Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on August 9th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary
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Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman
Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.
Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.
If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.
Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
Feels in a gif:
I usually find it hard to express all my feels about a book in a singular gif but with The Hating Game, it was quite easy. Actual pic of me after I finished the book.
I haven’t read a rom-com I loved this much in years and I think The Hating Game encompasses everything I love about good rom-coms and a good romance. It made me feel so mushy and happy on the inside and I am glad that The Hating Game found its way into my life. This book has already received so much hype and so many people are already loving it so instead of doing a review review, I thought I’d list 5 quick reasons that might make you want to pick this book up.
1. Main characters that work in publishing *fist pumps*
2. A slow-burn hate-to-love romance. LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. There is enough chemistry in this book to set your body on fire.
3. Female MC who even though tries really hard to be nice to everyone, if you say shit about someone she loves, SHE WILL destroy you with her words.
4. Battle of the wits. What other battles are you looking for?
5. Rom-com in the veins of Kristan Higgins and many more amazing authors (Kristan Higgins is one of my favs so I am really serious about that comparison).
I cannot stop thinking about The Hating Game and really feeling the book-hangover because I want to read the book for the first time over and over again. SOMEONE GRANT ME MAGICAL POWERS that allow me to read books for the first time again. Or read it for the first time and share your feels with me.
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I just finished reading this book and thought it was pretty awesome too. I loved the chemistry between Josh and Lucy but my absolute favorite thing was that scene in the restaurant with Lucy and Josh’s Dad. She was a bad bitch that day. Haha. Love!
That scene in the restaurant is EVERYTHING
The comparison to Higgins has me sold…going to look into this one further!
This sounds like a perfect example of a book that ticks off all the boxes. A good rom-com might be just the change of pace I’ve been looking for!
WOOOO HOOO. I hope you like this one! 🙂
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this amazing novel. After devouring it, I was like; “I’ll take one Josh, please. Express order.” 😛 <3
I honestly found out about it after it had been out for a bit and I cannot believe it hadnt been on my radar earlier. Also, SAME. I’d like me a tall order of Josh 😉
Jolien @ The Fictional Reader
I definitely need to buy a copy of this. It sounds like everything I love in a romance book!
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
Awwww I just love the hate to love romances and this one sounds like it was done really well! and the Rom com when it comes to characters that works in publishing, yes please. It sounds like you LOOOVEd it Rashika, wonderful review!
YES!! I loved this one too. I just wanted to squish these two weirdos together. And yes to the battle of wits. It was so much fun to watch.
I need more books by Sally Thorne!!
Lovely review! I love a hate to love romance and I love a strong female MC. Will put this on my tbr list 😍