The Hating Game

Sally Thorne. Morrow, $14.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-243959-8
Since the day Lucy Hutton began sharing an office at her publishing company with Joshua Templeman, he’s been the bane of her existence. Every day is a constant parade of one-upmanship and mind games. Now there’s a huge promotion on the line, and they’re both up for it. Lucy knows she couldn’t keep working there if Joshua winds up becoming her boss, so she pours everything she has into a project to dazzle her superior—but at the same time, she’s suddenly gotten to know Joshua on a new level, and she’s realizing very quickly that the lines between attraction and hatred are not as clear as she thought. After they acknowledge the heat between them and begin to do something about it, Lucy’s paranoia sets in: is Joshua stringing her along in hopes that he’ll gain the upper hand and the promotion? The denouement feels slightly off, and though Lucy and Joshua initially have chemistry to spare, the resolution of their story is a little bit too neat. Still, Thorne is skilled at creating Hepburn-and-Tracy-esque banter and an appealing heroine. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/06/2016
Release date: 08/01/2016
Genre: Fiction
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