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“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is a romantic comedy about two colleagues in a publishing house who share an intense rivalry. The novel follows their battle of wits as they compete for the same position and try to figure out if they can get along or if their animosity is too strong to overcome.

Plot Summary

The Hating Game follows Lucy Hutton, who works at a publishing house with her nemesis, Joshua Templeman. Despite their contentious relationship, they are both vying for the same promotion and must face off against each other in a battle of wits.

As they struggle to outmaneuver each other, they discover that there may be more to their rivalry than just work-related issues. They eventually realize that the feelings between them may be deeper than either of them would like to admit.

Writing Style

Sally Thorne’s writing style is lighthearted and humorous, with most of the book taking place in the office setting as Lucy and Joshua navigate their complicated relationship.

The dialogue between characters is witty, often humorous and often snarky as well – something readers will enjoy immensely when reading this book. In addition to the witty banter between characters, Thorne does an excellent job of creating suspenseful moments as well as heartfelt ones.


The two main characters in The Hating Game are Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman. Both characters are strong-willed and determined to get what they want – even if it means competing against one another in order to do so.

Despite their animosity towards each other, they eventually come to recognize that there may be more than just professional disdain between them which leads to an interesting dynamic throughout the novel.

In addition to these two characters, there are plenty of supporting characters that add depth and entertainment value as well.


Overall, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is a delightful romantic comedy that will definitely keep you entertained from start to finish with its witty banter and intriguing plotline.

While it has some predictable elements, it also has plenty of surprises in store for readers who stick with it until the very end – definitely worth reading!

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