Hey you guys. I read recently that Romantic Comedy novels are making a comeback. Yay! I love Romantic Comedies. No big surprise, since I’ve written a few of my own. I just finished reading one that I absolutely LOVED. It’s called THE HATING GAME, and the author is an Australian writer by the name of Sally Thorne. Don’t judge this book by its (terrible) cover. THE HATING GAME is not the same old Rom Com. It’s almost totally character-driven, and what engaging characters they are! I loved Lucy and Joshua. They’re funny, witty, smart, complex, sexy, and fun, and their story is all of those things too. The novel is written entirely in Lucy’s point of view. There’s a lot of dialogue going on throughout between Lucy and Joshua, and listening to their banter put a smile on my face. And can’t we all use a smile? Seriously, I think that’s just what’s needed during these turbulent times — books like this that are light-hearted and irresistible. At times, I felt like I was reading an updated version of the old Hepburn-Tracy movies.
As you can probably tell, I’m not great at writing reviews so I’ll just sum it up by saying that Lucy and Joshua are co-workers who’ve invented an assortment of games they play to try to one-up each other. Lucy hates Joshua, and the feeling is mutual. (Or so she thinks.) If you want to know more, go here and read the reviews. This book kept me awake at night turning pages and trying not to laugh and wake up my husband. I like sleep, so that’s saying a LOT about this book. BONUS: It’s going to be a movie starring Lucy Hale and Robbie Arnell!
In other news… I’ve hired a cover designer for the new versions of my own Romantic Comedies that I’m re-releasing in the coming months. Stay tuned — I’m going to be asking for opinions about some things and also doing a giveaway!