I'm chugging along with 2017 reading goal and I am 40% done with it! That's right I've read 6 books out of my goal of 15. (Read reviews: As Old As Time, Since You've Been Gone, Just One Day, Anna and the French Kiss) Recently I have been super into reading, the 45 minutes to an hour each day that I have set aside to read is a time that I look forward to, especially with this last book. So, without further ado let me tell you about what has been my favorite book so far this year.
The sixth book that I read this year was The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. This book followed the narrator, Lucy who is the executive assistant of the co-CEO of a large publishing house. She spends most of her day playing "games" like the Staring Games with other executive assistant, Josh. And she believes she knows one thing, she HATES Josh. But after the announcement of a potential promotion the two start being push together more often and Lucy starts to question just how much she really knows.
I discovered this book thanks to Gabby from gabbyreads on YouTube. In a few of her videos she raved about this book and since almost every other book I've discovered from her I loved I decided to give this one a shot. And I was hooked by the end of chapter two.
First is that I loved both the characters. Lucy was confused and self conscious about the changes in her relationship with Josh without be obnoxious. And Josh felt like a much more likable verison of Christian Grey from the widely popular book series Fifty Shades of Grey. He has his demons and was distant without having the slightly abusive feeling to him.
The romance was the perfect pace, the feelings at least from Lucy's side (the only side we truly get to see) felt natural. One of my favorite things about romance in books is when the moments between the two romantic leads give me butterflies. So many of the moments between Lucy and Josh gave me intense butterflies.
The one of the things about the book that I didn't like was the timeline and the pacing. It often felt like the interview for their big promotion was coming up quickly but then all the sudden it was still over a week away. I would often get confused by that. But if we're being honest I might have been missing reading the time line. If you have read the book or if you do let me know if this something you struggled with.
The other thing that I didn't really like was the ending. Yes, the book and the loose ends were tied up nicely but for me the moment fell pretty flat. Especially after so many of the moments throughout the novel gave me butterflies. I just didn't experience them in the last chapter and I feel like with this book I should have.
Overall on a scale of 1 to 5 I rated this books a 4.75. I highly recommend this book to just about anyone especially if you like contemporary romances.
Did you read the hating game? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments down below.
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