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.
I had never read chicklit/adult contemporary before picking up The Hating Game but I'd heard so many people raving about it I decided to give it a go and I am so glad I did I was only a few pages in and I was hooked. It was such a fun read and one I throughly enjoyed!
I loved reading from Lucy's perspective. She was such a quirky cute character. There were times when she came across a bit childish but for the most part I found her to be a very entertaining main character.
I loved Josh too. He was not what I was expecting when I picked this book up. He was such a sweetheart. He did start to become a bit possessive and protective later in the book which I wasn't a fan of though.
The romance was so much fun to read. I love the enemies to lovers trope so when I heard that's what this book was I was so excited. Sally Thorne did an excellent job taking a trope that is always used and made it into something so much fun. There was so much angst and build up I loved it! I was getting so impatient reading because tension was there I was just waiting for the two to realise they loved each other. I was so invested in their relationship.
There wasn't much of a plot with it being a romance but the plot that was there was very predictable. I knew when there was going to be drama and why before it happened.
The Hating Game was so addicting it was ridiculous, I didn't want to go to bed I wanted to keep reading. I had the best time with this boo and will for sure be picking up more books like it in the future! This was an excellent introduction to the genre!
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