• The Hate of Loving You

  • Falling Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Maya Hughes
  • Narrated by: Tim Paige, Emma Wilder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Six years ago, in the dead of night, I woke up to a cold bed and an even colder future without her.

I would’ve followed her anywhere, and she left.

I thought I’d moved on and left all she meant to me behind. But a first love is never easy to forget. Even harder when I once felt our love was inevitable - inescapable. And I’ve been proven right once again.

One night brings us back together and derails our lives. We’re sent on a collision course with a future apart and, even scarier - a future together. I’m back basking in the warm glow of her gaze and burning with the unquenchable fire of her touch.

We’ve walked this path before, and our shattered hearts have been pieced back together. As easy as it would be to run again, I can’t stop wanting her.

This is our final chance to have what we’ve always wanted - each other. Or it’ll be our ruin.

The final book in the Falling Trilogy, a Fulton U Universe novel.

©2021 Maya Hughes (P)2021 Maya Hughes

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Falling Trilogy!

The Hate of Loving You (Falling Trilogy, Book 3) is the exciting and turbulence suffused ending to the trilogy. I absolutely loved the finale and the whole trilogy. The authors writing style is captivating and her character's will steal your hear. It ends perfectly.

Perfected by the performance of Tim Paige and Emma Wilder. Their dual narration was pure perfection. I love listening to both of these narrators make this trilogy come alive. Emma's inflection is sweetly appealing to listen to and portrait of Bay. She is a favorite of mine. Tim Paige's tonality is strong and perfect for Dare's personality.

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Perfect!

This was the perfect ending to this story! Since I had already read the book, it was so nice to be able to hear the words that I loved so much! The narrators did such a great job and they put so much emotion and feelings when they narrate that you can feel the energy of the characters coming off the page.

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All the feels. I loved it!

I absolutely loved The Hate of Loving You by Maya Hughes when I first read it, so when I had the chance to listen to it, I jumped at the opportunity. Narrated by Tim Paige and Emma Wilder, this is the conclusion to Bay and Dare’s journey and what a journey it was. It was definitely not an easy one. Their overall story has been emotional and angst-filled. Years, yes, years, after they last saw each other, they are once again face-to-face. The chemistry and connection they have always shared is still there, but so is the hurt and heartbreak. Is this finally their time and can they find a way back to each other? I was not sure, but I devoured their story anyway.

I absolutely loved Dare, but I have since the Fulton U series. He was absolutely amazing. Caring and thoughtful, he stole my heart. Bay has been through so much and yet came out of it on the other side. They are the same people, but also different since the start of the first book. They have grown so much. I also loved seeing old friends! Another great story from this author, even as I broke while listening!

Happy listening!

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Enjoyed this trilogy!

Having listened to the two previous installments i instantly started looking forward to this third audiobook! I was glad to get back into the Falling world and reunite with these characters one more time, I enjoyed this listen!

I was so happy that i got to listen to Tim and Emma's narration once again! The way these two capture the emotions was so great and i truly enjoyed what both of them brought to this trilogy with their narrating as Dare and Bay!

Bay and Dare's journey continues! I was glad to get back into this story with these characters. Gosh, these two had me feeling so dang much throughout this entire trilogy! It's not an easy one and that pulled me into their journey even more with every installment.

With The Hate of Loving You, Ms.Hughes has created a great journey that will make you feel so much! I can't wait for more from her! I am definitely going to be picking up more audiobooks narrated by Tim Paige and Emma Wilder in the future!

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wow is an understatement

This series is my first audible... couldn't stop listening. loved it and sad it's over.

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An emotional finish to the trilogy!

I had been looking forward to finding out how Keyton and Bay's story would end since I picked up the first book in the trilogy. So I was happy to see them find their way back to each other.

Their journey has not been easy by any stretch of the imagination and while it broke my heart that they were apart for do long, it honestly wasn't the right time for them. Now, as adults, they are in the same place at the same time and reconnect for the first time in six years.

As much as I wanted them to get back together right away it felt realistic that they took their time. There were so many past hurts and current concerns to consider. Despite all that and their years apart it was obvious the chemistry and love between them was still there. It was hard fought but their HEA was so wonderful.

Maya is one of my favorite authors and I loved getting to spend time in the Fulton U world again with Keyton and Bay. If you've read some of Maya's other books you will love getting to see some of your favorite characters and a hint or two at one of her other series too. I definitely recommend this trilogy and all of her books!

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A must listen to!!

This is the final book in the Falling Trilogy. If you haven’t started what are you waiting for. My emotions were put through the ringer but it was worth it. Keyton and Bay’s story was narrated to perfection by Tim Paige and Emma Wilder. Their performance is spot on and had me so enthralled. This second chance romance is worth all the ups and downs that this trilogy put me through! A must listen to!!

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The perfect ending! 🥰

I must be one of the only ones that didn't start this third and final book mad at Bay. I understood what she was doing when she was walking away at the second book. I DEVOURED this audiobook.  It gave me everything I wanted from the ending for Dare and Bay. Dare was finally at a good place in his life and seemed well adjusted. I do wish I had some closure with Dare's dad... whatever happened to him? Bay is living her dream. One day their paths cross.... is it finally their time?

The narration was FLAWLESS. Emma Wilder and Tim Paige were fabulous.  Both Wilder and Paige brought their characters to life. Wilder is always a favorite narrator of mine. I haven't listened to one book with her narration that I haven't loved. She's that good. Paige did a fantastic job giving us a strong Dare that seems to know himself now.

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A Journey of highs, lows and everything in-between

Dare (Keyton) and Bay's story wraps up in this, the third and final book of the trilogy. To get their complete story and to have a full understanding of their relationship, you must listen to all three books and in order. To start I have to say that this couple takes you on quite a journey. So you should know to expect good times and bad ones, smiles and frustrations, tears and laughter and feelings of anger and love along the way. I've enjoyed this series but I've also struggled with it a bit and that is because I felt such a close personal connection to Dare. This maybe made me love him just a bit harder and feel way more protective of him and that in turn made me not always a huge fan of Bay's. If I'm 100% honest, I'm probably a very harsh judge as far as she's concerned. As the series wraps up I wish I could say that in the end I loved her but I can't. I still feel that she didn't understand where Dare was coming from and what's worse, I never felt she tried to. While she had her likable moments, for the most part I found her incredibly selfish. I know the author tries valiantly to showcase just how devoted she was and how much she cared about those around her but I could never stop wondering where was that level of devotion and caring in regards to Dare? In my opinion she always put herself first and that really, really bothered me. In the end, I never felt that Bay was truly worthy of Dare. Despite my frustrations with this heroine, I truly enjoyed this trilogy. It has the kind of skillfully crafted story that really attacks your heart with an abundance of intense feelings and inspires a deep level of emotional investment in the listener. I loved that this book offered dual narration. It is my preferred format because I feel it really lets you connect with he characters and become immersed in the story. I thought both narrators gave excellent performances and I felt their voices matched the characters really well.

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Utterly amazing and completely heartbreaking

This story, and the entire series completely broke the mold on me.
Bay and Dare's story shredded my heart and left me broken in tiny pieces on the floor, only to glue all the pieces back together, but with visible cracks and scars that will forever mar it's surface.
This trilogy as a whole and The Hate of Loving You specifically completely slayed me.

As always, Tim Paige and Emma Wilder are such a huge part of bringing these intense, amazing and emotional characters to life, with intense chemistry, unfathomable emotional depth and an absolutely impeccable performance.

10 stars and a cup of hot chocolate

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  • Gillek2
  • 02-05-22

Bay and Dare!

It’s been six years since Bay made the decision that devasted both her and Dare and she has second guessed her decision ever since. As fulfilling as the professional success she has achieved is it doesn’t compensate for the void inside of her which only seems to diminish when Dare comes back into her life.

Dare is a star on the football field and has made efforts to move forward with his life but when fate brings Bay back into his life he realizes that physically they may have been apart but emotionally they have always been together.

The chemistry and connection between them is stronger than ever but the fight to be together is far from over. They still must heal from their pasts both as a couple and individuals and the road is not without its pitfalls. The narrators did an amazing job at ensuring the emotion and angst of the characters and their story.

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  • Josie82
  • 11-12-21

Uplifting and satisfying conclusion

Ah! It’s here and I can finally breathe! And then hold my breath again as Bay and (I’ll still call him) Dare try to make this the right time and the right place for their love to last and for the pair to be together. Will this be the right time or are they doomed to be apart forever?

Now come on, we know Ms Hughes wouldn’t do us wrong by not giving us the HEA that we deserve almost as much as Bay and Dare themselves, do. We’ve all been through a lot together and while we know it’s all going to be alright, there are still some obstacles to overcome and some nails to be gnawed before we get what we’ve been waiting for.

Although I didn’t realise it at the time, I see now that the second book in this trilogy (The Sin of Kissing You) was Dare reaching his breaking point and hitting rock bottom, now it’s Bay’s turn to get to that point. It’s still told in dual viewpoints but that’s what I got from the story.

Which reminds me, this book is NOT a standalone. It’s a HEA, sure, but you do need to read the first two books to get any kind of understanding and satisfaction from this final story as all three books deal with the same couple.

And satisfying is exactly the right word for this book. As I read, I wondered if I would feel any sort of conclusion and truly believe that Bay and Dare would make it this time. So when I got to the end I was delighted that you could see that this time was forever. Never a more perfect couple were Bay and Dare and I loved every tear-stained, angsty, nail-biting, book tossing minute of their adventure together.

For fans of Maya Hughes, this book also gives us delightful cameos from LJ and Marissa, Berk and Jules - and a quick update about (but no page time for) Seph and Reece. There’s also a quick overlap of the SWANK and Fulton U worlds, which will merge further when Maddy (Bay’s manager) gets her own story with SWANK’s Everest. Many yays for that coming to my kindle in the hopefully near future!

This story didn’t wreck me as much as the first two books in the series and as much as I had feared. Both Bay and Dare were more mature and more aware of their limitations and their boundaries. What made that even more delicious is that when they were together, in some ways, our couple were cute and teasing and like a couple of teens in love. It worked so well, merging together their past with their present and then future.

While I’ve read a number of books where I feel satisfaction at an ending, it’s rare that I feel so uplifted alongside that. I wanted to keep reading - even if it was just the mundane aspects of Bay and Dare’s lives together. I would pass my kindle and smile as I remembered the story I’d just read, getting a hit of that happiness each time. And without sounding like a kook, this story also left me feeling upbeat and hopeful. If Bay and Dare can find their way to love, happiness and forever together, there’s hope, too, for the rest of us. 5 very satisfied stars.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 10-22-21

What a way to bow out

This trilogy really has put my through the ringer, so to say I now feel like Bay and Dare are part of my family isn't an understatement. This trilogy as a whole hasn't been an easy ride but if you love romance as much as I do, sometimes you just have to trust the process and with this finale and this trilogy as a whole, you'll be glad that you did. This was really well written and it's going to be a series I come back and reread over time. The characters and the writing were beautifully done and this might be this authors best work to date.