BannerBook CoverDating the It Guy

by Krysten Lindsay Hager

YA contemporary

Blurb: 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.



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Praise for Dating the It Guy:

“Dating the It Guy is an entertaining story that is as absorbing as it is hilarious.” Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite

“A satisfying YA romance that is really about growing up and learning how to deal with life.” Writing Pearls book review blog

“There is so much to love about this book. Krysten Lindsay Hager knows how teens think and speak, and she understands why Emme would feel overwhelmed by everything about Brendon – his looks, his popularity, his feelings for her, his exes, his family.” Vox libris: the voice of books book review blog

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Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating the most popular boy in school.  The “It Boy”  Brendon.  He is that boy who all the girls drool over and throw themselves at.  He is from a rich and powerful family, who have his whole life planned out.

Emme struggles with her relationship with Brendon.  Her last boyfriend cheated on her and she really has a low self-esteem.  She never feels that she is good enough for Brendon.  Of course it doesn’t help that his ex Lauren is always around and throwing herself at him or all the other females who walk up and flirt openly in front of her with him.  Drama!!  That is the best way to describe it.  High School Drama.

Emma not only struggles throughout the book with her issues in her relationship, but with school work and family issues as well.  Brendon doesn’t really know or understand her issues completely and I think this is what causes some of the issues.  Brendon really is to nice for his own good and his guilt causes some of his problems that hurt their relationship.  If Emme and Brendon would have just trusted each other and calmed down enough to talk to one another they could have avoided most of their issues and been unstoppable.  But nooooo can’t do that.  They had to go and try to make each other jealous only making things worse in the long run.

I tell you reading this book felt like a tennis match.  Emme and Brendon were back and forth, back and forth.  And Emme’s emotions were all over the place.  She really has a lot of issues to deal with and sometimes she was her own worst enemy.

The book held my attention and was a good read.  The characters were fun and entertaining, even though there were a couple I wanted to punch. (Lauren, Brooke & Margaux)  oops I wasn’t suppose to name any names was I?  lol  I did enjoy it, but not quite a fan of all the drama.  I guess that is just my persona.  A great read that gives readers a glimpse into the life of a teenager trying to be herself, but scared.

*ARC provided by Neverland Book Tours and Krysten Hager

4 star

Bio: 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,Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2), and Dating the It Guy. Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Best Sellers award. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Grand Blanc View, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.

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