I thought P.S. I Hate You would be completely different than what the story actually was. I think I was expecting enemies to lovers vibe within the second chance romance. I never really thought these characters actually hated each other. They had just been through the fire and were now trying to put out the flames that were torching their current life. Together they needed to take the time to heal.
P.S. I Hate You is the story of a broken relationship. Abbie and Matt have been together 20 years. They started dating in high school and survived the long distance of college and the early hiccups of married life. Sadly the difficulty to conceive has put them on one long dry spell. Abbie is determined that they will not fail and initiates a plan called Operation Memory Lane where she tries to recreate happiest memories.
Creating these memories proves to be both fun and difficult. The memories were created in a different time of their lives. Revisiting them causes feelings that have long ago been buried. Along with these feelings are secrets – secrets that have been hidden from the people who know them best. With everything out in the open, the questions about their relationship just won’t stop. I found this to be realistic as things are not just fixed overnight. Abbie and Matt have been struggling and although the love still there, it is not readily available. They have really hurt each other.
Abbie and Matt’s story felt a little uneven to me. There were jumps in time that didn’t really move the relationship forward. There is also alot of detail involving Abbie’s job creating advertisements for a sex toy company. I really thought that was going to play an important role in their relationship and dry spell. Perhaps it did, just not in the way I had thought/wanted it too. I did enjoy learning about Abbie and Matt’s past and how they fell in love. The memories they created were so sweet and I could understand why Abbie wanted to go back to that time and recreate them.
P.S. I Hate You was different than I expected. Even with the time jumps, it felt slow paced. The flashback scenes were well done and likely my favorite part of the book. I enjoyed learning about Abbie and Matt’s connection. It made me root for them to refind it again. I only wish that the stories had been told in dual perspectives – that really could have added another level to the story.
Rating: 3 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**