Hello everyone, and welcome to the next stop on the Why I Loathe Sterling Lane blog tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter!Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson
Published by Entangled: Teen on June 6th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is.
As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn't entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her brother might be the only way to keep from breaking the most important rule—protecting Cole.
The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review.
I’m still in a reviewing funk of sorts, so I’m playing with style to keep my funk at bay. The funk is a horrible, horrible thing. It’s crawled into my life like Medusa and turned my reviewing styles into stone.
Weird analogy. Anyways.
Three Reasons to Read Why I Loathe Sterling Lane
Kendall’s dynamic with Harper – they’re two completely different people who hate each other at a distance by the mere idea of the person. Seeing Kendall and Harper getting thrown together and their friendship develops is personally my favorite part of reading the book.
Enemies to Lovers – I’m usually not a fan of this trope, but I’m not really complaining since Sterling makes Harper less of a stick in the mud as she may appear to be early on in the book.
Admittedly, I’m also watching Boys Over Flowers, which is way too cute and hilarious.
The format – Each chapter is based off a rule Harper’s that she came up with from early in her life. I think it gave a better understanding of who Harper was and what kinds of rules she had in her life (that would definitely be something I would want to know if they weren’t mentioned).
Overall: Why I Loathe Sterling Lane is a slow book to love, but the story picks up after a few rough patches and is perfect for those who enjoy a love-hate relationship between love interests.
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.