Book Review – Dating You Hating You

Posted May 10, 2017 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 2 Comments

Book Review – Dating You Hating YouDating You Hating You by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books on June 6, 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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.


Dating You / Hating You is a sexy and funny romance.  I loved Evie and Carter!

Evie and Carter are Hollywood talent agents and workaholics. Working at competing agencies should make them instant enemies but sparks fly and they take a chance on their attraction.  That is until their agencies merge and change their chemistry to awkwardness. As they vie for the same position it turns to a war that puts an end to their romance. But can they ignore their intense attraction to save their jobs? You’ll have to read Dating You / Hating You to find out (and trust me you don’t want to miss this)!

If you’ve never read a book from Christina Lauren you are in for a treat. Dating You / Hating You has steamy romance and witty banter. I could not put this book down! I thought the story had the right combination of tense drama and hilarious scenes. Evie and Carter as enemies lead to hilarious pranks and as lovers there were hot sex scenes. Along the way was a lovable cast of supporting characters (Amelia, Daryl, Michael Christopher and Steph).

I had a great time reading this book and can’t wait to read more from these authors. I recommend this to fans of romantic comedies.

I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.


Rating Report
Overall: five-stars

About Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced seven New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 22 languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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2 responses to “Book Review – Dating You Hating You

    • Kathy

      This is only my second adult romance from Christina Lauren and I love the humor they mix in with the romance. I hope you enjoy this. Thanks Katherine!