Love Me, Love Me Not

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Can I love my enemy, the bully who tormented me?
How can I not?
I'm addicted—pulled in by their promises, lured by their darkness.
Maybe there's more to the monster I've vilified.
I'll take the risk and give them my heart...


Dark, twisted YA love stories that prove love can conquer all...

16+ due to sexuality and adult situations

The God Note by Sasha Hibbs (MF)

Stolen Skies by Melissa Frost and Lily Marianne (MF)

Between Us by Elizabeth Arroyo (MM)

To Be You by Laura M. Baird (FF)

Seek Me Out by Joss Phoenix (MF)

Love Lies Bleeding by Christine Anna Kirchoff (MF)

Scars that Heal by Katie Kent (FF)

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Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings)
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Love Me, Love Me Not
Written by Bookaddict.becca on 23rd Mar 2024

Dive into this intriguing compilation of intense, short dark YA romance tales, embracing a myriad of tropes crafted by a diverse group of authors. The collection explores different facets of love, offering a satisfying overall reading experience. While certain stories captivated me more than others, leaving me yearning for more depth, I still relished the book despite its brevity. Each story, though short, brought its unique flavor to the table, making it an enjoyable journey.

Written by MeemsAngel82 on 23rd Mar 2024

This was most certainly unexpected. But wow, this was deep. These are stories that have heavy issues. Some characters have painful, sad pasts and yet all have found that one. That light in their life, lighting their path and giving them hope and love. These stories vary and are surprising. Each author has their own style but all make you think. I was expecting more sensual reads and yet it wasn't so. Instead you get a mind connection and hope that in the end everything will be ok. I was impressed by the strength it took to even write these stories. My heart just went out to them all. And to think...could this have happened in real life? Knowing the answer. I'm so happy there was happiness to be had. So powerful.

Written by Wendy L on 23rd Mar 2024

This is an anthology which has been weaved by seven authors, with topics which cover mafia, paranormal, obsession, submission, and bully romance. This is a good collection of stories, which is a quick read, and is a dark and twisted, entertaining, haunting, and emotional romance. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Written by Courtney B on 23rd Mar 2024

A great group of stories. I especially loved the first one. It set off a ton of emotions but had a really satisfying ending

The Dark Side of Love
Written by Char__Denae on 23rd Mar 2024

This anthology of 7 short YA stories has something for every reader of the dark side of romance. Paranormal, mafia, obsession submission, LGBTQ+, etc., all with a twisted, bully theme. The best part is that I wasn’t familiar with any of the authors. I love discovering new-to-me authors and a few of these will be on my TBR list. The God Note by Sasha Hibbs, really got to me. Reading about what happens to two orphans in a group home was horrifying. It was so beautiful how they looked out for each other amid all the ugly. When the little girl is “rescued”, the boy resents that he was left behind. He becomes her bully when they’re reconnected but she still loves him anyway. It broke my heart but the ending was so good. I try to keep an open mind when reading anthologies. It’s tough to get a lot of information into a short story. These authors did a great job and I didn’t feel as though anything was left out. I enjoyed all of them and I think most everyone will.

The God Note by Sasha Hibbs
Written by TracyaH1976 on 23rd Mar 2024

Love Me, Love Me Not: A Dark YA Bully Romance The God Note by Sasha Hibbs Oh my! This book has some tearjerker moments. So beautifully written. Loved it.

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Written by Rebel on 23rd Mar 2024

This anthology offers a captivating collection of seven YA dark romance short stories, featuring a diverse range of themes such as enemies-to-lovers, bully romance, queer romance, and first love. Each tale is short yet intricately crafted, delivering twists, romance, and addictive narratives that keep readers engaged from start to finish. Perfect for those seeking a quick read with a satisfying happily-ever-after, these stories are short, dark, and delightfully twisted. From enemies reluctantly falling for each other to couples navigating forced proximity, there's a variety of tropes to satisfy every reader's taste. While some stories left me yearning for more chapters to explore their intriguing worlds and characters further, overall, the anthology is a compelling read. Each author demonstrates skillful storytelling, successfully conveying complete narratives within the confines of short stories. As an avid reader, I always appreciate discovering new authors, and this anthology introduced me to several promising talents. Despite the brevity of the stories, I didn't feel like any crucial details were missing, a testament to the authors' ability to craft concise yet impactful narratives. In summary, if you're looking for a collection of well-written, dark, and twisty romances that pack a punch despite their short length, this anthology is an excellent choice. It's a testament to the skill and creativity of emerging authors in the YA romance genre.

Wonderful Introduction to Various Young Adult Authors
Written by Suek on 10th Mar 2024

This collection of short vinettes is a great way for young adults to explore authors that perhaps they haven't read before. Each short story falls within the genre of Dark(ish) Bully Romances and offers romances between male/female, male/male and female/female. Its teen audience can expect great romance with tame steam appropriate to this age group. The stories are as advertised short in nature, so character building is somewhat sacrificed. But that is true in this form of story writing and should not be held against these writers. For the most part, I felt they all did a good job telling a compelling and engaging read for me. As with most anthologies, some stories resonated more to my personal taste than others so it would be a disservice to review each individual one. Suffice it say, I didn't regret anything I read. I strongly recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys this genre. I found some new authors to follow for my nieces so well worth the time invested in reading it.

Love Me, Love Me Not
Written by Nichole_Lynn on 10th Mar 2024

I enjoyed this short story and the characters of Raven and Joshua. My only criticism is that I just wanted MORE! I wish the story had been longer. I would have loved to have seen some chapters going back to show us how Raven handled life outside of the abusive home, and how Joshua survived inside. And more into them getting reacquainted with each other, getting to know each other, becoming friends, falling for each other. And then maybe a jump forward into the future with them going to the beach together, after school or once married with their own family.

Excellent Dark Bully Anthology
Written by Andrea R on 10th Mar 2024

This read was really quite good--plots believable and the bully/romance was well written. I loved getting different writing styles of the similar subject matter all in one collection--recommend this book (if you like the darker side of romance)

Many great short stories
Written by themadqueenreads on 10th Mar 2024

This collection of steamy short dark YA romance stories full of a variety of Tropes and all kinds of love is definitely a good read. Every story will drag you into it and are all so well written that it made it hard to put it down when I wad done. I enjoyed each and everyone one of them ?