The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This book stole my day. It simply hijacked all the hours between the
moment I started reading and the one I finished it.
What’s so good about it, then?
Well, the out-of-this-world chemistry between Lucy and Joshua, for
starters. It was always there. When they were hating each other’s
guts. When they were teasing, arguing, ignoring, staring silently at
each other until one broke. When they finally kissed. The freaking sex that took the entire book to happen and made me so damn happy because that’s exactly how I like it.
This book was written for me. Seriously.
I feel like the author wrote this book for the romance fangirl in me
who loves this trope and loves to suffer with the unbearable chemistry between the leading characters for pages until they finally consummate their love.
Look, I’ve seen some reviewers saying there’s no plot here and all.
Yeah… the plot is super simple (it’s not non-existent… it is there,
but it’s simple). This book is exactly what it tells you it is on the
blurb: a romance story between two people who hate each other (but not really) and have to work with each other, then end up figuring out they actually love each other.
There’s the whole “we’re competing for the same promotion” storyline, but let’s all agree that it was handled all that well and it was only there to create more tension, and move on with it. Why? Because the rest of the book is awesome. Because the romance is awesome, and this is a romance book. Because the story is SEXY AF!!!!!
Anyway… I loved it.
I wanted more of it.
I was definitely not ready for it to be over.
But I liked how funny this book was. I normally gravitate toward
heavy, angsty romance stories, but it felt good to read something
light and fun. Something that made me laugh. Something that made me sigh when it was over and want to hug my Kindle.
After waiting for what felt like ages to read this, I can honestly say
it was worth it. This was a fantastic read and everything I needed it
Guest review contributed by U.S. – Brazil Book Review. As a book review diplomat of sorts, this blogger reviews books in English and Portuguese. If there’s romance in the book, she’s probably loving it.