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 prides herself on being loved by everyone at work – except for imposing, impeccably attired Joshua Templeman.
Trapped in a shared office, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, 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 promotion is on offer.
If Lucy wins, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she questioning herself? Maybe she doesn’t hate him. And just maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game . . .
Rating: Narration – B; Content – B+
If you’re part of the online romance community in even the smallest way, you are unlikely to have missed all the buzz about Sally Thorne’s début novel, The Hating Game, a flirty, funny and sexy Rom Com between two co-workers who are forced to share an office following the merger of the two publishing companies for which they work.
Lucinda – Lucy – Hutton and Joshua Templeman hated each other on sight. Or so they tell themselves. But unfortunately, their roles as executive assistants to the CEOs of Gamin Publishing and Bexley Publishing respectively, mean they spend their days in forced proximity, and have, over the past year, honed their verbal sniping and games of one-upmanship – some of them rather juvenile but nonetheless very funny – into an art form.
Lucy firmly identifies with the Gamin Publishing company, having an artistic, rather bohemian self-image, while she places Joshua firmly in the Bexley camp, rigid and boringly efficient, exemplified by the fact that he organises his shirts by the days of the week, wearing the same colour on a particular day. She’s well-liked, charming and helpful, where Josh is a bully whose fearsome scowls and bad temper are legendary.
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