The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
on August 9, 2016
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Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.2) A person’s undoing3) 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.

5 Well Deserved Stars ⭐️

I’m ashamed to say that this cover has put me off for ages.
Well to my detriment, I am an idiot for waiting so long to read this. It was phenomenal. Believe the hype because it’s real. If you are looking for a well written office romance with an enemy to lovers trope , look no further.

Both characters Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman were in a league of their own; and the banter between them was brilliant. This is a slow burn novel (which are my least favorite) but once we moved past the “hating” oh god the feels. It was fantastic to read how these two moved beyond all the animosity and childish pranks to a truce of epic proportions. At no point did I feel as if this story dragged with all the chemistry in the background. (less)