from our B+ review:Ruby Taylor is a former beauty pageant queen who raked in titles as a teenager but is so done with that scene now that she’s grown up. Then Mrs. Orson, an elderly woman who lives in Parkwood Manor, the retirement community where Ruby works, begs Ruby to enroll her Golden Retriever, Wheezy, in a dog show. This even though Wheezy is lazy, out of shape, undisciplined and has never seen so much as the end of a leash in years. Ruby reluctantly enrolls the dog in the Canine Classic, where even she thinks he’s not pageant material.Local vet Spencer Wilson has volunteered to judge the Canine Classic this year, and he takes one look at Wheezy and sees a loser. But Spencer’s words light a fire under Ruby’s bustle. She’s going to make the judges love this dog, come hell or high water or Spencer’s snobby disapproval or an inability for Wheezy to live up to breeder’s standards. She hires Caleb, Spencer’s twin brother, to train Wheezy, sparking jealousy in Spencer. Let the games begin!I Hate You More is your traditional enemies-to-lovers romance made even greater by Gilmore’s love of dogs and people.
Grade: B+Check Review