“The trick is to find that one person who can give it back as good as they can take it.”– The Hating Game
As die-hard fans of the haters-to-lovers (see our Goodreads shelf here) and friends-to-lovers tropes, Sally Thorne has a way of capturing our hearts with her steamy romantic reads. We couldn’t think of a more fitting author to start our Author of the Month review journey than with the works of Ms Thorne.
While she’s has only released two novels as yet with The Hating Game and 99% Mine – we’re constantly hoping and praying for more! Our love of strong female characters, emotional stories and hot-as-hell male characters make Thorne’s books the ultimate package deal.
The Hating Game marked our first romance by Ms Thorne and we were immediately hooked. There was just something about the honest, witty and almost rude nature of the main characters that quickly gained our attention and prayers for the coveted happily ever after (we’re romantic saps at heart!). What’s not to love about a sharp, witty and passionate romance showcasing individuals slowly falling in lust, and eventual love, with one another? Nothing.
“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.”– The Hating Game
Well, maybe one thing. 99% Mine. This best friends to lovers trope romance was a win in our book! Sally Thorne’s skill in portraying emotionally vulnerable, yet strong, characters was enough to steal our interest and hours of our life (which we 100% don’t regret).
“There’s still one solid-gold good man left out there. He’s the high-tide mark in a world of inch-deep puddles.”– Darcy, 99% Mine.
Thorne’s diversity in the haters-to-lovers and friends-to-lovers tropes makes her relatable to a wide range of readers, as well as successfully managing to win our hearts with slow-burn romances that turns the heat up to a thousand. We’re committed fans and hope that after this month, you will be too!