[Book Review] To Have and To Hate by R.S. Grey


Marry a man I barely know to save my family from ruin.
It might’ve been simple, if my betrothed were anybody else.

On our wedding day, my husband-to-be arrived at the courthouse like a black cloud rolling over Manhattan. Walt didn’t crack smiles or pepper in pleasantries as we exchanged hollow vows in front of the judge.

His disdain for me was so palpable I assumed we’d walk out of that ceremony and resume our regularly scheduled programming. But then fate was like, Hold my beer. I got this.

In desperate need of help and with nowhere else to turn, I had no choice but to ignore a crucial rule in our contract: I shall only contact Mr. Jennings II in case of emergency. But hey, what’s a little fine print between husband and wife?

Turns out, Walt’s a stickler for legalese—I think it might be his love language. Oh, and his attitude at the courthouse wasn’t a put-on. My so-called husband is a jerk. He takes what he wants without giving any consideration to other people—specifically ME, his blushing, contractually-obligated bride!

I knew life with Walt would be no honeymoon, but a marriage of any sort should still come with a few standard guarantees:

To have and to hold.
For richer or poorer.
In sickness and in health.

But after experiencing Walt’s version of wedded bliss, I say let’s forget about all that lovey-dovey crap and just take me straight to death do us part.

dot dividerBook Facts

Published: March 2021
Genre: Romance
Format: e-Arc

✨ I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review dot divider


I’ve not really read much marriage of convenience books, but I was excited to get started with this – especially as Rachel is one of my one-click authors, so I already had high hopes and she didn’t disappoint. 

I connected to Elizabeth right away, her drive and dedication to succeed with her art were very evident and you see it was such a passion of hers. It took me a bit longer to warm up to Walt though – to begin with, I thought he was a bit pretentious but he grew on me slowly. 

I thought the pacing of their relationship was pretty good, although. to begin with, I didn’t like there was much chemistry at least not from Walt he seemed a bit cold and cut off, and it was more through his actions that you could see his feelings rather than what he was saying if that makes sense.

In a nutshell…

Overall this was another entertaining read from R.S. Grey and I definitely recommend it. 

My Rating: 4/5  🌟🌟🌟🌟

dot dividerAbout the Author

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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