Dating You/Hating You
~AMAZON BEST ROMANCE OF THE YEAR 2017~
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, readers will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.
Filled with high jinks, pop-culture references, and grin-inducing flirtation, it’s truly a romance for the 21st century.
–KIRKUS, starred review
At turns hilarious and gut-wrenching, this is a tremendously fun slow-burn of a romance. ~Washington Post
The stellar writing team behind Christina Lauren is back in top form in this light, funny and unflinchingly honest stand‐alone novel about growing up, standing up and falling in love. —RT MAGAZINE, Top Pick
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“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.”– KIRKUS
“The stellar writing team behind Christina Lauren is back in top form in this light, funny and unflinchingly honest stand‐alone novel about growing up, standing up and falling in love. ”– Bridget Keown, RT Magazine
“Lauren channels the elements of beloved romantic comedies in the love/hate story of Evie and Carter. ”– — Amy Dittmeier, BOOKLIST
“Christina Lauren hilariously depicts modern dating. ”– Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly
“Evelyn Abbey thought she met a really great guy at a friend’s Halloween Party, but when she realizes that same guy, Carter Aaron, is now her competition at work after a company merger, their romance quickly skids to a halt. There’s an office prank war, an oblivious boss who things dog treats are granola bars, and some serious girl power in this battle-of-the-sexes workplace romance.”– Amanda Diehl, Barnes & Noble Recommendations
“At turns hilarious and gut-wrenching, this is a tremendously fun slow-burn of a romance. ”– Sarah MacLean, Washington Post
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