If the devil wore Hugo Boss . . . Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that pencil-thin line between hate and love.
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**
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
This is my favorite book I've read this summer. Debut novelist Sally Thorne positions herself as the next Sophie Kinsella in this sassy, sexy romance that brings new energy to the trite enemies-turned-lovers narrative. - Cristina Arreola, Bustle
Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny . . . a vibrant take on an old standard. - The New York Times
With the utterly delightful The Hating Game Sally Thorne satisfies hearts longing for laughter in their love stories....Their battle of wits is tremendously fun - acerbic and sexy and filled with tension. The result is a wicked, witty romance that will capture readers' hearts long before Joshua manages to capture Lucy's. - Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post
Debut novelist Thorne delivers something nearly impossible: an entirely predictable plot that is also completely fresh, original, and utterly charming. From the opening page, readers will know the outcome of Lucy and Joshua's relationship, but what happens in between is magic. From Lucy's hilarious inner dialogue to Joshua's sharp retorts, the chemistry between them is irresistibly adorable-and smokin' hot. A breezy tale perfect for a day at the beach, this one's a real winner. - Kirkus
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!
Sally Thorne lives in Canberra, Australia and spends her days writing funding submissions and drafting contracts (yawn!) so it's not surprising that after hours she climbs into colorful fictional worlds of her own creation. Sally believes that romance readers are always searching for intensity in their next favorite book - and it isn't always so easy to find. The Hating Game is her first novel.