Today, I'll be discussing a fan favorite...
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Lucy Hutton is sure that the nice girl will get the corner office. She prides herself on being loved by everyone at work--everyone except for her nemesis, Joshua Templeman.
Trapped in a shared office, Joshua and Lucy have become a part of their very own addictive, never-ending game of one-upmanship. The pair are experts at the Staring Game, the Mirror Game, and the HR Game. But this time, Lucy can't let Joshua win—a huge promotion, her dream job, is at stake.
If Lucy wins, she'll be Joshua's boss. If she loses, she'll resign. So why is she all of a sudden questioning herself? Maybe she doesn't hate him. And maybe, just maybe, he doesn't hate her either.
Most of you know I'm not a huge fan of the romance genre, but after obsessing over One Day in December, I was itching to pick up another love story. After a lot of research and recommendations, I decided to give The Hating Game a try. Luckily for me, it did not disappoint.
(Spoiler Warning: This review briefly mentions something that may be considered a spoiler to some readers.)
This beloved Sally Thorne pick features some great elements. For starters, the writing is concise and easy to follow, and the storyline is witty and lighthearted. Together, these components make The Hating Game a quick and fun read.
Despite the writing and storyline being splendid, the star of the novel is the cast—particularly Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman. The characters are strong, comical, and genuine. Their personalities make it impossible to not become completely invested.
Although there's no doubt that this is an amazing novel, I would've liked to see more depth as the story progressed. The Hating Game could've been a five-star novel if it featured more character growth/development and backstory instead of the pair's frequent intimacy.
In spite of the story being predictable and corny at times, The Hating Game is a great choice for readers looking for an amusing and refreshing read.
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