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Harper Campbell lives by her own rules, she has 537 of them in total and she knows them all by heart. She's a serious student and never gets in trouble. Harper and her twin brother Cole are going to the same small boarding school. Harper's behavior there has always been exemplary, however, when Sterling Lane transfers to her school, after being suspended from many other boarding schools, this changes. Since Sterling's appearance in his life Cole has been in serious trouble and Harper blames Sterling for dragging her brother down. She hates him with a passion and she's determined to make him pay.
Getting back at Sterling means Harper has to break many of her own rules and she even goes far enough to break those of the school. Harper isn't afraid to fight dirty and is convinced Sterling needs to be taught a lesson. While trying to win every battle they fight, she discovers that Sterling has another side as well and she might even like some parts of his personality. She also finds out Cole is having huge problems and Sterling is the only one who can help her to save her brother. Will they be able to work together as a team and what will happen when they try?
Why I Loathe Sterling Lane is a funny romantic story with fabulous main characters. Harper is serious, stiff and brutally honest. She always tells people the truth in a snide way and often steps on their toes in the process. She doesn't have friends, but she loves Cole and does everything she can to protect him. I loved her loyalty and her willingness to go far to keep him safe. She's incredibly intelligent and she finally meets her match when Sterling transfers to her school. He's smart and cunning and his confidence never seems to waver. They have amazing chemistry and I loved their bickering. Their fights are interesting, the dialogue is humoristic and their pranks are hilarious. I love how Ingrid Paulson makes her characters come to life and really enjoyed reading about their antics.
Why I Loathe Sterling Lane is a book about two resourceful people and I loved the creative way Ingrid Paulson writes about her main characters. Her story is entertaining and I laughed out loud several times while reading it. The trouble Cole is in adds a nice layer of depth to the story. I read it in one sitting, I liked it so much that I couldn't put it down. Why I Loathe Sterling Lane is a clever story with charming main characters and a fantastic sweet ending. I really liked this wonderful book.
If you love funny romantic stories with intelligent main characters Why I Loathe Sterling Lane is a great choice. I'd recommend it to both young adults and adults.
About Ingrid Paulson
Ingrid Paulson does not, in fact, loathe anyone. Although the snarky sense of humor and verbal barbs in Why I Loathe Sterling Lane might suggest otherwise (and shock those who think they know her best).
Ingrid lives in San Francisco with her husband and children and enjoys long-distance running, eavesdropping, and watching science documentaries. She has always loved books and writing short stories, but was surprised one day to discover the story she was working on wasn’t so short any more. Valkyrie Rising, a paranormal girl power story was Ingrid’s first novel. Expect another humorous contemporary romance to join the list soon.
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