Book Review: The Hating Game

by Sally Thorne 

4 Stars 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is an engaging and entertaining romantic comedy that will keep you hooked until the end. Set in a contemporary office setting, the story revolves around Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman, two coworkers who share a fiery rivalry. Their constant banter, sizzling chemistry, and unexpected connection make for a captivating read.   


Thorne's writing style is witty and compelling, making the book a pleasure to dive into. The pacing of the story is excellent, with a balance of humour, romance, and character development. The author expertly builds tension and anticipation between Lucy and Joshua, gradually unravelling their layers and allowing their relationship to evolve naturally.   


One of the book's strengths is its ability to keep the reader engaged throughout. Some romantic comedies may suffer from predictable plots or lulls in momentum, but The Hating Game keeps a consistent level of excitement. There are no boring parts that detract from the overall enjoyment of the story. Thorne's skillful storytelling keeps the reader invested in Lucy and Joshua's journey, eagerly anticipating their every interaction.   


The chemistry between Lucy and Joshua is electric, sparking with every exchange and stolen glance. Their relationship develops gradually, a satisfying slow-burn romance. Thorne brings depth to both characters, exploring their pasts, fears, and vulnerabilities, making them relatable and endearing. The office environment is greatly portrayed, immersing the reader in the bustling workplace with its interesting coworkers and amusing office politics. The attention to detail brings the setting to life, enhancing the overall charm of the book.   


In conclusion, The Hating Game is a delightful and well-paced romantic comedy that will leave you with a smile on your face. It's a thoroughly enjoyable read, filled with humour, sizzling chemistry, and a satisfying romance. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a heartwarming and engaging love story. 


Reviewed by Javaria T. 

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