I am a sucker for cute rom-com books. My bar is set pretty high for this genre- I read a lot of them. This genre is absolutely flooded with excellent and interesting books. I picked The Hating Game up on whim for three reasons: I’m a sucker for love-hate relationships, the cover was pretty, and it was $1.99 on the iBooks store. That being said – The Hating Game turned out to be a surprisingly good take on a plot that seems to be retold a lot in this genre.