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review 2018-07-27 23:06
THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne
The Hating Game: A Novel - Sally Thorne

Joshua and Lucinda work at the same publishing house and are now up for the same promotion. Since the mergers of their companies, being assistants to the co-CEOs, they have been sitting next to each other and playing games of one-upmanship with each. Now the stakes are higher because of the future promotion.

This was cute. I smiled throughout as I finally saw Lucinda working things out. It is predictable but Lucinda is great. When she finally stands up to someone, I was cheering her on. She was impressive. A great beach read!

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review 2018-07-09 05:29
The Hating Game is The BEST
The Hating Game: A Novel - Sally Thorne

Summary:

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.

 

Review:

This might seriously be my all-time favorite book now. It was SO GOOD!!!! I have re-read it already and still think about it. The banter, their attraction, it was hilarious, it was steamy. It was hands down just awesome.

 

If you are a Christina Lauren fan, which I have most definitely become, this book is very similar to Dating You, Hating You, which I loved. But what’s different here is that Lucy and Joshua have been working together for a year...a year! And then all of the sudden, something changes not only with their work situation but their relationship.

 

I laughed so hard so many times. Lucy is seriously funny and Joshua reacts so predictably opposite - almost like that offset each other by extremes. But one day, the whole game changes and whoa, is it hot. They actually don’t really know each other, they know some things, but not really deeply personal things. They have to get to know one another and some surprising revelations are uncovered about just how long their attraction has been going on for.

 

I really loved this book so much and recommend that everyone read it. This is absolutely the kind of book I like - witty, fun, steamy - there aren’t enough of these out there and for what it out there, this one is most definitely at the top. 5++++++ stars.

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text 2018-06-16 00:58
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The Hating Game: A Novel - 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 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.

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review 2018-01-22 02:05
The Hating Game: A Novel - Sally Thorne

I kept hearing great things about this story so I decided to give it a try.  Boy am I glad I did.  This author has a great career ahead of her if this book is any indication!

Lucy Hutton is the executive assistant of Helene Pascal, who is now the co-CEO of Bexley & Gamin after the two companies merged.

Joshua Templeman is the executive assistant to Richard Bexley, and a general pain in the butt to Lucy.

The two of them hate each other and find different ways to piss the other off by playing games.  But other times, it's as if they want to like each other, but won't.  These games were pretty funny and laugh out loud at times!

When a newly created position of COO is up for grabs, Lucy and Joshua both apply and the competition is on!  Suddenly, Lucy is seeing Joshua in a new light and things take a very interesting twist.

I really loved both of these characters and diving into what drives them.  I just adored the path they took to get to their happy ending....it was just perfect!  I really loved this book and can't wait to read more by this author.

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