The Hating Game

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Sally Thorne
Jan 5, 2022

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is a romantic realistic fiction novel following the story of two coworkers who are enemies. The coworkers Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are assistants to the co-CEOs that run a publishing company. The publishing company was established when the Gamin and Bexley publishing companies merged. Each company had a set way of doing business and even after the merger, the employees don’t get along and often keep to themselves. The same is true for Lucy and Joshua who always get on each other’s nerves. Lucy is happy, upbeat, and likable, while Josh is uptight, collected, and feared. The two seem to be complete opposites and now that they are fighting for the same promotion their hate for each other begins to change. Lucy and Joshua may not be the mortal enemies they used to think they were.

This novel is a fun read that follows the enemies to lovers trope. I enjoyed reading this because the author kept me engaged with her well thought-out storyline. My only complaints about this book are that it starts slow and the plot is predictable. However, once I got past the first seventy pages, I could barely put the book down. In addition, there are a couple of unexpected plot twists that kept me interested to the very end. I would recommend this book to older readers who can handle adult topics and like romance novels.

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