Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren #XOXperts


All’s fair in love and work. 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 will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.


Evie and Carter meet at a party. Well, maybe they are “set up” at a party.   Their relationship starts out with great promise.   Then their companies merge.  The competition and sexual tension begin to OOZE and turns them into 7th graders on steroids! 

Evie and Carter have exceptional chemistry….OOOOOOOOLALA!! I just swoon every time Carter walks into a room! He is smart, hard working and down right FINE! Their relationship takes a turn and they just cannot stop themselves from niggling each more ways than one. They are competing for the same job. This puts them in a do or die mode. Plus, their boss, Brad is a real (ok, I will try not to curse) “piece of work” (insert your own expletive).  You have to read the book to find out how sexist,  condescending and criminal Brad really is. 

This is childish in some places, especially when Carter and Evie are in the midst of their petty backstabbing. But, this just adds to the fun experience of reading this story.  This is a joyous, laugh out loud,  HOT AND STEAMY ride. 

I received this novel from Simon and Schuster as part of XOXPERTS

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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2 Responses to Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren #XOXperts

  1. macjam47 says:

    This is an interesting story, not your typical Harry Meets Sally love story. A good villain, a.k.a. Brad, always adds to the tension. Great review, Reeca.

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