The Hating Game

The Hating GameThe Hating Game by Sally Thorne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it!

The Hating Game came recommended by one of my favourite authors. It didn't disappoint. The whole book is an offbeat version of a HATE TO LOVE romance trope with laugh-out-loud funny, quirky and at times downright bizarre dialog that works beautifully.

The book features Josh and Lucy in a Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennet pairing. Unlike Pride and Prejudice there is little noise from secondary characters. The Hating Game is a story crammed full of delicious awkwardness.

The part I enjoyed least: The "family" scenes were predictable and mostly unbelievable. The one relationship that defines Josh's character didn't work for me and should have been a deal breaker. It wasn't. Because this book is not about the plot. It's about...

The part I loved most: The buildup. I'm a sucker for a good buildup and this book had 80%. That's right. Eight zero. I still have this huge grin on my face, because the buildup, guys, it's so worth it.

Austen fans get ready to swoon.

Note of warning: If a book keeps me up way past my bedtime I forgive a lot when it comes to weak plot lines and potentially offensive language. Check out some of the one and two star reviews to see if any of your pet peeves are buried in the book.

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