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The Hating Game

The Hating Game

2016 . Fiction, World Literature, Humorous, Romance . Sally Thorne

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The Hating Game

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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.

Year:

2016

Language:

English

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Pages:

384

ISBN:

006243960X (ISBN13: 9780062439604)

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Reviews

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laura santos

11 months ago

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JOSHUA AND LUCY ARE MY EVERYTHING. An office romance enemies to lovers and the best thing is that, they are enemies untill.the.end. Like, literally. This book is incredible, I just love them.

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Kathryn Roitz

12 months ago

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This started off as a lovely, tension filled, hate-to-love romcom, but once the tension resolved, it stopped being fun and was just neurotic mania and misunderstandings. Not mad I read it, but I probably won't reread.

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Chrystalyn Kernell

7 months ago

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It was really good but overhyped in my opinion. I liked the writing style and the pacing.

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mila <3

9 months ago

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SUCH A GREAT BOOK!! I would give it 10/10 but in the beginning it was a little hard for me to read, because it was mainly her describing work life. Lucy annoyed me sometimes, loved her anyway. The tension and the characters were amazing tho!! Loved the writing style as well! Definitely recommend to romance lovers ;)

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Anna Cario

11 months ago

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My sister told me to read this book years ago and I can’t believe it took so long I am obsessed with it

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Bianca Oprea

1 month ago

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it was ok. in the first pages lucy was a pick me girl but in the end it was worth it

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lottie

1 month ago

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short cake here short cake there… i wish i were lucy and could have someone like joshua to fall in love with me im so pathetic

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Lola-Rose Boxley

3 months ago

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I really wanted to enjoy this book and for some of it I did however certain things made me cringe like her unnecessary obsession with smurfs. I also think that it could’ve been written more descriptively because I had no idea of what the scenery was.

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Charlotte Barron

3 months ago

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A fantastic cheesy rom com! I really enjoyed the love story of these two characters. It had so many cliche and was cringe in some parts but I enjoyed every page of this book. It could’ve done with some of the cringe but the story makes up for it.

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chanade cooney

3 months ago

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This is a better version of the Spanish Love Deception and the tension between them was stronger. The office romance is beautiful!

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Rosejam

3 months ago

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A very easy, lighthearted novel to read. It’s comedic and sweet

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Sana Asher

3 months ago

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I discovered this via Bookstagram & I’m really glad I did! This is my new favourite!! Enemies to lovers >>> At the beginning it’s really hard to tell whether either of them are even attracted to each other but the slow burn was so worth it! The small thing that kinda gave it away to me that Joshua might have feelings for Lucy was he marks some symbols in his planner and Lucy picks up on that. THAT WAS KINDA CUTE NGL… When Josh revealed what those symbols actually were let me tell you I loved it! It was just so cute!

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Kimberley Sebborn

3 months ago

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Unfortunately this one didn’t live up to the hype for me

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Emily Woosey

4 months ago

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I have no words for how much I enjoyed this. I actually stopped my uni work for a day just to sit and binge it because I couldn’t stop thinking about it whenever I tried to get anything done. You know exactly what this book is purely because of the romcom genre - it’s the perfect enemy’s to lovers trope and I can’t fault it. I loved Lucy and Josh and I would happily read more - I don’t think it was long enough. But that’s my problem with all romcoms you never get to see the after. (if anyone has any recommendations for this please let me know!) I think this has knocked The Flatshare from my top position of favourite romcom - and I actually might read it again! As soon as I finished I ordered another book by Sally Thorne and I can’t wait for it to arrive. If this is on your shelf read it straight away but be prepared to et nothing done until it’s finished. If you don’t have it buy it - honestly!

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Beatriz Koganezawa

4 months ago

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There were moments I thought were cute? Yes. However, I just couldn’t help but feel like these characters were two dimensional with two physical features that double into personality traits (like the fact that Lucy is “small and cute” being said time and time again like they were her only traits). I also didn’t like a specific quote in the book where Lucy thinks “isn’t being desired by his body every man’s dream?” And I mean…. No?? Besides, I understand the rivalry to get the job position, but the fact that she started strongly disliking him just because he didn’t smile when she did was just absolutely dumb. Hated how Lucy kept trying to convince Josh to sleep with her when he explicitly told her he wanted to wait because he wanted it to be special. Was excited to read it, but unfortunately couldn’t really enjoy it

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Abbie Holmes

4 months ago

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It's a good romance but it's not enemies-to-lovers it's rivals-to-lovers.

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Silvia Kercheva

4 months ago

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Great book! Made me smile. :) Some plot twists were kind of predictable.

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Wong Angela

4 months ago

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Love this book! Saw people saying this was underwhelming but I really love this book! I feel like the characters were well written and I really adore them. I would hate to see if they're not together

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Scar Ces

6 months ago

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Its mediocre book was kinda boring at the beginning but it got better

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will Bradley

7 months ago

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A very enjoyable read with palpable tension which leaves you rotting for the characters happiness

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Jorjena Paris

7 months ago

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This was amazing! It was hilarious I was in love with Josh and Lucy! :)

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Krysten Joy Espinosa

8 months ago

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The blueprint of my contemporary romance addiction. I love the build-up and the tension and just everything.

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pastelz jimin

10 months ago

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LOVE THIS STORY AND THE TENSION!!!

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Samantha medina piter

1 year ago

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The tension, the romance, absolutely beautiful.

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Jade Smith

2 months ago

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The writing felt a bit off at times tbh.

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Shaunna Ferguson

3 months ago

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I did not like this book

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katie anderson

4 months ago

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can't get the blue walls oUT MY HEAD

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Emily O'Brien

6 months ago

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It is really good. Lots of fun

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Nathalia Frangiosi

6 months ago

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BEST ROMANCE OF 2021!!!!

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Jessica Lyck

9 months ago

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Everything about it was perfect!

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