The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

This started with the promise of exploring the duality of love and hate and I was intrigued and excited to read on.

The imagery of strawberries running through this novel are fun and very unique. What was not so unique however were the traditional gender roles played out by the lead cisgender characters. It was hard to read in places because it reminded me of a typical ‘he’s a bastard but he loves me’ narrative and it turned me off.

A lot of this is my fault, I didn’t read reviews before buying this book and if I did I would have realised that it wouldn’t have interested me too much.

Not to put this book down too much though, it is a very easy read, it’s funny and I do believe a lot of people will like this book if a bit of smut and cute relationships is for you.

Thanks for reading,

Charlon ♦︎

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