The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

514sa3HcecL

Goodreads Rating – 4.2
Pages – 387
Published – August 9, 2016
Publisher – William Morrow
Purchase Here
29510861_10155188286231922_3164196389437571072_n
29572540_10155188265141922_3226661874099552256_o

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.

29497654_10155188265216922_801233562182352896_o

I have heard so many great things about this book from bloggers and booktubers, that I had to pick this up and give it a shot. It does have a hate to love trope in it, so if that is something you do not care for I would highly recommend skipping this one. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel, but I was thoroughly impressed overall with this story and how much I enjoyed it.

You have two mc’s Lucy and Josh. They both work at a publishing company as executives and are now competing to get the position. They insult each other constantly at work. each dish it out and take it equally. Lucy and Josh hate each other, they try there best to one-up each other every day, to gain something over the other. Now that the company is looking for a COO, Josh and Lucy are really trying to dig into each other of hopes the other quits and they get the position.

When the company does a paintball game in hopes to start getting everyone to get along, we start to see that Lucy and Josh may not hate each other after all. They might be hiding their true feelings. it was really interesting to see both characters grow in their relationship and watch them learn more about each other. I really enjoyed how they were both respectful with each other in terms of trusting and taking things a bit slow, neither really wanted to jump in and rush anything because they weren’t sure how they felt about one another.

Overall I loved this novel and the writing, it was a really cute hate to love book that pulled me out of my reading slump. I really love this type of book, so if you have any recommendations for other hate to love trope books, please send them to me.

If you read the Hating Game, what did you think? Did you enjoy it?

29512674_10155188265356922_640834108682928128_o

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s