Bestsellers · chick-lit · romance

The Hating Game – Sally Thorne ★★★★

Blurb; Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.

If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game. ​​

My Review; This is one I chose to buddy read with Mel from Melanie’s Reads. A huge Tik Tok book apparently and recently adapted into a film which I have not yet seen but Mel has so she can compare the two. Now I’m not going to lie this book took me a while to get into and the long chapters put me off, but I kept going with it and I am so glad I did, I ended up loving it! It’s a real back and forth yo-yo of a book torn between loving and hating each other in a small confined office and it also includes the one bed trope. So has a bit of everything in it really. But a great ending. Loved both the main characters, they can both give it and take it but underneath they’re secretly inlove aren’t they? They have to be.

I cannot wait to watch the film now so I can compare the two. I awarded four stars and would highly recommend. I realise I’m probably late reading this one and the hype has past. But brilliant book. Few sex scenes included for you smut lovers.

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