Tour + Review and Giveaway: Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Publisher: Clean Reads Publication date: March 21, 2017
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.
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.
This novel by Krysten Lindsay Hager is more than just your average contemporary romance about a girl and a guy. It's very realistic with the struggles people, like Emme and Brendan, face on an average day in their life, but it was also really believable. Hager has a way of writing this story that you feel like you are experiencing what they are going through because of the detail that she puts into their feelings.
I wasn't a complete fan of the romance in this story, but that is just based on personal preference. I did, however, really enjoy seeing how both Emme and Brendan grew throughout the novel, especially when it came to relationships. And for that, I did like how the novel ended.
I would definitely recommend this book if you are a fan of contemporary romance.
Giveaway bundle includes: A Dating the It Guy journal, bookmarks, and makeup bag.