Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review: Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren


Beautiful Bastard Dating You/Hating You
By Christina Lauren
Published By: Gallery Books on June 6th 2017
Genres: Romance, Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 350
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard
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.

I went into this book thinking it was going to be all about romance. I was quite surprised when there was a lot more to this book than a complicated love story.

Evie and Carter meet at a mutual friend's Halloween party and hit it off almost instantly. I mean, they were both dressed like characters from Harry Potter. It's quite obvious they were meant for each other. They decide to keep in touch with each other even though they're both married to their careers.

They both work as agents. At first, they work for two different companies. That is until they merge. Their relationship escalates from there. And not in the direction it should.

They become nemeses. They fight like cats and dogs over a job.

This book is more than just a bad/good romance though. This book is also about sexism in a workplace. Evie deals with so much crap from her male boss and Carter soon begins to realize how easy it is for him just because he is a male.

This book isn't what I quite expected but I think that's a good thing. This is my first Christina Lauren book and I'm 100% going to be picking up some more from her!!
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