TITLE: Dating You / Hating You
AUTHOR: Christina Lauren
PAGES: 350 pages
PUBLISHED: June 6th 2017
PUBLISHER: Gallery Books
GENRE: New Adult, Romance, Office Romance, Book Boyfriend, Strong-minded Heroine
MY RATING: 5/5 birds
Carter and Evie meet at a Halloween party and immediately sparks fly. Before they can even begin to explore their total attraction to each other, their competing firms are merged and now they are not only working together but vying for the same position under the same boss.
Evie is fiercely competitive and won’t back down from a challenge, while Carter can’t help but try to please everyone, including their mutual sexist boss. What could have formed into an easy and amazing relationship between Evie and Carter has now turned into an all out war as they try to out do one another.
But it is worth it? Evie and Carter can’t decide if it is better loving or hating each other…
I absolutely loved this!
The attraction between Evie and Carter is immediate and so believable. I loved them. They are both Hollywood agents and incredibly busy. Their relationship is just beginning when their firms join and they must not only work together but actually compete for their bosses praises and the same position.
I haven’t championed this strongly behind a couple for such a long time!
I really loved Evie’s POV the most. Carter was very sweet but getting into Evie’s head was just so interesting. I love how passionate she is about her career.
The novel also deals with sexism in the work place and I thought it was very well done. It was nice seeing Carter coming to realisations, like the fact that Evie had to work twice as hard as her male counterparts just to be in the same position. I couldn’t believe what a complete and utter sexist asshole their boss was but the ending is perfect.
Overall I can’t recommend this enough! I give it 4.5 stars (not fully 5 stars, only because I am not sure if I would re-read this anytime soon). If you are in the mood for a romance with a good plot and some intelligence then I suggest you give this a try!