Wowed by The Hating Game




The Hating Game. Wow. This book is another rare example that the hype is warranted.


Lucy and Joshua work together in a publishing agency in the same position for two different co-CEOs. They don’t like each other and you read all the passive aggressive antics these two people do to each other when they both are vying for the same promotion in the company. But the hatred between the two gets to a point where they realize that they actually like each other, possibly even deeper than that when one of them gets sick and the other finds themself taking care of the other.


This was a perfect enemies-to-lovers novel. The tension between Lucy and Joshua was just enough to know that these two are meant to be together.


There isn’t too much I can write that will give too much away, but the things Joshua ends up doing for Lucy shoots him high up on my book boyfriend list! I loved the slow burn pace of the book and I especially loved how Joshua supports Lucy when she doesn’t even realize it.


Additionally, as with all audiobooks for myself, the narrator could make or break a book for me and this one was amazing.


Overall, I have been missing out on reading this one sooner. The witty banter brought me laughter and I really hope the movie will be just as good as the book!

Book Description


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.