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. (Goodreads)
Well, it’s official, I LOVE Christina Lauren.
This is I think the third or fourth book of theirs that I’ve read and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each one. Apparently, this particular book was compared to the Hating Game (one of my all-time favorite books, review here) and well it shouldn’t be. Does it take place in an office? Yes. But that’s where the similarities end. I wouldn’t even really consider this an enemies to lovers book. In fact, I’m not sure this really falls into any trope.
The romance was great, I loved Carter, how could you not. And I loved getting his perspective. I think it was very smart to include it because if you didn’t have his side, you could easily hate Carter. Because while this book was a great romance, it was also a very real account of what it is like to be a woman working in a male-dominated field. As someone who works in a professional environment, and whose mother was very successful in a male-dominated industry I know that the things in this book happen all too often, and I loved that the author’s used their medium to bring attention to this. I also loved that made Carter’s character “woke” enough to see it because I don’t think I could have liked him if he wasn’t.
Thank you, Christina Lauren, for this adorably hilarious romance, that also sheds light on a real problem in our society.
And yes I have already pre-ordered their next book, The UnHoneymooners and you should too.
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