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The Hating Game

 Author: Sally Thorne  Category: Romance  Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks  Published: August 9, 2016  Language: English  File Size: 1.7 MB  Tags: ContemporaryFictionHumornovelRomance |  Download PDF


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne explores the theme of Love and Hate.


It revolves around Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman, two executive assistants forced together when rival publishing companies merge, making their respective bosses co-CEOs. They spend their days antagonizing each other and verbally sparring.

Famous Quotes:

“Love and hate are visceral. Your stomach twists at the thought of that person.”

“Books were, and always would be, something a little magic and something to respect.”

“When you get so little of someone, you take what you can get.”

“This is the part of the dream where you smile, Josh.”

“And my niceness made it impossible to hate me?”

“But I want you for your mind, and your heart.”

“His smile is worth a thousand of anyone else’s.”

“It made no difference. I loved you the moment I saw you.”

“The world explodes apart as he begins to laugh.”

“The trick is to find that one person who can give it back as good as they can take it.”

“Here’s a fact. Hating someone is exhausting. Each pulse of blood in my veins takes me closer to death.”

“I have a theory, Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them.”

“Life has started to feel like one big chance to make each new little memory.”

“Both love and hate are mirror versions of the same game—and you have to win. Why? Your heart and your ego.”

“When I open my eyes again I have a new perspective. It’s Saturday evening and the sunset is making the wall at the foot of my bed a glorious honey-peach candle-glow.”

You’re addicted to making people hate you, so what a pair we are.”

“But I’m so tired of trying.”

Literary awards:

  • Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award (RT Award) for Mainstream Fiction (2016)
  •  Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Romance (2016)