The Hating Game

The Hating Game

Book - 2016
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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.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062439598
Branch Call Number: FIC THORN S

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gymgurl
Aug 07, 2017

One of the best romantic comedies I have ever read. This had a great story and it was a fun absorbing book. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

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thebookishmama
Jun 22, 2017

One of the best hate-to-love tropes I've read. Definitely worth all the hype. Loved this and will probably be one of my favorite books of 2017.

LPL_LaurenT Apr 21, 2017

Lucy and Joshua hate each other to the very depths of their souls, forever and ever. When they are both up for the same promotion at their publishing company, tension ramps up to an unbearable degree. Neither is willing to back down, and yet when a tense moment in an elevator bubbles over (cue eye roll), Lucy is left wondering if she ever hated Joshua at all, or if this is just another game to derail her from earning the big promotion. The sexual tension will have you gripping pages, and the downright cuteness of it all will make you want to binge watch all your Rom Com faves. Thorne’s use of metaphor and general wordsmithing will leave you in a rosy, rosy haze. It’s an old and sometimes overused romance trope, but The Hating Game may have you re-evaluating your hatred of the love-hate dichotomy.

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 29, 2017

Reads like Golden age romantic film that produced/directed by Judd Apatow.

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Miriam7210
Mar 25, 2017

Really enjoyed this book the whole way through and couldn't put it down. Great Romance with a satisfying ending.

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jac523
Feb 13, 2017

The perfect romantic comedy! Highly recommended for everyone that enjoys the romance genre, especially if you have a yen for enemies-to-lovers tales.

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meg09
Feb 04, 2017

Ok this book is an interesting one, once you start reading it you won't stop atleast I could not resist to leave it midway. The protagonist, working in a publishing house, hates Joshua Templeman to extremity without realizing that this guy actually loved her and she always misunderstood him. But its an amazing read going through their fights, games, blossoming romance and some confusions as well...

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MelissaYAReader
Jan 30, 2017

The only reason this book didn't get a higher rating from me it because it was a little too slow in the beginning. I liked the romance and so much of the book was the hating, it wasn't as fun for me as it would have been otherwise. It really didn't pick up for me until the paintball game. Still this is a fun romance and an interesting read.

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411ninja
Jan 14, 2017

Romance novels are usually outside of my reading zone but I am glad I gave this rom-com a try. I genuinely want to like them, but usually find myself rolling my eyes at how unrealistic everything is or wishing I could talk some life skills into the characters. But this was an entertaining, quirky, fast read, albeit predictable and full of faux angst. A book like this you can't look too deeply, just go with it and enjoy.

Cynthia_N Nov 19, 2016

Just an adorable little slightly twisted romance. It was a fun read!

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