Published August 9th 2016 by William Morrow
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.
My ThoughtsWhat a treat! Sexy, fun, full of witty banter... I must have eaten a couple pounds of chocolate while reading this book! That's my signature indulgence move... eating chocolate while reading something I'm falling hard for.
In The Hating Game, we get the pleasure of meeting Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman who happen to be rival co-workers that sit across from each other as executive assistants to their respective co-CEOs. It all started when their publishing companies merged into one, and these two opposites have been engaging in a battle of wills from the very start. However, the game gets even more intense when a position becomes available and Lucy and Josh become the main contenders. All bets are off and every man… and woman for him/herself.
The Hating Game quickly caught my attention as I kept seeing it pop up on my feed. The numerous raving reviews from my fellow readers were spot on. This novel had all the right elements to keep me engaged. Fun dialogue, loveable characters, on-going yet light drama… Great mix of everything I enjoy in a contemporary romance.
Lucy and Josh have the best chemistry from start to finish. They will surely land as one of my fave fictional couples this year. I don't think I've had one in a while!