The Hating Game
- A Novel
- By: Sally Thorne
- Narrated by: Katie Schorr
- Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
- Release date: 08-09-16
Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.
Nemesis (n.) 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.
Christina’s 4.5 Blush Review
ADORABLE. Absolutely lovely. The narrators voice was crisp and elegant sounding. Perfect for the heroine of this story. She narrated the entire story as it’s told in first person from the heroine’s point of view and even though there were times when she needed to read the hero’s dialogue, she refrained from the dreaded deep voice impersonation which I much appreciated. She was excellent and I would listen to another audible book she narrated in a heart beat.
This story was beyond cute. I could not stop listening to it. It was my first book by author Sally Thorne and I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up another one of her books today. The banter was witty, the writing was fresh and had so much underlying humor woven throughout. I loved the characters, even though it was hard to “like” the hero at times. Once you get to the crux of some of his issues, you understand him more and I was able to forgive him for some of his behavior. I adored the heroine, Lucy. She is slightly quirky and nerdy but completely lovely in everything that she does. I loved how these two interacted. I even laughed out loud a few times. HIGHLY recommend!