'You can never go wrong with Christina Lauren!' Paige Toon
A laugh out loud, enemies to lovers romcom about two high-powered agents who learn that all's fair in love and war . . .
Despite a meet-awkward at a mutual friend's 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 smother the flames.
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 thirty-something professionals - so why can't they act like it?
When push comes to shove and love fights with hate, will these two ever get their fairy tale Hollywood ending?
Find out why readers LOVE Christina Lauren:
'Pure, irresistible magic from start to finish' Emily Henry
'Witty and downright hilarious . . . perfect feel-good romantic comedy' Helen Hoang
'Pure joy' Sally Thorne
'What a joyful, warm, touching book! This is the book to read if you want to smile so hard your face hurts' Jasmine Guillory
'A sexy, hilarious rom-com . . . Perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Sally Thorne' Booklist
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Dating You, Hating You is a big, glossy romance with an edge. Carter and Evie make for a brilliant pair of leads: they’re rival Hollywood agents forced into an uneasy work union once their agencies join forces. Soon, their romantic spark turns into something altogether more explosive and it’s brilliant fun. We loved how Christina Lauren avoids the romantic clichés: these two are genuinely, hilariously diabolical as they wage office warfare despite their undeniable chemistry.
The first standalone contemporary from Lauren (the Wild Seasons series) is an entertaining but uneven workplace romance in which the well-realized relentless atmosphere of Hollywood talent agencies provides the backdrop for a relationship that's in trouble almost as soon as it begins. Evie Abbey and Carter Aaron, both agents at different firms, hit it off after meeting at a friend's costume party and are eager to act on their robust chemistry. When their agencies unexpectedly merge and Evie and Carter find themselves in direct competition, their fling takes a detour into mischief and antagonism until they realize they have a common enemy. Their childish antics are sometimes amusing, but at other times their attempts at sabotage have exasperating consequences, and Carter's occasional obliviousness to the sexism Evie has fought throughout her career is particularly off-putting. On the other hand, Evie and Carter function well together when they're focused on the same objective, whether that's a night of fulfilling sex or an agency retreat, and their lively group of friends sweetens the deal.