BOOK REVIEW: The Hate You Drink by N R Walker

The Hate You Drink by N R Walker


Release Date: May 21, 2019

Page Count: 300 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Erik Keston, son of the Keston Real Estate empire, knows what it takes to be successful. Despite his inherent wealth, he holds his own. He works hard, he’s grounded, he’s brilliant. He’s also secretly in love with his best friend.

Monroe Wellman lost his parents three years ago and never grieved, never recovered. Inheriting the family company and wealth means nothing, and his spiral of self-destruction is widespread and spectacular. Dubbed Sydney’s bad boy, he spends more days drunk than sober, and the only person who’s stuck by him through it all is his best mate.

But when Monroe hits rock bottom, Erik gives him an ultimatum, and his entire world comes to a grinding halt. It’s not until the haze lifts that Monroe can truly see what he’s been searching for was never in the bottom of a bottle. It’s been by his side all along.

An 80,000-word friends-to-lovers story about fighting the demons within and trusting in the love that takes its place.

“Because when all you drink is hate, that’s all there is inside you.”


Absolutely loved this book! One of my favourite friends to lovers book ever!

“We’re like one unit. I don’t know how else to describe it. He’s miserable without me.I’m miserable without him. When we’re in the same room, we don’t even have to speak. Just having him around is like being able to breathe.”

This book broke me into pieces and then fixed me back up again. It deals with alcoholism, so it might not be for everyone. Erik and Monroe are so in love! They are adorable. Loved the Kestons, especially Elektra.

And I kissed him. As gentle as a butterfly wing, as devastating as a nuclear bomb.

The above line? It floored me! Like I think I died! Oh Erik!!

It’s dual POV and there is lots of pining in the beginning. Erik is his best friend, his everything. I loved Monroe so much. He’s gone through so much and is so strong. Saul is an amazing character. He’s the one who helps him get sober. This is one of my favourite reads this year. I hope you guys enjoy it as well!!

Buy Links

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