Yesterday I listed my top 10 picks for Summer/Beach reads and I gave a quote from one of my favorites, The Hating Game. There are so many lines in this one that made me chuckle (and swoon). It got me thinking it would be the perfect choice for a Favorite Quote Friday!
As I mentioned yesterday, Lucy and Josh work together. They are competing for the same promotion. And they take hating each other to a whole new level. It’s an art form. A game. The Hating Game.
Guys, the chemistry between these two is electric… even when they’re arguing. Especially when they’re arguing? It could set your pages on fire so better to read on an ereader…
Here are some of my favorite lines from The Hating Game:
“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.
Love and hate are visceral. Your stomach twists at the thought of that person. The heart in your chest beats heavy and bright, nearly visible through your flesh and clothes. Your appetite and sleep are shredded. Every interaction spikes your blood with adrenaline, and you’re in the brink of fight or flight. Your body is barely under your control. You’re consumed, and it scares you.
Both love and hate are mirror versions of the same game – and you have to win. Why? Your heart and your ego. Trust me, I should know.”
I make a Jeopardy! Buzzer sound. “‘Who is Joshua Templeman?”
“It’s a corporate truth universally acknowledged that workers would rather eat rat skeletons than participate in group activities.”
“What are you imagining? Your expression is filthy.”
“Strangling you. Bare hands.” I can barely get the words out. I’m huskier than a phone-sex operator after a double shift.
“So that’s your kink.” His eyes are going dark.
“Only where you’re concerned.”
Both his eyebrows ratchet up, and he opens his mouth as his eyes go completely black, but he does not seem to be able to say a word.
It is wonderful.
“I always thought you’d live underground somewhere, near the earth’s core.”…
“Uncle Satan didn’t have any apartments available in my price range.”
And finally, the sigh-inducing:
“I hope it’s not too forward of me to say, but your eyes are incredible, Lucy. I die when you blink.”