The Hating Game!!!

The Hating Game - Sally Thorne

Netgalley ebook



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.


My review: No!!!! It's not bad, but it wasn't my cup of tea.


My expectations for this book were way up high, way too high for me to reach, CAUSE I'M A TINY HUMAN BEING AND IT NEEDS TO BE MENTIONED IN EVERY CHAPTER AT LEAST 10 TIMES. Sorry, I'm salty about this.


I mean the writing wasn't bad. When I actually picked the book up, I just flew through the pages. So points for that.


Points also for a few moments when these two didn't make me feel super uncomfortable. I truly enjoy a good hate to love story but man, this one made me feel super weird and just no. Also the twists, if you want to call them that, cause you could see all these revelations come from a mile away.


What I truly loved about the book was the relationship between Lucy and her boss Helen. Those were the moments I truly enjoyed, cause what a wonderful, supportive relationship they had. I wish we could've seen more from Lucy's parents. Those relationships I was much more interested in.

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