than satisfactory. The author did a great job at making Eric and Jane’s relationship special and deep. Especially after learning about Eric’s past, every little sweet thing he did for Jane was even more meaningful.
I also related a lot with Jane because of her currently unemployed situation and how uncertain she was about her future. And I think many readers will. She is a unique character, she dances to the beat of her own drum and was perfect for the situation, with the De Vries ganging up on her.
I loved the cameos of the characters from the previous books, and also the little cameo from the Bad Ideas character! I adored that!
Plot and pace wise, the first half of the book was a bit slow, to the point that at first I was wanting for something more to happen, plot wise, but once it picked up, it was just perfect. I expected nothing less from the De Vries in the way they treated Jane, but I liked that she did not let them walk all over her and how Eric stood up to them for her.
I liked the flashbacks since this story is set in the future compared to the previous books so all their shared past was brought to light instead of just staying in the background, and it explained a lot, especially why the characters did not think they could work together. That definitely added to the push and pull of the situation, along with the stipulation of their “marriage”. I also liked the arranged marriage trope, because it’s not something I would have ever pinned these two characters getting into. So it was a good spin.
Overall, a really good read and I don’t want to spoil anything more because I want y’all to read it!
Eric de Vries.
Looks like millions.
A body like the David with a mind to match.
Unfortunately for this wayward heir, to keep his money, he needs a wife.
And of all the women in the world, he chooses me.
Too bad I’ve hated him for five years, since he took all my tears and tossed me away. The guy slept his way through half of New England and discarded women like hotel toiletries.
Been there. Done that.
Still…what would you do for twenty million dollars?
Would you wear the dress?
Fake a smile for the man who broke your heart?
Or would you run far, far away?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
I’ll see you at the church.
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Author’s Note: The Quicksilver Trilogy is a companion series to the Spitfire Trilogy. Both can be read separately, but readers may enjoy meeting Eric and Jane for the first time in Legally Yours, available free at bit.ly/LYwide
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Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and total bookworm.
When not writing fiction or teaching writing classes, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband.
In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.