Friday, March 2, 2018

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Main Characters: Lucy and Josh
Release Date: August 2016
Publisher: William Morrow Publishing
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
My Review:

I've heard a lot of good things about this book and then an online book club planned on reading it, so I grabbed a print copy of it. The book lives up to all the hype. It was so, so good. 

This is an enemies to lovers story...and like so many enemies to lovers stories, it has a lot of funny moments. But even better, it has so many sweet, memorable moments that were simply bittersweet. The story is told entirely from Lucy's point of view, but there are amazing glimpses of Josh that tell the reader that she may not be understanding the emotions he has behind his actions. The poignant moments in this book literally melted my heart and made this an amazing read. 

I loved it so, so much. 

An added bonus, Lucy and Josh work for a floundering publisher. The little added details of the side story taking place in the book industry was awesome.

There were so many moments in this story that melted my heart. I loved both the main characters, but OMG...Josh was awesome!! Seriously, a hero that will totally steal your heart. 

I 100% recommend this book. It was awesome and I'm so happy that I have it in print so I can reread it again!

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