Everyone knows that all’s fair in love and war. But these two will learn that sabotage is a dish best served naked.
A sexy, compulsively readable romantic comedy that dives headlong into the thrill and doubt of modern love, Dating You/Hating You by New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren is the story of what two high-powered agents will—and won’t—do to get everything they ever wanted.
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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Witty banter, behind-the-scenes peeks into a glamorous industry, and two attractive, sparring leads make Dating You, Hating You a fun and sexy read. Evie and Carter are rival celebrity talent agents who shamelessly exploit the rules of hard play. But even as they sneak around trying to trip up each other, their strong chemistry proves hard to resist. Christina Lauren has written another smart contemporary romance, avoiding romantic clichés with two genuinely diabolical leads waging sometimes hilarious office warfare.
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. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Agency.
Christina Lauren Rock!
I’ve fallen in love with the combined writing of the authors known as Christina Lauren! The humor is literally ‘Laugh out loud’ funny! My children have given the oddest looks when I’ve burst into laughter while reading their books. This story line was so good...plot was original and believable! So well written...but that wasn’t really much of a surprise! Suffice to say I’m a huge Christina Lauren fan & I LOVED this book :)
This is an amazing real world romance. Carter and Evie are great characters and I love how they first meet before all the chaos about their jobs. The storyline is creative, funny and at times makes you want to scream in frustration.
I highly recommend this book for the romance, the work place drama and for the friends who always have your back.
Just finished DYHY have that warm glow'ie feeling as I read the last page....the result of every CLo book I've ever read. The nitty gritty- well written, lots of attention to detail, laugh out loud funny dialog. Some of the office tension was cringe worthy. Had to put the book down for a minute and remind myself a HEA was on the way. I personally could have used a little more of the "down and dirty", but never at the expensive of writing, storyline and funny bits.
Write faster ladies!! Other contemporary romances just don't compare to yours! Xo