Book Review, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, Revenge, Reverse Harem, Romance, Series, Suspense

Hate (Madison Kate #1) by Tate James


“Madison Kate Danvers was murdered tonight.” 

Those words changed my life, and not for the better. 

They were wrong, of course. I wasn’t dead. But I was set up.  After being charged with a string of offences–and made an example of by my political minded father–I’m eventually released back into Shadow Grove with one thing on my mind.


Someone is going to pay for derailing my carefully laid out future. Someone is going to catch the full force of my hate. How very convenient that someone just moved into the bedroom down the hall from me.

Archer D’Ath and his boys messed with the wrong chick and they’re about to learn just how cold Madison Kate’s hate can run.


My very first Tate James book is a thrill ride of angst, vengeance, sexual tension, and danger.

I had a year of hatred stored up inside me, just begging to be let out.

The Madison Kate Danvers everyone knew died at Riot Night a year ago. The night she was running for her life when three mysterious men rescued her and then left her to fend for herself. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit only to come back home with those same men living in her home. With her anger and resentment festering, she is back to get her vengeance, but she finds herself unexpectedly drawn to all three of them. Will she get even or will she get played?

It was refreshing to see a heroine who could hold her own with three alphas. Her snarky comebacks and fearless confrontations are hilarious and powerful and the sexual tension and interactions with each of the men are as unique as they are. Archer is the broody and mysterious leader and MMA fighter. Kodiak “Kody” is the cocky and charming fight manager/trainer. Steele is the reasonable sharpshooter with unusual career aspirations. All three are sexy in their own way and hard to resist for any lucky woman.

I’ve read reverse harems, but nothing like this one. The sexual tension is cleverly drawn out as Madison Kate tries to unravel her feelings among the very guys who betrayed her. It’s very intriguing that the guys all have mutual respect and understanding for their time spent with Madison Kate which adds to the whole deliciousness of the situation.

In addition to the romance are the suspense, the secrets, and the danger that comes to a head toward the end of the book which leads to an extremely exciting cliffhanger. Book 2 here I come.

I am delighted to recommend this compelling and steamy romance with badass characters and gripping suspense. 

Thank you to Ms. James for giving me the option to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Tate James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and sometimes dabbles in Romantic Suspense. She was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, babies and furbaby. 

She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is most definitely not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

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