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To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise: FAQs + Books Like It

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Over the course of 24 hours, I started and finished To Love Jason Thorn. Given how much I enjoyed it, I had every intention of holding off reading To Hate Adam Connor because I wanted to make the experience last. Well, that didn't happen. 24 hours later, I also finished To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise. (Kindle | Paperback)


While I'm sad that it's already over, at least I can use what I've learned to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the book. I can also do the work of finding a few books like To Hate Adam Connor for us to read next and fill the void. If that sounds like what you're looking for, then let's jump right in. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise

What Is the Book To Hate Adam Connor About?

When Lucy Meyer finds out her neighbor is the famous actor, Adam Connor, she can't help but sneak a peek into his yard. Not just once. Not just twice. But repeatedly. Then one day Adam's five-year-old son falls into the pool. Unattended and drowning, Lucy hops the fence and saves the boy. Adam isn't thankful though. He thinks she's a crazed fan and has her arrested. While her best friends Olive and Jason Thron are able to help clear up the misunderstanding, Lucy and Adam are set on hating one another. Adam's son has other ideas though. He wants to be friends with Lucy and as the two spend more time together, Adam and Lucy realize that it's not hate between them, but something else entirely.


How Long Does It Take to Read To Hate Adam Connor?

It will take the average reader approximately 6 hours to read To Hate Adam Connor, according to How Long to Read.


Do You Need to Read To Love Jason Thorn Before To Hate Adam Connor?

No - you do not need to read To Love Jason Thorn before you read To Hate Adam Connor. While it is technically a part of Ella Maise's Love & Hate series, it can easily be read as a standalone because it focuses on a different couple, Lucy and Adam, and does not require Olive and Jason's backstory to understand what's going on.

Ella Maise Love & Hate Series In Order

What Are the Spicy Chapters in To Hate Adam Connor?

If I know one thing, it's that Ella Maise comes to play when spice and smut are concerned. In To Hate Adam Connor, the spicy chapters are chapters 14, 16, 17, 19, 28, and 29, as well as the epilogue.


How Old Are Lucy and Adam? What Is the Age Difference?

In To Hate Adam Connor, Lucy Meyer is 22 years old and Adam Connor is 28 years old. That means there is a 6-year age gap between the two.


Is Lucy Pregnant In To Hate Adam Connor?

Yes - Lucy is pregnant in To Hate Adam Connor. However, it is not Jameson's baby as it turns out that the pregnancy test she took was a false positive. She actually ends up pregnant with Adam's baby and tells him so on their wedding day.


Does To Hate Adam Connor Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - To Hate Adam Connor has a happy ending! When Adam's ex-wife threatens to tell the world the truth about Aiden, Adam goes over to see her, leaving Aiden and Lucy alone at his house. During the time he is gone, Adam's ex-wife's stalker breaks in to abduct Aiden. Lucy ensures that doesn't happen by hiding with him in the closet. After that night, Adam explains to Lucy that Aiden isn't his biological child. He adopted him from his sister who was 18 at the time and addicted to drugs. Six months later, in the epilogue, Lucy and Adam get married and we find out that Lucy is pregnant with a baby girl.


5 Books Like To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise

If you're hoping to read another book like To Hate Adam Connor next, I'd suggest checking out these five similar spicy neighbors-to-lovers, celebrity, and slow-burn romances.


The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle

1. The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle

Given that the cover of Karina Halle's book, The Royals Next Door, features a woman holding binoculars on the cover, just like the cover of To Hate Adam Connor does, I knew I had to include it on this list. Not to mention, like To Hate Adam Connor it's about famous neighbors and a female main character who has sworn off love. However, it's not the royals the main character falls in love with; it's the bodyguard. Here's a brief description: "Two British royals just moved in next door to Piper and their brooding bodyguard, Harrison, has decided that she's a security threat. Each run-in with him though provides to be hotter and more confusing than the last. She also discovers that Harrison's soft heart could tempt a woman who's sworn off attachments into believing in white knights."


Ignite by Melanie Harlow

2. Ignite by Melanie Harlow

How do you feel about reading another neighbors-to-lovers romance that features a DILF like Adam Connor? If that sounds good to you, Ignite by Melanie Harlow is the book for you. Not only does it have a 4.13 out of 5-star rating on GoodReads, but the BookTokers talking about this book all seem to have major crushes on the main character, Dex. Here's what it's about: "My new neighbor is a firefighter a scorching hot single dad. I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose though. I was beyond mortified when he rushed in and saw me naked. Nothing happened of course, because I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for a year. Even former SEALs with strong hands that make my skin sizzle and who claim they don’t believe in love."


Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

3. Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Here's what I love about recommending Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score: like To Hate Adam Connor it's a neighbors-to-lovers romance, spicy, and features the single parent trope. Except, it uses all of those tropes in a completely different way. While you might have already heard of it given that it's a bestseller, if you haven't, here's a brief description: "Naomi wasn’t just running away from her wedding. She was riding to the rescue of her estranged twin. Her sister has other plans though. She steals Naomi’s car and cash, and then skips town, leaving Naomi with the 11-year-old niece she didn't know she had. While Knox doesn’t do complications or high-maintenance women, he's willing to help out Naomi and her niece by offering his place next door. That's all he intends to do for Naomi, but fate has other ideas for this unlikely pair."


Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

4. Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

If you're a slow-burn romance fan and liked the celebrity element of To Hate Adam Connor, then I'd recommend Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade. Despite the similarities though, I was immediately taken by how fresh the concept of the book felt to me as I was reading the description. Here's a shortened version of that for you: "For six years, Maria and Peter have been filming on a desolate Irish island together. For years, they don't touch off-camera. But on their last night of filming, their mutual restraint finally shatters, and all their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion. Too bad they still don't have a future together, since Peter's going back to Hollywood, while Maria's returning to Sweden. She thinks she needs more than he can give her, but he's determined to change her mind, and he's spent the last six years waiting"


What If You & Me by Roni Loren

5. What If You & Me by Roni Loren

To Hate Adam Connor is pure entertainment; it's not intense or emotional and that can be a good thing depending on your mood or preference! If for your next book though, you're open to a bit of a deeper neighbors-to-lovers romance that is still spicy, then Roni Loren's What If You & Me is the perfect follow-up. Here's what it's about: "Andi is a horror novelist and true crime podcaster, who narrowly escaped a dangerous man years ago. Now every relationship is colored with lingering fear. Her neighbor, Hill Dawson, is a former firefighter who lost part of his leg in a rescue gone wrong. Over time, a tentative bond forms between the unlikely pair. But what starts out as a neighborly exchange quickly turns into the chance for more, if Andi can put aside her fear and trust in herself - and love - again."

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