Book Review: P.S. I Hate You by Winter Renshaw

About this book:

Dear Isaiah,

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

But you did notice. 

We spent one life-changing week together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.

I saved every letter you wrote me, 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. 


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

Maritza the Waitress

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


While this absolutely has nothing to do with my review, I do just want to mention how much I love this cover.  I wonder if the model is single?  Oh wait, darn!  I'm married!  Eye candy.  I will settle for eye candy.

This was a really sweet book about Isaiah, a loner military man, and Maritza, a spunky waitress.  Isaiah is getting ready to deploy to the Middle East in 8 days when he walks into a diner that Maritza works at.  The two do not exactly hit it off. The diner she works at has a 1 pancake per customer rule and Isaiah comes across as quite rude as he insists that Ritza bring him 2 pancakes anyway.  The next day, Maritza runs into him. Literally.  

They decide to meet up, as friends, each day before his deployment and to treat those days as if they were Saturdays. Thus begins a series of “Saturdays” dates.  As their 8 days of fun draw to a close, they agree to exchange letters during his 6 month deployment until suddenly, Isaiah stops writing.  

Why did he stop writing?  Why did he return to the diner only to ignore her?  Did he or did he not recognize her? 

I really enjoyed both characters in this book.  They are complete opposites and yet get along so well. The “Saturdays” they spend together were very entertaining. The dialogue in their letters was hilarious. Maritza was spunky and had a great outlook on life.  The book moved a long at a great pace.  I didn’t feel like any part was drawn out too long.  I don’t want to do any spoilers so you’ll just have to read the book to find out why Isaiah stopped writing and to find out what happened at the diner after his deployment.  Trust me, it is good.  “P.S. I Hate You” is a standalone novel with a HEA.

I received this book as an ARC through Hidden Gem in exchange for an honest review.

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