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The Hating Game: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sally Thorne

Narrated By: Katie Schorr

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: August 2016

Duration: 11 hours 31 minutes


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 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 forty (ok, fifty or sixty) 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.


  • Catherine F.

    Cute. Light hearted. Got a little over the endless references to how tiny, short, and quirky the protagonist is, and how tall the antagonist. It felt like a kink thing, which I didn't care for personally. Aside from that it was enjoyable. I'd recommend it if you like a scheming 'enemies to lovers' trope.

  • Robyn F

    It took awhile for me to hooked but was driving a long distance so I persisted. As the book progressed more into relationships and less in the thoughts of the main character, I began to enjoy it. I liked the characters, the narrator and the way their relationship developed.

  • Camryn Julie P

    This was a sweet story. It surprised me that I liked it a lot, more then I thought I would before reading it!

  • Janie T

    This was an incredibly good read. The characters were both believable and lovable. You'll be hooked from the beginning.

  • Laurel-Manette W

    Absolutely LOVED it! Wanted more when it was over- dying for a sequel!!! So romantic, sexy, and fun. Would read more from the author and narrator in a heartbeat!

  • Alice R

    Fun, light, sexy Enjoyed reading this because it was a happy book. 4.5 star

  • Stephen W

    Absolutely love this book. It's a great, easy read, and very funny at times!

  • Tammy N

    I really loved this book. It was one of my favorites.

  • Lyndsey F

    I couldn't stop listening! I loved it!

  • Cathrena Samodurov

    This is a fun book that made me laugh out loud. The narrator was excellent.