Book Review | The Hating Game : a novel by Sally Thorne

the hating game book coverSally Thorne’s first novel, The Hating Game, focuses on two rival coworkers at a publishing company. As executive assistants sharing an office, Joshua and Lucy fill the day with mini-competition games they’ve devised. When a promotion is posted, the ultimate competition between them begins. As the book goes on, Lucy and Josh get to know each other better and see that there may be more between them than just their spiteful and competitive natures.

There is no shortage of reviews for this title. The cover does not do this book justice, it is more meaty than just a romantic comedy. Contrary to other reviewers, the book grabbed my attention from the beginning and kept it throughout. There were some obvious things that the female protagonist strangely did not pick up on, but the story flows well and does a solid job of describing how turbulent falling in love can feel. Thorne also weaves in a few steamy scenes that fit with the plot. This is a great literary debut and I would certainly look for Thorne’s upcoming titles. There is an ebook available or you can check it out from a library near you.

I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author/publisher for participating in the giveaway.


About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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