Love Hate Law

A Kramer-O'Hara Legal Romance

Romance - Suspense
280 Pages
Reviewed on 02/25/2024
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Author Biography

Mark Bello is an attorney, civil justice advocate, and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series, two children’s social justice/safety picture books, and other legal-themed novels. He taps into years of courtroom experience and a passion for justice to write captivating novels and hard-hitting commentaries. His latest novel is "Love Hate Law," a legal romance novel. Learn more at

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Reviewed by Essien Asian for Readers' Favorite

A young woman dies in a stampede at the Michigan State Capitol. Her distraught father hires Andrea Kramer, an up-and-coming lawyer with a struggling practice, to bring his daughter's killers to justice. Andrea believes there is a possibility that she can get justice for her client. Still, the prospect of going up against high-flying Michael O’Hara, who has all the state's resources at his disposal, is a daunting proposition. Michael believes this case will go the way of his previous victories, but there is something about the beautiful attorney opposing him that makes him suspect it may not be business as usual this time. Read Mark M. Bello's Love Hate Law to find out who wins.

Courtroom rivalry leads to romance in Mark M. Bello’s Love Hate Law. Bello’s plot integrates elements of recent political happenings into a classic love story that readers will find as entertaining as it is relatable. The characters are well-crafted, and their motivations are clear enough for the reader to understand. Bello takes time to develop an exciting subplot about Michael’s fall from grace, deep enough to spawn a complete story that can stand alone. Another striking aspect of this novel is the focus Bello puts into the court proceedings as the story gathers momentum, going so far as to explain the jury selection process in a way that makes the event an immersive experience for the reader. Bello allows the reader to decide if the ethical ramifications of Andrea's and Michael’s activities make such a dalliance appealing. Bello’s unconventional storytelling approach guarantees that mystery and romance fans will enjoy Love Hate Law as much as I did.

Doreen Chombu

Love Hate Law is a legal romance drama by Mark M. Bello. The story revolves around Andrea Kramer, a small-town lawyer who has opened her firm in a supposedly haunted barn after switching to the good side. On the other hand, Michael O'Hara is a big-shot lawyer working at a large law firm who wants to make a name for himself and escape his father's shadow. The two meet during a case that could make or break their careers. Unfortunately, Michael loses the case and spirals into self-destruction. However, he eventually gathers the courage to reconnect with Andrea, a woman whom he cannot forget. But the question remains: has Michael truly changed his ways, and is he willing to leave behind corrupt corporate clients to build a future with his true love?

Love Hate Law is a captivating story with interesting characters and a unique plot. Mark M. Bello has written a romance novel inspired by the events of the United States Capitol Building attack, which shows his creativity and ability to think outside the box. The book delves into topics such as morality, prestige, and career development. Andrea and Michael come from different backgrounds, which is evident in the cases they choose to pursue. They eventually find common ground and learn to respect each other. Their chemistry is instant, but the slow build-up to their relationship is worth the wait. The book flows smoothly, and the conversations between the characters feel natural, making them easy to follow and understand. Love Hate Law is a must-read for anyone who loves legal romance novels that are entertaining and innovative.

Alma Boucher

In Love Hate Law by Mark M. Bello, a young legislative assistant was trampled to death during a political rally at the state capitol in Lansing, Michigan. After opening her practice in Saline, Michigan, attorney Andrea Kramer was approached by an elderly man who asked her to sue the state of Michigan for his daughter's death during the rally. Attorney Michael O'Hara practiced at a major Michigan firm with aspirations of becoming a partner. Michael's career may be ended by his seniors' unjust treatment, as he is set to defend the state of Michigan in the wrongful death case arising from the political rally. From the moment Andrea and Michael met for the political rally case, sparks flew, and after the case concluded, their personal and professional lives were completely flipped upside down.

Love Hate Law was a beautifully written story that captured my attention right away. I was gripped from the very first to the very last words of this page-turner. With all the twists and turns, I was constantly on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next. The group of characters as a whole was realistic and well-developed. Despite Andrea's strong personality, Mark M. Bello was not afraid to highlight her flaws and vulnerability. Michael irritated me at the beginning of the story, so it was interesting to watch how he changed as it went on. The story was beautifully written and heartwarming as it followed Andrea and Michael while they struggled with their emotions and the challenges thrown at them in their professional lives.

Bernadette Longu

Love Hate Law by Mark M Bello is a spin-off from a previous series that he has turned into a delightful fast-moving romance. The storyline is absolutely mind-blowing and captures the reader's attention from the very first chapter to the epilogue. The story covers the period between 2019 and 2022. The main characters are Andrea Kramer and Michael O’Hara and the author brings these two very different lawyers and their personalities together most intriguingly. Throughout the plot, there are twists and turns that the reader will not expect. Some colorful characters from the author's previous series come to visit and play a small but pivotal role in the outcome of the cases in which these two get entangled.

In Love Hate Law, the author brings to light that some good lawyers out there will fight for the innocent and get justice for them but you will still get those whose bottom line is how much money they can make by screwing over the innocent. As the saying goes, there are more sharks on land than in the sea. But Mark M Bello restores the reader's faith in the judicial system with this most enlightening and captivating romance. The author leaves the reader with hope in their heart for the outcome of the story, which is expected but not quite in the way the reader may have anticipated. Thank you, Mr. Bello, for an inspirational and motivating read done most beautifully without the reader realizing it. I am looking forward to reading more about these two characters. This book is well worth reading. Very well done!

Luwi Nyakansaila

Andrea Kramer never expected to receive a life-changing case when she opened her new law firm in a barn. After a woman died during the insurrection at the state capitol in Lansing, Michigan, her grieving elderly father sought Andrea's help in seeking justice. On the opposing side, Michael O'Hara, a seasoned lawyer with good looks and more resources, is defending the state. When the two lawyers meet, they cannot deny the feelings they have for each other. Despite going their separate ways after the case, Michael and Andrea meet again and agree to explore their feelings. However, their legal practices seem to differ and become a significant problem in their blooming relationship. Join Andrea and Michael as they fall in love and learn to resolve their differences in Love Hate Law by Mark M. Bello.

Love Hate Law is one of those books that you pick up and cannot put down. I enjoyed every aspect of this story, from the plot to the intriguing characters. I hope it becomes a series because the supporting characters have fascinating personalities. Michael and Andrea are the perfect example of opposites attracting, and their hate-to-love relationship was well executed and made me swoon. Michael's character development was the best part of the story because his struggle to achieve success at the expense of others' pain is something that many people can relate to. It is not easy to take the moral high ground, but Andrea proved it was possible, and her experience became Michael's redemption. The story is well-written and maintains a strong momentum, captivating the reader from start to finish. I highly recommend this book to all legal drama and romance enthusiasts.