Monday, March 5, 2018

Review - The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
Series: Nope, but I wish!
Available: Now
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

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 two cents:

& The Hating Game is just that. Perfection! I'm so in love with this book and Lucy and Josh ♥ Oh lovely misunderstood Josh ♥ I really hope this author has more books on the horizon because her writing is everything I want and crave.

"The art of holding hands is underrated and it’s embarrassing how much this simple act has me nearly breathless."

I've beat my record of Kindle highlights with this book topping out at 50. Honestly, I could have highlighted the whole damn book because I'm ridiculously smitten with almost every word Ms. Thorne wrote. 

"I am getting dangerously high off his smiles. This is my third one now? I’m stuffing them in my pockets. I’m cramming them into my mouth."

If you haven't read really should. Like as soon as you can. I don't care if you have to buy, borrow, steal. Ok....don't steal, but seriously! If this is on your TBR pile. Bump it to the top. It is the perfect combination of humor, romance, and heartrending moments(along with plenty of heartwarming ones too!).

"I step in closer, and put my face into his throat, and breathe him in. I close my eyes and beg myself to remember this. Please, remember this when you’re a hundred years old."

Ms. Thorne has me like

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  1. I love when that happens, when I keep highlighting the book on my Nook because the writing is so great. This one sounds very good! I've just finished a love to hate romance too.