Blog Tour: As Long as You Hate Me by Carrie Aarons (and Review)



High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.


The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.


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I am a sucker for high school sweethearts, I really am.  Maybe it’s because my parents are high school sweet hearts and I LOVE their love story, so any time I see a book about high school sweethearts, I just have to get my hands on it.  This book was no different, and I loved the quick easy read.

Kara is a strong, independent woman who has tried to put the past behind her, but every time she turns on the radio, it is there to greet her in the face. Dean is the guy she thought she would always be with, but one misunderstanding ruins everything that they have.  When Dean gets into some trouble, he comes up with a plan to hopefully help him get out of trouble, but also win back the girl that still has his heart all these years later.

This was a fun, quick read- I believe I read it in one night even.  I really did enjoy their story and I thought it was quite the clever plan that Dean came up with.  As I have stated in previous posts, I enjoy alternate POV as I believe this allows you to go in a little deeper with the characters, and Carrie did a great job keeping the story line going.  I also was proud of Kara, for fighting for her career and still making that a priority- I mean, who doesn’t love a bad ass career woman AND a romantic?? I love how familiar old flames feel, and she made you feel like you knew their story from day one- you felt Kara’s pain when she didn’t want to listen to her heart, but you knew what in her head made sense.

Overall, I give this book a 4 star roasting, and would recommend you read it too!


Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.


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