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The Hating Game - by Sally Thorne (Paperback)

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"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 ... 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"--Page 4 of cover.



Book Synopsis



Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture!

USA Today Bestseller

Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a 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.



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Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problems 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 that they're 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.



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"A breezy tale perfect for a day at the beach, this one's a real winner."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Romantic comedy is harder than it looks. ...[The Hating Game's] sharp, sexy... candy-like in the best way...it's a very good quality romantic comedy."--NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour

"'Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love, ' says Lucy Hutton, who can't stand fellow executive assistant Joshua. There's only one place this could go...but it's good fun getting there."--People

"A brilliant, biting, hilarious new voice. THE HATING GAME will take the rom-com world by storm. One of the best I've read, ever."--Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

"An addictive, dazzling debut. The Hating Game is bursting at the seams with love (and hate) and heart."--Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

"Be prepared to play the Charming Game with Sally Thorne. The irrepressible Lucy and her starchy, growly counterpart Joshua will win you over from the opening page."--Jane Litte, Dear Author

"Deliciously fun and super sexy, Sally Thorne's The Hating Game stole my life for two days. I couldn't put it down until Lucy and Josh's all-consuming hateship changed into a tentative friendship and then a juicy, tender, adorable love."--Valerie Frankel, bestselling author of Four of a Kind

"Funny, smart, fresh, and thoroughly enjoyable from the first delicious page to the last. I highly recommend."--Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

"If your reading catnip includes dialogue that crackles, cranky heroes with hidden depths, and vivid, self-assured heroines who take exactly zero crap from said hero, find yourself a copy of this book immediately."--Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

"Sally Thorne satisfies hearts longing for laughter in their love stories....Their battle of wits is tremendously fun - acerbic and sexy and filled with tension. The result is a wicked, witty romance that will capture readers' hearts long before Joshua manages to capture Lucy's."--Sarah MacLean, Washington Post

"Some of you might have traveled to the beach for the sole purpose of escaping the office, but we think this funny and romantic workplace comedy just might change your mind.... we know you'll find their story entertaining and sexy."--Bookish

"Thorne is a strong writer and one to watch. Her debut will have readers rooting for both Lucy and Joshua in whatever games they play."--Library Journal
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Sally Thorne
Language: English
Street Date: August 31, 2021
TCIN: 51289276
UPC: 9780062439598
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-7590
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
71% would recommend
7 recommendations

Good book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
becca - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Good read! Recommend to all my friends.
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Terrible

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Karen - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Would not recommend this book. The book is called “The Hating Game” but by chapter 5 Lucy was already having explicit dreams about Joshua. Would have been better to make it more of a slow burn so the plot would fit the title.
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Robins egg blue ;)

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Evelin - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Read it online, loved it so much I had to buy it
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Simply The Best!

5 out of 5 stars
riley - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Hands down the best enemies to lovers contemporary romance. Definitely lives up to the hype!
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Buy it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Booklover7 - 3 years ago
This was a very well written, funny, overall excellent read. So good I’m buying all her books. Seriously good.
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Great enemies to lovers romance

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jillian - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I really enjoy this enemies to lovers romance! The banter between the two main characters is top-tier and I loved the growth in the characters throughout the book. Highly recommend
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Don't waste your money!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Jean - 3 years ago
This book is about 2 coworkers who hate each other but end up falling in love with each other. The thing about me is that I LOVE the haters-to-lovers trope. However, I hated this book! I don’t understand why this book has such good ratings on Goodreads. I didn’t even finish this book because the first 30 pages was just all monologue of the main characters’ banter. Where is the variety? Is there anything else these 2 characters do at work than just mess with each other? Anyway, save your money and spend it on other great romance books out there!
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Not recommended for younger readers.

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rottgrl88 - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
I'm glad that I picked this book up. This was my first novel by this author. I really enjoyed the story and the male character, Joshua Templeman. He was great and swoon-worthy. I felt he was the perfect hate-to-love book boyfriend character. The relationship that he had with Lucinda Hutton was nice. I wasn't a huge fan of the character Lucinda though. I felt she was very clingy and whiny at times. However, the way their relationship developed throughout the story was done well. I will say that this book's genre is listed as Adult Fiction But I would consider it more towards New Adult. I wouldn't recommend it for younger readers. I would be interested in trying something else by this author.
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