Dating the It Guy
Krysten Lindsay Hager
Publication date: March 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator’s son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren, seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her family issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.
I received a copy of this book thru Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review. I wasn’t compensated for anything that I say about this book.
Dating the It Guy is a quick contemporary romance. I found the writing to be a tad bit boring at times, but only because in the style not in the story. The story itself was cute and filled with emotions. Emotions that really hit me.
Like Emme, I’m a believer in fate and signs. I used New Age ways much in the same was as Emme. It was this and her relationship with her grandparents that I related the most with. I felt terrible for what she was going through and wanted the best for her.
The book hints that this is a romance, but I felt it was more than just that. This book dealt with grief and finding the self esteem to be your own person. The romance is there and it is a sweet romance, but it was more.
I actually really liked this book. The cover made me think it was more of a romantic comedy, but the story was a pleasant surprise. I would love to see more of Hager’s work.
Besides mining her teen years and humiliating moments for her novels, Krysten is also a book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. Krysten writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.