The Hating Game
by Sally Thorne
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Hot)
Paperback: 384 Pages
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 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.
My Sort-of Review
Since this book doesn’t fall into my normal “Sweet Romance” category, I’m not going to review it and tell you all to go read it. However, I loved it. Lucy and Josh are two of my favorite characters.
It has a lot of language. It would never get a pg-13 rating with the number of F-words this book contains. It also has some scenes.
Ok now onto the fun parts. Because so many of my fellow bloggers have read the book, I wanted to post this. My Friend, Mary, and I recently finished this book.We talked about it and loved it together. Then she sent me the two perfect songs for each character.
Lucy Hutton– Gorgeous by Taylor Swift (oh! did I mention that Taylor came out with a new song? And I LOVE IT!)
*The I hate you, but I love you, but I seriously hate you, but no really, you’re so HOT!
Joshua Templeman– I Like Me Better by Lauv
*The tall, dark, handsome, brooding, man who probably hates Lucy. But who knows.
What do you think? Do you agree with the song choices or have other suggestions?