Review: THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne



Sally Thorne


Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.

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.


Wow, I put off reading this book for the last 4 years and now I’m kicking myself. I remember being nervous because there was so much hype around it. I didn’t want to be the one person who didn’t love it. I’m so glad my fear was unfounded. I loved it!!!!
Lucy is that adorable short friend that you just want to put in your pocket and carry around. She’s very determined to be the best at her job.

Joshua is tall, or at least he is compared to Lucy. He’s very disciplined. He works out and he is very focused on his job. He comes off as all business. His intensity really has Lucy wondering if he plans to murder her; jokingly.

The name of this book is exactly what Lucy is feeling towards Joshua. After the merger, he is her new coworker and she has decided they don’t like each other. Even until the end of the book Lucy is still wondering if she and Joshua are still enemies. It’s a fun read because, as the reader, you can see that Joshua likes her but Lucy is reading all the cues wrong.

THE HATING GAME is a standalone book. This book is coming to the big screen. It’s currently in the works. For some upcoming movie info click here.
The story was entertaining to read. There was witty banter and lively situations throughout the book that adds to these characters’ overall amusement. I really enjoyed this enemies-to-lovers romance. GREAT STORY!

Audiobook source: Hoopla
Story Rating: 5 stars
Narrator: Katie Schorr
Length: 11H 51M

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