#1 – Book Hate

Recently I ran across a post from It Starts at Midnight that talked about Topics I Need More Of. One such topic was Books We Hate. You read that right, HATE. We all have run across books that we have hated for one reason or another, either we finished it or we DNF’d it.

No one really wants to talk about those books. I get it! It’s not easy to share the ones we don’t like. We all like to talk about the books we loved, those that kept us up way past midnight, or even made us skip a work day to just read, but I’m here today and hopeful will post more posts on those books that “I HAVE HATED.”

The Definition of hate from Dictionary.com

The books featured below for one reason or another I HATED. Yes, you are reading this post correctly. I had one or more issues with each book. You may have read them and enjoyed or you could be like me and you hated them too or even after this post you may still want to try them. I’m not saying don’t try, but I’m giving you my reasons to avoid them all together. 

Winter’s Heat

This was my first DNF on the blog that I featured and wrote about back in 2015. I picked it up when it was free.

I’ve heard some good things about the Titan series, which has eight books in it now, and Cristin Harber, so since the book was free I deiced to give it go.

48% in and it was not working out. The character’s didn’t work for me. Our lead hero is an elite military guy, yet he did some stupid things which didn’t fit with what he was. If you are military you wouldn’t have done what he did to try and keep our heroine safe. Wasn’t buying his status as a military man. 

Then we have their first kiss. It came at a point when the characters hardly knew each other and the moment wasn’t right for them to be getting physical, just too soon for my liking.  

Check out my review here.


Copper King

This was another DNF and free ebook I picked up. I do love those one-clicks that pop up for free, so I don’t feel so bad about DNFing, but still this one had some major no no’s for me.

First the lead couple in this story slept together for a one night stand, but they didn’t use a condom. That’s right no protection with a one-night stand. HELL NO. They are shifters, but the author doesn’t give us any indication that they couldn’t get prego.

I also had no connection to the characters. And, the heroine I couldn’t figure out. Why did she snuck out? Why was it her last hurrah? Is she dying? She in an arranged marriage? 

Too many questions and an OH SHIT moment that might be coming. This was all within the first 39% of the book; before I said I’m done. 

Check out my review here.


Planet Mail

As you can tell by the first two books featured I love picking up free ebooks.

Planet Mail was another freebie I picked up. OMG I read this one all the way to the end and wish I hadn’t. I was so upset throughout and by the end I was pissed off. No, just avoid this one.

My main issue is the heroine has a son who she needs to get back to on earth, but she doesn’t try very hard to return home. What she does do is let all these men sexually pleasure her. Every page was some type of sex act. I have no issues with sex. I like some erotic. I like well written sex scenes, but I hate when a women doesn’t put her kid first.

Also at one point she says she can fight, but when the time comes she lets bad men grab her and doesn’t even get a punch in. Then in another scene she is in the training grounds and puts her man on the ground. No consistency.

This one was so disappointing. 

Check out my review here




Have you read these books?
What books do you hate?



I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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I’ve had some DNF and 2 star reviews over the last few years, but rarely books i really would say I hate. I do always post my 2 star reviews on my blog, but the DNF reviews I usually only post on Goodreads or I do a round up post now and then. I can definitely see why these books didn’t work for you. With all the good books we read, it makes sense that sometimes we also have books that don’t work for us.

Wendy @ Falconer's Library

Yeah, I think the book blogging community doesn’t want to hurt authors’ feelings, but seriously–some books just are bad. The only books that really stand out to me as books I hated were ones I had to read in school. i think if I’m reading for myself, I just put it down and move on with my life, but when you HAVE to finish it and then HAVE to discuss it or write about it, it stays with you. Luckily I do like a lot of classics, but Ethan Frome, One Thousand Years of Solitude, and Heart of Darkness all… Read more »

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I haven’t read any of these, but I’ll confess that I haven’t had great luck with freebies. It’s a shame because I’m sure there are plenty of great books that have been given for free, but the bad ones seem to overshadow them.


I haven’t read any of these! But, I hate Sea of Tranquility and everyone else seems to think its the most amazing book! I gave up on it because it was just boring and weird. Too many books, too little time!

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine

Don’t remember ever seeing any of these books.they don’t even sound good or interesting. I agree with you. Shared on my socials!

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

These do not sound pleasant, that’s for sure. I’m glad I didn’t get them. I would be so disappointed, even if they were free. DNFing is hard for me, so I would have suffered through them and it would have been such a waste of time.

Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons

I can’t remember if I’ve read Copper King. I know I have it. I’ve read other shifter books by this author and loved them.

Mary Dellenbusch
Mary Dellenbusch

I have never read these. There was one book that just did not do it for me and for the life of me, I don’t even remember the name of it. I do know it was about a horse shifter community. I love my shifter books big time. I tried with the book and after a few chapters just couldn’t do it. The cover was beautiful with a lovely black stallion on it to. However, the book just did not work for me.