Dating You/hating You

Dating You/hating You

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"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?"--
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781501165818
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 21 cm


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Dec 15, 2018

My rating is divided into 2 parts - 2.5 Stars for the first 20 chapters and 4.5 Stars for the last 6 chapters.

The first 20 chapters resembled chick lit in an office setting with very little to no romance. In fact, the romance was basically non-existent until chapter 21. Those first 20 chapters focused heavily on office politics and the careers of Carter and Evie when they're pitted against one another after a merge. During those chapters, I was more entertained by Carter and Evie's friends and family.

When chapter 21 arrived with some much needed romance and plot twists, I was more than ready. Along with the romance, the story also picked up full speed with the banter and antics that Christina Lauren is known for. I found myself giggling and intrigued by the comeuppance of a misogynistic boss. Although it ended on a high note, it just took way too long to get there in order to make up for the first 20 chapters.

Aug 02, 2018

4.5 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance.

Evie is a successful Hollywood agent who is married to her job. Carter is also a Hollywood agent, hoping to break into features. When they are set up to meet at a Halloween party, the two of them are interested but hesitant. When their companies merge, and they're competing for a job, things move way past complicated.

I had heard good things about Christina Lauren's books. They're meant to be quite funny and romantic. I didn't really know what to expect, but right away I liked their writing style! While it is a fun and fluffy read, the way it is written is quite smart. I loved having the chapters swap perspective back and forth. The Carter chapters were funny, I loved his relationship with MC. Bromances are the best. I found this to be a really modern take on dating, and I loved it. It felt real, fresh, and funny. I highly recommend this one if you enjoy romance, and if you love smart characters. There is a lot of lady power in this one, and Carter is adorable.

Apr 16, 2018

Okay. Well. That was...well. I loved the ending. Big twist, good times, all that. But it was very, very unbalanced almost all the way through. There was really no hating in there anywhere, even when they were having their little feud. It was just petty pranks to get under the other person's skin. I was expecting some actual hate to love, but this one is pretty much just love. It was cute I guess, but I don't really like Evie- seems like a 33-year-old woman with a high-powered job would be just a teensy bit more secure, or at least confident enough to get a job with a different company. I don't know. I don't have a lot of feelings about this book, but at least now I've read it and I know it's not a new romance of my heart.

Sep 07, 2017

Good, but not great novel.
Easily picture as W Channel movie though.

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