Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren

All’s fair in love and work. The first standalone romance by New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard) is a sexy, compulsively readable romantic comedy that dives headlong into the thrill and doubt of modern love.

Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.

4.25 Loving It / Awesome Stars

Every time I see a new book by these authors I get a tingle inside. I JUST LOVE everything they write. Dating You / Hating You is their newest standalone and I would describe it as witty, comical and a touch sassy.

The thing I like about Dating You / Hating You is how well it’s written. My reading was effortless and at times it felt like I wasn’t even reading, I felt like I was a part of the story and going along for the ride. I love this low muss and low fuss kind of reading. I also liked how well developed the story and the characters were. The writing wasn’t forced and the chemistry between the two main characters were off the charts.

Carter and Evie meet through mutual friends at a party. They are also both Hollywood agents. I really liked that they are agents. I felt like it was a new and refreshing profession to read in a romance book. I’m not sure how realistic the storyline is because I know nothing about that world, but I felt like I learned a lot and it was just fun to read.

The thing with Carter and Evie is that if you share the same profession with your significant other, there will be competition one way or another. Here’s the thing. It’s not like after they met they are at each other’s throats, there is a reason for the tension and I liked that. It didn’t come out of the blue. Everything that happens in the book happens for a reason and it made the book easy to read.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I felt like anyone could read it. It’s simply an imaginative entertaining piece of work.

An ARC was provided


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Beautiful Bastard Series

Beautiful Bastard #1 - AMAZON
Beautiful Stranger #2 - REVIEW - AMAZON
Beautiful Player #3 -  REVIEW - AMAZON
Beautiful Secret #4 AUDIO REVIEW - AMAZON
Beautiful #5  REVIEW AMAZON

Beautiful Bastard – Chloe and Bennett’s story. (The intern and the boss)
Beautiful Stranger - Sarah and Max (he’s British)
Beautiful Player – Hannah and Will (Hannah is Jensen’s sister)
Beautiful Secret – Ruby and Niall (They are both British)
Beautiful - Jensen and Pippa’s (Pippa is British)

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced ten New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 23+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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