Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Genre: Contemporary, Humour, Chick Lit

The Hating Game is a really good book to read if you need a bit of romcom in your life. After reading the blurb and the excellent reviews, I knew I had to give this a go. Sally Thorn is a new author for me and I will be reading more of her books in the future.

Lucy and Josh are the ultimate enemies. They both work in a company which was formed as a merger but the employees couldn’t be more different than each other. As with Lucy and Josh. From the moment they met they have done nothing but compete and throw insults at each other. They are both in a very interesting ‘hating game’ and as much tension as they cause each other, it’s hilarious.

This book is full on entertaining and gets your attention from the start. I laughed so much. It’s totally ridiculous in places but I freaking loved it. Lucy is probably one of the most entertaining characters I have ever met. Some of the things she does is what I wish I could do but that shit’s weird in real life. But still Lucy was sassy, fun and clever! I loved getting inside her head through this story.

I roll my head to the side and stare at him for the entire episode, watching the tense surgery scenes and ward conflicts reflected in his eyes.

“Am I bothering you?”

“No,” he replies absently. “I’m used to it.”

We are not normal.

Lucy and Josh’s romantic journey isn’t like your usual. They both are incredibly attracted to each other and they see the soft spots too, but having anything serious would mean compromising their careers and well they’ve already played too many games. They aren’t really a couple nor do they plan on it. But it’s the journey in between which was interesting to read about.

I want to know what’s going on in your brain. I want to juice your head like a lemon.

I loved getting to know Josh too. He’s not all what we initially see him as and not what he portrays himself to be. It’s not his fault he comes across as intense, it’s just who he is as a person. And I love that he wanted Lucy to understand that because he wasn’t your typical nice guy. He was himself. And I hated how not many people could accept him for who he was. Because he definitely had many great qualities.

Overall, a hilarious read. The quotes, the quirkiness of the book completely slayed me. I loved how ridiculous it was. If you’re looking for something to make you laugh and you share their sense of humour, I guarantee this will be amazing for you.

Danny smiles, and I nearly reel backward off my barstool. I’m so badly socialized I can barely converse with normal human beings. I want to be at home on my couch with all of the pillows piled on my head.

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