First Line Fridays: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne was one of those books that I loved when I first read it. This romantic comedy was such a lot of fun to read: there were moments when I could not help but laugh out loud.

“I have a theory. Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them. I’ve had a lot of time to compare love and hate, and these are my observations.”

Sally Thorne The Hating Game (2016, Harper Collins)

I haven’t re-read this story yet – but this novel is one of those stories that I will enjoy, I am sure, with the second reading.

Would you read The Hating Game?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Books and her One Line Friday challenge.)

26 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

  1. I often wonder if there is such a thing as women’s fiction. Your typical rugby player can get great enjoyment from a soppy romance, even though convention means he doesn’t want to be seen dead reading it. By the same token, women like a gritty action story when in the mood for one. So, yes, I certainly would give it a spin!

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  2. I loved this story!! It was hilarious and sweet all at the same time 🙏 I haven’t re-read it yet though. I’m a bit afraid that I’ll not turn out as well the second time around 😂 Jen


  3. My first lines are from Undercover Twin by Heather Woodhaven

    Audrey Clark adjusted her crossbody bag as she stepped out, under the cover of stars. The atmosphere matched her mood, dark and uncomfortable


  4. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from A Christmas Haven by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall. It’s a great Christmas novella that I am thoroughly enjoying. I’m currently on chapter 17, so I will share the first line from there.

    “The sun hung low on the horizon as Arlen released twenty-four cows from the milking parlor into the pasture.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!


  5. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared from Something Needs to Change by David Platt. Right now I’m about to start The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey so I’ll share the first line from that here: “Fire ripped through Finn’s right shoulder, ricocheting down his arm.” Hope you have a great weekend!


  6. Happy Friday! My first line(s) is from “I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore!” by Dianne Barker:

    “Weddings make me laugh. It’s that pledge to the spouse, “All my worldly good I thee endow.” If my husband had only known!”


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