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   P.S. I Hate You

 P.S. I Hate You
Winter Renshaw
March 28th 2018

 

 
Dear Isaiah,

Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you free pancakes and hoping you wouldn’t notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long.

But you did notice.

We spent a “week of Saturdays” together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.

I saved every letter you ever sent, your words quickly becoming my religion.

But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you’d never seen me in your life.

To think … I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul.

Almost.

Whatever your reason is—I hope it’s a good one.

Maritza the Waitress

PS – I hate you, and this time … I mean it.

 

 

Having read several books by this author so far I knew what kind of writing I would most probably find when I choose to read PS I HATE YOU by Winter Renshaw. But on the other hand my ratings for her books are about as diversely as her plotlines. Because she never quite writes a plotline like the general, reader would suspect it. Which is good and bad depending what the plotline was.

 

PS I HATE YOU is the story about two strangers that spend a week of Saturdays with each other. A week where they try to become or shall I say remain ? friends. Both were exceptional yet complicated characters with an unknown past. Yet both can not deny the spark between them, no matter how much they try to keep it in the “no expectations” zone. It is also a story of what happens after that week.

 

I choose to read it because I love military man and I love stories about letters going to soldiers. In addition, the Blurb promised a mystery to me that I wanted to solve.

 

Their interactions were really interesting because they were these really special characters. They managed to remained strangers to each other and to me even while I followed their week of Saturday.

 

 

The Blurb is a Letter that Maritza writes to Isaiah at a certain point after this week where they spend time together.

 

Dear Isaiah,

Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you free pancakes and hoping you wouldn’t notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long.

But you did notice.

We spent a “week of Saturdays” together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.

I saved every letter you ever sent, your words quickly becoming my religion.

But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you’d never seen me in your life.

To think … I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul.

Almost.

Whatever your reason is—I hope it’s a good one.

Maritza the Waitress

PS – I hate you, and this time … I mean it.

 

I loved their letters but even as they fell for each other I was wondering about certain things and trying to guess others. I expected stuff to happen when in fact things happened that I did not expect. So this book is unusual and not at all a cliché, which is one thing that I love about this authors book (as I said). Because of the Plotline it is difficult for me to say anything more after this letter was written as everything after this letter is a “?” and should remain so until the reader reaches that point.

 

So keeping things honest and a one pancake only base :

 

Would I have wished some things to bee different in the story ? Yes

 

 

I guess it was the authors intention when writing was to let the reader keep in mind that those two leads were basically strangers but for me this handling led to the fact that they remained strangers to me in a way that never let me connect to them. I was missing out on parts of their history for most of the book and this led to me feeling like an outsider to the story.

This fact and a plot twist that I felt was not necessary cost the book its 5ths star.

 

But did the story suit the character? Yes

 

It did and while I would have liked it to be a little different it was chosen well for these characters so I am positive that a lot of readers will love it.

 

 

 

 

 

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