Book Review : The Hating Game

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Rated ❀❀❀❀/5
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: 08/09/16
Buy or Borrow: Buy

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Both are Co Executive Assistant to a publishing company Co Ceo and now must complete for a promotion. Lucy cannot understand Joshua’s joyless uptight attitude and he is baffled with her bright and always helpful attitude. As they both continue to play their games, they realize there is something building between them, but is that another game they’re playing? And who will come out victorious?

Looking for a cute, fast and easy to read RomCom? The Hating Game delivers. I enjoyed the banter between Lucy and Joshua, the games were fun to read through and interesting to see how they both soften towards each other.

I liked how it took placed within a publishing company, I’m a sucker for character who love and breathe books. The tension between Josh and Lucy was funny and felt very real as I read it. Their relationship evolved gradually and with the usual bumps and glides that an authentic one usually has. Love them.

Lucy was a semi-likeable character. I found her somewhat annoying in some scenes but she grew on me towards the end of the book as she became more assured of herself. Love a great character ARC. Makes the book feel more real and true.

Overall, The Hating Game was a sweet read and great debut for the author!

You can buy or Borrow, but totally recommend of you’re in the mood for a light read.

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ARC Book Review: Will Never Fade

Will Never Fade by Jenna Sutton

Pub Date: December 13, 2016
Genre: Romance

Will Never Fade is part of the Riley O’Brien & CO.***

Rated: ❀❀❀❀

**Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Candid characters with an unforgettable plot.

We’re shown how the main character, Phoebe, is trying to live a seclusive life after surviving one of the worst events in a person’s life. Her plan goes south once an ex lover, Garrett, re-enters her life and is making plans to stay forever.

Phoebe is well developed as a character who stays true to the struggle of the plot. Phoebe is relatable: she worries about the unknown and almost always let it get in her way of living life. I think many people can see a part of themselves in her.

I liked Garrett’s openness to lay all his cards on the table and show his intent pretty early on. We don’t get many male characters doing that. As much as I do like Garrett, he seemed too perfect. He wasn’t as fleshed out as Phoebe was and I think in the context of the plot, it made up for his 2D actions. I think some flaws would’ve made him more realistic.

I read through this novella very quickly because the writing is simple and direct. Though at times, I found it oversimplifying certain things. I enjoyed reading the novella and was educated on the matters the characters were going through. The chemistry between Phoebe and Garrett was top shelf hot, and I liked that it was well balanced throughout the whole novel because it didn’t overshadow the main story. Sutton took a serious plot, added heartache, love and for us to accepts the things that are out of our control.

A novella I’ll be reading again because its just that kind of work.

Happy Holidays,

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