DATING YOU / HATING YOU by Christina Lauren
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In star-studded Hollywood, a blossoming romance between two talent agents grinds to a halt when their agencies merge and there’s only enough room for one of them.

Evie Abbey and Carter Aaron have the ultimate meet-cute when they both show up solo to a couples' Halloween party thrown by mutual friends. As the only single people in attendance, they bond over the awkwardness of their situation and the coincidence that they’re both dressed as characters from Harry Potter. Since they both know how demanding an agent’s schedule can be, they try to keep things platonic, until they experience one mind-blowing date. But there’s no morning-after glow once they arrive at their offices Monday morning to learn that their agencies have merged and the two of them will be working together until their contracts are up and a decision can be made on who stays and who goes. Though Evie and Carter do their best to act as a team, Evie’s frustration at the boys’ club atmosphere that emerges turns their workplace competition into a full-blown battle of the sexes. Carter is the boy next door, with an infectious sense of humor, while Evie is a fearless, feminist powerhouse. Her struggles as a modern woman, having to work twice as hard as a man for the same job, endure being called “girl” and “kiddo,” and exhaust herself over remaining assertive yet still approachable, elevate the book from a romantic comedy to a deeper tale about trying to have it all in a world that can be unforgiving to what’s often seen as the fairer sex. The romance is deliciously tense, as readers will be begging for Carter and Evie to just kiss already. Filled with high jinks, pop-culture references, and grin-inducing flirtation, it's truly a romance for the 21st century.

A smart, sexy romance for readers who thrive on girl power.

Pub Date: June 6th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5011-6581-8
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2017


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