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The Hating Game - Review

By Sally Thorne

Time spent reading: 09.23.2021 - 09. 27.2021 - 5 days

⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)

Very similar to "The Spanish Love Deception" by Elena Armas, this was definitely something... The story itself is another basic office romance with, as you may have figured because of the name, a great "enemies to lovers" trope. Our main characters, Josh and Lucy are a weird (yet to be) couple, yes, they argue and bicker about each other but that's exactly what brought this story to life. Both of them are personal assistants or "secretaries" to two different bosses who run the same company. Their desks are front to front with each other and looking at your too hot to handle enemy all day, makes it hard to deny the tension, lets be honest.

I thought this was a cliche book at first and it was, don't get me wrong, but the unexpected plot behind mysterious Joshua made me come alive while reading it. Maybe his roughness and harshness is actually a clever way to hide the fact that he is incredibly shy, who knows? I do, because I've read it lol.

Also the way Lucy and Josh are exact opposites fit so well in the story, they are forced to find a "mid-ground territory" to communicate, which is by playing games with each other and in my opinion that is very kinky of them.

I recommend this to people who really enjoy slow burns, because it is really slow, but the plot is fantastic. Definitely not a book to read only for the romance.

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