Book Review for DATING YOU / HATING YOU by Christina Lauren

DATING YOU / HATING YOU by Christina Lauren
Gallery Books
☕ ☕ ☕ + 1/2
My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A modern romance filled with fun moments, smart-ass retorts, and how dating in the workplace can go oh-so-wrong.

Christina Lauren’s latest book, DATING YOU / HATING YOU, is a witty and smart book that plays with the premise of what dating in a very competitive work environment. Evie and Carter start out as a hook-up with more potential, but soon find that they are fighting for the same job. The antics between the two are hilarious and I dare you not to have a “girl-power” moment when Evie takes on certain situations.


I will be honest with you all. This is not my favorite book by the authors. That spot is reserved for DARK WILD NIGHTS and it will take one hell of a story to knock it out of the number one spot. Now, I am not saying that this isn’t worth a read or by any means a bad book. It was a lot of fun and the ending is my favorite part. My recommendation is to take this book to the beach and enjoy.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Plot Summary:

Everyone knows that all’s fair in love and war. But these two will learn that sabotage is a dish best served naked.

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 get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, hilarious story of romance in the modern world.

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About the Authors: Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soul mates and brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard and Wild Seasons series and Sublime. You can find them online at,, or at @ChristinaLauren, @seeCwrite, and @LolaShoes on Twitter.


Book Details:

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (June 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 150116581X
ISBN-13: 978-1501165818

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