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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: 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 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.

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**** 3.5 Stars ****

I have read a few of Christina Lauren's books in the past. Some I liked, some where eh for me. This one is somewhere in the middle of like and eh. 

This is one of those books that showed great potential, but then the actual telling of the story hit its mark. There was too much unnecessary, uninteresting things thrown in the story that did nothing for the story other than slow it down. All of the filler about the ins and outs of the industry were totally unnecessary.

The characters in this book were not as well developed as they should have been. They were very immature for their ages. Thus making many of their interactions with one another very juvenile. I just couldn't connect with them at all.

The overall plot kept the story going for me. It may have drug in many parts, but I kept on trucking to the end. I did laugh a few times. I think those times that evoked a true laugh out loud moment are what helped me finish this book.

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