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But there was a really cleverly-written undertone that really MADE this book in my eyes - and that was tackling the issue of sexism in the workplace. I don't think there's a woman alive who won't relate on some level to what Evie went through in this book. There is an unspoken pecking order in agenting, defined primarily by who brings in the most publicity and money - and this year, that is likely to be me. But there are other factors, too. Such as: having a penis.
At first, before I realized it to be one of the book's themes, I was just annoyed with how her boss was treating her - I thought his misogynist treatment of her was being used as a way to stir up drama. How relevant. How incredibly fucking real it was. I was MAD. The way her boss treated her made my blood boil. In part, my drive to keep reading was just as much a visceral desire to see him get his comeuppance as it was my investment in the romance.
And I was so impressed with the way this storyline was used to bringing attention to workplace sexism.
There were no over-the-top outrageously things her boss did - it was aaaaaall about the subtleties and little comments, little actions. So seeing Carter come to realize what was happening and seeing him choose how to handle it was incredible satisfying as a female reader. I didn't want to put it down. I was rooting for the romance and found myself strangely invested in even their work lives which is rare for me, since usually I only really care about the romance but I definitely credit the writing for the fact that all cts of this story were interesting.
However, I did find both the ending and the 'reveal' to be predictable so while nothing really came as a surprise to me, I still have to give major kudos to the authors for making this book addictive even though I knew what was going to happen. In a perfect world, I would have wanted the ending to have a bit more of a triumphant 'oooomph' and to surprise me a little, but even still, it delivered a satisfying and solid ending!
This was a complete standalone told in alternating POVs in first person perspective. It had both a fun, flirty, light-hearted, and sexy side to it, as well as a much more serious and raw undertone. I really enjoyed it!
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, and The /5. Jul 19, Overall, Dating You, Hating You by Christina Lauren was a book I did enjoy. It was fun and sexy, while also simultaneously boring me to tears. I honestly am still struggling on how to rate this book and I don't think I even came close to describing how I felt reading it in this review. SALE! Dating You/Hating You ebook is just ! Amazon Best Romance of the year Filled with high jinks, pop-culture references, and grin-inducing flirtation, it's truly a romance for the Read more.
This book delivered the perfect blend of smart writing, sexy romance, and an addictive story! Whether you're a long-time fan of these authors or you're new to them, I'd definitely recommend trying this out! Rating: 4. View 1 comment. Basic premise: Evie and Carter meet at a Halloween party and instantly hit it off.
I loved their first meeting, which was filled with the awesome banter I think the writing duo has become known for: I can't stifle the laugh this time, and it tears from me, surprising him as it does everyone who has ever heard it. I am small but my laugh is mighty.
He stares at me with a slow-growing amused grin. The cackle is my gift. It keeps the delicate ones away. I promise.
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Your shoulders. Dodging calls from my parents. Texting a cute agent down the road. You know. When their companies merge, they realize they'll be fighting for the same position. And any romantic feelings they had start to become replaced with animosity, jealousy, and a bunch of humorous office pranks that leave them trying to constantly one up the other.
I'm so tired of wanting to shove him into the wall and then shove my hand down his pants. Because you like him, my brain teases in a sneering whisper. Really, really like him. My brain is such an asshole. As someone who works in an office setting, I can tell you I related to a lot of her issues and just wanted to high five the girl for all she put up with!
Carter was such a charismatic and sweet hero. There was no way Evie or me could help but fall for the guy. He's got charm in spades. I've got a few ideas. Small but mighty.
Unassuming but poised. I really wish I could fucking see her without it feeling like I've had the wind knocked out of me. It would make feigning indifference so much easier.
Shout out to all the side characters too! They were just fantastic especially Daryl. Dating you hating you is a great mix of witty banter, chemistry, and some angst and I of course recommend it to anyone who likes romance, enemies to lovers, and really - just well written books. Dating You Hating You is out today!! After two companies have been merged, the heroine and the hero of this book find themselves competing to keep their job. To make matters worse they are very attracted to each other.
So who is going to stay and who is going to take a hike? I didn't really finish reading this one because I was too bored to continue. I think this book is more fitted for a RomCom movie vs. I would probably finish watching it too. But to dedicate hours of my life into reading it View all 20 comments. Jun 11, Nissa Of Pens and Pages Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves: arccontemporary-romancefavoritehate-to-loveoffice-romancereadsdual-pov. Review at Of Pens and Pages. I was a bit on the fence when news about this book first came out because the blurb reminded me of The Hating Gameone of my absolute favorite books.
Now that Ive read it, I think its safe to say that the only relevant similarity is the competing against each other ct of the story. And thats only a 5 stars! Two single talent agents in competing agencies meet at a Halloween party filled with couples. Despite their jobs, a connection is made, numbers are exchanged, and a week later, a date is set.
This book made me so happy! The characters and situations were relatable, the characters likable, and the story had a great pace and flow that made me tear into this book page to page. Finished this baby in one sitting! I wanted to weep when I was on the last page. Oh, the bittersweet feeling of finishing a book.
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This is definitely a more mature Christina Lauren, but the humor, effortless banter, great characters, and sizzling sexual tension are still there. I could feel the emotions seeping through the book-anger, joy, lust, longing.
Plus, Carter made me swoon!
And I loved reading about the injustices and sexism women still face in the industry regardless of their skills and talent. Evie was a force to be reckoned with, I want to be like her one day. Christina Lauren fans and contemporary romance readers will definitely enjoy this entertaining, sexy, and laugh out loud book.
Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Jun 01, Whitney Atkinson added it Shelves: romancephysical-tbr. DNF at pages. View 2 comments. Dec 21, Gabby rated it liked it Shelves: romanceeroticaarc-or-won-or-receive disappointe liked-itannoying-charactersreviewe contemporary3-star-booksnew-adult. Christina Lauren is one of my favorite authors of all time, so it kills me to say I didn't really enjoy this book. I see a lot of people already comparing this book to The Hating Game but the only thing this book has in common with The Hating Game is that it's an office romance that follows a male and female lead who are competing for the same position.
This book follows Evie and Carter and they are both talent agents in Hollywood, trying 2. This book follows Evie and Carter and they are both talent agents in Hollywood, trying to find the next big thing in Hollywood.
This storyline should be right up my alley because I love reading books that take place in Hollywood and involve the movie scene, but this book ended up being kind of boring I didn't really care for either Evie or Carter in this book, and I especially didn't care whether or not they ended up together. I didn't see the chemistry between them, which is shocking because Christina Lauren has written some of my favorite fictional couples ever, but this one just didn't do it for me.
Also, this story is so much more focused on the work and the business an their jobs than on the actual romance itself - which made it incredibly boring for me at times.
The way Evie and Carter would pick on each other was immature and childish, in an obnoxious way that got on my nerves.
It got frustrating after so many times. The one thing I really liked about this book is how it talks about women vs. It really dives deep into this topic, and at times I thought it got a little too political for a new adult romance, but I appreciated it nonetheless. The ending was very predictable, I saw it coming from a mile away, and it was cheesy. I'm just completely shocked that I didn't love this.
I barely even liked it.
Unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. Also, this kind of sounds similar to The Hating Game and I loved that book so that makes me even more excited. View all 11 comments. May 16, Amy Foxy Blogs rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc-or-netgalleyamazonbooks5-starmay There's something about holding a book that makes it feel extra special. And the pretty cover was the icing on the cake.
These two were set up at a costume party by well-meaning friends. This is one of those situations. All bets are off and things turn into one big circus.
I hate it there. Fans of the amazing writing duo, Christina Lauren, are in for an entertaining read with this story. Enjoy this laugh out loud book. View all 7 comments.
May 09, Dating You/Hating You will be available June 6, , but you can pre-order from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, now. Oh, and don't forget to add it on Goodreads! "Now, before you think I'm putting too much thought into this, let me remind you that I am no longer in my twenties, and when you meet men at my age you immediately place them on one of three lists, just to make life easier for everyone: datable, not datable, or gay."Author: Christina Lauren. Dating You/Hating You showcases Christina Lauren's strengths - the principals are well-rounded and interesting, the relationship is marked by heavy attraction and deep lust, the dialogue is funny, sharp and entertaining, and the sex scenes are smoking. But unlike their previous works, this book is HEAVY and the misunderstandings between.
Mar 19, Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves: library Carter and Evie have a complete meet-cute when they are the only singles at a party and both come as Harry Potter characters.
I love the adorkability there. And you have to sympathize with them when their boss who is completely hateable pits them against one another. Carter isnt a jerk. Over the course of this, Carter and Evie push and pull at each other.
And I also enjoyed the way they personally found their inner strength to start to stand up for what they truly believed in. A great read! Entered on screen reader.
View all 6 comments. She meets Carter Aaron, a television literary talent agent at CT Management, when they both attend a costume party hosted by mutual friends and they're the only singles. Turns out they really clicked, even though they worked for competing agencies. When circumstances play a cruel joke and they end up not only working together but in direct competition for the same job, things get What I really loved about this story was its authenticity.
Most of us know how cutthroat the Hollywood industry can be so there's no way to avoid having two successful people not have a little larceny in their souls. Evie and Carter react so honestly when thrust into situations where their personal and professional relationships are tested. Add in a truly repugnant, sexist manager who has it in for Evie and the resultant brew is toxic.
These two resort to pranks and other silly games to one up each other for a time and some are hilarious but mostly just not who they are.
Balancing a secret personal relationship was challenging and it rang true. But mostly what's on display is the disparity in the treatment of women in the workplace. It takes him a bit but Carter finally gets it. Seeing it played out from his point of view was enlightening. He's a good guy and still moves slowly to call it out.
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It doesn't bog down the story and realistically portrays how women adjust to their unfortunate normal. While I have other books by the author, this is my first read.
Now I understand what all the fuss is about. Sparks fly from the moment they meet. I am small but my laugh is mighty. The cackle is my gift. It keeps the delicate ones away. I promise. The rest of the evening and their conversation proceeds much the same way, and both of them are pleasantly surprised by their attraction to one another.
Dating you hating you goodreads - If you are a middle-aged man looking to have a good time dating woman half your age, this article is for you. Is the number one destination for online dating with more relationships than any other dating or personals site. Is the number one destination for online dating with more dates than any other dating or personals site. I've been struggling to write this Dating You/Hating You review for weeks, simply because I'm worried I won't be able to convey how truly wonderful I thought it was. But I'm going to do my best, because this is a pretty worthy competitor for my favorite book of It's funny, feminist, and a great example of a modern romance. Dating You / Hating You is their newest standalone and I would describe it as witty, comical and a touch sassy. The thing I like about Dating You / Hating You is how well its written. My reading was effortless and at times it felt like I wasnt even reading, I felt like I was a part of the story and going along for the ride/5.
After juggling their schedules they finally go out. The evening ramps up their mutual interest and sizzling attraction - and our hopes for these two. Evie and Carter 4ever is a tantalizing tease until life throws them a major predictable curveball. Arriving at their workplaces - shortly after a hot date that promised hot sex in the near future, they learn their rival agencies have merged, friends and colleagues have been let-go, and Evie and Carter must compete to keep their coveted positions in the new company.
Well, it was. Cartie is dreamy - hot, funny, sexy and charming; Evie is fierce - smart, intense, witty and wonderful. Life in the industry has taught Evie hard lessons about ageism, sexism and cutthroat business practices and Evie immediately erects defensive walls between her and Carter.
Their burgeoning love affair quickly unravels - exploited by their evil boss - devolving into a war of second-guessing, paranoia, Big Misunderstandings, and hilarious sabotage. It could be because it was really character driven? I was a bit sad by this because I really did want to love this book but it was missing the spark.
It was a good story but just needed some oomph to really push it over the line. It was fun and sexy, while also simultaneously boring me to tears. Dating You, Hating You is ultimately a fun story that should be read quickly and not taken too seriously. I would sincerely be grateful if you chose to use it. The ID is: ambsblogreads. This is one of the books I still need to read by CL.
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