Monday, September 5

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.

If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game. 

My thoughts:
Yes it was a good contemporary romance, just like any good contemporary romance. And no I did not feel it was as amazing. I guess I am in the minority there. But good is still good, and I really enjoyed it.

Lucy and Joshua work at a publishing house, they sit at opposite sides of a room, they stare at each other all day long and play the hating game. Awww the good old enemies to lovers premise.

Lucy is short, hates Joshua, and wants more than being just a PA.
Joshua has family issues, quit school and yes what does he want?

I did feel like Lucy hated him more, because Joshua was in it for the fun of it. Antagonizing her was his hobby. Everyone needs a hobby.

So the first half is about them hating each other. Then they grow to see the real people behind the hate and it turns into lust and love.

It was cute and funny.


ebook, 384 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by William Morrow
Contemporary romance