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The Hating Game: A laugh-out-loud romance for summer 2017

Sally Thorne

7 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance, Adult & contemporary romance

NEMESIS [n]
1)
A long-standing rival; an arch-enemy
2) A person's undoing
3)
Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton, baker-of-cakes, exemplary assistant and professional 'nice girl', is waging war. She's got the whole office on her side - except for tall, dark and charmless Joshua Templeman. He's been nothing but hostile since the moment they met and now it feels like nothing matters as much as taking him down.

'Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny.' The New York Times

Trapped together under the fluorescent lights, they become entrenched in an addictive rivalry. There's the Staring Game, The Mirror Game, The HR Game. Lucy can't let Joshua beat her at anything, especially when a huge promotion comes up for grabs.

'A smart and funny modern romance.' Good Housekeeping

Finally she's going to destroy the man she can't seem to get out of her office, the man she hates, the man who's taking up far too much space in her head. If Lucy wins, she'll be Joshua's boss. If she loses, she'll resign. The race is on - but the real games have only just begun . . .

'The next Sophie Kinsella.' Bustle

**RT REVIEWERS CHOICE WINNER**
**iBooks Best Romance 2016**
**Amazon Pick Best Romance 2016**

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Praise for The Hating Game: A laugh-out-loud romance for summer 2017

  • A brilliant, biting, hilarious new voice. The Hating Game will take the rom-com world by storm. One of the best I've read, ever. - Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

  • Be prepared to play the Charming Game with Sally Thorne. The irrepressible Lucy and her starchy, growly counterpart Joshua will win you over from the opening page. - Jane Litte, Dear Author

  • A brilliant, biting, hilarious new voice. THE HATING GAME will take the rom-com world by storm. One of the best I've read, ever. - New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins

  • Funny, smart, fresh, and thoroughly enjoyable from the first delicious page to the last. I highly recommend. - New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  • Deliciously fun and super sexy, Sally Thorne's The Hating Game stole my life for two days. I couldn't put it down until Lucy and Josh's all-consuming hateship changed into a tentative friendship and then a juicy, tender, adorable love. - Valerie Frankel, bestselling author of Four of a Kind

  • An addictive, dazzling debut. The Hating Game is bursting at the seams with love (and hate) and heart. - New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren

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  • I always have so much trouble writing reviews for books that I just absolutely love, because what ever I write just doesn't seem to do it justice. The Hating Game is on of those books and I have been agonising over this review for almost 2 months... Here goes nothing. I was lucky enough to be provided a copy of the novel from Hachette Australia in exchange for my honest review. And I can honestly say, I absolutely freakin' loved it! Thorne explores the fine line between love and hate with flare and humour. The 'games' that Lucy and Josh play are hilarious and had me laughing my arse off. Lucy is just the best MC and its a delight to read from her POV. Feverish Lucy. Funniest. Thing. Ever! This has to be one of my favourite books that I have read in the last couple of years. If I am to really nit-pick to find something wrong with The Hating Game, it would have to be the overly dramatised scene with Josh's family near the end of the book. It felt a little blown out of proportion and the dialog got a little unnatural here too. The only real issue that I had was that there was not enough book. I NEED MORE JOSH AND LUCY! The Hating Game is an amazing read that'll have you thoroughly entertained the whole way through. As Thorne's debut novel, I cannot wait to see what she'll produce come time and experience. I highly commend everyone to read this novel!

    Renae McKenzie

    Rated 5
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