I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger lover for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and you’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so YOU and others can blog hop and share the character love.

Today’s theme is hot and cold lover.

First reaction was to listen to Katy Perry as she’s got the Hot and Cold down to a T!


Hot and Cold can mean: “make up your mind”! One minute you hate me the other you are professing your undying love!

Or it can be I hate you or despise you in the beginning of the story just to moon over you by the end.

Anyway I had to look back and back and back in my reading list today.

After having dug that far and chased the spiderwebs I came up with three books that can qualify as “hate/love story”.


First book is Bully by Penelope Douglas.

Jared was a real bully to Tate. He did everything to ridicule her and hurt her. But she fought back! And it was fascinating because why do you want to hurt someone so bad? Not because you feel indifferent of course. Because you have strong feelings for said person.

And when he seduced her he had to retreat to being cold once more. Gah! Infuriating!

I just wanted to bash his head!!!!!!

Some quotes to illustrate the “Hot and Cold”

“You’ve already made me cry countless times.” I raised my middle finger to him slowly, and asked, “Do you know what this is?” I took my middle finger and patted the corner of my eye with it. “It’s me, wiping away the last tear you’ll ever get.”
Penelope Douglas, Bully
“He put a hand to my face and guided my eyes to his. “We never lost that. As much as I tried, I could never erase you from my heart. That’s why I was such an asshole and kept guys away from you. You were always mine.”




Second book is the Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout

Daemon can be odious to Kathy. He feel superior. But she has sass and spunk!

I really really liked the “love/hate” relationship between these two. It was fascinating and their banter was hilarious. You could feel the attraction right from the start.

Want some of their banter?

“Why are you such an ass?” The words came out before I could think twice.
“Everyone has to excel at something, right?”
“Well, you’re doing a great job.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian
“Thanks,” I muttered and added under my breath, “Douchebag.”

He laughed, deep and throaty. “Now that’s not very ladylike, Kittycat.”

I whipped around. “Don’t ever call me that,” I snapped.

“It’s better than calling someone a douchebag, isn’t it?” He pushed out the door. “This has been a stimulating visit. I’ll cherish it for a long time to come.”

Okay. That was it. “You know, you’re right. How wrong of me to call you a douchebag. Because a douchebag is too nice of a word for you,” I said, smiling sweetly. “You’re a dickhead.”

“A dickhead?” he repeated. “How charming.”

I flipped him off.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian


Third book is rather a slow burn: Kulti by Mariana Zapata

Reiner Kulti was an acquired taste. Polar opposite of laid-back Sal. He was wound tight, closed-off and outright rude most of the time. Sal’s inner monologue was hilarious. The banter and name-calling between Sal and Kulti had me laughing out loud. She was not afraid to confront him and make him face the truth: he was such a prick sometimes!

“It was the worst non-break-up ever in the history of imaginary relationships with a man who didn’t even know I existed.”
Mariana Zapata, Kulti





Now before I leave you today I just have to link to Katy Perry’s song. 1,2,3, sing!


OK that’s it for today and now Dani I am shaking my booty in my living room singing aloud with Katy!

Save the neighbors! Run away, run!



Now I am curious what is your favorite Hot and Cold story?

Thanks for reading and happy Thursday!



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  1. I about leaped out of my chair and did a maniacal happy dance when I saw that you included the Lux series. Simply my favorite paranormal series *ever.* One of my favorite couples ever. And my #1 book boyfriend. 🙂 Daemon and Kat totally nailed the whole hot and cold thing!

    1. Hahaha Tanya I rejoiced each time Kat was being sassy with Daemon! he was so cocky and full of himslef it gave fantastic banter!

  2. GAAAAHHH Sophie! I love that you shared quotes! I totally got each hot and cold relationship from them… I actually have never read quotes from the Lux series! That is harsh, lol. Those two sure are totally steamy together… Talk about a tsundere relationship! ❤ I’m actually totally surprised you don’t read more hate to love romance… It’s one of my favorite romance tropes. Seeing your name pop up each week is so delightful, thanks so much Sophie.

    1. You are most welcome Dani ! I may be late next week or do two at the same time as I’ll be in London!!!

  3. When I first read that title the first person that came into my mind was Daemon, and next Jared. They’re both arrogant jerks but I still love them. I haven’t read Kulti but I’ve heard great things about it. I really need to give it a shot someday.