The Hating Game - Sally Thorne

The Hating Game

By Sally Thorne

  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 337 Ratings


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.


  • Made me fall in love with books again.

    By Danielle7716
    I suffer from nighttime anxiety and wanted something light hearted to steer my mind free of worry. This book has me HOOKED! It’s an easy read and has me wanting more! I absolutely love this. Hope they turn it into a movie!
  • Love

    By apaige98
    I found this book on some random reading list and I am so glad I did. This book was so good and really sucked you in wanting to see what would happen next. I love the story and the humor and the bickering between the two and just everything about Lucy and Josh! I have already reread this book a couple of times because it’s that good!! A must read for sure.
  • Favorite romance novel of all time

    By Paoemma
    I adore this book. If you can only read one romantic novel in your whole life make it sure is this one. You won’t regret it.
  • Beautiful

    By Airedales4ever
    This book is beautiful. Also funny as hell.
  • Delightful & Easy Read

    By Ashley Zavislak
    Don’t start this book unless you have the time to finish it because you won’t want to put it down. It’s a delightful read that hooks you and keeps you entertained.
  • Fantastic!

    By FlynnPerry
    It’s one that I’ve reread twice!
  • Entertaining and funny

    By W Buckshot
    I really enjoyed this book. The writing really reminded me of Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones Diary, etc). An easy read with enjoyable characters.
  • Fun Read!

    By seansmith1993
    Not so predictable, that it over in the first chapter. Fun summer feel good read!
  • Smart, funny, achingly romantic

    By Reg4luv
    Loved this book for it’s wit, dialogue, pacing and sense of genuine emotion sans any telltale sap.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Crazy quickdraw
    Loved this book. Easy read. Couldn’t stop reading it because I needed to see what happened next. Josh and Lucy are like Ross and Rachel....the stuff that keeps you reading and wanting more. I was sad to get to the end.