Posted in Quote Corner

Quote Corner #12: The Hating Game

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you’re all staying healthy and safe! ❤
Today I’m sharing some of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite adult romances, The Hating Game. It’s such a fun read, and these quotes are too!
Hope you enjoy! ❤


I want to know what’s going on in your brain. I want to juice your head like a lemon.

I have a theory. Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them. I’ve had a lot of time to compare love and hate, and these are my observations.
Love and hate are visceral. Your stomach twists at the thought of that person. The heart in your chest beats heavy and bright, nearly visible through your flesh and clothes. Your appetite and sleep are shredded. Every interaction spikes your blood with adrenaline, and you’re in the brink of fight or flight. Your body is barely under your control. You’re consumed, and it scares you.
Both love and hate are mirror versions of the same game – and you have to win. Why? Your heart and your ego. Trust me, I should know.

I love him so much it’s like a thread piercing me. Punching holes. Dragging through. Stitching love into me. I’ll never be able to untangle myself from this feeling. The color of love is surely this robin’s-egg blue.


I had so, so, SO much fun reading this book. A hate-to-love romance is without a doubt my very favourite trope ever. I will never, ever tire of reading books with a good enemies to lovers romance (so if you have any good recommendations, please send them my way)! The plot was fun, I adored the setting of the publishing company, the characters were great, the dialogue was well-done, and it was just an all-around good time. If you like a quick and fluffy rom-com style book, I would highly suggest giving this one a go in the near future!
I can hardly contain my excitement for the movie adaptation of the Hating Game to be released!! I hope it doesn’t disappoint!

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Posted in First Lines Fridays

First Lines Friday #5

Happy Friday!! I hope your week has treated you well and you are excited for the weekend. I know that I am! Today I’m bringing you another First Lines Friday. Happy reading! 😉


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

I have a theory. Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them. I’ve had a lot of time to compare love and hate, and these are my observations.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Friday #5”

Posted in Reviews

Review: The Hating Game

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Genre: Adult – Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 387
Publication Date: August 2016
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.
Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.
If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth-shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.
Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.


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Is The Hating Game on your to-read list?
Have you already read it? Which scene was your favourite? What did you think of the setting of a publishing company?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments!

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