The Hating Game

A Novel

    • 4.5 • 4.1K Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

Now a movie starring Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell, USA Today bestselling author Sally Thorne’s hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
August 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow Paperbacks
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

RissaF89 ,

I don’t give five stars often

When this book was all over social a while ago, I kind of ignored it. I’d been burned by bookstagram before and I wasn’t ready to believe this book was everything it was cracked up to be.
Fast forward to earlier this year when I see the hating game on Hulu. I watched it and absolutely loved it. I loved Josh and Lucy and I wanted more of them. But reading the book when you know how it ends is hard so I put it off again. I know. You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now.
So a couple days ago I bought the ebook. I finished it in record time (would have been sooner if sleep and taking care of my family weren’t a thing) and it was so much better than I could have imagined. It’s longer more drawn out. The author knows how to build and build and BUILD sexual tension. My goodness. It was amazing.
And it differs from the films enough that it kept me guessing. I saw someone write in a review skip the book and watch the movie. Gonna go out on a limb and say that’s because this book doesn’t follow the traditional beats of a romance. That’s one of the things I truly loved about it. The film did well but it falls into those predictable beats.

brdlf ,

Super cute!!!

I absolutely loved this book. It’s definitely worth a read!

Icee890 ,

It was an okay read

It was light hearted, and enjoyable to read. However the plot started to just kind of fall off in the end, but wasn’t too bad.

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