The Hating Game - Sally Thorne

The Hating Game

By Sally Thorne

  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 204 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.


  • 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.
  • My all-time favorite

    By nyneda
    The tension is off-the-charts, the dialogue hilarious, and the story enrapturing. I’ve read and re-read this book at least four times. When’s the movie coming out??
  • Heartwarming gem

    By Ciciken
    Charming voice and believable characters. What a rarity in this genre!

    By amc_6
    What a sweet book! I was pleasantly surprised by the funny camaraderie between Lucy and Josh. The ending is perfect and I absolutely would read this 29448292025848 more times if I could!
  • Best romantic book!

    By Andyluz
    Loved this book!!!
  • The Review Game

    By JheirJ95
    What a great read! Absolutely loved every second of it! I stayed up till 6am reading it when I first started. Simply could not put it down. The characters, Josh and Lucy, complete opposites, are so lovable it almost hurts. Their dynamic is so fun to read I wish the book was longer (or had a sequel!). I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a breathlessly exciting romance.