Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are both assistants to the CEOs of rivaling publishing houses which have recently merged. Neither of their bosses agree on anything, and despite the need for the merger in order to keep both companies afloat, there is a definite rivalry between the two “sides” of the business. Lucy and Josh have to share the same office space and from day one bicker back and forth, always playing games with each other to see who can one-up the other. When a new position opens up which both of them are in line for, the competition heats up even more. What neither one of them wants to admit is that there is an underlying current developing which signals that is not the only thing heating up between them.
This really was an almost perfect execution of the enemies-to-lovers storyline. We got to see the evolution of their friendship and the characters themselves as they reluctantly revealed themselves to each other. There were a lot of humorous moments–very clever at times–and believable chemistry and a slow buildup which makes this genre especially fun to read. Great read with some high-five moments thrown in. I’ll be earmarking this author to see what she comes up with next.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Audio narrated by Katie Schorr