Published: June 6th 2017
Synopsis: Evie and Carter meet at a Halloween party and immediately hit it off. Just as they are getting to know each other, their companies merge, and suddenly, they are both competing for the same position, but can their budding romance survive the competition?
I haven’t decided if I like Christina Lauren’s writing yet, even after reading six books of theirs. Some of them I have loved and some I thought were just okay, and this one ended up right in the middle for me. It has been a few weeks since I finished the book, and already it has become pretty hazy in my memory, which says something.
I didn’t have a problem with either of the main characters, but they weren’t memorable or super special. Their relationship was pretty cute, but it just felt like something was missing in this story. It felt like too much of the story revolved around work. Obviously, work is an important and takes a lot of a person’s life, but it was just overwhelming in this book.
From the premise, this book can sound similar to The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, and while they do both have the office competition plotlines, they are fairly different stories. The biggest difference is that in The Hating Game, the characters have met at work and develop feelings after already hating each other, whereas in this book, the characters meet and develop interest in each other before meeting at work. If you want an office romance, I would definitely suggest The Hating Game over Dating You / Hating You.
There were no glaring issues with this story, but it just wasn’t very memorable. I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but I probably will not read it again.