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The Hating Game by Sally  Thorne
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bookshelves: adult, aussie-authors, read-2019, contemporary

I read this purely because it's always all over my Goodreads feed. So. 👀 Bloggers, pls know you are influential. And I was also pleasantly surprised to find this is an Aussie author! Anyhow, adult romcom isn't my fave genre but I do have some ones I like in it, so I wanted to try more. I really really loved the last 150pgs (especially at the wedding OH BOY frictionnnnn) and the tiny peppery girl vs the shy stony guy is definitely a trope I enjoy. Also Josh merged into a sort of Mr. Darcy. Lucy went from, "Oh he's such an emotionless asshole" to "oH HE'S SHYYYY" and it's adorable. And it just ticked off so many romcom tropes: hate to love, there's-only-one-bed, fake-girlfriend, he-cares-for-her-when-she's-sick, etc etc. (The only thing that didn't work for me was honestly the writing style? I felt disjointed with it. And I was uncomfortable with how much Lucy, at 5ft, got manhandled and infantilised, especially when it was nonconsensual.)

But these two are hatefully adorable. 😌
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Reading Progress

August 8, 2019 – Started Reading
August 8, 2019 – Shelved
August 8, 2019 – Shelved as: adult
August 8, 2019 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
August 8, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
August 8, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
August 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Leigh Kramer I loved this one! So glad you enjoyed it.

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